I am Palin, hear me roar
March 27th, 2013
03:08 PM ET
1 year ago

I am Palin, hear me roar

(CNN) – She hasn't held elected office since 2009, and earlier this year ended her contributor gig at Fox News.

But Sarah Palin has a message for those who think she's out of the political game: think again.

Using the thunderous response she received earlier this month at a gathering of conservative activists, Palin declares her continued relevance in a new fundraising video distributed by her political group SarahPAC.

Clips of her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference are spliced with analysis from cable television pundits, who use phrases like "superstar" and "plays by her own rules" to describe the former Alaska governor.

Palin's speech at CPAC took harsh aim at both President Barack Obama and establishment Republicans, who Palin characterized as cronies focused on electing moderate candidates. While she didn't specifically name Karl Rove, her criticism seemed like a less-than-veiled response to the former Bush adviser's new group, which is designed to help Republicans win primary contests.

"Don't let the big consultants, the big money men, and the big bad media scare you off," Palin is shown saying in her new video, adding later: "The next election is 20 months away. The last thing we need is Washington vetting our candidates."

The video goes on to tout Palin's own record endorsing candidates in the last election, using video of Sen. Ted Cruz's introduction of Palin at CPAC.

"She is fearless, she is principled, she can pick winners," Cruz is shown saying, before listing conservative candidates Palin backed through her political action group.

The video ends with Palin's signature bear growling toward the sky, with the words: "2014: We haven't yet begun to fight."

At the bottom of the page, viewers are asked to donate to help SarahPAC "elect more great conservatives."


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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Bill

    This woman belongs in a padded cell.

    March 27, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. rs

    She is unelectable- except, perhaps in Michelle Bachmann's district. Simply, she has been revealled as a nitwit, with not intelligence or depth. SHe is simply a string pf TEA Party bumber sticker slogans. And, should anybody notice, the TEA Party's days are numbered. Ignoring all that, who would elect Palin to office? She bailed out of her term on the Alaska Oil & Gas Commission, and barely made it halfway through her term as Governor, she lost in her run against Obama/Biden. She's done,

    March 27, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Laverne

    She is a nut case and will never hold another public office position. Most of all she is a quitter who tries to tell others what to do, but can't quite seem to take her own advice. She is an embarrassment, talk, act and speaks like a kindergartner!

    March 27, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. James Bond

    Excuse me momentarily, i have a sudden urge to vomit.

    March 27, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    Picking winners in states that are solidly the GOP column is not what they need. They have lost ground in swing states because Palin's so-called "principles" (which are more focused on deifying her) scare the hell out of the very people the GOP needs to attract. However, let her roar: it will echo nicely around the silent, stunned halls of her backers when the GOP loses more ground in 2014, and loses another presidential election in 2016.

    March 27, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Anthony in California

    1.Bridge to nowhere.
    2.Quitter
    3.Sunk McCain's Presidential hope.
    4.Grandma (out of wedlock) Grizzly
    5.Fired from FAUX
    6.Still sees Russia from her house.
    7.Is she still going Rogue?
    8.Tea.Party. (nuff said)
    9.Owned by Katie Couric

    March 27, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Yawn. All just sound and fury signifying nothing. Rage, Jabberwocky Barbie, rage against the dying of your limelight.

    March 27, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  8. rs

    JB- With you there.

    Seriously though, Palin is the perfect post-policy GOP candidate- she knows nothing, stands for nothing, believes in nothing, will say anything and simply reacts. Therein lies the problem- as goes Ms. Palin, so goes the GOP.

    March 27, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "The video ends with Palin's signature bear growling toward the sky"

    Because a mangy wolf howling futiley at the moon would have been just a little too obvious of an analogy.

    March 27, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. Deb in MT

    YAY! Sarah Palin for President in 2016 (gabble gabble snork choke guffah)!

    Perhaps she and Rubio/Paul/GOPTP idiot yet to be designated could headline another 'winning ticket'!

