April 9th, 2010
01:03 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin's speech most anticipated at Republican conference

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) - When Sarah Palin speaks in public, she always finds the media spotlight. Or maybe the spotlight finds her.

Either way, he former Alaska governor will again be firmly in front of the cameras Friday afternoon, when she addresses the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The three-day event is billed as the largest GOP gathering of party officials, operatives, activists and strategists before the 2012 Republican National Convention, when the party will formally nominate its candidate for president.

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  1. Out in Calif.

    WHAT!! Sarah Palin can actually speak on her own. Maybe words came out of her mouth....but surely not her words.

    April 9, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    That a bunch of toothless hayseeds will hang on every word this neo-witch says is not news. But it is a sad comment on the state of the [R] party. And since there continue to be so many witless people that pay attention to [R]ightwing drivel, it is a sad comment on the state of America. If it is news, it is BAD news.

    The only thing that differentiates this bunch from 1930's Germany, is the lack of stiff-armed salutes.

    April 9, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. Shirley in California

    Again, not worthy of any comment.

    April 9, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. President Obama could walk on water and the Party of NO would still complain that he left footprints!

    CNN, while the witless Wasillia Wonder-Bra is a natural fit for the boob tube, please present the future coverage of her obvious mental illness as a documentary, including subtitles to translate Palinese into the English language.

    April 9, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. Lakisha Jackson

    Palin u r an animal

    April 9, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Erik

    Sarah Palin as President would be like having me be your brain surgeon. Would you dare do it? Easy as-usual Republican answer to that, "No."

    April 9, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    No one Republican will ever make it to the WH without sustance other than every other word is President Obama's name, that won't fly. But if you have no sustance just like Palin then you hide behind our President's name, and that won't get it. It's easier to sprew out hate than speak with sustance and knowledge, people deserve better and they will demand better.

    April 9, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. Steve (the real one)

    The party that points out hatred on the right (and rightfully condemns it) willl soon and hypocritcally, commence in their own hatred. The beat goes on!

    April 9, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  9. Susan

    Just like in Arizona when she was there with the Tea Baggers trying to turn people away from voting for Reid.......they interviewed a woman in the crowd.....the woman said she was there to see SARAH....when asked if she was a supporter of Sarah Palin's she said NO, I don't believe in what she has to say and wouldn't vote for her, but she is a celebraity and she just wanted to say she had seen her........a lot of people will go out of their way to go see this woman just because she is a so called celebraty that doesn't mean they support her or believe she is smart enough to be VP or President of this country......but it sure is giving Sarah the big head.......

    April 9, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  10. Irma in North Carolina

    Just more lies and hate comimg out of her and bashing the president and the people in the white house. Does she and her tea party gang ands the racits not have a single idea how to help this country any better. She should of learne from last time by the hate rallys she had and the bashing of the president did not get them in the white house. As Sarah talks about (Gods Plan) well God had the right plan for them last time by not letting them get in the white house. Hopefully he will have a plan where her or any repubican gets in the white house.

    April 9, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Palin's speech most anticipated at Republican conference"

    Proof that they're all freekin idiots. Jefferson has been vomitting in his casket for nigh on 2 years now since her "who needs cogent arguments and informed, educated positions?" brand of politics gathered such a foaming-at-the-mouth following of maclontent morons. No no no...he never ever intended for our country's direction and decisions to be determined by duly diligent dissemination of accurate information and informed discourse....that's just crazy talk. It was always Jefferson and Madison's intent that raving lunatic extremists would influence policy through fear, anger, misinformation and trite substanceless quips followed by a wink o, a shake of the a$$ or a fervent waving of the speaking-fist.

    April 9, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. attawaytom

    possible presidental contender?? you got to be kidding me. Look back on the history of past Presidency's. Even if you did not like the man and feel it is time for a woman to sit dehind the desk ,C"mon you republicans,get you act together!!! I know there are more qualified women in the republican party, maybe not legs as great as Sarah Palin's but certainly with more intelligence!

    April 9, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  13. Romney's Malt Shoppe Mentality + Palin's IQ = 0

    Simple-minded as it is, I'm sure it will fit in the palm of her hand

    April 9, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. Jim M

    Why is it the most anticipated? Everyone knows what she will say. You can tape her speech from the other night and replay it.

    April 9, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  15. Rahm

    We want to hear Ron Paul, not anyone else

    April 9, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  16. mms55

    anyone who waited for this speech is probaly wishing they had kept their money.what a total airhead!

    April 9, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  17. Don from Maine

    Love it! The talking airhead talks at the Republican gathering. Having this twit speak just shows how far out of reality the Retardican party has become. Here's a hint for you repubs-If you want to gain some credibility with the American people get some credible speakers and mount a viable candidate. By the way Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are not credible or viable candidates. No wonder you guys lost the election by the largest margin of defeat in decades. Don;t be surprised if alot of you guys are voted out of office next election. Keep beating the dead horse Palin and you will all be put out to pasture. Get real-people have had enough of backwoods barbie and her rhetoric. Unless you guys do better the republican party is pretty much over.

    April 9, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  18. David in Houston

    "Palin's speech most anticipated at Republican conference"...

    Poor, poor GOP...the title says it all.

    April 9, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  19. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    I said it before and I'll say it again as long as it continues....."the dumbing down of America continues" anyone that takes this woman seriously fits into that catagory.

    April 9, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  20. ART

    It is insulting that this idiot is what republicans have to look foward too.I say Ronald Reagan speak @ Omaha beach on the 40th anniversary of D-day in 1984 and now Republicans are left with an idiot who cannot even pronounce a name correctly, it's just embarrassing

    April 9, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  21. Mark

    Palin ROCKS!!!

    Take it to those radical liberal....

    April 9, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  22. Pkm

    the only ones who will listen to sara hate arde the hateful repukhcans you use to ae cute till you got mean

    April 9, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  23. Chase

    Those in waiting:

    Conan O'brien, David Letterman, Tina Fey, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel.

    April 9, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. Steve (the real one)

    ART April 9th, 2010 3:42 pm ET

    Republicans are left with an idiot who cannot even pronounce a name correctly, it's just embarrassing
    Art, you mean like theh COMMANDER IN CHIEF wrongly pronouncing "corpseman instead of corpsman"? You're right it is embarrassing!

    April 9, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |