October 18th, 2010
05:16 PM ET
12 years ago

CNN's New Palin Interview

Reno, Nevada (CNN) - In an interview with CNN, Sarah Palin said she doesn't think the Tea Party will split the Republican Party but noted the GOP would be "through" if it strays from its core values.

"I think the machine within the GOP will realize the 'we the people' within message is rising and is resonating throughout with independents, with moderates, with hard core conservatives because it's so full of common sense," Sarah Palin said, adding: "And time tested truths that could put the economy back on track that heaven forbid the GOP machine strays from this message if so, the GOP is through."

Palin said if the Tea Party continues to tout "free market principles," the movement will have no problem attracting independent voters.

She called on members to "apply time tested truths" and prove they work.

Palin also responded to critics who say she is divisive.

"They're going to say what they're going to say," Palin said. "If I spend all my time just answering the critics I might as well close up shop and do nothing else."

Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin • Tea Party Express • Tea Party movement
soundoff (140 Responses)
  1. Zeus

    Palin's trying to steam roll the Republican party to consolidate power. She grabbing for control of the Tea Party as well as the Republican party. She's giving the non-Tea Party Republicans an ultimatum. This puts the rest of the Republican party in a bit of a jam. Either they must now accept her (and all that baggage that she brings) or, face a power struggle. It should be interesting to how this plays out.

    October 18, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  2. Charlie from the North

    Note to Mrs. Palin,

    The only reason CNN and other news organizations fall all over every bit of verbiage that spews forth from your pie hole is because the GOP machine put you where you are. PS Thanks John McCain.

    October 18, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  3. YBP

    Mrs. Palin, we will heed your sage advice, and hang on your every word, no matter how vacuous. You are the most brilliant circus clown to ever grace the world stage. And yet we've known you for only two short years. How did we ever get along without you? Please lead us out of the darkness. Or at least halfway out...

    October 18, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  4. Annie, Atlanta

    This obsession CNN has with Sarah Palin is starting to creep me out. This is supposed to be the most trusted name in news, yet they're fixated on a woman who thought Africa was a country. How can you be a trusted news source when you obsess over someone so stupid. She even has her own secton on the Ticker.

    I like watching the Situation Room on CNN because of Jack Cafferty, but am reconsidering tuning in because of the favoritism given to the right wing and this infatuation Wolf Blitzer has with Palin. If I want to be spoon fed this kind of crap, I'd tune into Fox News (sic).

    October 18, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  5. James

    "the average unemployment rate under Republican presidents has been 6.7 percent – substantially higher than the 5.5 percent average under Democratic presidents." Christian Science Monitor. I guess when Palin said she read, and I quote, "everything" she must have lied.

    October 18, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  6. TPF

    I truly think that if the legal woes dig in to her background as Mayor and part time Governor they will find more dishonestly and lawbreaking than Watergate.

    October 18, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  7. Zeus

    Once Nov 3rd arrives, she'll be rolling out her plans for her Presidential run. While it might seem repulsive to imagine her as a President, the one postive thought is that if that were to happen, we'd only need to deal with her for 2 years ... after which she would quit so she could go make more money doing something else ... as she did as Alaska's temporary Governor.

    October 18, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  8. Voter

    I am okay with fiscal conservative values, but this woman Palin is socially backwards: does not believe in a woman's right to choose, does not believe in evolution.... is that what the GOP has to offer? a nut case like O'Donnell? No thanks!

    October 18, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  9. carl

    Sarah is a smart business woman, but a bad politician. She is in fact a good student of the Limbough and Beck School...use the mood of the country to cash in! O'Donell is making milliions and will be making more if she lose or win, because so many people do not know what to do with their extra cash.

    October 18, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  10. Katie

    Sarah Palin, the woman single-handedly responsible for removing common sense from politics, setting the bar so low absolutely anyone could be considered a candidate, and for destroying the integrity of the Grand Old Party.

    October 18, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  11. gg

    Sarah Palin represents the hard core Stalinist wing of the Republican party.

    October 18, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  12. Tony 140

    The LEFT cannot understand that the reason they are losing is because they have gone too far Left and it is them that have 1) scared the Independents over to the Right and 2) energized the Conservative base. Please don't call Tea Party candidates "EXTREME". If want want to see EXTREME, take a look at what has transpired in the last 20 months. Extremism has always lived on the LEFT. The problem now is that the LEFT is openly arrogant and their elitism is an insult to the average American.

    October 18, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  13. Thomas - MO

    At this point. Sister Sarah, doesn't care about anyone b/c the media has made her RICH...with her non speaking Petty Face. She is laughing at the world because she is RICH and getting paid without robbing the working seniors behind their backs...she's doing it out front and is very proud of it....

    October 18, 2010 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  14. BobInIrvine

    She wants to resonate "with independents, with moderates, with hard core conservatives because [the Tea Party is] so full of common sense."

    Really? Pray tell how any concept that's acceptable to hard core righties ever going to resonate with reasonable people?

    October 18, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  15. CTYank

    Wow, she's really full of herself, isn't she? Righteously spewing her programmed truisms.
    Oh, so truthy. May God help us from her and her sort.

    October 18, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  16. downinfront

    Wow. She really is hell-bent on destroying the G.O.P.

    October 18, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  17. Sour Palin....AGAIN?

    Just the thought of hearing that voice makes my ears bleed.

    October 18, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  18. USA 1

    The warning should be, "Vote GOP/Tea Party and you will ensure the end of the Middle Class!"

    October 18, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  19. gino

    She still cannot utter a complete, coherent English sentence. Jonathan Swift would love her.

    October 18, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  20. amanda

    I do not like Sarah Palin at all........but I do have to give her credit for that last quote. It is quite possibly the ONLY thing she's ever said that's make any sense.

    October 18, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain

    Can you imagine choosing a boss for your company because of what they looked like and their willingness to say snarky things with a smile on their face?

    Someone who barely made it through college (attended 5, no less, to earn a Bachelors!), can't speak proper English and whenever is criticized, starts whining about how everyone is against them?

    Someone who, when the going gets tough, up and quits?

    Someone who can't keep their own house in order, and yet loves to tell everyone else what to do?

    Someone with an ego the size of ... well, Alaska ... and yet tries to pawn themselves off as "just regular folks"?

    Someone who is afraid to take unscreened questions regarding the job they are seeking?

    If someone like that came to your company looking for a job – let alone, tried to take it over and run it – you'd tell them to take a FLYING LEAP!

    And that's what America is going to do loud and clear to the Palins and the O'Donnells and the Angles and to all the other Republicans come November 2!


    October 18, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  22. CC

    She does make your skin crawl...not just the sheirk of her voice but her sound bites, they are not filled with anything much but pork lunch meat...

    Stop the insani "tea"...please!!

    October 18, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  23. Tina in NC

    You mean Palin allowed the number 2 media outlet that promotes her 24/7 to interview her? Where's those gotcha questions?

    October 18, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  24. erik

    As usual, her lack of grammatical ability results in her statements having no coherent meaning. I have a feeling that this is why the angry fools on the right like her so much; they don't really need to pay attention to what she says. They simply think that what they just heard is something they can agree to, and it reinforces their narrow-minded, greedy preexisting biases.

    She is disgusting. The people who worship her are worse.

    October 18, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  25. Mike S.

    The GOP was through when John McCain nominated a woman, any woman, thinking he would capture the disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters. It turns out he nominated a charlatan, and women don't vote based on genitals. Sorry John, sorry Sarah.
    Close, but no cigar.

    October 18, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
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