Palin denies report she's close to a decision
June 17th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
7 years ago

Palin denies report she's close to a decision

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sharply rebuffed a report in the American Spectator Friday that predicted she will decide within a week whether to run for president.

"Really? Hmm, guess they forgot to inform me what I'm "expected to do" next wk," Palin tweeted with a link to the story.

The conservative magazine reported that vendors of campaign services were told the former governor "will decide soon one way or another on mounting a 2012 campaign."

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has stoked intense speculation over her presidential ambitions by increasing her public appearances of late. She recently wrapped up her five-day "One Nation" bus tour to significant American historical sights in the northeast and she is the subject of a favorable feature length documentary that will release nationwide this summer.

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
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  1. Ferret out the B.S.

    She wants to play everyone, especially the media. when are you guys gonna wise up and stop covering her? It's an effort in futility that just feeds her ego.

    June 17, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  2. FM

    Next to decision! Decision to do what??? You abandoned your state. That was the last decision you made and no one will allow you to make any other decision such as that!! Go away, I wish you could understand that you are out of politics!

    June 17, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. Roy

    For the good of America she needs to not mount a campaign but mount a horse and ride off into the Alaskan sunset.

    June 17, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. lynn

    Not. She needs to drag her decision out a little longer, rake in the money as long as she can. She knows as soon as she says it's a no deal, the speaking engagements will dry up and so will her golden goose.

    June 17, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  5. val

    Please stay just making speeches and make money for your own good. STAY AWAY FROM POLITICS because you are NO GOOD! You can't tell facts from fictions. Don't involve intelligent Americans to your own NARCICISTIC, NARROW MINDED, PEA BRAIN SIZE OPINION. JUST RAISE YOUR FAMILY THE RIGHT WAY. Your kids are following you around don't they go to school?

    June 17, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  6. MiddleOfTheRoad

    "Really? Hmm, Is there any money in it for me?," Palin tweeted with a link to the story.

    June 17, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  7. LJ


    IF she runs, no doubt, we will see Piper hanging on Mama Grizzly every step of the way. Picture the future debates–all the candidates on stage at their podiums, and there is Mama Grizzly Palin with Piper chewing her gum and yanking on Sarah's sleeve because she needs some attention. Piper will interrupt the moderator's question and yell, "Stop asking my mom those stupid "gotcha questions!"

    June 17, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  8. Billy

    Palin's time is over, nobody cares. Bachmann is the new crazy, right wing extremist of choice.

    June 17, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |

    I can tell you right now what Half Gov. Palin is going do. She will not run, period. She is just playing all these people for one reason, to raise money. This is commonly called a scam, but not in politics. She and her PAC are raising tons of money from people who think she will run, but no matter what, she will not run. It's been a scam from the start. Half Gov. Palin will not run, not now, not ever again.

    June 17, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  10. andrewstl

    who cares what she does. wont make a difference unless you are in the 15 percent who cant fog a mirror.

    June 17, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  11. The Prince of Common Cents

    If you run, we will all laugh out loud....

    June 17, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. Gordon

    Read the book, Blind Allegiance by Frank Bailey. It will give you a really good insight to the Palin's.

    June 17, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  13. CTYank

    Given her behavior, Sarah doesn't want to be President, but Emperor. Simply, she wants to control everything.

    Incredibly presumptuous, and scary. Who was it that said "That woman is an idiot."?

    Lest I be dismissed as a "hater," I'm not. Just very concerned lest she be in any national office. Sarah is the hater.

    June 17, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  14. Itzee the cat

    She is SO out of touch with herself. She doesn't know what to do. Read her book going rouge,
    ( I told it back to Costco and got my money back.) Its full of BS & her LIES !!!!! Plus $arah doesn't know what any of those big words mean. Then I read Frank Bailey's book "Blind Allegiance" GREAT BOOK" Its easy to see why her people don't
    last to long around her. And her hubby, Turd and TrooperGate. He's not that bright either
    $ARAH... A QUITTER NEVER WINS !!!!!!!!

    June 17, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  15. JPX

    It's utterly absurd to believe that this dolt would run for president; of couse she's not running. She's a reality TV star and she is content taking jabs at Obama while hiding behind the protection of FOX. She would never be able to hold her own in a legitimate interview.

    June 17, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |

    Social media is not where a savvy politician wants to be making so-called statements. It's lame. Period.

    June 17, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  17. Expat American

    Palin is no better than a Kardashian or a Hilton – famous for pretty much nothing;

    Only in America would such an imbecile be given such coverage. In Europe, she would be laughed at and treated like the uneducated, backwoods slack jaw that she is.

    June 17, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  18. Bradley

    Sarah sure is taking her sweet time making a "decision"...

    June 17, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  19. Blue19

    She won't run because she's making too much money touring around the country. Even she is smart enough to read the latest polls that show she would have next to zero support in her own party.

    June 17, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  20. EatRunDive

    Personally, I prefer decisive people for president.

    June 17, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  21. Kevin

    Who cares if she is close to a decision, America has already made a decision about Sarah Palin and our collective decision is that Sarah Palin should RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY. I can't wait for all the laugh to begin. After watching the debate on Monday, Sarah you will be just as funny as all the rest.

    Pawlenty is such a wimp i.e., ObamneyCare, Bachman, still crazy, Newt, enough said, Santorum, Please no one will vote for that, Paul, I like him and would vote for him, Romney, Biggest phoney I've ever seen, Cain, Can you say I'm A Mad Black Man.

    So Sarah you will fit right in with all of the crazies, Phonies, Bigots, and with those who don't stand a chance in H/E/L/L.
    Don't forget to bring Perry, The Prophet, Hahaha, and Huntsman, I love Obama, I want to work for Obama.

    The reThugs are funny, I am laughing to hard.

    June 17, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  22. Former Republican, but never again!

    She'll never run. She knows how stupid she really is.

    June 17, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  23. Thankfully Independent

    Good Lord, if it take Palin this long to make a simple decision like this, how long would it take Sarah to make an important decision if she was president?

    Definitely no leadership material here.

    June 17, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  24. Mack

    Mark my words, $arah Palin is NOT going to run for President!!!!!
    She knows that once she admits she is not running, the media will stop reporting on her and she'll be yesterday's news; she definitely does not want that.

    June 17, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  25. fayse

    I really don't see her running for President. She didn't like being Governor and she quit. She is making tons of money bad mouthing the President. She would have to take a huge cut in pay as President. All of this is in addition to the fact that she is not qualified to be President. Shudder to think of her being in a position to interact with international leaders.

    June 17, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
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