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. Obama Mama

    Cause there is not much to say about them. Sarah you lost, go get a waitress job. When you cannot say anything positive about your party, ATTACK.

    August 12, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. Paul Davidson

    Who is this "Sarah Palin" and whu should I or anyone else care about her opinion? Isn't she an unemployed woman, sponging off of the lecture circuit and Fox News

    August 12, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  3. the situation

    Who cares what this twit thinks

    August 12, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    CNN's trying to make the narrative "Palin, darling of the Tea Party movement, is lukewarm on Ryan as VP choice". They think voters will stay away by saying "Palin doesn't like him, so neither should you".

    August 12, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. SixDegrees

    And Palin's opinion on this matters...why, again?

    August 12, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  6. Sarah Palin

    Coz I is relevent

    August 12, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. Tubby the Tuba Texas

    She is one of the big reasons the Repuglicans lost the last time around!

    August 12, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  8. carlos

    melvin polatnick, shows how rotten and putrid you are, typical repugnant.....PHEW

    August 12, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  9. 21k

    it is so great that the gop is populated by folks who support this psycho-bimbo, allowing her a platform to express her opinions in that chalkboard screech she calls a voice. you go girl!

    August 12, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  10. 21k

    it is so great that the gop is populated by folks who support this psycho-bimb, allowing her a platform to express her opinions in that chalkboard screech she calls a voice. you go girl!

    August 12, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. 21k

    it is so great that the gop is populated by folks who support this bimbette, allowing her a platform to express her opinions in that chalkboard screech she calls a voice. you go girl!

    August 12, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. indie52

    A comment from a loser and a quitter.

    August 12, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  13. Palin Power

    This is a clear sign that Sarah Palin is planning on taking the nomination away from Romney and Ryan with her female running mate at the RNC.

    August 12, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. Dyslexic doG

    Becoming more irrelevant by the day. Her 15 minutes is up. She's doomed to life as a FOX News pundit until her looks fail her and she'll br relegated to a historical running joke.

    August 12, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  15. founders1791

    LOVE the delusional Liberals comments of corrosive envy projecting their insecurities....

    Governor Palin is "more accomplished' than you
    Governor Palin is "more American" than you
    Governor Palin is "more influential" than you
    Governor Palin is "why you are here"

    Until we read an article about "you" .....just shut your sniveling liberal socialist democrat mouths SHUT!

    YOU BETCHA !

    August 12, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. G01851

    Sarah (and CNN) we don't care what you think, your 15 minutes of fame were over long ago, you're irrelevant.

    August 12, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  17. Debby

    Who cares about her opinion or for that matter what she has to say.

    August 12, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  18. GOP = Greed Over People

    "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!"

    I certainly agree, with the Wasilla Wonder Bra, President Obama needs our help to replace the current "irresponsible" and "unethical" Congress, especially the House.

    August 12, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  19. Floyd from Illinois

    A) Poor Sarah Palin, still trying to pretend that she's relevant.

    B) Button your blouse, floozie.

    August 12, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  20. Cynthia

    Don't tell me, Sarah, this guy isn't conservative enough for you? Or didn't Mitt consult with you? You're lukewarm reception to the choice could be a good thing for Mitt.

    August 12, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  21. Mark

    It's more person than that – Paul will be the new GOP darling and she is getting much less attention.

    August 12, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. dave

    Palin, go away!

    August 12, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  23. James Taylor

    Who is this woman? For sure a SORE looser.

    August 12, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  24. Jim

    Why do the news media keep asking the EX Governor from Alaska of her opinions on politics? She is ignorant, couldn't handle her job in Alaska and nobody cares what she says. Get somebody to interview that knows something!

    August 12, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  25. Paul Price

    Don't the Republican backers here realize that NOT ONE of the big names in the party has endorsed this ticket? Not Gingrich, Santorum, Bush, Christie, Rubio, Portman, Huntsman, Pawlenty, Bachmann, Ron Paul, Perry, NONE OF THEM.

    Doesn't this tell you anything????

    August 12, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
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