Palin makes brief mention of Ryan, Romney in V.P. statement
August 12th, 2012
09:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Palin makes brief mention of Ryan, Romney in V.P. statement

(CNN) - Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, had little to say to her 2012 counterpart in a statement released nearly twelve hours after Mitt Romney made his running mate announcement.

"Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate," Palin wrote in a statement, which mentioned Romney's name only four times and Ryan's name only three out of over 1,100 words. The statement was posted on her Facebook page.

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By the second sentence - and for the next 13 paragraphs - she focused her attention on President Barack Obama.

"Barack Obama's record is one of dismal failure, which is why he isn't talking about it," she wrote in the statement, which was posted Saturday evening. "He would rather spend his time demonizing his opponents."

To the current candidate's credit, she continued, "The simple fact remains that Mitt Romney is not responsible for the dire state of our economy or the corruption and incompetence of the current administration."

In a negative way, she said "Obama's vision for America will make the rest of the country look like California, minus the beautiful scenery and warm weather," citing the state's spending on a stalled train project, environmental policies, unemployment, taxes, and "endless budget shortfalls."

Palin has endorsed candidates in races for the U.S. Senate, but has not formerly endorsed Romney. She said she voted for former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in the Alaska primary, and encouraged voters in early primary states to support him.

"Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it's also imperative that we get involved in the nation's important House and Senate races," she wrote. "These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!"

Palin recently made headlines after former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview that McCain's selection of Palin was a "mistake" for 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain - a notion on which she strenuously pushed back.

– CNN's Gregory Wallace and Peter Hamby contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • John McCain • Paul Ryan • Sarah Palin
soundoff (371 Responses)
  1. Liz

    And I should give a rats &ss about what she has to say? Go hunt a moose or something.

    August 12, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. kate

    Who cares what she thinks or says?

    August 12, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. Karl Jonas

    Funny how she trashes California while relying on two companies founded, headquartered and thriving in our great state: Facebook and Twitter.

    This from the half-term quitter governor of a state with fewer people than San Francisco.

    August 12, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. Sue

    This is 2012..........And, what Sarah Palin thinks/wants is not important at this time........However......Did you know.......Paul Ryan was elected/reelected in a Democratic district in Wisconsin 7 times!!! The last time that he was reelected was in 2010--where he captured 65% of the vote!!! Just for you liberals......*wink*

    August 12, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  5. JennyTX

    Can you all PLEASE stop inflicting her stupid statements on us. She's old news.

    August 12, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  6. b

    Sarah probably had a better chance of beating Obama than Rom Rom. Forget about how much tax the rich or middle class should pay. What an idiot discussion. EVERYONE would have to pay about 40% taxes to fund the current non budget.

    August 12, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  7. Anonymous

    Sue

    In 2010, Paul Ryan won reelection the 7th time in the Democratic district in Wisconsin-with 65% of the vote!! *wink*
    ===========================

    Making him nothing more than a career politican whose ratings are sinking nationally in 2012 ... *wink*

    Even Sarah Palin had higher approval ratings, indeed the highest on record when she was chosen, and look where she is sitting today - on that nowhere bridge going nowhere. Expect the same for Paul Ryan.

    August 12, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. stars

    Sarah is looking old fast.All of that hate for the black man (potus) is making this bimbo look like the Az. govern ugly!!!!!!!!!!

    August 12, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. lyn

    The picture of her in the red satin blouse was her ticket to the ticket. She's still 11 short of a full dozen.

    August 12, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. jinglebuddy

    Oh..., I'm so sorry that you are still with us in this planet.

    August 12, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  11. jinglebuddy

    I'm so sorry to hear that you are still with us on this galaxy.

    August 12, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  12. Jimmmminy

    The fact that Sarah Palin is not impressed makes Ryan all that more interesting to me.

    August 12, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  13. T. E. Lawrence O. A.

    Sarah Palin is the PARIS HILTON of Politics!

    August 12, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  14. Tolgarisen

    The fact that Sarah Palin is not impressed makes Ryan all that more interesting to me.

    August 12, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  15. melvin polatnick

    Cutting payroll taxes will give pet owners a chance to afford healthier dogs and cats; our hard earned money is needed for the care of puppies and kitties. Electing Paul Ryan will end the added taxation of supporting millions of freeloaders. The cages of animal shelters should be filled with worthless bums and the pets given decent homes.

    August 12, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  16. Wes

    With the joyfulness that the Koch brothers must be feeling right now, it is obvious that the wealthy and the bigoted are looking down from their Mt. Olympus on the serfs who would be fooled into raising them up onto their golden thrones. The next step will be a coliseum raised to rid the streets of human litter. As my own health deteriorates it is now more important than ever to begin end of life planning and consider a dignified exit rather than be tortured by the Republican rich who only consider people like me too annoying and costly.

    August 12, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  17. keystnst

    I can't believe we are still seeking this womans opinion on anything. No wonder there is voter apathy.

    August 12, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  18. Charles Darwin

    Why are you posting her statements?
    I would rather hear what Jessica Simpson has to say about this.
    At least I would get a laugh out of it.

    August 12, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  19. PunchSarah

    Sarah Palin is just milking the political cow for everything she can. Her 15 minutes of being relevant ended when McCain lost the presidential bid in 2008. And her serious political career ended when she quit her post as Alaska's governor to chase the money fairy. Now she's nothing more than a political zombie who hasn't yet discovered that she's dead, but continues to suck the brains out of slow-witted voters.

    August 12, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  20. Maria

    Biggest retard in politics – Sarah Palin. She doesn't get it. Looser Governor of the tundra!!!

    August 12, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  21. Jim8

    If she wants to see dismal failure, there are several obvious places to look.

    25 years of trickle down economics resulted in a spectacular crash.
    The Bush tax cuts resulted in a deficit and ended that surplus, which the right didn't like at the time.
    Sara Palin's appointment to the ticket last time wasn't exactly a success.

    August 12, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  22. Jim8

    Other failures she could see from hr porch:
    25 years of trickle down economics resulted in a spectacular crash.
    The Bush tax cuts resulted in a deficit and ended that surplus.
    Sara Palin's appointment to the ticket last time wasn't exactly a success.

    August 12, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  23. George

    I am glad to see so many comments about "who cares" great job.

    August 12, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  24. Carol

    She had her 15 minutes of fame a long time ago and can now please shut up.

    August 12, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  25. paul1121

    Really, who at this point cares what she thinks. She's just another out of touch politician.

    August 12, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
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