October 2nd, 2008
09:14 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin blames financial crisis on Wall Street

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ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blamed some of the U.S. financial crisis on Wall Street during the vice presidential debate.

"You darn right it was the predator lenders," said Palin. "There was greed and corruption on Wall Street."

Watch: Palin: Economy is hurting

Biden blamed some of the crisis on deregulation policies that John McCain believes in.

"He voted for deregulation and that is why we are in the crisis that we are in," said Biden.

soundoff (209 Responses)
  1. Taneika

    I really REALLY want Palin to go back to Alaska. She is steadily becoming a farce and the fact that McCain thinks she was ready for this is ridiculous.

    October 2, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  2. Matthew

    LOL, she got burned with her stats for raising taxes.. I am sorry, but Palin is just babbling off information that is not sound, or accurate. She's debating in the sense of someone who doesn't address logic, or constructive informative argument status. She is just avoiding questions and giving answers that don't address the question. Straw man anyone?

    October 2, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  3. Alan- Columbus, OH

    will Palin ever answer the question at hand? All she's done is go back to questions that she's had more time to think about... maybe she wasn't coached on these questions she cant answer...

    October 2, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. Jeremy

    Just like was said before she doesn't answer questions she just goes around them!!!

    October 2, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. Ash

    Someone should tell her that she's not in Alaska anymore!!

    October 2, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Izman

    You notice how rude the moderator was in cutting off Palin response to Biden. Biden is a season Veteran Politician, who has been thru a lot of debates. I see also that the moderator is throwing some snowball questions to Biden.

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  7. jeff

    she is trying to sweet talk the camera and looking like a robot while doing it!

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. Sunny

    OMG! If she ever becomes in President in near future, we are looking at a future 3rd world country in USA. She is so out of touch in terms of everything.

    GOD, PLEASE SAVE US FROM PALIN DISEASE!

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  9. Beth

    I had previously wrote that Palin in trying to appeal to voters by declaring, "I am one of you!"

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  10. Jill

    Everyone knows Biden got the questions before hand. Gwen has a chance to make alot of money if Obama wins. So that would benifit her for Biden to know the ? before hand. duhhh

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  11. aliou FL John Mckeating five

    she is rambling and I still can't know what she is talking about. energy here, energy there, where it is her area of expectise. She is smiling but you can see that she is about to cry.

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  12. Terrance

    It does'nt matter what Gov Palin did in the state of Alaska, the question was asked what you would change as VP! Still have not answered that question!

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  13. Joy from Texas

    IT'S TAX BREAK NIGHT – – – Whoo Hooo

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  14. owen

    why do they let Palin jump around from topic to topic – she's asked about health care and answers about energy!?

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  15. bobbi

    she's confused she thinks she's in a beauty pagent, sick, sick, sick.

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  16. Todd

    Do all of you Liberal mental giants ever wonder how you complain and complain 20:1 in these comments areas how the Republican ticket is so "obviously inferior". Yet the polls show the two sides are relatively close. What does that mean about your judgement? I guess 50% of the US must be morons.
    Get over yourself already.

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  17. Hercules

    Does Ed Rollins appear to be a little biased with his voting system. Seems like he gave Gov. Palin a point just for her outfit alone. She is at 6 to 2 at this point come on!

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  18. andy

    will somebody please translate what Palin is saying?

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  19. Dalvia

    It is obvious that Palin is giving memorized answers. She even admitted that she may not be answering the questions the way she is supposed to!

    October 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  20. Al

    Palin............please.........can you just answer one question.
    I want Ronmey.......as v.p. to late to recall???

    October 2, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  21. Terra Corica

    Hit enter before my time on my last comment. for a big happy family 6 grand a year is not enough to cover GOOD HEALTH CARE. I live outside Los Angeles and get a lot of visitors from alaska and so far I have not heard a single good thing about Sarah Palin. (not to degrade her in her role I am glad to see another woman get into this campain even though I am not going to vote for her and McCain)

    October 2, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  22. Army LT

    She can't match the right answers to the questions. Darn those cue cards!

    October 2, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  23. Crystal

    She sounds so rehearsed. Why can't she answer the questions? She might as well be the moderator. I think its disrespectful for her to stand there and say "no, I want to get back to the tax issue" completely avoiding the questions being asked of her. Answer the questions, quit trying to be cute! It's not working!

    October 2, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  24. AV

    biden looks natural and at ease. palin is intent on avoiding questions and putting obama down. shes is acting so trained.

    October 2, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  25. Kathie in Arkansas

    Who's Pain? Are you so eager to trash and distort her you can't even spell her name right? The debate I'm watching show's the Sarah we met at the convention. Biden is an entrenched Washington insider who has been living off of the government for 35 years. Obama is not remotely qualified to be president and Biden as his backup is showing once again why his many runs at the presidency have failed.

    We already know what happens when we put an unqualified man in the White House, why in God's name would anyone want to do that again especially now when our economy is on the verge of collapse. The vice president is supposed to be the "under-study" in the wings learning, ready to step in and finish the president's policies with no disruption to our republic, not another Cheney in the wings with an empty suit in the OvalOffice.

    October 2, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
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