Palin to Congress: Remember your values (and what I said last November)
July 28th, 2011
04:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin to Congress: Remember your values (and what I said last November)

(CNN) – Sarah Palin reminded Republican freshmen members of Congress Thursday of the promises they made during their 2010 campaigns and encouraged them to remain true to their fiscally conservative values as Congress debates an increase to the debt ceiling.

On her Facebook page, the former Alaska governor reprinted a letter she sent the then-newly elected members in November 2010 that called on them to tackle the deficit and entitlement programs to "avert a fiscal disaster."

"Republicans campaigned on a promise to rein in out-of-control government spending," Palin wrote in 2010. "These are promises that you must keep."

In her new post, Palin asked the representatives who received backing from the tea party movement to remember those who propelled their candidacies.

"I respectfully ask these GOP Freshman to re-read this letter and remember us 'little people' who believed in them, donated to their campaigns, spent hours tirelessly volunteering for them, and trusted them with our votes," Palin wrote. "This new wave of public servants may recall that they were sent to D.C. for such a time as this."

Palin, who is considering a bid for the White House in 2012, has said raising the debt ceiling is inevitable, but that Republicans "better get something out of it." She has also been a proponent of the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge passed through the Republican-controlled House and failed in the Senate.


Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Debt • Deficit • Sarah Palin
soundoff (522 Responses)
  1. Jersey George

    This self-absorbed person has to be in the news either via facebook or twitter so her ignorant and stupid sheep won't forget her. She says she despises the so-called "lame stream media" but relishes all of the attention it brings her. She won't run for president because she can't deal with the real world that are outside of her comfort zones of facebook, twitter, and Fox News. She's a dumb down, ignorant, overrated person who contributes nothing of substance. She's the Paris Hilton of the republican party.

    July 28, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  2. theJman

    Who is she again?

    July 28, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  3. Bez

    I wonder if the people in the GOP laugh as loud as I do when they open the letters from Sarah telling them how to do their job? Kind of insulting to act like you a not-so-silent leader of the party from the back seat.

    Maybe try offering a solution or two...oh wait, you don't have any.

    July 28, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  4. arizonamom

    This woman, this quitter of Alaskan politics, speaks of reiging in government spending? That the current administration has ruined our ecomony (I read the letter she wrote to the new congressmen and women). Does Ms. Palin, the ex-governor of Alaska (aka – quitter) and the ex-mayor of Wasilla, not remember how she left her state/town in debt? Did she conveniently forget that she left Wasilla $22M in debt (was $1M when she took office) or the fact that Alaska had the largest debt burden in America?

    July 28, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. Name

    Partisan pricks like Palin are ruining our country. I wish we could deport her...

    July 28, 2011 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  6. kayla

    if you have to get advice from this woman, you don't belong in the house.

    July 28, 2011 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  7. carlos

    that letter was used in the bathrooms of Congress and became painted brown hobbit sarah................

    July 28, 2011 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  8. mike

    Why are we still paying attention to this person? I suppose for the same reason people still pay attention to Charles Manson.

    July 28, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  9. carlos

    200 thousand hobbits will not dictate how this country is managed.....and 200 thousand is a little exageration,,,,,hehehehe

    July 28, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  10. diecast

    Yes, as part of someone's resume, it can be made known that someone was a former governor either by his term being up, was defeated at an election, decides not to run for another term, or even injured but to keep giving the same accolade as "former governor" to Mrs. Palin does not hold water. She quit her post, didn't complete her term. Regardless that she wanted to spend more time with her family, fight grizzly bears, or any other rationale, she simply ran away from her Constitutional Oath.

    July 28, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  11. clarke

    Thanks for your imput.

    July 28, 2011 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  12. Aaron

    She doesn't need to remind the Repubs that they, like Palin, work for the billionaire Koch brothers, not the foolish people that elected them. Although she is a private citizen, just a mouthpiece of a couple of billlionaires. She's not intelligent enough to come up with this nonsense on her own. Her only asset is a mouth big enough to close up the BP oil leak in the Gulf.

    July 28, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  13. Chach

    (Palin + Talking) + (Idiots + Listening) = Enormous waste of a microscopic amount of brain power!

    July 28, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  14. Bruce

    It's easy for anyone to sit on the sidelines and try to simplify what needs to be done. Even Sarah Palin can do that. Yes we hear Sarah Palin talking all the time, but is anyone actually still listening to what she says and does anyone care. Catch phrases and one liners. Balance the budget and cut spending ok there is a new idea, why hasnt anyone else thought of that. Can someone tell me how did the soviet union go bankrupt? Did they vote not to raise their debt ceiling?

    July 28, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  15. stormsun

    Thank you, Sarah, for lecturing Congress on how to do their jobs. This from a person who did not have the dedication to complete serving out her own term in the office to which she was elected. Remember when you wanted to be the Governor of Alaska, Sarah? Did you promise YOUR constituents anything? Maybe all members of Congress should follow your lead and just QUIT, huh? Your 15 minutes of Andy Warhol time is up.

    July 28, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  16. charles bowen

    "Flush" Charles Bowen Solomon Stone

    July 28, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  17. TB

    What "values" are we talking about here, Ms. Palin? Doing whatever it takes to bring down President Obama...even if it means destroying the Country in the process?

    July 28, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  18. "He's Dead Jim."

    Plan B: Pass crappy bill. Put your thinking caps on and come up with a much better bill in the future. Take your time. Impatience breeds failure.

    Well I usually like to say negative things about Palin. This time I cannot because she told eliticans and whine & cheeze party types to do what they promised to do.

    July 28, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  19. TomNPitt

    Why would these guys listen to her? She's trying to act like she's their leader. Every one of these Freshman have done something she hasn't. They're Congressman (and women), she's a Bimbo with an attitude. We can get anyone off the street to talk tough. We need someone who hangs in there and doesn't quit. We need answers – we have plenty of complainers!!

    July 28, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  20. DollarPalin

    If we default just servcing the interest on the debt will double. That would be really stupid but I dont we can talk logic to her. How does one fight two wars, massive tax breaks to wealthy and a recession and be able to balance the budget. If u cut spending it means more job losses and a painful transition for many. Yes we have to cut spending but a balanced approach of spending cuts & removal of Bush tax cuts will be a better way

    July 28, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  21. Limbaugh is a liberal

    America to Palin: you are an UNELECTED, attention craving pundit. If you want to control the country, just run for office! Oh that's right, we didn't want you!

    July 28, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  22. texan

    Turn off the cameras, send the reporters home and Sarah baby will disappear.

    July 28, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  23. ElPerrazo

    Ms. Palin lacks the mental capacity to connect her words with the likely outcome. Leaders are not expected to act as lemmings and mindlessly follow each over the precipice. Demanding financial accountability in Washington does not mean putting a gun to you head and pulling the trigger just because the Alaskan Airhead thinks it is a good idea. Act like leaders and not like puppets on a string.

    July 28, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  24. ThinkAgain

    Palin is a quitter, a liar and a mooch. She has absolutely no credibility, just a grating, snarky voice that she insists on shooting off.

    July 28, 2011 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. texan

    Soooooooooo tired of her--

    July 28, 2011 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
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