Palin blasts 2012 speculation but applauds...
August 23rd, 2011
08:21 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin blasts 2012 speculation but applauds...

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's political action committee pushed back on rumors she has made a decision about a run for the White House, but offered pointed praise to CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby for "setting the record straight."

A statement on the website of SarahPAC said predictions about her future are "intended to mislead the American people."

"These are the same tired establishment political games that fuel the 24 hour news cycle and that all Americans will hopefully reject in 2012, and this is more of the 'politics-as-usual' that Sarah Palin has fought against throughout her career," the Monday night post said.

Karl Rove, former top adviser to President George W. Bush, said Sunday that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee was likely to run for president in the next election. Rove, who also co-founded the conservative political action committee, Crossroads GPS, cited her travel schedule and recent web video as evidence she will make a run for the White House. Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer predicted "Palin is in" during an appearance on Fox News Monday.

CNN published a story from Hamby Monday that included Palin's recent comments from Iowa, saying "I doubt it" when asked if she would be ready to join the race by Labor Day.

"Kudos to CNN for setting the record straight and including Governor Palin's own words," the SarahPAC post said.

The statement comes after Palin visited Iowa on the same weekend as the high stakes Ames Straw Poll and ahead of her scheduled visit to the first-in-the-nation caucus state September 3 to speak a tea party gathering.

Charlie Gruschow, co-founder of the Iowa-based Tea Party of America, who is sponsoring the September event, told CNN Palin's address will be longer than a typical stump speech.

"We were told a month ago that she will make a major statement at the event," Gruschow said. "Whether it be an announcement to run, not to run, or lay a marker in the sand for other candidates. That is what I am and was referring to."

– CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.


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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. SaintM

    Why do they still refer to her as governor? She's not, and she won't be president either.

    August 23, 2011 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  2. Thor

    As long as people keep pushing the "Christian" agenda in America, the politics will be centered around religion rather than security of the State. Still wondering about politics that refer to "God". Wondering ...which "God"? Is it the Baptist God? ...Methodist God? Presbyterian God? Catholic God? Bhudist (sp?) God? Oh wait, I know! It's the Puritan God! After all, weren't the Puritans the "First White Americans"? ... no wait... wasn't it the Amish? Oh heck-fire! I just can't remember which "God" it is. I think I like the Puritan and/or the Amish God. "He" requires his women to sit in the black horse-drawn cart with down-cast eyes, following the commandmants of her husband. Oh yeah ... right! I would suggest that perhaps, my point really, is that you ought to be careful of which "god" you ask to follow in these United States Prayers of Allegiance; you might very well find that there is actually not a "Christian" god in the folds of the binding. Abbah? Allah? Sidartha? The burning Shrub? Odin?

    August 23, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Sarah's announcement will be about getting a tattoo, not running for president.

    August 23, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  4. Madtown

    Palin blasts 2012 specuation but applauds...
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    ....she applauds the mainstream media, for their continued efforts to keep her name in the spotlight, allowing her to live out her narcissistic fantasy. She's toying with the media, and indirectly all of us, in trying to keep this ruse of her potential candidacy alive. She's nothing more than a self-absorbed, grandstanding twit.

    August 23, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  5. Greg in Arkansas

    Palin = A new definition of Attention Deficit Disorder.

    August 23, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  6. TigerLily194

    This woman is all talk and no brains........... I would ask Sarah Palin the canidate or not a canidate to give me some concret answers to questions she just nknow plataduse and meaningless phrases to speak.......... Since we live in a Global society how does she the US handling the European dinancial problems and what roll should we play in it? What roll should the US play in NATO and when should we take the lead financially and with American lives? What should we have done with Syria and Libyia? What should we be doing with our own borders and Illegal aliens? How should the US deal with China and the disparity of Imports to Exports in a closed counrty like China? How will she revamp our scholl systems so that our children are competative in thbis global society? How will she retrain our current Americans who have been with out a job to be aplbe to compete in the new global work force?

    And most important Sarah, how will you as President of this country show dignity and respect for the position of the Presidency when you show so little of it since 2008! I am a card carring Republican and did not vote for Obama, but I resoect his office the the fact that over 50% of the American oeople voted for him...... What can you say about yourself and your accomplishments that the so called media have not given you......

    You are all words and no substance! ............... The republicans were voted in to the majority based on "We will put America back to work" well where are the jobs?

    August 23, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  7. once upon a horse

    If Sarah Palin were to actually run for POTUS that would mean she would have to talk to other forms of media, yes including the "lamestream left wing type" and not hide behind FaceBook, Twitter, SarahPac, nor FoxNews anymore. No more interviews with softball questions from little brother Sean Hannity only. Not only will she face the scrutiny of the left, but from her own party as well. I don't think Sarah could have handled an attack from Huntsman for example. Palin is good at what she does, be an attack dog that goes negative on the president no matter what he does, and as long as she can not be confronted by those she attacks. That's what Fox pays her very well to do. Outside of that protective bubble, everything from "good morning" to "how can you help improve the economy" becomes a gotcha question for her. I doubt that she will run.........but I hope she DOES! :)

    August 23, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
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