June 12th, 2009
01:11 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin tight-lipped on political future

(CNN) - Sarah Palin told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday she's not ready to announce any decision on whether she will seek re-election as governor of Alaska in 2010 or seek the Republcian presidential nomination in 2012.

"I'm not definitely going to do anything yet," said the former Republican vice presidential candidate. "What I'm trying to get done for Alaska right now is to get that Alaska gas line built. We need those energy sources flowing through North America. That's what my focus is."

Pressed if she had made a decision privately about future plans, Palin said "No decision that I'd want to announce today."

In a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released last week, Palin was effectively tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as the top pick by Republicans for the party's 2012 presidential nomination.

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soundoff (494 Responses)
  1. Mike

    The first woman to seriously contend for President. It's no wonder the leftist attack dogs work overtime on her. A more pathetic display of hatred I have never seen!

    June 12, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. Alaska Bob

    My sincere wish is that she runs, is elected and America, like an alcoholic, will bottom out and then admit it needs help. Then the true recovery can begin.

    June 12, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. Al Bluengreenenbrownenburger

    When Sarah Palin is the best your party has to offer, your party is in deep, deep trouble.

    C'mon, conservatives! Time to dump the losers like Palin and Limbaugh and Cheney and Coulter and Gingrich! Time to stop the hate-your-fellow-American screaming, the constant hate-fest of how peole who do not agree with you are "socialists" and "unAmerican" and "angry liberals" and "terrorist sympathizers", and all that other vomit. Time to create a smarter approach, complete with real ideas, thoughtful leaders, and an ability to compromise and act for the good of everyone.

    Put away the past, Republicans! Time to start acting like decent human beings. This "chum up the yokels into a frenzied mob" stuff is so childish and damaging to the country.

    June 12, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. anderson n carolina

    CNN......enough already! Please 2012 is a long way off.

    June 12, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. RealityKing

    Whens CNN Polling Director Keating Holland going to get his Czar's position? He's obviously been working overtime for the Obamorons..

    June 12, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. David

    I would love for Sarah to run for President in 2012 and be nominated by the Repubs. That means the Democrats will win in a landslide.

    June 12, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. MN gal who is glad she voted for Obama

    A 3rd grader sounds better than this woman could ever hope to.

    Note to Robin - Palin scares liberals???? What world do you live in anyway? We're far from scared of her. She's just entertainment. B grade at best.

    All of her recent antics are just to try and get more face time that her own party won't even give her. Hats off to David Letterman for refusing to even mention her name last night. He still got the laughs and the ratings. She on the other hand was forgotten.

    Keep thinking that she is your candidate, republicans. That will guarantee keeping us in power for the next century without us having to break a sweat.

    June 12, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Back to Simple Life

    It's a slow news day, folks. Move on.

    June 12, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. Nero

    TO Chase,

    Your comment about Obama, "Looks like a carbon copy of Carter – rising rates, low Dow, high oil, high unemployment, run away debt", is totally unfounded. All those things you mentioned happened during the the Bush reign. Obama is trying to clean it up, not cause it... He's only been president for 5 months or so. Get a clue.


    June 12, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. Pee Wee

    Texas Annie *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* June 12th, 2009 12:36 pm ET

    "I'm not definitely going to do anything yet,"
    — Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, read that sentence from your interview and see if you can find the grammatical error. It actually changes the entire meaning of the sentence. Kind of scary to think you might be signing anything on behalf of your State.
    Annie, Annie, Annie, read that last sentence and see if YOU can find the grammatical error(s).

    It's kind of scary to think that you might be signing something on behalf of your state.

    It's amusing to see you, and others here, implying that she is stupid.

    June 12, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  11. Ed

    Palin needs to get off of her high horse (or helicopter so it be) and go back to what she enjoys and does best...killing endangered species with a rifle from her helicopter.

    June 12, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. cecil

    "I'm not definitely going to do anything yet,

    President, I Don't Think So!

    Learn To Speak Correctly First!

    June 12, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. Fred the Moderate

    What future?

    June 12, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  14. L. Adams

    She is a loser. Stop whining and stop crying. I think we're all tired of it.

    June 12, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  15. Nuppet

    All she has is drama, no substance.
    And btw Letterman never said rape nor 15 year old, it was the sicko Palins who thunk of that up there in that Alaska state. IS it me or do you all think the Palins all sleep in the same bed? Todd's the man if you know what I mean.

    June 12, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. Kate in SW Fla

    Ok, it is official now. CNN is obsessed. Every story on the ticker is about a small town mayor turned small state governor who, while very pretty, is not much above being illiterate.

    June 12, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  17. Karen - Missouri

    Just what is it about the media's love affair with Palin? Such a dysfunctional family!

    June 12, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  18. Jefferson Handcock

    This woman is begging to get into the news: The media, should totally ignore her, late-night and all other outlets. She craves attention

    June 12, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  19. gunk

    According to the Center for Media and Public Affairs, Letterman made made 95 jokes about Palin after the election through March 15. That's more than Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert combined. Numbers don't lie. Call it what it is. Letterman has a bone to pick with the Palins.

    June 12, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  20. katiec

    The attacks on Palin is because she will do anything to get the headlines and CNN supports her. We are more importantly questioning fair and balanced reporting and we do not get that
    from CNN.

    June 12, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  21. Ralph

    Robin wrote "She [Palin] is a real person. She scares liberals..." Uh Robin, everyone is a real person. She doesn't scare liberals, she just makes them wonder how incompetence is seen as something good. She is an amateur politician through and through, a little fish thinking she can swim in the ocean. Wrong.

    June 12, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  22. Joan Bloedel

    I am an independent voter, and I think the Republicans are doing themselves a disfavor by promoting yet another popular but unintelligent candidate (Quayle, Bush II). Don't they wonder how they got in the mess they are in?

    June 12, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  23. Sonja

    I hope Palin doesn't have a political future. The election is over, why does the media still bother us with this woman. She is cruel, anti-envrionment, not too bright – so what' the agenda? Who is still paying for all her trips, clothes?! Send her back to Alaska and tell the moose to hide. We are finally on the right path, thanks to our new president's leadership. We are rebuilding our status in the world by his intelligence and diplomacy. Palin as president – now that's a scary thought. I would have to request political asylum in another country!

    June 12, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  24. Obama08 but....

    Letterman's comments were disgusting and shouldn't have been said. However.....

    The statements released by the Palins don't seem to be something that would actually come from their own mouths. It's like they hired somebody to write something intellegent. Come on America, fire these people as your leaders!

    June 12, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  25. bruce

    She needs to go away. her time is over why can't the media let her just pass into the night?

    June 12, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
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