Bristol Palin says mom has made presidential decision
June 28th, 2011
12:55 PM ET
7 years ago

Bristol Palin says mom has made presidential decision

(CNN) - Bristol Palin said her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has made up her mind about whether to run for president in 2012- but didn't reveal the decision.

"She definitely knows," Bristol said Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News. "We've talked about it before. Some things just need to stay in the family."

Sarah Palin's Tuesday visit to Pella, Iowa for the premiere of her biographical movie title "Undefeated" coincides with President Obama, who is traveling to Davenport, Iowa to talk job opportunities at an Alcoa plant.

Palin's trip to the crucial caucus state invites further speculation about her presidential ambitions.

Bristol, who is promoting her memoir, "Not Afraid of Life, My Journal So Far," has long advocated Palin's presidential endeavors. The 20-year-old echoed the same sentiment Tuesday, saying she wants to see her mother run for president.

"I feel like even if we are out in our cabin in the middle of the boonies we are still going to be talked about so we might as well be doing something good," Palin said.

Filed under: 2012 • Bristol Palin • Sarah Palin
soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. yasmine

    The Milk it! Family,

    June 28, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Palin isn't running. End of story, once again.
    She still works for Fox News.
    Her current activities violate campaign finance laws should she announce a candidacy.
    Palin isn't running. End of story, once again.

    June 28, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. Really???

    "Some things just need to stay in the family."

    No, all things in regards to Palins need to stay in the family. Nobody else cares!

    June 28, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. Jake

    well that's presumptuous! the only reason we are still talking about your family is we fear the stupidity of others electing her to public office again!

    June 28, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. The Other Michael in Houston

    I wonder if Fox News stole Bristol's virginity while she was there? Yes Bristol, we want your mother to run and win the Repulican nomination, so us in the "lower 48" can make sure that President Obama wins even by a bigger margin that what he did in 2008. You Tea Party people remind me of all the PUMA's claim that they were not voting for President Obama. Wasn't the number of PUMA's cited as millions when in reality it was more like a few thousand? Yep, same as the Tea Party, the same 2,000 – 3,000 people who claim they are the majority of America.

    June 28, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  6. Roscoe

    I'm sure that the shock of finding out Bristol was birth control as a teen has consumed Sarah. She can't run with this kind of shame hanging over her head. Wait till she finds out Bristol was using weed, too.

    June 28, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. go Sarah go...!

    go Sarah go....The country is with you to uplift America....USA...USA....go go Sarah..!

    June 28, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Why report about the MN gov't shutting down or Justice PRosser being investigated in WI for choking a fellow FEMALE justice when you can instead feed us meaningless hearsay second-hand tripe about Jaberwockie Barbie from her daughter, Chin Implant Barbie?

    June 28, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  9. midleclssfan

    This family makes me want to, Puke.

    June 28, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  10. imwrong

    Sorry, but I have to write this, actually share this since I read this before, really doesn't have much to do about the article, but "You vote Republican because you're very rich, or very stupid". Sorry for the insult, but if you don't make over 500k a year, what is the benefit of chasing Republican ideology?

    June 28, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  11. ART

    This entire family is nuts

    June 28, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  12. wgf

    The Palin's constant reference to "the family" reminds me of the mob.

    June 28, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. Jackson

    The clown hero of the GOP.

    June 28, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  14. LovesIrony

    Do something good....Shut Up!

    June 28, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. Ferret out the B.S.

    So if SP runs for Pres. I gotta believe this is new GOP strategy... "the Shotgun Approach", you know, shoot as many pellets at the target and something is bound to hit.

    June 28, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  16. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The only Palin is running is running from those debates. Palin hopes her movie will win her favoritism and when she says something stupid in a debate it won't be important, WRONG. Don't get it crooked Palin, movies are made for academy awards and debates are for presidential contenders, neither of which she can win. Palin needs to take herself and money grubbing lazy family back to the "boonies" where they belong.

    June 28, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  17. ss26mar

    Please run Sarah Please - you got my vote and most of my families votes. Sadly I have a few that still think the messiah is somehow going to wave a magic wand and make everyone rich using "government" money. But the economy will change that.

    June 28, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  18. ss26mar

    how come pro statements for plain get moderation but negative comments do not?

    June 28, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  19. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    LOL just HAD to sneak a Palin story in didn't ya?

    June 28, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  20. Newmoon

    I wish the Palins would stay in that little cabin in the boonies! Please!

    June 28, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. GOP Tea Party Say NO to Killing Terrorist Ghadaffi But Say Yes to Killing Grandma Medicare and Social Security

    Can't wait for STUPID Sarah to get in the race for PRESIDENT!

    the catfight between Palin and Bachmann as they try to out-do each other in grabbing the most attention would be hillarious!!!

    GOP Tea Party is really showcasing their best candidates, NOT!!! LOL

    June 28, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  22. Jojo

    Bristol Palin's'pop up book should be interestig!!!

    June 28, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  23. Steve, New York City

    Does anyone care? Why don't you annoying imbeciles go back to your useless reality TV? Maybe Palin could do an episode where she speaks in tongues. Perhaps that idiot "Joe the Plumber" could join her . . .and don't forget the "Witch From Delaware" (as I'm guessing that Palin is eyeing these folks for cabinet positions).

    Rudy NYC – yes, you made a good point about Bachmann – no argument from me.

    June 28, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  24. Bob

    Hmm, two Palins for the price of one. This ought to be a feeding frenzy of liberal hate.

    June 28, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  25. Mike

    LOL! Let's go on the record to say 'Nothing' except that 'I know but am not going to tell you'!!!!! This totally reminds me of watching a Soap Opera!!!!

    June 28, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
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