November 12th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Sarah Palin 'taken aback' by Pope Francis's 'liberal' statements

Sarah Palin said she is trying to follow Pope Francis, but is wary of what she called the media's interpretation of his message.

"He's had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me," said Palin. But "unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media."

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  1. Sniffit

    Next up: "It's time to take our religion back!!!!!"

    November 12, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    ""unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media.""

    Well, there ya go...conditions precedent that she'll never meet. Ergo, she'll never trust what the media reports came out of the Pope's mouth. Perhaps we can view this as somewhat of a glimpse into how the conservative mind builds its reality-denial response.

    November 12, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    He's had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me," said Palin. But "unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media."
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    Why is it always "messaging" with the right wing? Can't they hear themselves? This messaging that they talk about and indoctrination are one and the same. The right believes that once people "hear the message" that people will become instant believers and join their cause. Doesn't that sound like indoctrination to you? Actually, it sounds worse than crack cocaine.

    November 12, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    Oooh, I called this one, right here on the Ticker: the alliance of convenience between American Protestant fundamentalists and the Vatican would end, now that an actual Christ-like Pope is sitting there.

    What a joy Francis is compared to the last guy, the "Prada Pope".

    November 12, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is"

    In other words, she has t do things like spend a few desperate and confused moment constructing a rationalization that inserts a "wink wink" at the end of his statements telling her and the rest of the "faithful" to quit being bigots towards gay people, etc. "Sure, he said that, but we know what he REALLY meant."

    November 12, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. sonny chapman

    If she is taken aback by the 'liberal message" of the Pope, then she's gonna blow her top IF she ever reads for herself what Jesus had to say in the Four Gospels. She's not gonna like those parts that say we will be judged by how we treat the poor, or that turn the other cheek stuff or seek the Kingdom by forgetting about $. Sarah, I hate to tell you this but, Jesus Christ was the GREATEST LIBERAL OF ALL TIME .

    November 12, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. GOP = Greed Over People

    Guess she wants the Pope to act more "chri$tian"?

    Say, like her good buddy Huckleberry, the former pastor, that lives in a 2 million dollar house by the sea? How many poor would that feed?

    Or more like Graham who lives in a mountain top compound and has a private jet? How many sick would that have helped?

    Or more like the pastor of prosperity. Joey O, who and his wife wear Presidential Rolexs?

    While not Catholic, I will take this latest rendition of the religions version of "God's spokesman on earth" over any of the above 3 "chri$tians"!.

    He embraces the deformed and stands in line to greet over 1100 wheelchair bound worshipers as opposed to standing on a balcony and give a few hand gestures.

    He lives in a more modest abode and travels in a 14 year old economy car!

    He said bishops should live a life of "simplicity:.

    Pope Francis is a "liberal" in the same way as the original liberal, Jesus.

    For one that claims to have a direct line to God's ear, this skirt is terribly misinformed on what "walking in the foot steps of Jesus" is all about! Still waiting to read in the Book of Fables where it is ok to disparage the poor by labeling them "welfare queens" and marginalize them all as all being lazy.

    November 12, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    P.S.- really concentrate on what Jesus had to say about the "Holy Men" of his own time & of his own Faith, Judaism, Matthew 23. He devotes THIRTY FIVE verses to his disdain for Self-Proclaimed Holy Folks.

    November 12, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  9. vikingwoman

    If the Pope is too 'liberal' for Sarah & her T-Party extremists, I'm sure he's happy to dissapoint her! Also, if the Pope's views are a supposed measure of conservatism, I guess that makes Sarah/T-Party the lunatic fringe of conservatives, something many of us already know & many others are beginning to understand!!

    November 12, 2013 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    He's had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal
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    If Jesus was a politician, he would have been liberal. Shut up idiot!

    November 12, 2013 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. Aaron Martinez

    is she even catholic? doesnt she has enough to worry about with the tea party? Please get off the Pope.

    November 12, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "out with a new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” which is one part love letter to Christmas, and one part a treatise on what is going wrong with the holiday, with atheists and others declaring war on it."

    Oh for the love of all that...freekin "war on XMas" nonsense AGAIN? You getting a cut of her book sales CNN or what? Now I understand where this interview came from. Gotta love the persecutory fever-dreams of the Krischun Nashun and them knowing they can make a buck off spreading that kind of nonsensical fear and imaginary victimhood. Wonder what Pope Francis would say about THAT, eh CNN? What I don't wonder about is whether Tapper had the balls to ask a question to that effect.

    November 12, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    Finally Palin and I agree on something. Messaging. And from the look of it, the messaging at CNN has taken an all time low today.

    @ Sniffit: Trapper got what he wanted .... to be mocked by Palin. A real scoop for him.

    November 12, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. tom l

    To my good old friend Sniffit,

    Now that Bill Clinton (The dems' version of Ronald Reagan) has admitted that Obama lied, what say you? I'm so excited that we might have the opportunity to rectify the situation and then we ALL get to pay (again and pay more) for Obama's lie. Can you please not acknowledge that IYLYPYCKI was a lie or do you want to continue to finesse it as a "misstatement"?

    November 12, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. freedom

    Many people have thought the Pope's comments have been a bit outside the box – this isn't anything new.

    November 12, 2013 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  16. plain and simple

    Maybe Sara should become The Pope!!! Or at least tell him how to do his job the way god wants him to. After all she tells everyone else how to do their jobs correctly. Didn't she quit the only job she had any authority in ??? That's what I thought.

    November 12, 2013 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  17. len

    CNN....Why are you giving her face time? Yes I Know, reminding us how unintelligent she is.
    Thanks

    November 12, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  18. Wake up People!

    So now the Pope should take lessons in Theology from a woman that can barely tie her own shoes, read a magazine and who's teenaged daughter got knocked up and then forced into a shotgun wedding??

    Good Lord. Maybe Caribou Barbie is going to run for Pope next. (Yeah, yeah I know one can't run for Pope, but does Sarah?)

    November 12, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  19. Silence DoGood

    Conservative Tea-Baggers always act surprised when the rest of the civilized world is moving on without them.

    November 12, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. Thomas

    @freedom
    Many people have thought the Pope's comments have been a bit outside the box – this isn't anything new.

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    Have you ever been outside the box , your bunker ?

    When Sarah Palin starts to criticize the Pope for acts of compassion , the world is changing and there is hope.

    November 12, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |