Palin delivers a gaffe-filled message
November 26th, 2010
09:47 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin delivers a gaffe-filled message

(CNN) - In a Thanksgiving message, Sarah Palin made fun of the president, herself and one of her favorite targets, the media.

Thursday's Facebook post came on the heels of a mistake she made on conservative Fox News anchor Glenn Beck's radio show earlier this week. She mistakenly referred to America's ally, North Korea instead of South Korea, a story many in the media covered quickly.

"It seems they couldn't resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline," Palin wrote. "The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us."

She said her gaffes receive more attention than those made by the president and vice president. In honor of the claimed-disparity she titled the post "A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States," a reference to a mistake President Obama made on the campaign trail in 2008.

The former Alaska governor dedicated the first paragraph of the post to almost a dozen slips of the tongue by Obama.

"I didn't have enough time to do one for Joe Biden," she wrote.

Palin also chastised the media for creating stories "out of thin air."

"Let's hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding America's free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!"

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soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Rick

    Maybe Sarah is the anti-christ!

    November 26, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. SauronXiV

    Would CNN does us a favor and give us just 1 day when it doesn't report on what this ignoramus spews???? Just 1 day??? Is that too much to ask???

    November 26, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. works for me

    During today's Glenn Beck radio show Sarah had to be corrected by the host on the current hostilities between the two Koreas.
    CO-HOST: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea? [...]
    PALIN: But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty –
    CO-HOST: South Korean.
    PALIN: Eh, Yeah. And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.

    November 26, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. Mark1

    The media that she is so fond of casting as the villain in America is the only reason she has any notoriety.

    November 26, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  5. works for me

    North... South ... what's the diff??

    November 26, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  6. The GOP are evil

    So she's an ally of North Korea? Doesn't that make her a traitor?

    November 26, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. LouAz

    Yes, yes, Sister Sarah, we know. It is never you. It is always some one else, some other media outfit, some other organization, that twists and distorts and changes the meaning of every little thing you say, or don't say. You really have given new meaning to the idea of "personal responsibility". Honey, this is not a Beauty Pagent ! What a gal !

    November 26, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. Senses

    Yeah, the President and many others have made mistakes .. only difference is when thet do, they recognize it , you on the other hand put your back up, don't recognize anything and blame the media for catching it. You are a joke!! A bad joke actually! The garbage and constant nonsense that spew out of your mouth is truly amazing ... the most amazing part is that some americans don't bother to fact-check your rhetorics. I often question your so called 'christianity' for to hide behind the cloak of christianity and spew so much hatred is an oxymoron in itself. I pray for your spiritual evolution. Your spirituality is rudimentary to put it mildly. You need help !!

    November 26, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. sandy

    She's right in one respect, but she is also a hypocrite. For someone who constantly chastises the media, she certainly likees to use it to her advantage. I just wish she would go back to Alaska and stay there.

    November 26, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. Louie

    She is an idiot and if she thinks the media would have treated Joe Biden any differently had he made the same mistake as our Vice President (which she is not) then she is seriously mistaken. Face it, Palin, this got more news than your lame TV show.

    November 26, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  11. FatSean

    We see right through you Sarah. You are an AW and that is all. You quit on your governorship because of the mean old media, but you keep sticking your nose back into the fray only so you can whine some more.

    Go away you classless goon.

    November 26, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  12. Insane in the membrane

    She's mad at Katie Couric, Barbara Bush, Obama, Biden, McCain and his evil campaign managers, and hundereds of others in the 'Gotcha' media who need to man up and grow cajones.
    It sucks when the rest of the world is marching out of time.

    November 26, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  13. vicky from milwaukee

    CNN-all Palin, all the time. Are your journalists so amoral and egocentric that they think it's their job to get the moron elected?

    November 26, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  14. alumette

    She is making Hitler look good. Poor fool...unable to sustain her own farce,

    November 26, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  15. some guy in New Hampshire

    Can this woman be any more petty? Yes, the press made too big a deal of her slip-up, but any time Palin feels slighted by anyone for any reason, she has to drop whatever else she's doing, run over to the offender, and kick dirt on their shoes - "the media", Barbara Bush, whoever, no exceptions. If she thinks she's presidential material, this character flaw should change her mind. Presidents can't be petty; that's how wars start. "Man up", Sarah, or stay out of politics.

    November 26, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  16. Jake

    Maybe she'll book a speaking tour in North Korea – I hear it's nice at this time of year :^D

    November 26, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  17. kaz

    America need Sarah Palin as president. She represents real Americans, she is like us.

    November 26, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  18. Trixie

    She is really becoming an out of control beast. She gets angrier and whinier with every statement. I bet she is a real tyrant to work with. The last thing we need is this cuckoo and her trashy foul mouthed family in our beautiful White House.

    November 26, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  19. Jed

    Gaffe-filled message? QUEEN SARAH OF THE MANGLED ENGLISH PROSE, please don't make it appear that this was intentional. By delivering a gaffe-filled message, you are just being herself. But wait a minute, even a gaffe-filled message was ghost-written for you. Truly, stupidity is in your DNA. Sarah, we thank the heavens for sending you to us. Without you, we wouldn't have a clue how bad the education system is in the US and we wouldn't have a laugh everyday. We need a clown in an otherwise highly-charged US political landscape and we found it in you.

    November 26, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  20. Joe

    actually even as a life long democrat and one whose poked a bit of fun at Sarah myself at times...she's actually very correct. She getting targeted by the media for one-liner gaffes that all of us make and many many politicians make all the time. Good come back Sarah.

    November 26, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  21. historian

    At least she is not tied to a teleprompter like our puppet president.

    November 26, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. conoclast

    Ye gods, when will we finally get weary enough of Palin so that we can finally deny her the attention she so obviously craves? Her temper-tantrums at the press (FoxNews excepted of course) have begun show a tone of real paranoia. It's somehow never your fault, eh Sister Sarah?

    November 26, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. ed

    Why do our credible news outlets continue to give free coverage to this airhead?

    November 26, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  24. ach66061

    GO SARAH GO!!!! Fantastic!!!!

    November 26, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  25. MLS

    Sarah Palin = Anti Christ.....just saying people – beware.

    November 26, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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