Birthday present for Palin
February 11th, 2011
07:03 PM ET
9 years ago

Birthday present for Palin

Washington (CNN) - If members of the media are wondering what to get Sarah Palin on her birthday, they should look no further than the former Alaska governor's Twitter account.

Palin, who turns 47 today, wrote tonight "Media: ask "Will Obama Admin exert as much 'constructive' pressure on Iranian govt to change & allow freedom ~ as they just did for Egypt?"

Tonight isn't the first time Palin has criticized the Obama administration's handling of Iran. In December, Palin penned an op-ed in USA Today chastising the president's actions in halting Iran's nuclear program.

She wrote, "President Obama once said a nuclear-armed Iran would be "unacceptable." Yet, Iran's nuclear progress still continues unchecked."

This also isn't the first time the potential 2012 Republican presidential contender has weighed in on the unrest in Egypt. Palin told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that the situation was Obama's 3 a.m. phone call, and that "It seems the call went right to the answering machine."

She went on to explain that she was "not real enthused about what it is that's being done on a national level and from (Washington) in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt."

Filed under: Egypt • Sarah Palin
soundoff (131 Responses)
  1. Martha in CF

    Poor Sarah. Doesn't she realize that it is up to the Iranian people to do for themselves what the Egyptian people have done for themselves. It is not up to President Obama or anyone else in America to initiate this. She is just sooooooo out of touch. When is CNN going to quit giving her so much publicity. She is not worth it..........................Please Sarah, go away for America's sake.........

    February 11, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  2. A Embarrassed ex-Republican

    This woman is just plain PATHETIC.....! I think whats more pathetic are her supporters, for certain people to blindly follow and support such a challenged and troubled individual like Sarah Palin and then to make matters worse, these same pathetic followers want someone as childish and petty as Sarah Palin being POTUS is just plain INSANE.....!

    February 11, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  3. Joshua Ludd

    If members of the media are wondering what to get Sarah Palin for her birthday.... then they have a fatal conflict of interest and shouldn't be covering her.

    February 11, 2011 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  4. Clwyd

    Oh shut up B!

    February 11, 2011 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  5. smokinmike

    I wish this silly, stupid woman would just shut up.

    February 11, 2011 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  6. they call me "tater salad"

    One minute this idiot complains about how Obama is handling the situation and now this? This uneducated, brain frozen pied piper of half-wit trailer trash needs to shut her pie hole and end her shallow little self promotion tour.....The American people have long since grown tired of it. Too bad CNN can't grasp that fact!

    February 11, 2011 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  7. C

    A slightly stupid question considering Egypt's military did not make moves against its people and Iran's military would burn their own people to ashes if a true revolt like this were to happen. But this woman could care less about thinking out a problem from beginning to end when she could throw out a one liner that a few uninformed people can take and run with.

    February 11, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  8. TB

    Once again, Sarah Palin displays her absolute lack of knowledge and understanding when it comes to dealing with other countries. Every country is different. Iran is not Egypt. You can't view the whole world through the lenses of "us" and "them". The political situation in Egypt and our relationship with the government of Egypt is very different from the situation in and with Iran. If this woman were ever to be elecyed President, I fear that she would consider the rest of the world as either "territories" or "servants" of the United States, and would try to impose her will on these sovereign, independant nations. The rest of the world would then tell her to go f*** off, and I wouldn't blame them one bit.

    This is NOT a quality that I am looking for in a President. She will NOT be getting MY vote.

    February 11, 2011 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  9. thomas

    Mrs Palin , you are a LOOON !
    President Obama has done what you can never do , He spoke to the Egyptian people as an adult , supporting there right to govern in a peaceful way toward CHANGE ! Yes Change , not buy the sword or the air strike but by the sheer want of a people to be in charge of there own destiny , Happy Birth Day to a half term Governor who needs to spend more time with her dysfunctional family before saving the world as if life was a game show !

    February 11, 2011 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  10. Reggie from LA

    Does she mean the same way that she cranks politicians by holding the Tea Party over their heads. Maybe the President should draw some targets over the heads of state of Iran. Ummm, duh. We don't OWN Iraq or any other sovereign nation. Is she insinuating that we should flex some muscle, show some umph? That's been one of our biggest problems. From where does all her power emanate? Is she still like a Governor or something? Like a cop that quit the force after a short stint and kept the badge? Shame on us for empowering her incessant and shrewish call to arms. WTF? She didn't trademark that!!

    February 11, 2011 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  11. doyin

    Stupid people are ruining the Republican Party

    February 11, 2011 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  12. Squigman

    Did the Bush administration pressure Iran? Did Clinton or Bush senior? Did Reagan, or Carter? How about Ford, or Nixon? Why dont you say something intelligent, or shut the hell up. Every day you run your mouth about many things that you believe should be better. Why not keep quiet, unless you've got a master plan on how to achieve this utopia you seem to envision? Or is this utopia just for you, and a way to make more and more money, at the nations expense?

    February 11, 2011 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  13. Joan

    President Obama weighs all the information carefully, makes intelligent deciscions and handles all issues with diplomacy which is what a true statesman does. Unfortunately Sarah Palin seems to be lacking in all of these areas.

    February 11, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  14. rusty155

    If I was Obama and you call me at 3AM in the morning I wouldn't have answer It either. Because you are Saran Palin a no body, you are a half term GOV. that think you are something. You are Unqualified to run for any Public Office even dog catcher, because the dog would out smart you.

    February 11, 2011 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  15. Tony

    I have a great idea. Let us send Palin to Iran. She will drive the Iranians mad with her inane comments. The Iranians will surrender to us in no time.

    February 11, 2011 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  16. cathyinAZ

    Sarah the quitter should stay out of things she can't understand, will never understand. She is not capable of stringing together a coherant thought if her life depended on it. For the love of God, STFU

    February 11, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  17. shut it

    why does cnn delete every thing I say , but fall over them self to report every word that oozes from this useless meat sack?

    February 11, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  18. RCunningham

    She's still an idiot... always will be and continues to ride on the wave of fools who actually believe what she says.

    February 11, 2011 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  19. T'sah from Virginia

    Sarah Shut UP!! When you think she is GONE, she bounce back with Nothing coherent!!

    February 11, 2011 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  20. BeverlyNC

    I wish Palin would gve the nation a present and disappear from public view for good. She is the stupidest woman in America followed 2nd by Michele Bachmann. Republicans are runnning from her and she is a national joke. I will never forgive McCain for bringing that idiot forward to torture us, spread her hate and racism and uneducated lunancy.

    February 11, 2011 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  21. Meka

    Palin needs to learn to Keep Her Mouth CLOSED!!

    February 11, 2011 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  22. Kantankerpus

    And right on schedule here will come the Palin haters spewing forth their fiLth. countdown begins NOW; 5-4-3-2....

    February 11, 2011 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  23. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I would suggest she receive and USE a dictionary and thesaurus!

    February 11, 2011 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  24. Kara

    A fool at 47...

    February 11, 2011 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  25. Rufus

    "Media: ask "Will Obama Admin exert as much 'constructive' pressure on Iranian govt to change & allow freedom ~ as they just did for Egypt?"

    So, NOW she thinks Obama should talk to Iran's leader?

    "Pressure" on Ahmadinejad can't happen if we aren't talking to him. It'll work about as well as "pressure" on Castro has worked for...52 years now.

    February 11, 2011 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
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