Graham disagrees with Palin
February 7th, 2011
05:37 PM ET
9 years ago

Graham disagrees with Palin

(CNN) - Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may count Sarah Palin as a friend, but he disagrees with her on Egypt.

"I really have no fault with the president, Obama, the way he's handled this process," Graham said in an interview set to air at 7 p.m. ET on CNN's "John King, USA." "I disagree with Governor Palin over this particular issue."

In an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network over the weekend, the Republican former Alaska governor said the unrest in Egypt was Obama's 3 a.m. phone call, a reference to a line then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used during the 2008 election against Obama. Palin said the "call went right to the answering machine."

But Graham, who serves on the Senate Armed Services and Homeland Security committees said Obama has handled the "situation well."

He said the question before the president is what happens between now and September when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is set to step down.

"The sooner we can get a transition government, the quicker we can build opposition capacity to have a full and fair, free, transport election in September the better," Graham said.

soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Indy

    It sounded like an answering machine was going off in Sarahs head while she was talking about Egypt, she made very little sense as ususal. She has no business speaking on this issue and I am just happy that the other former Mayors of small towns know when to shut up and stand up for their President and their country. Palin has no credibility whatsoever when it comes to foreign affairs and security of the US.

    February 7, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. rusty155

    All Republican should disagrees with Saran Palin she the world biggest IDIOT. Saran Palin Is tearing the Republican Party apart. You got Republican turning to Independent,because no one want any thing too do with Saran Palin.Every time she talk she make her and the Republican party look a lot dumber.

    February 7, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  3. Nick , California

    Palin doesn't even have a real job! How would she have access to intelligence the president is privy to and then to criticize him?! Palin will be put in her place soon enough with all the toes she has stepped on in the GOP. Go kill something Palin.. your good at that!

    February 7, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  4. DAVE

    palin reminds me of a person that lived close to me once who always tried to mind my business for me. she needs to keep her big mouth closed about eygpt's business because thats how right wingers get us into wars around the world that turn into nation building at the cost of trillions of dollars we could have used for projects right here at home. mr gram i don't like your party because you have never balanced a budget in the last 60 plus years as john kennedy and bill clinton did but you are right on with your comments about palin.

    February 7, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  5. Dennis

    Is that the faint sound of reason coming from the conservative wing of the Republican Party, barely audible over the innane screeching of the Wasilla Wench?

    February 7, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  6. Otto

    It will be a great day in America when all new media stop following the Alaskan (hmmm...better not say it) Please use a phrase that totally sum up the insignificant, uneducated, 12 college for an Associate degree lame brain. Please stop reporting anything this woman says, she is a total m0r0n. Good lord, have mercy on us readers!

    February 7, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  7. w l jones

    I can agree with Sen. Lindsey Graham The president have not fell out the boat yet, but somebody unplug the answering machine in Alaska before 3:00 am and went home. Bless.

    February 7, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    cmb and Ted and could not agree more with both of your comments.

    February 7, 2011 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  9. Paul Ernest Show

    Do people still respond to what Palin says? I thought she had been quarantined as a relic of ancient politics. Graham need not waste his integrity responding to her. Silence just says so much for Palin.

    February 7, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  10. Bassman

    Gov. Palin was set to do a fundraiser for our military. But because of vicious attacks, (like the ones you read in the comment section here) they cancelled the event. That story won't make it to CNN's politico ticker.

    February 7, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  11. CC

    No one really takes anything Mrs.Palin says seriously–The reason I read anything at all that has her name attached is purely for entertainment purposes. The sad thing about Palin is she doesn't seem to learn from past mistakes, she keeps shoving her foot in her own mouth, at this point she's gotta have stinky foot breath....

    February 7, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |

    I wish Palin would just shut up! Enough already! She has no clue and never will. Stay home, count your millions and leave us alone!

    February 7, 2011 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  13. just a woman

    No wonder McCain had chosen the 'no comment' route – he unleashed Palin. The majority of CCN comments are so anti-Palin, but also asking, "Why is she news?" The answer is this: because y'all click on any story ('news' or otherwise) mentioning her name. Y'all say she has nothing more vital/newsworthy/intelligent to add to the National Dialogue than Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan. Well, here's the answer, and it's the same thing your Mother told you about Bullies and other Bad Energies in Life: "Just ignore them (her), and they'll (she'll) go away". It's *that* Kindergarten simple. If you want sane media to stop reporting every ignorant word that emanates from her mouth, then stop 'clicking' on every mention of her name. Stop giving her (note not to even say 'her' name) your time, energy, focus - and therefore Power. Y'all equate her with attention-starved, narcissistic Hollywood/Reality TV starlets - well, what is Their motto? It is: "No Publicity Is Bad Publicity". If you STOP reading, commenting, clicking - the media will STOP 'reporting' the entirely 'not newsworthy' and all else about her.. So... if you want her to go away, IGNORE HER. God knows she's that simple; so is the matter of making her GO AWAY.

    February 7, 2011 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  14. ThinkAgain

    But Graham, who serves on the Senate Armed Services and Homeland Security committees said Obama has handled the "situation well."

    Unlike Palin, Graham is actually privy to valid information about what is really going on in Egypt. Palin just flaps her lips without regard to the consequence, saying anything she can in an effort to tear down our President and our country, all in a midguided, egocentric delusion that she could somehow lead our country.

    She is such a joke! And it'd be funny if it weren't for the fact that it's all because she's too afraid to face her own reality: hte hypocricy of proclaiming "family values" while having a pregnant, unwed daughter, running from her special-needs child, quitting her sworn elected duty as a Governor; and selling herself and her family out to the highest bidder to keep her name in the news.

    Palin = Always was and always will be a Quitter, a Liar and a Mooch

    February 7, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  15. ThinkAgain

    Once again, Palin criticizes without offering any alternative solution. Why? Because she doesn't know what she's talking about AND because she's not that good at thinking.

    February 7, 2011 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  16. Shannon

    $illy $arah is sinking fast!

    February 7, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  17. observer

    Well well, the repubs are finally losing their fear of saying anything negative about Queen Sarah. Now that she has shot herself in the foot, and looking like her political ambitions are thwarted, Lindsday Graham has found the cojones to offer a mild critique.
    Look for more distancing from Sarah P from the other GOP presidential hopefuls, now that the bully is constrained.

    February 7, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  18. once upon a horse

    people need to understand that Sarah Palin's sole purpose is to play to her rabid base and they along with a lot of Tea Party folks don't want to hear positive things about President Obama EVER...even if what he does is the right decision or good for the nation they don't want to hear about it. They could care less about facts or even if Palin offers no solutions as long as she is going negative on the president. If they ever get tired of that and start requesting some facts or solutions from Mrs. Palin then her act of being the "pitbull with lipstick" is over.

    February 7, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  19. catmom

    Well at least one Republican is not afraid of Sarah Palin. We know now that Lindsey Graham won't be a Presidential candidate.

    February 7, 2011 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  20. A keen observer

    It is time for CNN and every other news outlet to deny Sarah the Quitter a microphone. This ditz needs to go away.

    February 7, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  21. Nosak

    Why you guys worried about what she said? just ask her where Egypt is in the map of the world.

    February 7, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  22. Kahuna

    Cudos to Mr. Graham for putting Palin in her place. Everyone should note that Palin never, never, never, says what should be done in any situation. All she does is criticize. It's so much easier to say "You're doing that all wrong", than to say "Here's how it shouldbe done".

    February 7, 2011 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
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