September 19th, 2008
02:05 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin: 'Dem partisans' disrupted planned appearance at Iran

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin explained why she won't be at a rally in New York next week."]
BLAINE, Minnesota (CNN) - Sarah Palin made her first public comments about Iran on Friday, accusing “Democrat partisans” of disrupting her planned appearance at a stop-Iran rally in New York next week.

On learning earlier this week that Palin might attend the rally, Hillary Clinton pulled out of the event, which was organized by a coalition of Jewish groups, earlier this week. Palin then had her invitation revoked by the group for fear that she might overshadow the rally.

“You may have heard also that I had planned to speak out on the threat post by Iran and speak in New York,” she told at a large audience in Minnesota. “I was scheduled to appear at a rally with Sen. Clinton, whose commitment to this I appreciate. This is a critical issue, and it should be an issue that unites all Americans. Iran should not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, period.”

“Unfortunately, though, some Democrat partisans put politics first, and now no elected official will be able to appear at that stop Iran rally.”

Palin said “Iran’s pursuit of these weapons should concern all Americans.”

“This is not a matter for partisan politics,” she said.

The vice presidential candidate said she and McCain “will not waver in our commitment” to drawing attention to the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program.

“I will continue to call for sustained action to prevent Iranian President Ahmadinejad from getting these weapons that he wants for a second Holocaust,” Palin said.

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soundoff (159 Responses)
  1. White/female/age 55/Texan

    The truth challenged wolf killer "appreciates" Hillary's committment??

    She is not worthy of even imparting Hill's name.

    September 19, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. karen marie

    nope, sarah palin is STILL incoherent.

    September 19, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Matt: honestly

    Leave it to Palin and the repubs to make this a party line thing which is what Clinton and the group was trying to avoid.

    September 19, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. Charlie in Maine


    September 19, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. anonymous

    speaking of hitler – it's too bad obama wasn't around then to sit down and talk with adolph and convince him to abandon his silly ideas. obama could have saved two wars and millions of people.

    September 19, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. Alexander

    "These weapons he wants for a second holocaust"? Fear-monger much? While Iran getting weapons is indeed a concern, we're kind of jumping the gun by suggesting there's a plan in the works to destroy the world.

    You should really just take your ball and go home. You make it more of a partisan issue when you attempt to exploit the revocation of your invite for political gain. You already are overshadowing the event and you're not even going to be there.

    September 19, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Palin has no clue that she could overshadow the protest. That group has been protesting Iran's appearance at the UN for years. Clinton has appeared at that protest every year she has been NY Senator.

    It would seem that Mrs. Palin believes that the rally is a political event. A lost opportunity to put her message out. This rally has never been a political event. It has always been a citizen's rally, and politicians have traditionally participated in the rally in that fashion. As citizens.

    September 19, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  8. Nurse Ratchet

    I suppose it's DEM partisans that caused you to switch between 5 undergrad colleges as a Freshman huh?

    Hey Palin-Peggy Hill, do you ever take responsibility for anything?

    September 19, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  9. proud army and navy mom

    If todd palin is not an employee of the state of Alaska, why was he allowed trips that were paid for by the State. OH, by the way, whose at home taking care of the special needs child and the teen mom.

    " Todd Palin has taken two trips with state commissioners to survey Alaskan mines and one to survey part of the proposed route for a natural gas pipeline, his wife's top goal. The state paid for those trips, according to the campaign, because they were considered "state business" since Todd Palin is trying to expand Alaska's work force.

    September 19, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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