October 6th, 2008
10:00 AM ET
14 years ago

Palin: 'I was just trying to keep Tina Fey in business'

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(CNN) - Sarah Palin said Monday her recent underwhelming interview performances were intended to provide “job security to SNL writers,” as she continued to escalate the pace of attacks on Barack Obama’s character.

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“I was just trying to keep Tina Fey in business,” joked the Alaska governor.

At a Florida campaign event, Palin brought up one of her less-successful media moments - her failure to respond to a question from CBS’s Katie Couric about her regular sources of news — as a segue into an attack on Obama. “There’s been a lot of interest in what I read lately,” she told the crowd.

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“Well, I was reading my copy of The New York Times the other day, and I was really interested to read about Barack’s friends from Chicago. Turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers. And according to The New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol,’” Pain said.

She added later that Obama is “someone who sees America as ‘imperfect enough’ to work with a former domestic terrorist who targeted his own country.”

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  1. Gilboagirl

    Hey Sarah? I know why you had to spend over a week at McCains ranch getting ready for the debate but why does your running mate need 3 to 4 days off the campaign trail to do the same? He's been in debates before. Why did he need so much time for this 2nd debate; there's another one Oct. 16th. How much time will he need for that one?

    October 6, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  2. Obama/Biden '08!

    Yet she couldn't name The New York Times in her interview with Katie Couric...?

    October 6, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  3. Dudley Mills

    Can someone teach this woman something,anything , before she open her mouth. Is this what we want the rest of the world to think of us. First there was Bush and now this limited woman and old out of touch man. God have mercy on us all

    October 6, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  4. Paul

    It s time for real change. Change that will bring prosperity and peace to our nation. We need the Democrats in the White House. As a nation, we are sick and tired of the GOP 's failed policies that benefit just a few and forget about most of us.

    The GOP will say anything, they now they have lost the respect of millions who are now facing foreclosure, who are worried about medical bills, college tuition, retirement, and who simply can no longer trust a party that simply benefits the wealthy.

    Our economy, our safety and prosperity depend on people who truly care about all people.

    Yes we will!

    Obama – Biden 08

    October 6, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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