Palin rewriting Sputnik history?
January 28th, 2011
09:12 AM ET
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Tam

    She doesn't know how dumb she is! Hubris! (she'd have to look that up) Or, rather than hubris, the Peter Principle (very low). Or arrogance. Or, she's as smart as a two-by-four. I hope CNN can explain –PLEASE – why we have to read about her. Entertainment value? Humor? Hits? She is entertaining – ya don't know what's gonna come out next! Sad, pathetic, embarrassing (but she has no shame).

    January 28, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  2. sara

    She was educated where?!

    January 28, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  3. coppr

    This is largely true of Sarah,s speeches. She manages to get things partly right. The speeches are intended for impact, not so much for correctness. Perhaps she knows if she persues this approach the media will be quick to pick up on the errors and omisions and give her far more media coverage than the speech would have. If so the tactic is working

    January 28, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  4. Sniffit

    It's called a "rationalization." Look it up. It frequently occurs when someone's deep-seeded world views are challenged and the first stage of grieving (over the death of their carefully constructed delusions) kicks in: denial.

    January 28, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. Hotdog

    She is simply pathetic and CNN reports every time that she goes to the bath room. She is an empty wagon.

    January 28, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  6. The Choobs

    She makes up new words, invents new history, defines "quitter" as "winner," and finds new ways to piss people off every day ("blood libel" anyone?). What a paragon of American virtue - to say nothing of a uniter, not a divider - she is!

    January 28, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  7. pc

    this woman is such an embarrassment to america! the world is laughing at us.does she not know how ignorant her rants sound? she is so yesterday in her rants that hopefully she will soon fade away as the trash from wassilla that she is.

    January 28, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  8. Indy

    That was the absolute worst rebutal to a very important speech, Palin had nothing but immature and false rhetoric as her rebutal. She was once again dead wrong on the fall of the Soviet Union that collapsed in 1991, and had nothing to do with Sputnik. Her rebutal offered 0 substance and was like a junior high school girl that was filled with hate and jealousy.Hard to believe the former Mayor of Smalltown Alaska ever went to school as she is always wrong about history
    Sarah Palin is NOT smarter then a third grader !

    January 28, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  9. FM

    She is always has no clue at all of what she talks about. Much noise with no substances!

    January 28, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  10. Frankly

    I'm not sure what's worse ... Either Palin has no grasp of simple facts, or she is completely devoid of any ethical drive to speak the truth. It appears to be a bit of both,yet het followers continue to lick her pretty feet. How far this country has fallen.

    January 28, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  11. informed voter

    One needs to be at least marginally educated in history in order to rewrite it. Once again, Mrs. Palin opens her mouth and displays her ignorance in a malicious, ill-informed rant. The more she speaks the lower her approval ratings will go. Hopefully we won't have to listen to her screeching for much longer.

    January 28, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  12. j

    Not everything Sarah Palin says is newsworthy. Please Stop Reporting Everything Sarah Palin has to say, there is other news your reporters can be spending time on! Thank you.

    January 28, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  13. Whatever

    Who takes her seriously?? If she wants a revolution in the U.S. she'll get that if she becomes President. We, the people will not tolerate that type of madness!!!! She would be no better than the dictators she talks about!!!!

    January 28, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  14. patnamm

    Why are you guys complaining? You have been giving her the platform for her to spew her nonsense

    January 28, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  15. Captain Awesome

    Give it a rest, CNN. Your Palin bashing is really growing old.

    January 28, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  16. Adam

    Some would say real patriots know the history of their country. Some would say claiming that America lost the space race shows a distain for country.

    January 28, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  17. Rastlin

    Its amusing that Sarah is getting so much attention. Instead o the obvious Mr. President. You would think that they would
    be looking at the president's speech with their think glasses, but they are more insterested in looking at Sarah's great speech. They fear her. Not just her power, but the fact that she is a smart , beautiful, strong, independant women. Everything that the 1960's and 70's women wanted in life but could never acheive.

    Hey liberals/ you are mocking your next president.

    January 28, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  18. PalmReader

    She is really quite stupid. I suspect it is this very awful ignorance she so proudly displays which most attracts her supporters to her. I'm certainly not going to waste time wondering why. Lying to the masses for financial gain is nothing new - it's been happening since the dawn of time.

    January 28, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  19. Hope for Future

    Want to see our future under Palin's rule, go to You Tube and search "sarah palin battle hymn. If this is our future, I am outa here. Scary.

    January 28, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  20. jerseylou

    The best secret weapon the Dem's have is Double Agent oo-o.Thank you for your service Sarah Palin,oop's gave her name away sorry.

    January 28, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  21. Fairen Balanced

    I would believe that Sarah Palin is "Rewriting" history if the definition of the word "Rewriting" means "Doesn't have a clue about history!" She has been so far off the mark on so many issues I wonder what she was thinking about when she went to school.

    January 28, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  22. OneMoreTime

    The Soviet Union crashed 30 years after the Sputnik launch. The true story can be googled if anybody cares to speak
    facts and not fiction. The more this idiot sees her "star" fading, the more hysterical she becomes.
    When I see that awful face, I expect horns to start growing out of her head, fangs coming out of her mouth, with blood
    dripping on her chinny chin chin. Time to be respectful? Tell that to her and all of you Tea Partiers who have
    nothing more on your mind but to take down America as we know it. You don't want to improve it, you want a
    monarchy or worse, a dictatorship.

    January 28, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  23. ThompsonGonzo

    DOES SHE EVER SHUT UP? A better question might be: HAS SHE EVER READ A HISTORY BOOK?

    January 28, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |