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)

    I'd agree. Governor Palin, don't give up your day job. Your future seems squarely aimed at your past – Governor of Alaska.

    October 14, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  2. Janet - Missouri

    Gidget should go back to Alaska and try to salvage her governorship and focus on her baby.

    October 14, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  3. Wes

    Leave it to Rush to get the facts straight and for Palin even being aware enough to distinguish, it ISN'T voter fraud, these has been no vote yet. What they mean and either consciously or unconsciously mean is voter REGISTRATION fraud. There is a big difference.

    I'm coming to believe this was perpetrated by RNC/Palin-McCain plants just so the would have an "issue" to bring up. Sound crazy? Maybe, but I certainly wouldn't put it past the RNC/Palin-McCain campaign at this point. Not after reading McCain's voodoo economics speech.

    October 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  4. Kay-Proud of Palin



    October 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  5. Sylvia, Dallas,GA

    Palin has a lot of secrets and the Media needs to start covering them so that the American people can get the truth.

    Palin owes back taxes. Did not report all of her income.

    Collected pier diem while staying at home.

    Spoke on behalf of independent seperatist group. Wants to seperate Alaska from the US

    October 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  6. Wise White Guy

    Nada! Well maybe in some of those redneck states. She might be the smartest one in the whole place then. Just put out a questionaire Is honesty important to you?.....no....CHECK. Do you believe wolves should be slaughtered from airplanes?.....yes...CHECK. Do you think that someone in public office should have a clue?...no....CHECK. IF a politician is found to have done unethical things would you care if she turned around and repeatedly said she was cleared of all wrong doing?....no.....CHECK MATE. You found your place. Not in my backyard!

    October 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  7. A Real American

    Palin is crazy she care more for Alaska then her child!

    She flew over 8 hours back to Alaska to ensure that her child would be a native born Alaskan! That is why he has down syndrome! 8 hours of flight and 45 min. drive to an Alaskan hospital!

    October 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  8. Marie

    And this comes from someone who abused her power.Maybe she and Mccain is behind Acorn.Remember when people where getting those calls from McCain's campaign pretending to be from Obama's campaign this looks like the same snakes crawling againback from under the rocks.Just shut up Palin because McCain have had ties with Acorn hisself and you'v'e been in Alaska abusing your power

    October 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |

    800.000.00 that obama campaign gave to Acorn it was to make sure that he wins the election in any way possible lie, chit and still obama is corrupted. will be the most corrupted politician in the white house in history if he wins .

    October 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. HerbTee

    Once the Alaskan citizens are through with her and the "First Dude", Moose Barbie Palin won't even qualify to be voted dogcatcher in Alaska or anywhere!

    October 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. McHoover Will Destroy What is Left of America

    After Alaska gets done investigating this corrupt, unethical woman she will be flipping Moose Burgers and the nearest McMoose.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. Bev

    If I were Palin, I would think about my political career as she will need one. The repugs should be closely monitored for voter fraud as this is the only way they can steal the electionsl Lou Doubbs, the Conservative but self proclaimed "Mr not so Independent" is having a field day with Acorn and he is just blasting away at Obama. The first one Omaba presidency should shut down after elections. This man treats his guests very disrespectful especially if they are democrats. Why CNN give this overbloated idiot his own anti-Obama platform, puzzles me.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  13. Deb

    The only other character missing from the interview was Sean Hannity. These three would have been some nauseating program to listen to.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. Palin is soooo busted!

    Palin is disgusting.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  15. Chip

    Why are the left leaning super tolerant folks on here posting nothing but vitriol toward this woman? Aren't you the same people that say SHE should tone down people's remarks at rallies, but turn right around and wish the worst upon her?

    To find a huge hypocrite, most only need look in the mirror.

    Oh, and here's a clue, if while typing you look up and see a little red line under the word you've just typed, chances are it is spelled wrong. Oops, I forgot, most of you good libs are "colorblind."

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  16. MikeH

    Sarah can look the camera in the eye and say the Alaska Legislature exonerated her of any violation of law or of committing any unethical acts, while the the opposite is plainly on the record.

    Sarah Palin tells lies like a mentally-ill person, like a sociopath, that should be the #1 concern of people.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  17. Coda

    I may vote for McCain/Palin just so if I have kids they can learn about the hilarity of creationism in school

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  18. tulsa

    The report states that you broke ethics laws.

    Spin that.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  19. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Palin and McCain talk about Americans needing jobs but on the other hand Palin "proudly" admits that she has the right to fire anybody in her position as governor. Think about, the man was fired because he wouldn't fire her ex-brother in-law, DO YOU THINK THAT PALIN IS CONCERNED ABOUT MAKING SURE EVERY AMERICAN HAS A JOB. (READ THE TRANSCRIPT)

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  20. Schneider (I) - CA

    OMG...this woman is like a walking, talking, winking Onion article. You just can't believe that its real. Actually, with her abuse of power, inability to actually tell the truth, insistence that dinosaurs and people roamed the Earth together, and general incoherence, she is the perfect Republican.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  21. irishspacemonk

    What a bimbo. My plans are going to be – I hope to never hear a comment by this woman again after the election.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  22. Theresa - Minneapolis

    She's something else, alright...

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  23. Chipster

    McCain really stepped in it when he picked this half-baked Alaskan. She defies logic and continues to repeat statements that have long since been proven false. It would be quite comical except for the fear and hatred that she incites in the uninformed electorate.

    October 14, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  24. Chris

    What's wrong with supporting an organization trying to get people to vote?

    If you give your $$ to the Red Cross... should you be held accountable if they misuse the $$?

    This is a weak argument McPalin

    October 14, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  25. Pepou

    What about going back to Alaska as a hockey mom and drop out of politics ? That would be the best advice to that dimwit,

    October 14, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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