December 9th, 2009
09:17 AM ET
8 years ago

Palin calls for Obama to boycott climate change conference

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Palin is calling on President Obama to boycott the Copenhagen climate change conference next week."](CNN) –Sarah Palin has taken to the Washington Post op-ed page to urge President Barack Obama to cancel his scheduled appearance at the Copenhagen climate change conference next week.

Referencing private e-mails from climate change scientists at a research facility in Britain that were hacked and published on the Internet late last month, Palin said now is not the time for the President to show his support for the "radical environmental movement."

"Instead of staying home from Copenhagen and sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices, the president has upped the ante, Palin writes. "He plans to fly in at the climax of the conference in hopes of sealing a 'deal.' Whatever deal he gets, it will be no deal for the American people."

Palin added Obama's underlying political objective is to increase pressure on Congress to pass the Democrats "cap and trade" energy proposal that is expected to be debated early next year.

"This is a political move. The last thing America needs is misguided legislation that will raise taxes and cost jobs - particularly when the push for such legislation rests on agenda-driven science," writes Palin. "Without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary about what comes out of this politicized conference. The president should boycott Copenhagen."

At the vice presidential debate last year, Palin said she was for capping carbon emissions but did not elaborate on how she would do that.

Filed under: Energy • Popular Posts • President Obama • Sarah Palin
soundoff (267 Responses)
  1. Sharon

    She is more experienced to call for the ban on moose hunting. She really needs to stay out the arena of advanced politics, as someone else will not be able to write the answers or conversation for her.

    December 9, 2009 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  2. Kim

    Why does anyone listen to this women? She's giving advise and doesn't even know what the Bush doctrine is.

    December 9, 2009 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  3. Seth in Jacksonville, FL

    "Radical environmental movement?" Why do conservatives keep denying that we're destroying the environment? This is beyond outrageous. Go to the summit, President Obama. It's time we startinig holding ourselves accountable for what we're doing to our planet.

    December 9, 2009 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  4. scott michigan

    This woman is Insane! She never shocks me anymore. I've NEVER felt so angry politically in my Life! Between Palin Cheney Dobbs Ect... All the hate and fear these people excude, enough people jus fall for it without lokking into facts. Very scary. Very unfortunate. I'm still waiting for an Agressive liberal Left Movement to combat these Right wing extremist. Where's the Movement and who will start and organize it?

    December 9, 2009 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  5. sms29s

    Oh, please. Like he might regard her opinion as in way credible???

    December 9, 2009 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  6. kyle from ohio

    And this opinion is base on what knowledge you have obtained?
    You quit your job and now you have become an expert on a many of subjects. Just maybe just maybe someone else could be right and your wrong!

    December 9, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  7. Barbara Independent in NY

    Please, please stop covering this moron. Her ideas would take us back to the dark ages. I'm sure that there's some intelligent women out there that deserve coverage. How about covering Elizabeth Warren?

    December 9, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  8. FactCheck

    Please CNN, tell us what Paris Hilton, balloon boy, the Selahis, and Shy Ronnie think of climate change. We want to know what all celebutards think, not just the one you pick.

    December 9, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  9. Ken, Arizona

    What an idiot.

    December 9, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  10. Tammy

    What "she" wrote is in complete intelligible sentences. Not written by her. But the words used re the subject are too complicated for her - she probably does not know what they mean. Now - if I gave advice to the President on my website, would you put it on the Ticker? I think I'm more qualified than Palin (B.A. in Political Science). Not that the President needs my and her advice (exp. hers).

    December 9, 2009 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  11. Marc

    And I call CNN to boycott Ms. Quitter of the Year!

    December 9, 2009 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  12. Fair is Fair

    Oooooooo.... Ooooooooo...

    Palin AND Cheney articles today! Have at it, libs!!!

    December 9, 2009 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  13. noneofyourbusiness

    And her input is based upon what? Her many years of public service and her thorough and full understanding of climate issues (don't recall hearing if she talked about that in her 'book').

    Why would ANYONE, even a religious conservative, listen to this fraud? Let's not forget she quit her job because it was tough. Do you think she's really survive a round of advertising showing her NOT at her desk at 3:00am because people were mean to her?

    Someone give her a FOX talking head job, like Huckabee and let's be done with this witless waif!

    December 9, 2009 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  14. Disgusted

    This woman is unbelievably stupid. Climate change is happening whether she admits it or not. Just ask the folk that live in the Maldives where rising sea levels are threatening to drown the whole country.
    Even if it was a hoax, would legislation to give us cleaner air be such a bad thing? Obama has to show leadership on this issue.

    December 9, 2009 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  15. Liberal4Obama

    Please CNN can you stick to reporting real news and stop giving a platform to this ignoramus to spew her venom?

    December 9, 2009 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  16. Grahame

    Palin thinks that climate change is when it's OK to put the washing out on the line. Dumb Broad

    December 9, 2009 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  17. Felonious Monk

    This ladys (?) is un-American as they come. Anything and everything she does is political, stupid, but political. Does she actually think sticking our collective heads in the sand will help the environment?

    We had 8 years of non-thinking leadership and she would like to give us 8 more. How much of these destructive republicans can the great nation of America take?

    When Obama does something/anything as half as stupid as this lady (?) I will be the first in line to point it out. Republicans are completely unwilling to accept that she is not qualified and inept.
    What happened to country first?
    Americans for America

    December 9, 2009 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  18. Selina

    but then he couldn't ride the private jet.

    December 9, 2009 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  19. Lori

    I will never forgive John McCain and staff for unleashing this moronic person upon the American people.

    December 9, 2009 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  20. Adam

    She barely made it through college. She quit her job as the governor of alaska. She pays someone else to write a book for her. She cant finish a 5k run. Now, all of a sudden, she is scientist able to give reliable critiques on scientific studies done pertaining to global warming. She never fails to amaze now... How can any person in their right mind take her seriously. All she does is prance around thinking she is something special to look at and ramble off conservative garbage going against the president knowing that her ideas will only rally the crazy right wing fringe. People need to see this lady for what she really is... a publicity hungry little girl trying to be a grown up.

    December 9, 2009 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  21. Donatella

    What is her problem, what makes this quitter think she has the right to tell the president how to do his job.

    December 9, 2009 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  22. republican communism is worse

    People really need to be wary of the crap that Fox reports. 80,000 scientists or some e-mails, which do we believe?

    More importantly, what if Sarah is wrong?

    December 9, 2009 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  23. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    I wonder who wrote this editorial for Former Temporary Governor Sarah Palin. Two years as governor of a state more sparsely populated than many U.S. cities and she's an expert on climate? The Republican Party leadership needs to distance themselves from this loon. Oh, wait...who are they?

    December 9, 2009 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  24. Rob R

    Oh Sarah, your heart goes out to Huckabee, and you're calling on the President. "...and if the real thing don't do the better make up something're gonna burn, burn, burn, burn to the wick....Barracuda!!!" That's your theme song, isn't it?

    December 9, 2009 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  25. Tram

    So trying to make the world a better place is "radical."

    Good job, Sarah. Every time you open your mouth, you showcase your stupidity. Keep it up. We need the laughs.

    December 9, 2009 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
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