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.

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soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. America First

    Bristol Palin could have been something so much more than her mother but instead she went down the path of easy money, falsehoods and shallow morals.

    June 28, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  2. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Haven't you ever noticed that Sarah Palin is a tool used by the Republican Taliban. Every time one of them steps in a big pile of cow dung, they activate Granny Sarah Grizzly to create a story to deflect criticism of the true issues. Republicans advocate destroying Social Security and Medicare....Granny goes on a bus ride. Bachman shoots herself in the foot again....Bristol knows something but wont tell. She is just a giant Republican tool to deflect our attention from the real issues. Wake Up America!!

    June 28, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  3. Palin Power

    Behold our next President Sarah Palin. Bristol knows that she will be our next 1st daughter for 8 years. Palin will be our greatest president ever. Only she has the power from God Herself to completely fix this country of this mess. We will be the Palination.

    June 28, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  4. Dan B

    Why does the media give this dingbat so much attention? All that it achieves is acknowledgement of this non- entities' existence.

    June 28, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Ken in NC

    I agree with Bristol Palin. Somethings needs to be kept in the family and her mom is one of them. This nation has suffered through her having been thrust upon us in 2008. That was enough o last a life time. Besidesshe has been replaced with Michelle Bachmann who has entered the race claiming that she is scholarly. Being one of a set of identical twins seperated at birth, we don't need both of them at one time. The nation cannot handle two at once.

    June 28, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. Thank God I am a Democrat

    I wish Sarah would stay in the family but she keeps coming out into public to shower us with her stupidity!

    June 28, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  7. Al-NY,NY

    ...and the world waits with baited breath..... Maybe she'll do a "decision" press conference like LeBron did only to finally admit that she's lost it (to the Minnesota loon) and will be only wh#ring herself out as a shill. How could she possibly give up that great Faux Snooze gig and the speaking fees???

    June 28, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  8. Larry

    And now the quiter family gets in on the "secret" to get more media exposure. Thats ALL this family is about. She would lose too much $$ to run. She's still at Fox. More media. She would go awy if the media quit covering their every word.

    June 28, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  9. abel

    How does a decision to run for presidency "stay in the family?"

    June 28, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. realitybites

    Some things just need to stay in the family."
    Amen sister!!! And back in Wassilla, AS or even further away, say 19th century American South.

    June 28, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  11. Todd C

    In other words, Bristol Palin read the news yesterday and realized Michelle Bachmann got more press than her mom did!

    June 28, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. bb

    Is that the old Bristol before her complete plastic surgery makeover in that photo? You keep confusing me, CNN, or maybe its just Bristol. Anyway – does it even matter if mommy dearest is running or not? She has no chance in winning..

    June 28, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  13. Mack

    "Some things just need to stay in the family."
    And $arah Palin needs to go back to and stay in Alaska!!

    June 28, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. Mike

    "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.

    That's because you can't or will not stay out of the spot light. By "doing something" does this mean hiring a ghost writer and making some $$$. Bristol you haven't done anything worth while to earn the $$$ you have and if girls can just lie, spread their legs, get drunk and pound away on by their boyfriend without protected S E X then you are definately the poster girl for this......

    June 28, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. Cfrench

    Ah yes, Bristol Palin, a fine judge of character and well known for making good decisions, at least when she's not hammered on wine coolers. When will this white trash, hillbilly family finaly go away?

    June 28, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  16. Randy, San Francisco

    Palin should run and debate Bachmann. The debates will reveal who is more insipid and ridiculous, saying the most stupid and outrageous things. The two suffers from uncurable foot in the mouth disease. It will make for a more interesting debate among a field of dull candidates.

    June 28, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. Debbie

    Who cares. Everybody is tired of her games. She keeps trying to stay in the spot light. We're more interested in jobs, the housing market, the debt ceiling, the war, education, health care, etc...She should disappear like her pal Donald Trump.

    June 28, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  18. Peggy - TX

    "Some things just need to stay in the family" said Bristol Palin.

    I bet a lot of "things" are kept under wraps in that dysfunctional all American family.

    The picture of Bristol Palin is out of date, she looks cute and youthful in this picture, whereas the new pictures show the "improved" Bristol Palin, where she looks like she was smacked in the face with a frying pan. Sad, but she does set an example for young people for why short -cuts rarely pay off, like in substituting plastic surgery for good nutrition and exercise.

    June 28, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. Marie MD

    "some things need just need to stay in the family? You big media whore! Just like your useless mother. You are promoting a book on how you lost your virginity you stupid bimbo!!!! Poor little porker got drunk and got pregnant while asleep!! At least we don't have a movie of the deflowering of such a delicate creature from the green lagoon because that is all that's left for you people to sink even lower! Your mother had to read the book to find out what was going on? I am surprised she can read and what kind of a mother is she???? Every day the rumor that the prop child is yours and your eunuch father's becomes more credible!! You are just as bad as your mother!
    I BLAME THE MEDIA BECAUSE WE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR HILLBILLY TRASH FAMILY. Your dysfunctional excuse of a famikynwill never get to the WH. Get used to it!!

    June 28, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  20. janedoe

    Stupid as her mother . How does that sound. She's been leading the public on all along. MSNBC said she wasn't running. Better not Bachmann his killing her. I tell ya some people know how to pick em. John Gacey.

    June 28, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  21. A Kickin' Donkey

    Winky Palin has taught her daughter how to strumpet money out of their base of rabid followers too. I didn't read her, ehhem, memoir but excerpts report that it is as SNARKY as something her mother would have said. They really are P __ T and are milking this for all it's worth.

    Sarah Palin is not running for President. She is in the business of running for President; there is a difference. Unfortunately, this is not in the best interests of the American public.

    It may take Michele Bachmann entering that same "business" to obsolete the Palin family.

    June 28, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  22. MiddleOfTheRoad

    "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.

    Apparently, the young Palin is also a 'victim' of all the bad people. Poor Me......

    By the way, the best thing for America would be for the Palins to be out in their cabin in the middle of the boonies.

    June 28, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  23. willard

    I want tell people that people are ruined saying word rude lipstick to sarah cause people are keep learned talk lipstick from obama so im belived that obama make banned say word lipstick to sarah

    June 28, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  24. ConservaFASCISTS

    She's not running. If she was, she wouldn't still be a Fox News employee. This is what I call trying to make news.

    June 28, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  25. Patty - Illinois

    Bristol, you and your family are talked about because all of you do everything in your power to keep yourselves in the limelight because that is wat all of you want!!!!! Try shutting up for 15 minutes and see what happens.

    June 28, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
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