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. Izman

    It seems that Biden knew what the questions would be. Possibly given by the moderator. True Democrats covering each other.

    October 2, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  2. NB

    this how she memorize everything.
    economy : fanne freddy
    foreing policy: Iran ,Iraq
    everything else: what i did in Alaska

    October 2, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  3. jack

    She is talking like she supports democratic policy instead of republican policy. Is she a democrat???

    October 2, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  4. lisa

    Bless Sarah's heart, her sequestered study time shows -- she's spitting out her rhetoric like a high school senior who memorized the prologue to "The Canterbury Tales" but doesn't really understand what they've read. Kegger after the party, Sarah

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  5. Jeremy

    she can't even look at him with out cracking a smile because she knows that she has no answer and biden knows it !!! lol

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  6. Happy Camper

    I'm sorry, I don't want a soccer mom as the possible president. John McCain isn't getting any younger. That's "Darn Right".

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  7. Robert

    She was coached well while in AZ. Go Joe six pack.

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  8. Jill

    Democrats had a chance to fix Fannie mae in 2004 but no they just said the Republican's were racist for trying to fix the subprime mess then. You are probably like all the liberals I know who won't research anything just take what Pelosi says as gospel. Go to youtube and watch them them talking with Davis and Meeks.

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  9. fineweather

    Palin is good to watch when she is on the attack....

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  10. colette

    izman please I urge you to learn the facts

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  11. Stacie

    OMG...when she doesn't understand a topic, she doesn't come back with a response. She goes back to what she feels she is strong on. She is ducking and dodging a lot.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  12. Jack

    I am glad to CNN has just proved to me that they have a liberal bias.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  13. Wil B

    Energy, she got shot down by Biden. Yes Obama voted for it becasue of reasons beyond the tax side. IT wasnt the best but it put for other ptions besides oil. Palin, it is about oil companies getting tax breaks and the little people not. Thanks for the ignorance.. it must struly be bliss.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  14. Joe Six-Pack

    Why is she talking about energy crisis when Biden is talking about Bankruptcy laws???

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  15. Nami

    she is not answering the darn questions. Energy!...that's all she knows.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  16. Laura

    What's up with the "breathy" responses–does she think it makes her sexier? Also, how many times is hse going to bring up the "soccer mom" garbage? I agree–squawk, squawk, squawk. She doesn't want to argue–because seh doesn't know how!

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  17. Terra Corica

    TO IZMAN...

    Alaska is a very very very small state in the way of things that have to be dealt with. I spent most of my life in Oregon and Washington and now I live in LA California, and Married a man from New York New York. It is like trying to compare daylight to the middle of the night.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  18. Lisa

    Palin cannot respond to Joe Biden. She keeps going back to her script!!! I am terrified by the thought of her having to make important decisions for this country. I'm not sure about the benefits of being the governor of the only arctic state!!!! Does that give her unique insight?

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  19. jack

    She is talking like she is a democrat!! Very misleading
    about what republican policy stands for!

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  20. Jaime

    It seemed like she totally tried not to answer and comment on McCain deregulating the financial market. Hm...I wonder WHY??

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  21. photobella

    She's losing it. Can't keep her sentences coherent any longer.

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  22. Ron was a REP now a DEM

    Ecoiology is just Mother Nature it has nothing to do with man

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  23. Alok

    give her a break she is trying her best

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  24. dl

    I would have to say Darn wrong on this one... We all contributed to this mess. Unfortuantley! I guess if we were told we could not afford the house or what ever we were buying & did not get approved this would be moot. But for the most part people know what they can afford. And I guess we just went with the bright shiny future...

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  25. Yvette

    She won't cry for herself so I will, girl you need to let it go and just quit talking!

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
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