November 1st, 2010
02:41 PM ET
9 years ago

Palin: Politico report is 'crap'

(CNN) - Sarah Palin is making clear she's no fan of Politico – the news organization that published a story Sunday night quoting anonymous Republican sources saying GOP leaders will try to forestall a Palin White House bid.

"Politico, Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, they're jokes," Palin told Fox News on Sunday night, referring to the writers of the story. "This is a joke to have unnamed sources tearing somebody apart limb by limb."

"If they would man up and if they would, you know, make these claims against me then I can debate them, I can talk about it, but to me they're making stuff up again," the former Alaska governor continued.

The comments came shortly after the website published a story by Allen and VandeHei that claimed establishment Republicans are deeply fretting the possibility of a Palin presidential campaign and will work behind the scenes to ensure it does not occur.

"I don't think the paper that we just printed this article on, you know, it's not worth even wrapping my King Salmon in," Palin also said of Politco. "I'll just ignore this crap."

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soundoff (199 Responses)
  1. Tom

    Palin will be scraping a lot of egg off of her face tomorrow. Joe has fallen behind in the polls. How's that "head stompin"
    thingy workin out for ya?

    November 1, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. Nodack

    The Republicans leaders did say what they said, it wasn't made up Pallin. You have a few fans, but there are a lot more people that think you are dangerous and a joke.

    November 1, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    You know, at some point, even Fox is gonna get tired of her. When they do, she can kiss goodbye to all the endorsements she has been getting.
    Here's hoping all her handpicked candidates get their you-know-whats handed to them tomorrow. Say goodnight, Gracie!

    November 1, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Uncle Fudd

    The gravitas of Barney Fife combined with the vocabulary of Popeye the Salior. Yeah, the Repugs really have it going on with this one...

    November 1, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. PA Moderate

    because "They" know Palin 2012 is the surest way to make Obama a 2 term President. The real power of the Republican party isn't going to hand him a 2nd term that easy.

    November 1, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. jeff, alabama

    Give 'em hell, Sarah.
    If sources don't want to be
    named then they are probably
    full of crap.
    The media in America definitely
    is not what it was when Cronkite,
    Huntley and Brinkley were around.
    The bottom three professions in
    the world have become lawyers,
    politicians, and reporters.
    Palin 2012 !

    November 1, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. Indy

    it is just like Palin to ignore anything that makes sense.Of course republicans know she is nowhere close to having what it takes to be POTUS, certainly 90% of the world knows she will never be qualified for the Whitehouse. This is the very first time she has ever offerd to debate anyone and I hope Politico takes her up on this because that would once and for all end any speculation that she has what it takes to run for President. She would get demolished in a primary, they could have hours upon hours upon hours of videotaped lies, and some of the stupidest things ever said in the political arena.Too bad Todd wouldn't "man up" and grow a set of cahones and take his wife to an intervention for her constant need to lie and suck money out of every person that walks the face of the earth.

    November 1, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. usa/canada

    wow what gravitas

    November 1, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  9. Voice of Reason

    I went to school for 5 years at four different schools so i could be a sports reporter in BFE, Alaska... and that gives me the right to pronounce judgement on ANY journalism.

    Riii-iiight. Why is the Tea-party answer to everything they dont like always to simply bully? if you say something dumb in an interview – demand all tapes be destroyed, and threaten to sue. If you think that someone might ask you a question that shows you dont understand the issues at hand – make sure to stop interviewing or attending debates. If you dont like it when someone shined the stark light of day on the shenanigans of your so-called 'party' – then say that their journalism is 'Crap'.

    Please keep it up – it lets us know when they're getting close to the truth.

    November 1, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. CMG

    Settle down, Sarah....You work for FOX. I guess you would know first hand the definition of "corrupt." And yes, it seems only appropriate the word "crap" would come from your dictionary. Take a Valium, you had better prepare yourself for the next two years. It is going to be hilarious to watch what the media does to you.

    November 1, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. Anne P

    As a good example herself, she would certainly know what "crap" is. She's the joke, but most of us with any common sense realize this. Why am I even compelled to reply to this daily Palin pill? All she's good for is inciting discourse. That really helps us solve important problems, now doesn't it?

    November 1, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. km6xu

    OMG, has Palin actually started reading newspapers? Wonders never cease...

    November 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Dave

    She might think differently if she actually read anything.

    November 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. Nicole from Ohio

    Hey Palin, you would be a joke if so many dumb ass people didn't take you seriously and think that you would actually make a good President. What a pathetic group of people they are, and what a disgrace you are as a mother and as a human being.

    November 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. john Pullen

    Interesting considering the news agancy she works for is biased and consider Faux news. I hope that this person gets to run and appose OBama as she will be defeated so quickly and SNL will get some new great skits.

    November 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  16. HillClimber

    Sarah Palin calling someone a joke? Unless she is looking squarely into a mirror, then Sarah Palin is even more off her rocker than usual. I'm sure that the GOP is very concerned about is going on here: a Presidential Candidate selects a potential Vice President and like Doctor Frankenstein praying for lightening, the Vice Presidential candidate moves, and like Doctor Frankenstein's monster it moves awkwardly, without knowledge and reason, and bellows, and bellows, and bellows. At least Doctor Frankenstein had the help of the friendly villagers who came with torches and pitchforks to assist in securing the monster. In the Vice Presidential selection though, the monster escapes and continues to embarrass and destroy all sanity and reason it its path. Please Sarah Palin, the country is tortured enough. Please stop adding to the pain and the embarrassment. You have even now caused the crestfallen Steele to break the surface of the public notice and we'll have no more of that! Alaska is a nice place, so you have said, and we strongly encourage you to enjoy Alaska. I understand that a hunting cabin, separated from others, is a great place to spend the rest of your time. Please enjoy it. We'll think oh-so-much more of you when you do.

    November 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  17. keeth in cali

    The real joke is that politicians talk like children, but it's not funny that people actually vote for these juvenile "adults."

    November 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. Zach

    So she can "debate"? We see how she has performed in debates. Sarah Palin is the real joke.

    November 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. Destruk

    Yes, because FOX News always reports the honest truth in all situations...

    November 1, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  20. kd

    Palin is AN IDIOT!! Why is this country giving that moron the time of day?!?!?

    November 1, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  21. Frozone

    Good to see that Sarah Palin now has a foul mouth to go along with her bad attitude. Quitters never win.

    November 1, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  22. Al

    She actually thinks she'd win a debate with anyone? Facts or no facts, she's not exactly the queen of complete sentences, logical points, nor factually-defendable answers.

    November 1, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  23. Amazed

    Sarah Palin. You are the joke.

    November 1, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. Voice of Reason

    And the irony is that she's saying all this on FOX NEWS!!! Yeah – "fair and balanced" (if you're blind, deaf, and brain-dead).

    November 1, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  25. Joe

    Go ahead and run the half governor it only means a republican loss in 2012.

    November 1, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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