April 14th, 2010
06:46 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin an issue in Kentucky

Trey Grayson, who will face Rand Paul in the Kentucky GOP Senate primary, said Wednesday that Sarah Palin is not qualified to be president.

Trey Grayson, who will face Rand Paul in the Kentucky GOP Senate primary, said Wednesday that Sarah Palin is not qualified to be president.

Washington (CNN) - On the same day Sarah Palin rallied cheering Tea Party crowds in Boston, she was also causing a stir hundreds of miles away - in Kentucky.

At issue is a contentious Kentucky Senate primary battle that pits Secretary of State Trey Grayson against Rand Paul, a physician and the son of former GOP presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Palin has already weighed in on the race, endorsing Paul and donating money to his campaign.

But Grayson apparently doesn't think the endorsement counts for much: On Wednesday, Grayson said the former Alaska governor is not qualified to be president.

Grayson was asked during an editorial board meeting with the Louisville Courier-Journal, "Is Sarah Palin qualified to be president of the United States?" His reply: "Not today."

He went on to point out that Palin was qualified to be vice president in 2008. "I think she had the position to be vice president, but she wasn't running for president," Grayson said. "I thought Sen. McCain was the best candidate to be president in the last election."

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that President Barack Obama would top the former Alaska governor by double digits in a possible 2012 general election showdown, and that Palin comes in third in a hypothetical horserace for the next GOP presidential nomination.

Filed under: 2010 • Kentucky • Rand Paul • Sarah Palin • Trey Grayson
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    More GOP humor!

    April 14, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  2. aware

    Pray America! You are fighting the powers and the principalities. It isn't about party or personalities or you! It is about the Kingdom of God! And, we all know who will win – it is only a matter of when! 🙂

    April 14, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  3. m smith

    nice to see a repo smart enough to figure that out .

    April 14, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  4. El Kababa

    Sarah Palin is absolutely unremarkable in every way. I could go to the neighborhood mall and find a hundred women more qualified to be President – and that's just on the first floor.

    I think that is her charm. People can say, "She's just like me!" I personally don't want a President that is just like me. America needs someone who is a lot smarter than the average yahoo, who has a vision of what the nation can be, and who sees the government as something more than a servant of global corporations. I would be completely incompetent as President, yet I am ten times more qualified than Sarah Palin.

    April 14, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  5. aware

    Shalom Y'all! Wholeness is God's gift! Man alone will never bring about utopia but God chooses to work with his creation to transform the cosmos! 🙂

    April 14, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  6. Emmett

    No one with a working brain thinks Palin is qualified to be president. She's useless.

    April 14, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  7. Matt S

    That's because she is not qualified. Heck, she already proved she wasn't qualified to be Gov of Alaska, when she decided to quit half way through to bulk up on her money and PAC nonsense.

    While I'm sure that many support her idiocy, those who look at her without blinders on see she is a joke.

    April 14, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  8. Aspen Professor

    "On Wednesday, Grayson said the former Alaska governor is not qualified to be president."

    Hey there Kentuck - on that point we agree! Palin is either frozen brain dead or having a fantasy trip.

    April 14, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  9. Big John

    He's right, the half term half- wit governor isn't qualified for anything but picking fish from Toddys net

    April 14, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  10. ed fl

    What do you expect. The poorest educated state elected a fellow dummy to be thie Senator and the rest of the lesser educated states in the bible belt made him their leader. One of the easiest words to spell is[ no] so the tradition does and will continue as long as we have hate mongering racists[ that do not know better] eat at the GOP trough and tell one another how patriotic they are. Check and see how many realy served as members of the active duty and not as members of the reserve or national guard where their influence allowed them to fill positions and get paid to further their government retirement pension.

    April 14, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  11. Hawktyme

    It's really a long shot, this Neo-Con game plan to srew up all these elections. Does anyone have a plan of action? What happens if they pull it off? They would definately move W up the board on the list of worste presidents

    April 14, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  12. one voice

    She is not qualified to run a sucessful Governorship in a small state, how can She run the most powerful Country in the world? Lets put Her on live television and ask her 10 questions and put this RIDICULOUS thought behind us.

    April 14, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  13. Mike In Red State Kanass

    Palin is not interested in being President. Palin is only interested in parlaying McCain's Fauley into riches. She could not wait to give up her Governership because her head of the Alaskan state duities would have interfered with her gold digging. She probably had to be notified of that by a consultant. If she did not look a complete shyster huffing and puffing at her resignation press conference.

    April 14, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  14. GOPBslapper

    They eat their own, just like Cockroaches.

    April 14, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  15. randy from Minnesota

    WOW now the congress could be a family affair as well who would have thought that. I think any one supported by palin is not much to look forward to having in office, maybe he can come up with some witty one liners like her then he doesn't have to worry about actually working and getting the job done.

    April 14, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  16. mrgmorgan56

    Well, she's not even qualified to be Governor let alone President.

    April 14, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  17. Rand Paul

    She is however qualified to endorse.

    April 14, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
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