July 3rd, 2009
04:29 PM ET
12 years ago

DNC reacts: Palin decision 'continues a pattern of bizarre behavior'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee immediately slammed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to leave office early.

DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse:

"Either Sarah Palin is leaving the people of Alaska high and dry to pursue her long shot national political ambitions or she simply can't handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and oil revenues are down. Either way – her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today."

Filed under: DNC • Sarah Palin
soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. rick DC

    Obama democrats/liberal = the party of hate and intolerance

    July 3, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. Hackman

    DNC liberals should be more worried about your current 'tard in office, Joe "I love shoe leather" Biden. Want to talk about screw-up, uneffective, and worthless figurehead? He has some of the best gaffes ever in American politics....bar none. Sara can't hold a candle to ol' Joe in the clown dept. Nobama won't even let him do his duties as vice-president, he hides him in the corner like the dunce that he is. So please liberals, clean up your own mess before you go riding on the Palin train.

    July 3, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  3. Hugo

    Hmmm, let's see, the Democratic smear machine in superb working order, personal attack after personal attack on her as well as her entire family. We even got a veiled one from Obama on the "Special Olympics Kids", what class....

    I did not personally care for Palin or some of her Politics but I don't blame her and I still can't understand why anyone in their right mind would want to be president of the United States. Anyone notice how these guys look after serving?

    July 3, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  4. Citizen

    She is nuts.

    July 3, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  5. Billy

    Palin was clearly not ready for the executive branch.

    July 3, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  6. Neutralizer

    Leah July 3rd, 2009 4:51 pm ET

    She couldn't finish her first term as a governor, for a small states as Alaska and if she is trying to run for 2012 I say, Good Luck!


    Go back to school and study GEOGRAPHY. Alaska is TWICE the size of Texas. No wonder you're a DEMOCRAP, you don't have much between your ears.

    July 3, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  7. Kevin

    anne s.

    What's wrong with Christian Fundamentalist? Better than Socialist in my view. One path gets you eternal salvation (okay, granted no virgins) and helps unfortunates. The other enslaves unfortunates and offers no future. hmmm....I like the christian fundamentalist option (still, pity no virgins)

    July 3, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. Independant

    WHY does she try to be in the spotlight if its "time to move on".
    How about move-on OUT of politics???

    July 3, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  9. Feral

    Palin is saving Alaskans time and money.
    Pure and simple.
    You heard her.
    Government waste is immoral.

    July 3, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  10. TJ

    I don't know how smart she is or if she made a wise decision but she can park her slippers under my bed anytime she has a spare night.

    July 3, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. TJ

    If Elen the Degenerate can make millions on TV Sarah Palin should be very wealthy in a short time on her own TV program. Maybe team up with that other dunce Rush.

    July 3, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  12. Zero.

    Every tim4e I hear the word "Professional", I listen for the Bias that follows... Only the them that are in the know, are Professionals...

    CNN are missing the pont.

    July 3, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  13. Mike Toussaint

    This incessant need to demean one another on all sides is what keeps politics as it is. If you insult a democrat by calling them a "tard", you're no better than him for calling her actions "bizarre".

    Immaturity is rampant in our public discourse today, and no Republican or Democrat will change that without supporters that are willing to change themselves first. We can respectfully make statements and passionately argue without resorting to school yard back and forth.

    The truly sad thing is that dissonance is no longer allowed in America without ridicule. Where once our greatest strength as a nation was our multicultural society enriched by a variety of viewpoints all aimed at finding different solutions to making a better country for our children, we now malign those that disagree with us and believe in self-pride over self-respect.

    So if you don't like this statement released by the DNC, work to live opposite to it in your own life and make sure whatever party you affiliate with does not also continue such ignorant slander in the future. Only when the People of these United States change our discussion will the politicians in our government ever strive to do the same.

    July 3, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  14. Tom

    Sarah Palin, if only you had been an eastern educated, elitist liberal, then all the critics would be supporters – another blow to true feminism in the U.S.

    July 3, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  15. Rod Hammack

    Cheap shot as usual, DNC.

    Yes, you should be concerned. She's coming after your policies that are hurting so many of us in the middle class.

    July 3, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  16. lila

    If Palin has future political ambitions it's fully appropriate for the DNC to make note of her patterns of bizarre behavior. However, I think it's pretty obvious she has ADD. A pretty extreme case of it at that. It's hard to miss.
    Oh, and for the record if Obama were a narcissist he would not be an apologist. The rightwing whacks seem to suffer from a form of ADD themsleves. They can't keep their smears straight to create a caricature of Obama that will stick with the public. Bill Clinton was/is a classic narcissist. Obama is nothing like Bill. Bill is a choleric/sanguine temperament and Obama is melancholic/phlegmatic. They are nothing alike.

    July 3, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  17. Gigi

    What the Family? Something is up. Next week we will know what is really going on!

    July 3, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  18. Lost in Texas Forever

    I think the Sarah haters are just as bad as the Obama haters that visit CNN on a regular basis so I can't see how one group can claim to be better than the other. They are both equally disgusting in my opinion. You can disagree with someone's politics without getting as nasty and personal as some here do.

    July 3, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  19. David in West Virginia

    Ex Governor to be, Sarah Palin, has gotten what she wanted and that's a book deal. She'll receive $7 million for a book about nothing. What a legacy!

    July 3, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  20. Jaison Biagini

    Go back to school and study GEOGRAPHY. Alaska is TWICE the size of Texas. No wonder you're a DEMOCRAP, you don't have much between your ears.


    actually if you were smart you'd have figured out that what they meant was population, which makes alaska one of the smallest states. one of the smallest states with an abundance of natural resources and yet she still managed to mismanage!!

    July 3, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  21. Marc Hayes

    The party of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Barney Frank calling any one else bizzare is bizzare in itself.

    July 3, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  22. Angie


    Um, I don't think she was referring to the actual size of Alaska, but rather it's population. Why would geography matter? You don't get representatives because of size of the state but rather the size of the population. Think BEFORE you hit submit.

    July 3, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  23. b in MD

    Hopefully this is the start of a presidential run.. the country just cant take 8 years of extreme left wing socialism.

    July 3, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  24. KJR

    Alaska has one of the largest deficits by percentage in the country.

    It's an act of extreme cowardice to leave the Governor's post at this time.

    Everyone knows these will be a couple of tough years for any governor. Programs will have to be cut, and taxes will have to be raised, or there will be huge continuing deficits.

    Everyone knows this. She's not fooling anyone.

    She left because she didn't want to do her job. It's too difficult during a recession. It's too hard to criticize the federal government if your state is also running up huge deficits.

    So, she made a calculation ... and quit.

    She is a complete and total loser. She should never ever be in any position of responsibility.

    She loves the attention ... but she has zero ability.

    July 3, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  25. annie against biased news

    What could be more bizarre than 150 czars, government owned banks and car companies and proposed bills to eliminate the few jobs left? What could be more bizarre than 98% of the demon-crats not listening to the people who pay their salaries?

    July 3, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
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