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.

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  1. John

    The best thing Saran Palin can do Is stay at FOX, If she didn't get fired. If she did she just need to go away. Saran Palin doesn't have a chance In hell Of Winning. She the Biggest Idiot I ever saw. 75% of American People are trier of just hearing her name and thing she Isn't even should be In the news at all. But what the heck they should have all the Clown In the Circus, and she the Biggest Clown. The TEA PARTY have make the Republican Party Into America biggest JOKE. Use to be a Republican , but never again. The Republican just don't listen to the working class of America. But they will hear from the working class of America In 2012. When they lose control of the house and lose seat In the Senate. And they will lose the White house too.

    June 17, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. Mike

    Who Cares if she runs!?!??!?! She is only a Media Hound, wants her limelight as long as she can get it, and she feeds off of idiots who pay her money to come and talk a bunch of crap and squawk like a hen with NO SOLUTIONS!!!

    June 17, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  3. Alan Johnson

    I have to laugh at Sarah Palin's supposed hate relationship with the media. The media has taken her from an obscure governor to a muti-million dollar property. She left her governorship to cash in. She may act like she hates the media, but she owes her current living standard to it. The one\ly thing she is really afraid of the media doing to her is that it may ignore her one day.

    June 17, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. jimmie Beck

    Like gov Palin or dislike her..Gov Palin is the only one out there that is not talking out of both sides of her mouth. When Palin says something...agree with her or not, you know what's she said. You have a clear understand of her reasoning.. Palin is like no other political figure out there. She is a a Reagan, Thatcher but even more..I hope the voters will elect her President come Nov 2012. GOV PALIN THE FIRST WOMAN MAYOR OF WASSILA ALASKA ..THE FIRST WOMAN GOV OF ALASKA...AND HOPEFULLY THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Sincerely, jim

    June 17, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. Rsprings

    will she won't she will she won't she will she won't she??????? She it. get over it already. But she won't run. She would have to take a pay cut..

    June 17, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Jim

    "Close to a decision." That relies upon the false assumption that she has the intelligence to MAKE a decision. And why would she give upon her income from selling snake oil to rubes for a job that pays less and actually requires taking responsiblity?

    June 17, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. PassingThru

    What has this person done for society? We don't care if see will run. Only reason I clicked on the headline was because it said a reprot upset her. She's caught up in too much controversy. Never will be Pres of the USA.

    June 17, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. TPF

    And you thought Oprah thinks only about herself, Palin puts Oprah way down on the list. It's only about Palin.

    June 17, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  9. bel

    Another day, another GOP clown runs around on stage. They're interchangeable as evidenced by their incompetence and irrelevance. And most important of all .... unelectable.

    June 17, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    She quit and can't make a decision if she run or not, she,s milk the public doing talk shows and making money and as a Republician I rather put up with Obama non sense than have her running the country. Palin about herself nothing more.

    June 17, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  11. Reality Check

    They got the date wrong. The planned announcement date is July 3.

    June 17, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Talked about pussy footing around.

    June 17, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  13. Ain't life strange?

    This is worse then the series of 'Friday The 13th" movies... its an ongoing effort to scare us into believing... actually believing... this political, self serving individual know nothing may run for president. Why does the media give her so much oxygeon?? ( Sigh) I'm 61 and hadn't voted in a presidential election until 2008 because I always believed politics to be a circus I didn't want to be a part of. Palin confirms my beliefs thanks to the news media that keeps her on life support.

    June 17, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  14. michael

    the pathetic thing is she actually cant make up her mind. do I run for president or do the speaking tour? hmm. just the person we need in the white house-not!!

    June 17, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  15. vic , nashville ,tn

    Minute she delay she get minute spot light that is Palin’s math

    June 17, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  16. michael

    she can run and lose or not run and wear out her welcome

    June 17, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  17. steven harnack

    I say that they should get Piper to run. She's certainly no less prepared and just as electable as her mother.

    June 17, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  18. Michael in Houston

    this may come as a real shocker to you Palin....but most of us could care less.

    June 17, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. A disgusted former Republican

    Sister Sarah doesn't want to make a decision. As long as she can play the media, she can continue to draw her lucrative salary at Faux News and remain in the spotlight. If she were to make a decision, she would have to answer serious questions and undoubtedly embarrass herself. This way she can have the best of both worlds. Pretty good for a media whore, huh?

    June 17, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  20. Reel Amurkin

    Palin angrily refudiates a prediction?
    Does she know what a 'prediction' is?
    What a moron.

    June 17, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  21. ketrout

    I would hope that she does run for president, for she would be the ONLY ONE at this time to beat Obama! At present I am a Democrat and I would vote for her instead of Obama. I voted for Hillary Clinton in 2008.

    I plan on changing from a Democrat to a Independent, because the Democrats are taking this great country in the wrong direction.

    June 17, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  22. bhavin

    I cna safely bet that she herself had this story leaked to be in the limelight! Quite shrewed Palin!

    June 17, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  23. Thank God I am a Democrat

    Hey Palin. We don't care. We just want you to go away. Have a nice day!

    June 17, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |

    Run Snookie Palin run!

    June 17, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. Pat in IL

    She previously said that she would make her decision in June, so what's her beef?

    June 17, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
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