    March 27, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. freedom

    She is a great force for patriots – and the country! Rocks a crowd like no other ! Awesome, principled, strong, and beautiful woman ! Her opponents wouldn't last one day in her shoes, with the constant ambushing. Keep roaring !!

    March 27, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  12. Gary

    If Forrest Gump had an evil twin sister her name would be Sarah Palin.

    March 27, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  13. Steve

    We are liberals, here us scream about someone irrelevant!

    March 27, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  14. Pete

    I'm getting sick and tired of this washed up hag and her supposid ignorent ,racist followers..She spouts off and everyone hail Palin the big mouth protector of the ignorent leader of the leaderless..Please give her the 15minutes she wants than tell her her big basketball boy friend is looking for some middle aged booty..We intelligent posters here have had enough of Palin and the likes of Bachmann two nitwits that show how much the republicans have in a collective IQ which ain't much if you divided it over the mass of the republican,tea party as well..Their two brains look like BBs going down a four land hiway if you place them on the back of a matchbook cover that pitiful but again that's republicans intelligence just seeing who they vote for and you'd think they'd have more respect in themselves just seeing who these clowns really are they voted for!!

    March 27, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. Dan5404

    She is a has-been lightweight, spouting off to her very right wing extremist friends, trying to establish relevance on the national political stage again. Sorry, the American people have already seen your audition several years ago, and you failed miserably.

    March 27, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  16. v_mag

    She hasn't yet begun to fight! She also hasn't finished any job she has ever begun. She hasn't once had an original thought. She hasn't had herself tested for stupidity. She hasn't got a clue what she's talking about. Palin hasn't done much, really.

    March 27, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  17. Al-NY,NY

    Roar??? more like a shreik, or an annoying buzzing in your ear when a gnat or mosquito is too close

    March 27, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. kbv206

    When will the people who pay Palin to speak realize that this woman does not say anything of value? She says the same things over...and..over again. No solutions. No demonstrated ability to talk about the issues in an engaging way. No credibility because she couldn't finish her commitment to public office. This woman does not say anything and I, like many other Americans, click on news about her to feel good about our lives. At least I am not Sarah Palin...

    March 27, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    Yes, she played by her own rules so much she has been forced to quit or resign from virtually every job or post she has been appointed to or elected to. Yep, the inability to finish anything: that's the signal the GOP needs to keep sending!

    March 27, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  20. Alan

    This is exactly why John McCain who clearly would have won the 2008 election if Steve, his campaign manager, hadn't screwed up, not vetted this so-called politician, and thrown away his life's goal of becoming President. This is exactly what the horrible decision by the Useless Surpreme Court decision on the MoveOnAmerica campaign anti reform act caused, voices of destruction instead of voices of compromise. The only chance the country has is when criminal proponents like the Koch Brothers or Karl Rove who should now be in federal prision for his crimes against America in supporting another criminal ex-President GW Bush who lied to America into a 12 yr, over 5,000 lost warfighters later just because he wanted to finish what his father didn't...now we have the Mouth that Roared in Palin...CNN...please do not waste internet space on this lady, whose 15 minutes of fame ended over 4 yrs ago. thank you

    March 27, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    Anyone remember that movie she had made that was released summer of 2011, I think it was? The one that grossed a whopping total of $38,000? This will be more of the same.

    March 27, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. Chaerlotte

    Now there's a thought. Possibly could win elected office in Bachmann's district? Oh what fun. Let's talk her into moving to Minnesota and then they can have a Primary battle next time around. Wouldn't that be a show!

    March 27, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    A 1/2 term governor who advocates racism and hate. If you want her endorsement, you're no different than her.

    March 27, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  24. Worm

    9-out of-10 Doctors recommend education. This will ward off the signs that your child will be as dumb as Palin, or stump.

    March 27, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  25. Iceguy - CT

    Ms Palyin account is getting low and she looking for another group of suckers to fund her family activates.

    March 27, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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