October 22nd, 2010
06:07 PM ET
11 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. Concerned Voter

    I see she's got her favorite campaign prop in hand (Trig). She must be desperate again.

    October 22, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  2. Sean

    This is news? What's up with your obsession with this dolt, CNN?

    October 22, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. CNN watcher

    Dragging her (well, Bristol's) special needs child around all hours on the campaign trail again, I see. Has she no shame? How selfish of her....

    October 22, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  4. German,IrishAmerican

    We'll see how long it takes the hatefilled liberals on this site to start attacking Palin and insult her son.

    October 22, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  5. NPR Reporter

    Dear Lord thank you for giving us sister Sara Palin, thank you dear lord for giving her the strength and perseverance to stand up strong against the Obama Administration and his Progressive Liberal agenda of destruction of our beloved United States of America. And please dear lord take care of all them little bitty people down there in Pau Pau New Guinea...get r done November! GOP!!

    October 22, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. Mike S.

    She always gets that baby out of storage when she hits the campaign trail.

    October 22, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. once upon a horse

    and I'm sure once she collected her check she took Trig and left. You blind Palin supports are just getting your wallets raped.

    October 22, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  8. diridi

    why she is in the news, i do not know...she is a total stupid, and scum for the nation....just like GOP thugs....go and vote for Des....nation is saved....

    October 22, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  9. FloridaResident

    Here comes Palin with her son Trig on her hip – during the 2008 campaign she carried him around and passed him from pillar to post like a sack of potatoes! Her kids were not in school – they were being shamelessly used by her during the campaign. She gets no respect from me! Should her kids have heard the disgusting and horrible taunts here in Florida about what to do to Obama? I think not! She encouraged it all with her lies and hate. This country has never been so divided politically – the right is not willing to reach across the aisle in Congress and has done this while Bush was President and while Newt was Speaker of the house. I say good luck to this country if the GOP takes control again! The Dems could never spend as fast and as free as the GOP had been during Bush's years – the earmarks – the Bridge to Nowhere which Palin so "eloquently" refused – but she KEPT THE MONEY!! She didn't give it back. And she OKed the Road to the Bridge to Nowhere.

    October 22, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  10. Muffet

    It is so disgusting how she uses her child as a PR prop. Her kid should use her as a PR prop..."I can see this delusionsl idiot from my crib!"

    October 22, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  11. shannon

    Every time I see this woman, I think of the damage she has done to our Country. She's unleashed her stupidity, her bigotry and her hatred of all things that don't fit her tiny, narrow vision of what she thinks America should be. She's encouraged people who think like she does, to come out and run, people who cater to the lowest common demoninator in all people. I see hope that America is rejecting her brand of hatred, but we are not there yet.

    October 22, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  12. JD

    Blessings on the baby but does it sometimes feel like Sarah is using him as a prop to support her "Mama Grizzly" declaration? On the other hand, having had a cousin with down's, it brings these little ones into the sunlight – or spotlight – so that we can learn how wonderful they are in spite of their problems. I bore myself.

    October 22, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. Who's boneheaded the most?

    She's my favorite women politician. By far, I might add.

    October 22, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  14. stufthis

    Sarah, demand to be on the top of the bagger ticket in 2012. You have done more to scare voters with lies and make people afraid than even the Beckerhead. You deserve the top spot. Tell Mittens to go back to his many homes. Sarah may be clueless, but she is a smart bagger.

    October 22, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  15. ThinkAgain

    Whoa, Palin's getting desperate – she's trotting out her special-needs child.

    Yep, some family values that witch has. I wonder if he even recognizes her? She's never around, except when she needs him for a prop.

    October 22, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  16. ThinkAgain

    Let's see ... how about a little comparison here:

    Palin trots out Trig whenever she needs to burnish her "family values" cred. Otherwise, he's watched by a nanny while mommy jets around the country lecturing people in that screechy, whiny voice of hers.

    The Kennedy family started the Special Olympics, an organization that has been instrumental in integrating special-needs people into the mainstream for over 40 years. Three generations of Kennedy's, at great personal cost, have served our country, standing up for the Middle Class and those less fortunate.

    Just something to think about ... you know, walking the talk and all that.

    October 22, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  17. Rick

    I would loved to have gone, but I'm out of tomatoes.

    October 22, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. idesign

    and the Palin army marches across America, picking up legions of recruits along the way...............

    October 22, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  19. Connie

    Wolf, when you brought up Jeb Bush today as a person who wanst Sarah Palen to run against President Obama, I believe his remarks had a meaning which could end up being him running for VP with Palin. This is the same scenerio when his brother George, who was less than knowledgable about world and US politics in depth, had his VP Chaney run the country from behind the scenes. We all know the expresident was really only a figure head.. We all know Sara Palen, while a person who can give a speech with practice, is not presidential material. Jeb Bush and co. knows this as well.

    October 22, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  20. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    these Tea Party folks get stranger and stranger all the time. They were def against John McCain and wanted him out of office, yet said NOTHING when their de facto leader Sarah Palin came out to endorse him. They claim to want less spending and smaller goverment but you hear NOTHING from them as the GOP throws millions of dollars around given by unkown sources some that could be from overseas. They are down on Obama for the high unemployment numbers but say NOTHING when the GOP not only voted NO to close the loophole for compaines sending jobs overseas but the CofC even seems to endorse it. They attack people like Harry Reid for the wealth he has made while, in Congress, yet say NOTHING about the millions Sarah Palin has made in just a little over a year. John Miller basically says "DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO!" and they stilll back him. I admit I am fearful where the country is headed if this lot takes comtrol.

    October 22, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  21. independent

    So let's us Trig as a political stump prop. Then, when someone attacks her, she can claim they are attacking her son. This lady is clueless.

    October 22, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  22. Donnatella

    I bet the teabaggers were wetting their depends when she showed up.

    October 22, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  23. Tawny Jones

    Sarah Palin is beautiful, brilliant & brave. She is a great patriot and superstar celebrity.

    October 22, 2010 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  24. Republicans is smart in the head area

    Nice that she's using the kid as a prop.

    October 22, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  25. Lynn

    Didn't the GOP make fun of Hillary when she wasn't a stay-a-home mom? And good grief, don't mention Sarah's kids when talking about her politics, but check out how she uses them when convenient. She has no regard for her family except for props.

    October 22, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
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