October 14th, 2008
06:23 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin on her political future: 'That's a good question'

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Though her cell phone service repeatedly dropped during her call-in, Sarah Palin made her first appearance on the Rush Limbaugh show on Tuesday, just minutes before taking the stage at a rally in Scranton.

Watch: Palin calls in to Limbaugh's show

In an unusual moment, Limbaugh asked Palin if she had thought about her "political future beyond this campaign." The vice presidential nominee told the conservative talker and his millions of listeners: “That’s a good question.” But she then quickly re-assured the radio host that her focus was on winning the White House with John McCain on November 4.

“No, because I am thinking about November 4, and I am just so absolutely passionate about the job that we have in front of us from now to November 4,” she said.

For the first time, Palin directly addressed the controversy surrounding ACORN’s voter registration operation, and suggested that the media is trying to cover up the story, despite the fact that dozens of national news outlets are investigating the community organization and Obama’s ties to the group.

“Let’s talk quickly about ACORN and the unconscionable situation that we are facing right now with voter fraud, given the ties between Obama and ACORN and the money his campaign has sent them,” Palin told Limbaugh. “Obama has a responsibility to reign in ACORN and prove that he is willing to fight voter fraud. For shame if the mainstream media were to cover this one up.”

soundoff (181 Responses)
  1. Republican for Obama

    Her future is to return to Alaska and answer the awaiting civil suit. Her political career has run it's course. Her 15 minutes of fame are just about over.

    October 14, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. mary ca

    Palin please stop you lies..

    October 14, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. proud army and navy mom

    My daughter in the army called me to ask, " Who was that stupid Bimbo t that mccain has running for vp with him....... She was laughing so hard when I directed her attention to SNL.

    The military will not stand for this woman to ever command them.

    October 14, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    Somebody shut this dope up.... You wanna talk voter fraud, Barbie? Talk about the GOP in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004...

    When will the people of Alaska recall this dope from her job as governor? THAT's her political future....

    October 14, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. Kevin in Denver

    She is a very dim bulb – I'm changing her name to Sarah 20 watt.

    October 14, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. James

    Her political future? About two years left as Alaska governor, then who knows?

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. Karen --- Reviews

    Palin how about toopergate????????????

    MY GOD, this lady is clueless and down right a disgrace to women every where.

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. tiredofher

    I cannot begin to tell you how tired I am of this woman and all she stands for and all those shallow people who think an Alaskan governess has what it takes to be a VP.

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. lisa m

    Dumpster, sweet pea.

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  10. Jim from Middletown, CT

    Three more weeks and Gov. Pinhead goes back to Alaska and, hopefully, oblivion.

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. Ken in Dallas

    If Palin's this overwrought over ACORN, we better get to digging up the election fraud story she's trying to bury. She never says anything without a purpose. If she's accusing someone else of wrongdoing, she's usually speaking from experience.

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  12. Evan

    Note to Sarah, Obama already said he doesn't need ACORN's help. SO now what? Go back to Alaska where it seems like you are just like the other governors there. Pretty funny how a Republican dominated congress there and a basically Republican dominated investigation nailed you for ethics violation.

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Joyce in Florida

    Yes, Governor Palin, you will be thinking about November 4th after you and McCain lose this election. You are not qualified for V.P. You have problems of your own in Alaska. Do you think that most Americans are dumb enough to vote for another 4 years of the same? NO WAY!!!! Just please shut up and go home. Your political career is almost over. This Democrat is voting for "that one". OBAMA/BIDEN 08!!!!!!!!!!

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  14. Dee must be from the south.

    Dee you must be from the south because when I read your comment, I thought that's something my mom would say about someone so ignorant. I love that comment.

    Also, talking about being honest and upfront Palin has some nerve given the abuse of power she was found guilty of. She and Limbaugh are a perfect pair.

    October 14, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. Ross in MD

    As Joe Biden would say, God love her but she's totally unqualified for the job.

    October 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  16. Oh Boy!!!???

    For Shame, indeed.

    Statements like "I have done nothing wrong in firing my cabinet member" may be true, but the findings of violating ethics for trying to fire your brother-in-law is still a fact.

    Telling the truth about a different fact does not erase the lie for another.

    October 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. A Boston

    Oh Please! This lady has absolutely nothing to bring to the table.
    The Obama campaign is doing the right thing by not even acknowledging her.


    October 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. Gretchen

    someone please tell her to SHUT UP

    October 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  19. Jody in St. Louis

    Sarah Palin is talking and she can't shut up!

    October 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  20. Palin is a Patriot Act

    Republicans paid and or planted low-income folks to submit the flase voter registrations. They were looking for a GOTCHA! Guess what GOP, we GOTCHA!

    October 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  21. John, Austin TX

    She is so annoying!!
    I think the poll in Alaska is getting closer. I would love Alaska to go blue. And I hope her constituents ask for her resignation.

    October 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  22. Feature87

    I just hope she will go back to Alaska and shut up...we need real women that are smart and know answers to questions...cuz she is pathetic!!!

    October 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  23. CJ

    My question for Ms. Sarah Palin is this, "With evidence showing you have experienced an abuse of power in Alaska, ethics violations, and have referred to Obama as a terrorist along with the other horrifying accusations you and the GOP campaign are supporting, how on this earth would you ever expect to gain the trust and votes of the American people with all of the deceit you have shown?"

    October 14, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  24. CR in WI

    Anything posed to Palin is "A good question"

    We await the Good Answer


    October 14, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  25. TH in GA

    Mon, 10/13/2008 – 12:16pm — jupitor
    the acorn fraud isn't all
    the acorn fraud isn't all Dem's problem! My cousin in Ohio says Republicans poseing as Dem's are getting acorn regestry papers and even signing up dead people to make it look like Dem's are to blame for the fraud! Remember Rush on the radio telling Repug to sign up for Dem for caucus to get Hillary in? Well there you have it again. It might work to give Mccain a come back!

    October 14, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
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