October 13th, 2008
02:55 PM ET
12 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.

Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Former Republican voting for Obama/Biden

    McCain needs to put a muzzle on Palin. He should never picked her.

    October 13, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  2. Ross in MD

    Her supporters do need to get scolded.

    Obama-Biden '08

    October 13, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. William

    Typical CNN comments coming from the readers. Am I the only Republican reading CNN. These comments do make me sick really. Although it does enlighten me on the intelligence of the Obama supporters.

    Keep up your unintelligent opinions of Sarah, and keep supporting the Socialist. Then, we can see what you are saying in 4 years from now.

    Good luck!

    October 13, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. Tex,

    Bring it on to own your supporters.ATTACK ATTACK,that's all left with this ticket.

    October 13, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  5. aware

    What America hasn't heard is that an Obama change would be a Marxist Revolution.

    Chavez used the same Alinsky strategy Obama learned, taught, used as a community organizer and uses so manipulatively well in this election!

    Listen America! No way! No how! No Obama! 🙁

    October 13, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. Wendy

    McCain campaign equals Barnum and Baily

    October 13, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  7. Justanaverageamerican

    The four scariest things in the world:

    On the phone: Hello this is the IRS.

    On the plane: Please attach your oxygen mask.

    On the podium: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Vice President, Sarah Palin.

    Are you feeling shivers up your spine?

    If not you must not have one.

    GO OBAMA! Get this nightmare overwith.

    October 13, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  8. Paula

    Women of America should be ashamed that Sarah became a mayor & then govennor. And now a VP contender????????? My God!

    October 13, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. rys

    she doesn't read...she doesn't think, she doesn't listen...what a pair (mccain/palin)!!! i can't wait til nov 5th so she can take her empty headed butt back to alaska!!!

    October 13, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  10. NoObama

    Yah Palin!! You tell those darned protesters!! If it wasn't for them, we would have won Vietnam!

    Trig 2016!!

    October 13, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. Texas Trail Dog!

    This can be easily explained with all the UNCOUTH OBAMA SUPPORTERS showing up at the republican rallies trying to drown out the speakers. OBAMA/BIDEN YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT NO CHRISTIAN WILL VOTE FOR SUCH A NO MORALS PARTY LIKE THE DEMOCRATS. GO McCAIN/PALIN

    October 13, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. Amy, Kazoo

    what a tard. sounds like she just lines up some of her "zingers" prior to each speech and lets them fly whenever the whim catches her. Maybe they could look into upgrading the filter which runs between her brain and mouth...oh wait, she doesn't HAVE one.

    October 13, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  13. John

    Hey Smart One, better change you name to DUMB ONE, just like your hero Moose burger. She's an idiot and so are you.
    Better include Keating 5 if you are going to throw stones.

    October 13, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  14. NC

    I've always like smart chicks named Kimberly!

    October 13, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  15. Joe

    that is hilarious she is so used to getting booed she figured it was happening again!!!

    October 13, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  16. George James

    I am not surprised, Sara Palin is a dumb person.

    October 13, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. North Bay Rey

    She could of at least gotten her clueless husband to wear a tie for the rally.After all,it is his wife trying to run for the second highest job in the country.Yup,the Alaskan hillbillies got their 15 minutes,Yee-haw!!

    October 13, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  18. Jean 2

    What happened to her script???????

    October 13, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  19. angel M.

    that sign in front of her podium country first, I think someone may have forgotten to tell Palin and McCain that!

    October 13, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  20. MarioB. from Berlin for OBAMA/BIDEN

    lol. She's the youngest White house hopeful of the four, but well, she seems her hearing is in the worst condition, haha.
    THIS IS FUNNY. 😀 Well why not pi$$ your own supporter on?
    She lost that race already, so she can spend time now, in misinterpreting the chants of her own audience. haha. FUNNY STUFF 🙂

    Obama/Biden in a landslide

    October 13, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  21. RON


    October 13, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  22. Barack & Roll

    She's a regular Isaac Newton!....NOT

    Lame duck!

    October 13, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  23. nadeem

    On what planet is she ready?

    October 13, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  24. T

    Can someone stop Palin and Rove from destroying the social security system ?

    Hopefully, McCain, 72, will retire now.

    October 13, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  25. Robin

    Spare women the humiliation, Sarah! Please take yourself off the national stage and out of our lives. I can't even imagine how many years and brain cells you set us back. GO AWAY!

    October 13, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
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