April 24th, 2010
10:31 AM ET
13 years ago

In Eugene, Palin says she eats granola too

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/04/20/art.spalin08h.gi.jpg caption ="Palin addressed a Republican fundraiser in Eugene, Oregon Friday."](CNN) – Making light of the fact she was in one of America’s liberal bastions Friday night, Sarah Palin told attendees at an event in Eugene, Oregon she eats granola and organic food just like residents there do.

Speaking at the Lane County Republican's annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a major fundraising event for the organization, Palin told the crowd she’s more like people in Eugene than one might think.

“I eat granola. I eat a lot of organic food. I have to shoot and catch a lot of my organic food before I eat it,” the former Republican vice presidential nominee joked, according to the Oregonian.

Palin’s remarks also included the red meat jabs at Democrats that have become characteristic of her speeches this year, telling the crowd its OK for Republicans to be the “Party of No.”

"When the other party's wrong, we stiffen our spines," She told a crowd numbering 900, according to the Oregonian. "Why not be the party of not just no, but hell no.”

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  1. ahetch

    The wealthy party of Eugene Or. paid minimum $250 a head just to hear Palin. And , last I heard, 70 of them had a picture taken with them and her at 10k. Tells us a lot about the tea party. Wealthy people crying "I want my country back.

    April 24, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  2. jeff jackson, alabama

    You know there was a controversy about a
    Republican group saying a democratic lady
    should be sent home to the kitchen.
    After all the lewd, sarcastic, vulgar name calling
    Palin has received from the democrats they have
    a lot of gaul to want an apology about a kitchen
    The vulgarity of what has come out of the democrats
    mouths the last two years would make Harry Truman,
    John Kennedy, and Hubert Humphrey ashamed of
    what the democratic party has become.
    They have no shame, they have no respect for
    other's beliefs, and they are racially bigotted to the
    point of doing everything they can to keep minorities
    in their place. The democratic party needs to come
    out of the 1950's and show some tolerance and class
    for a REAL CHANGE !!!!!
    You know who was President when the First and SECOND
    black Sec. of State was appointed ???

    April 24, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  3. Turnabout is Fair Play

    idesign April 24th, 2010 11:46 am ET

    By golly we’ve got a lot of deranged liberal comments from the venom spewing left. I just love how the simple mention of her name drives you folks completely insane. So much for the party of tolerance. You people are a joke…..

    Right, you call liberals deranged when they're not the ones standing out with tea bags on their hats and holding signs attacking the president personally instead of his policies. Showing him as a witch doctor with a bone through his nose and as a nazi Hitler carciature..yeah, right, but the Left are the deranged ones..you neo-cons on the Right have cornered the market on hypocracy, stupidity, willful ignorance and arrogance, and the sale of blinders.

    April 24, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    Sarah Palin is absolutely correct about this one: granola is tasty.
    If fact, granola for breakfast is almost as good for you as bacon and three eggs, and not much more fattening.

    April 24, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  5. Bob in PA

    Okay BOzos, really tired of you all taking Sarahs jokes and symbolic speech and twisting into she is backwards and stupid.

    April 24, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  6. Margaret

    I would like to reply to Another View. Yes, Sarah Palin has the attention of the U.S. and the World. I cannot speak for the U.S. but, I can say that "The World" does not view her with admiration. She is nothing more than a shrill, opionated woman and it's either her way or the highway. As a Canadian I would really like someone to tell me what is "A Real American". Is it Sarah's interpretation of a U.S. citizen because I just don't get it.

    April 24, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  7. Russ in Benton AR

    What an idiot, without her husband handler pulling her strings she would be a nobody

    April 24, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. Travis

    Please "America" let us forget about the "Idiot Palin" and let her go back to Alaska! She is a Joke and an absolute "Idiot" and we all hope the Republicans put her back on the ballot! She is such a class act especially when she says we are the Party of "Hell No"! Can you imagine that representing thie great country of ours, we would be laughed at by all nations!

    April 24, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  9. Darth Vadik, CA

    I saw the move "Nailin Palin", she eats more than just granola.

    April 24, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  10. Charles

    Who cares?

    April 24, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  11. MikeH

    To idesign;

    There are no derange liberals posting here, they are very astute observers of a very deranged woman that the right wing wackadoodles seem to have put up on a pedestal.

    You wanna see someone deranged, try looking in a mirror

    April 24, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  12. Beth

    Palin will say anything to endear her to the people who are willing to spend hundreds of dollars to hear her speak. Even though it is the same speech over and over. She turns many people off including Republicans and Independents. The more we hear her, the less we like her.

    April 24, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    if sarah palin and all those republicans really cared about this country because they are always saying country first they will find a way to work together with the sitting president for the betterment of this country ... no on from the republican party was stating country first when bush was taking us to hell in a hand basket, now that this present president is working to make this country a better place and no help from the republicans but they keep singing country first ...What a bunch of nut job espically the palin nut...if you guys want to put country first start showing it.....

    April 24, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  14. Republicans the stupid masses of the USA

    As usual the numbers showing up to see the Shrilla from Wasilla are low, this one the lowest of only 900 and that is an overstatement of numbers who showed up. Just because you eat granola does not make you intelligent Shrilla just like being able to see Ryssia from your back porch does not make you a foreign policy expert. When will the loser Republicans find just one person who has a brain? Oh sorry, to be a Republican by definition means you CANNOT have a brain, Duh, sorry.

    April 24, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  15. Larry

    I'd watch re-runs of Mr Rogers Neighborhood before dedicating a single moment listening to her lies and venom

    It is beyond me why any person would pay to hear her speak

    Do they learn anything ?

    If so, that doesn't suggest the brightest crowd is sitting in audience

    What on earth could be the point ?

    April 24, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  16. Nellie Bly

    When she says she has to shoot her own organic food, does that mean Palin is out in the garden, shooting at the heads of lettuce and strawberries? This is a person that shouldn't be allowed to handle guns let alone be in public office.

    April 24, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    The GOP says "HELL NO" to any bill that helps the average American. HOW PATHETIC.

    April 24, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  18. Leonard

    Sarah Palin will say she eats everything and anything to get a vote.

    April 24, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  19. Tree Lemur

    idesign wrote: "By golly we’ve got a lot of deranged liberal comments from the venom spewing left. I just love how the simple mention of her name drives you folks completely insane. "

    Gee, seems just like the way the mention of the name of the President of the United States drives those on the right into paroxysyms of racial hatred.

    April 24, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  20. sensible Cape Coral FL

    I have had children in the Third Grade who had a better understanding and appreciation of the environment and even a better understanding of current events than Silly Sarah.

    April 24, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. MikeH

    to Idesign:

    There are no 'derange liberals' posting here, only very astute intelligent Americans.

    They are amused by the right wing wackadoodles and the very deranged woman they worship and have put up on a pedestal.

    If you wanna see someone deranged, try looking in a mirror.

    April 24, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  22. Bob

    Scott Brown said yesterday that Palin is qualified to be President?.....So much for his credibility.......

    April 24, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  23. Squigman

    I never thought I'd see the day when people in the public eye, would make cartoon characters look intelligent. But I was wrong.

    April 24, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  24. Badger

    As the Ohio repulicant said "go back to the kitchen where women belong" applies to this dolt too.

    April 24, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  25. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    It's still a pig!!

    April 24, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
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