October 22nd, 2010
06:07 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin's surprise visit

(CNN) - Sarah Palin made a surprise appearance at a Tea Party Express rally in Arizona Friday.

The former Alaska Governor spoke for a couple of minutes with her son Trig on her hip.

Using lines from her standard stump speech, Palin told the crowd, "we can see Nov. 2 from our house" and urged the crowd to elect common-sense conservatives.

The rally was the Tea Party Express's latest stop on their national bus tour.

Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin • Tea Party Express • Tea Party movement
soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. George of the jungle

    comment on NPR if huckabee and demitt can ask congress to stop funding public radio is that not like the government taking ove. I thought they wanted less government control.?? What a waste of the tax payers time to debate this. If they have a problem with this go take a look at fox.

    October 22, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. Lee

    I like how Palin is holding her kid while doing this speech...talk about using your child as a prop! Why, oh why, does anyone care what she has to say?

    October 22, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. Dennis

    Great looking crowd. It looks like they just staggered out from their double-wides. How's that trickle-down workin' fer ya?

    October 22, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  4. Clwyd

    Just gets to be more of a laugh each time she says the same warn out lines. What a complete fool!

    October 22, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  5. duke

    The Tour de idiot!
    It's simple,if you like your boss working less than you but living better than you,then vote republican,

    October 22, 2010 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  6. Bassman

    John King asked Jeb Bush if he would endorse Gov. Palin if she ran for President. Only Sarah Palin get these totally sexist questions.

    October 22, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    All I see are angry, old, militant – looking folks of the same race. Go figure.

    October 22, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  8. ron

    It looks like a bunch of nuts are in the background.

    October 22, 2010 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  9. Chris Willett

    I sincerely hope I'm wrong, but I get the impression that Governor Palin is exploiting her children – and her one child's private medical condition – for political gain.

    October 22, 2010 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  10. GLO

    Raese is a rich outsider and carpetbagger who has come to West Virginia to take advantage of misplaced blame put on the hardworking Joe Manchin for the economic downturn facing the whole country. Joe Manchin is West Virginia, and understands the needs of the citizens as well as the interests of Big Coal. Joe Manchin is respected in Washington, he can get things done because of that respect, but he definitely isn't owned by Washington. Joe Manchin deserves to fill the late, great Senator Byrd's seat in the Senate, he has been a great and honorable governor. West Virginia needs to examine the facts and vote for the man, not the party.

    October 22, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  11. Glenn from Cary

    It's nice that Trig got to see his mother again. Too bad it was only as a campaign prop.

    October 22, 2010 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  12. Djinn

    Sad that the child has become her Teaparty prop.

    October 22, 2010 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  13. Indy

    I have had a career of working with people that have limited abilities it makes me sick everytime I see Sarah Palin propping her disabled child up for photo ops. Anyone in this field knows that it is not fair to use a child with down syndrome and thrush them into a crowd for the sole purpose of phot ops. There is nothing wrong with bringing your child to a function but it is stressful for this child to be used in front of a crowd for no good reason other then a parent trying to look good.I really feel sorry for this little guy that would be best served if he were in a stable enviroment where he has a routine and familiar surroundings every single day. I hope Sarah can find it in herself to do the right thing for this child and leave him out of the limelight and let him be a child

    October 22, 2010 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  14. bcnu_too

    Well I see she has brought out her special needs child for publicity again. You never see him other than when she wants to make a few new headlines and that is shameful. I doubt if the baby hardly knows her because she is never home with him.

    October 22, 2010 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  15. Marcus

    'Palin (...) urged the crowd to elect common-sense conservatives.'
    Wasn't she supposed to say that they should vote for Tea Party backed candidates?
    And what was she doing with her son up there? Was he on stage for the whole duration of her speech? If yes, then for how long did she subjected him to that?

    October 22, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  16. mm

    She uses her baby as a political aid - yikes. I hate when any politician does this.

    October 22, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  17. they call me "tater salad"

    Irrelevant yesterday, irrelevant today, irrelevant tomorrow..............Sarah Palin in a nutshell..............NEXT!!!

    October 22, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  18. Debbie from Arizona

    Wonder how much she was paid for her surprise visit. Same old song and dance. Same old lines. The AZ Central blogs here are all a buzz with comments, mostly negative I'm happy to say. I think folks are finally getting tired of this one hit wonder of the Tea Party crowd.

    October 22, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  19. Tam

    "common-sense conservative" - from her house, this is an oxymoron

    October 22, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  20. Earl Hatleberg

    It's really transparent how she is using Trig. What a crime.

    October 22, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  21. Squigman

    Take a good look at the stage, then the crowd. The stage is adorned with a shamless opportunist, holding a child, trying to get votes with said child as a stage prop, and the crowd consists of bigots who believe white makes right. I sure as hell dont see many people of color cheering on the rogue grizzly. And, if she ever makes contact with a real grizzly, I'll be rooting for the bear.

    October 23, 2010 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  22. Klaxon McFlinderginder

    Three consecutive stories on one of the most useless, self-important, self-serving dingbats in American politics. Does Palin pay CNN a kickback for all the publicity?

    October 23, 2010 01:38 am at 1:38 am |

    Half Gov. Palin is such a fraud, even using her son as a prop. This woman has no values or ideals or knowledge for that matter. Just catch lines and lies.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    October 23, 2010 02:35 am at 2:35 am |
  24. A little sad

    The only surprise about this is that she actually had her son with her. Nanny's day off?

    October 23, 2010 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
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