Palin gets harsh criticism out West
Sarah Palin signs books in Pheonix, Arizona in November.
March 10th, 2011
12:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin gets harsh criticism out West

(CNN) - Arizona Democrats don't want Sarah Palin moving to their state anytime soon.

In a fundraising letter to supporters, the Arizona Democratic Party slammed the former Republican Alaska governor citing a report that her team is considering the Grand Canyon State as a home for her 2012 presidential campaign headquarters.

"Help us send a strong message that Arizona should not be a stepping stone for extremist politicians and their radical agendas," the letter said.
Wednesday Politico reported Palin is eyeing Scottsdale, Arizona for a possible campaign shop.

The former GOP vice presidential candidate spent time in Arizona during the last presidential election with her former running mate Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and her daughter, Bristol, recently purchased a house in nearby Maricopa.

But in the message to supporters, the Democratic group issued a rallying call, saying 2012 will be an "important year for Arizona, and it starts now."

"Help the Arizona Democratic Party become the 'big-tent' home to not just Democrats, but Independents and Republicans disillusioned with the direction of our state," the letter said.

Palin has said she is considering a run for the White House but has yet to make a formal announcement.

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soundoff (132 Responses)
  1. Nancy in WA

    So good to see that people are trying to put a stop to extremist radical racists before things get out of hand. Too bad 1930s Germany wasn't able to do this. History does repeat itself if no one speaks up or does anything. I applaud anyone trying to eradicate our country of SP and her insane rhetoric. As for those who think Democrats are afraid of SP – you're so wrong. Educated people just don't stand or tolerate extremism which condones hatred, racism, violence, and backward thinking. SP has been at the forefront of news for too, too long. The good people of the USA will do their dardnest to oust what's a real threat to our society and ALL its people.

    March 10, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Emerson C

    As a non-American observing from the outside, here is my considered 'take' on the obsession with Sarah Palin. The endless sideswiping by the GOP establishment, the Roves, Bushes, the neo-consrevative cabal (such as Frum) and their media pundits (Parker, Brooks, Will, and now even Coulter), together with the venomous and unrelenting onslaught by the American (and the European) Left leads me to draw the only possible conclusion. The GOP guys know in their hearts that if she enters the race, she will sweep the nomination, and the Left knows to its dread that in the General she will start a praire which will sweep away this destructive and polarizing presidency.

    March 10, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  3. Video Guy

    It use to be funny, but know it getting sad that this clown thinks she is qualified for the job. She should just say with Fox news and milk them for all she can. Another few years her age will start to show even more and old tea baggers will lose interest.

    March 10, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. Cygnus

    They should actually invite them there. What would be more fun than a "local" they can verbally abuse on a daily basis!

    March 10, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. anagram_kid

    DemoCommunists for a Better Way – Bankruptcy wrote, “Sounds like the Democrats are pretty scared of Sarah Palin! I guess her message resonates with the American people, unlike the far left Democrats message.” A couple of points; by your logic Democrats are not American which is false. A second point, as an American, the thought of Palin as president does frighten me, but so does the thought of being attacked by a shark in the bath tub. I think it is safe to say the likelihood of both events is the same.

    March 10, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  6. Calm Dog

    "Last I checked this was STILL a FREE country and she can put her headquarters anywhere. " Just curious. How do you feel about those Muslims in New York putting that mosque anywhere THEY want in this free country? Just sayin'.

    March 10, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  7. jake

    I'm a demorcat, Palin is a idiot, but she has the right to do what she wants with her house..........But I hope she don't come to Indiana,we have enough crooks and idiots here already!

    March 10, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
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