Palin denies report she's close to a decision
June 17th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
4 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
soundoff (121 Responses)
  1. Terry

    Shes just upset that she was upstaged by Anthony Weiner and Michelle Bachman this week. Go away Sarah, short attention span theater has moved on to other things!

    June 17, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Sarah Palin is smart to do the campaign on her own schedule and to enter only if and when the time is right.
    She certainly already has the support and the audience that many of the already announced candidates are working to get. She knows exactly what she is doing and I am sure she is getting expert advise.

    June 17, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  3. Just Give Up Already...

    The suspense is so thick, you could cut it with a butter knife. If you cared to.

    June 17, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. Clwyd

    Run Sarah Run! Please! We have already seen and heard your version of "Paul Revere's Ride" and so look forward to yourversion of "Why the Media Beat Up on Me!"

    June 17, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Clwyd

    Sarah, Stupid is forever!

    June 17, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. anobody

    When is this kook not "sharply rebuffing" someone. American needs a problem solver not a trouble maker. Palin = Kook and quitter and nothing besides.

    June 17, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. SMSUSAF

    Palin 2012

    June 17, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  8. cecilia

    hmmm guess what bean head no one needs to inform you of anything. You would not be able to absorb the knowledge and retain it once you heard it – we dont care if you are riled you make us sick

    June 17, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  9. Mitt Romney

    She'll run, She's just wasting time. The longer she strings out her decision, she can stir up more publicity and at the same time aviod being pressed on serious issues or debate (I would own her). What she should be doing is raising her handicapped child, but in her mind, God wants what's best for Sarah, not anyone else.

    Cheers,
    -President Romney

    June 17, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. DIANA

    Don't worry, the country will make the decision for you – WE DON'T WANT YOU. You'll never be President. Unfortunately your fifteen minutes will be up once everyone realizes what most of us already know – you won't run. Can't wait for that to happen.

    June 17, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. TX Democrat

    Who cares....she'll never be President!

    June 17, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  12. dH

    Not sure of Salin Palin but I am damn sure that Ms. Piper Palin is going to be the President one day..

    June 17, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  13. Jay

    She will announce that she is running and later drop out once she can blame it on the Lamestream media so that she say "I wanted to save the good Old USA but the Media wouldn't let me!"

    June 17, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  14. pacchardon

    She has already made a decision. She isn't going to run but if she says so now it would mean she won't be focus of the current media attention. She will wait to the last moment to use her prepared excuse of family reasons.

    June 17, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  15. Jon

    What a moron.

    June 17, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  16. ldn27

    My God, this woman is like a turd that won't flush. She is a laughing stock around the world – literally no human outside of the crazy ole' US of A thinks she has any political or intellectual value whatsoever. It would be dangerous if she got anywhere near the WH. When I hear her talking, it reminds me of one of those contestants in a beauty pageant who desperately tries to answer the simple question without looking stupid, but failing miserably. America is so much better than that! The fact that she doesn't realise how much of an embarrassment she is to the US shows how arrogant and misguided she is. Lord help us all if she gets anywhere near the WH. Obama has made his mistakes as we all do, but at least the man has a brain.

    June 17, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  17. arapikos

    Aristotle said, " All who mediate on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth". Which leaves out a lot of politicians today–who are saving corporations, but cutting funds for education.

    June 17, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  18. hannah

    Well what is she dithering for. If she can't make up her mind abut this, what kind of a president would she make.

    June 17, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  19. Dave

    She thinks the longer she waits to announce her candidacy, the fewer interviews she'll have to face, because if she's interviewed by any legit news agency (i.e. not FOX) then she'll be revealled to be a complete dullard. And if she's not running, she'll stop getting attention if she announces that she's not. Palin is a grifter running a con game, and while she's still on the fence, she gets more hopeful, deluded fools sending money to her PAC. She'll milk that for all it's worth, because all she's about is the grift.

    June 17, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  20. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    $arah is not in a hurry to give up her Fox News gig......

    June 17, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  21. MN

    Look at Piper's eyes, they say it all. Palin is a disgrace they way she drags those poor children around "not campaigning" or abandons them. She's in New York less than 48 hours after Trig has surgery, ignores Willow as she runs down the same dangerous path as Bristol and she tells Piper the bus trip's a vacation? Wasn't it enough that she abandoned her post as Govenor to show people she's selfish immature and irresponsible? If not, the way she treats her kids sure shows her true character.

    June 17, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  22. JEANNE

    What an idiot – Donald Trump and Sarah Palin should get together – best reality show ever!!!!!

    June 17, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  23. Kim

    She is always so snide.

    June 17, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  24. arapikos

    Sorry, got distracted. Aristotle said, "All who meditate on art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth". Which leaves out so many of our politicians–who are saving corporations-having schemes to enrich themselves–but are quick to cut the educational funding for all of our youth. No wonder we are falling behind developing countries–they are spending to educating their youth.

    June 17, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. a in austin

    Just another way to keep her in the news...really, who cares!

    June 17, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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