May 12th, 2010
05:55 PM ET
12 years ago

Maher: Palin is 'a lazy money grubber'

(CNN) - Comedian Bill Maher on Wednesday repeated his frequent slams against Sarah Palin, calling her a "lazy money grubber" and claiming that "all she does is cash in." Maher was partly echoing sentiments expressed by Levi Johnston, the ex-boyfriend of Palin's daughter Bristol.

Johnston told Vanity Fair last October that the former Alaska governor, "would blatantly say [after the 2008 presidential election], 'I want to just take this money and quit being governor.'"

Maher also vented about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, the war in Afghanistan and illegal immigration in a wide-ranging interview broadcast on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Barbara; IL

    I am not a Sarah Palin supporter by any stretch of the imagination. With that being said, who cares what Bill Maher thinks as well? Why is this news? We have an oil spill, high unemeployment, and a war in Afghanistan that should be getting our attention, not the rantings of a fanatical, out of touch comedian.

    May 12, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. Dave, Illinois

    Why would anybody care what that hooked-nose twit thinks?????

    May 12, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  3. wbn

    And Maher is what??? An intellectual? A public servant? A shrewd business leader? A respected "anything?" He's never been funny, he only tries to be at someone else's expense, he always looks like he has just washed his face and wet his hair after an all-night drunk, and he calls anyone who disagrees with his pioints of view "stupid." He must be what the world used to call a "barabrian."

    May 12, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  4. wbn

    Pardon me, I meant "barbarian."

    May 12, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. ConstitutionalPatriot

    I respect Bill Maher because he supports Ron Paul. That says alot right there. All the idiots who want Palin in 2012 better wake up because this constitutionalist and many others won't settle for the neocon Palin. I'd rather vote for Obama and I never thought I'd say that ever!

    May 12, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Maher is right.

    May 12, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. Dennis

    That's pretty much my description of Bill Mayer. Not a fan of Palin, but really don't understand why anyone considers Bill Mayer funny or interesting.

    May 12, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin is no more than a con artist and a welfare queen being supported by taxpayers, what man out there wants to take care of another man and his family. Men and women who have families to support don't both quit their jobs and go around the country pandering for money like Palin and her husband.

    May 12, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    She will sell 2nd grade books as long as idiots pay for them. Tag runs. See Tag run. Run Tag run.

    May 12, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  10. Anna Gold

    Bill Maher isn't fit to clean Governor Sarah Palin's smokehouse. What has he ever accomplished? Has he governed a state, written two bestsellers, raised a family and run a business? Dealt with a Down's syndrome child? He wouldn't last a day in Alaska!

    May 12, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  11. thomas

    Thats her style , the buck stops with her !

    She's all about money , soon she will be selling orange juice like that other lady . It wont be Drill , Drill, Drill , it will be Squeezes , Squeezes , Squeezes !

    May 12, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  12. Discernment

    Blame John "Erratic-Maverick' McCain for putting this horror on the national stage.

    May 12, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  13. Jan Kierson

    Maher is not a comedian; there's nothing funny about him. He is ignorant, and he is a filthy mouthed lying know-nothing.

    May 12, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  14. Discernment

    Sarah Palin is the number one reason Arizona should not vote 'Maverick' McCain to a new 6-year term in the Senate.

    May 12, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  15. TOM

    In my opinion maher is an idiot. how can he say someone else is a money grabber and all the do is cash in. what is it that he does? he tried to say the stupidest things so people will listen to him. if maher only got paid for the truth he tells, i believe he would be homeless by now. i would rather pay him to shut up.

    May 12, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  16. Sal from Philly

    I love Bill Maher!!! He says the things that NO POLITICIAN is willing to say, but many of them probably share the same views

    May 12, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  17. Mike in Red State Kansas

    I would think that she feels entitled to glean all she can out of McCain's desperate attempt to win the Presidency.

    May 12, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  18. ReLoaded

    Why is that idiot labled as a comedian. He's about as funny as polio. He seldom says anything that is funny. He's a waste of HBO TV time and one of the main reasons I stopped subscribing to HBO. The guy should get a real job, with his type of attitude, he should be selling used cars.

    May 12, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  19. Franklin

    Im no fan of Sarah but Bill Maher is defiently one of those situations in which considering the source is hysterical....This is like those shows on VH1 where Tonya Harding and Todd Bridges make fun of A-list actors.

    May 12, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  20. Larry

    I don't think anyone with half a brain would disagree with Maher about Palin.

    I also agree that we're not accomplishing anything in Afghanistan, and that war needs to end.

    May 12, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  21. KO

    I'm not a Bill Maher fan, but he's exactly right about Palin. She's basically a celebrity masquerading as some type of political leader, and laughing all the way to the bank.

    May 12, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |