October 13th, 2008
02:55 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin mistakenly scolds her own supporters

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/13/art.richmond.cnn.jpg caption="Palin stumped in traditionally-red Virginia Monday."]RICHMOND, Virginia (CNN) - Sarah Palin mistakenly reprimanded her own supporters at an outdoor rally in Richmond on Friday after they started yelling that they couldn’t hear the candidate.

Palin was in the midst of blaming predatory lenders for the nationwide mortgage crisis when a large group of supporters in the rear of the crowd began demanding that someone turn up the volume on the event’s speakers.

They chanted “Louder! Louder!” in unison, drawing the attention of other audience members, who began chanting “Sarah! Sarah!”

The vice presidential candidate apparently mistook them for some of the anti-war protesters that have disrupted some of her previous events.

“I would hope at least that those protestors have the courage and the honor of thanking our veterans for giving them the right to protest,” Palin told them, drawing a roar from the crowd.

She then returned to her speech.

“We’re going to walk with those who are under the wrong mortgage and get them a fixed rate mortgage that will help them keep their homes,” she said.

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soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. ginny

    Somebody please ask McCain what role
    Palin will play as VP if he gets to go to the White House.
    Will she be his Energy Expert?

    October 13, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. Marie Canada

    The comedy programs will suffer economic hardships unless McCain and Palin get into power. Look at the skit on SNL they didn't even need to pay writers they just repeated Palin's speech word for word.

    October 13, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. Amy in Minneapolis

    Omg...this woman makes Bush sound like an intellectual.

    October 13, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. former republican for OBAMA

    the people at her rallies love to chant ANYTHING.

    October 13, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  5. Barbara CA

    In Alaska Sarah Palin was a big fish in a little pond and it worked for her but she is now a little fish in a big pond and it is not working as well.

    On the world stage Sarah Palin is a very little fish who unfortunately doesn't know, how much she doesn't know. It is great to have confidence in yourself but you should also honestly know yourself. (Your weaknesses as well as your strengths.)

    If Sarah Palin honestly knew how much she didn't know, she would have had to say"no thanks" to John McCain.

    October 13, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
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