Palin denies report she's close to a decision
June 17th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
11 years ago

Palin denies report she's close to a decision

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sharply rebuffed a report in the American Spectator Friday that predicted she will decide within a week whether to run for president.

"Really? Hmm, guess they forgot to inform me what I'm "expected to do" next wk," Palin tweeted with a link to the story.

The conservative magazine reported that vendors of campaign services were told the former governor "will decide soon one way or another on mounting a 2012 campaign."

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has stoked intense speculation over her presidential ambitions by increasing her public appearances of late. She recently wrapped up her five-day "One Nation" bus tour to significant American historical sights in the northeast and she is the subject of a favorable feature length documentary that will release nationwide this summer.

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
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  1. scoticus_rex

    No decision will be made while a lack of decision keeps the media attention on her. For someone who hates the "lame stream media" she will do anything to ensure they pay attention to her.

    June 17, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. markus

    She was offended that someone implied she has the mental capacity to make decisions...

    June 17, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  3. Palin is an idiot!

    Who really freakin cares about this nobody??? She is a brainless baboon!! Sorry for the insult baboons!

    June 17, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. SarahPalin

    Why should I make a decision? Then I might have to debate someone. That's too hard. And why are all these idiots around me? Everywhere I go there's idiots holding up sighs saying "Run Sarah Run" I try to "Run" but these idiots keep following me. And to make matters worse, these stupid media people keep following me too. There's so many morons out there.

    June 17, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. GoProgress

    This Palin woman is a curse to our country – I’ll hate John McCain for the rest of my life for doing this to us – He cause our country more harm than any person in history by sticking us with her.

    June 17, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. Joshua Ludd

    Well, we know how much attention she pays to what is going on around her and what she is actually doing herself.. so no surprise. Maybe she thinks she was also warning the brittish and firing those shots and ringing those bells too.

    June 17, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  7. Dave

    NOT what I would expect the words of a president to sound like!

    June 17, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. Laurie

    Since Michelle Bachman announced, I believe the bus has been running outside the Palin residence, in a hurry to "take all of the oxygen out of the Bachman campaign" as the media likes to say. I think I saw Todd throwing suitcases in by twos. I was thrilled when Bachman announced and will be doubly excited if her evil twin, Palin, can't resist the temptation to be the center of all things ridiculous. It will increase President Obama's chances in 2012. Run! Please run! If you don't Michelle will be the most popular girl in the eighth grade and she may steal your boyfriend!!!!

    June 17, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. Conservativess swallow

    Who cares she's garbage, just like all the republicans.

    June 17, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  10. Name king

    Ahh another right wing fanatic, how further right can they push this country into obscurity, preaching their trickle down philosophy. This has devastated our country and still wreaking havoc on our economy. We are in a global Economy for crying out loud, These people just cannot learn. we need to go back to the Clinton philosophy of hire taxes which takes care of internal problems. And infrastructure and transportation modernization that will take care of our kids future. We need to do the same thing that got us out of the great depression, when world war II causing the whole America to be employed. They got out of that mess As the only super power. We need to employ all Americans again with the most massive infrastructure building ever seen. And hell with the repugs who claim we can't afford it.

    June 17, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. Chumlee

    Blah, Blah, Blah – $$$$$$$ – Palin is a media grabbing nut case!

    June 17, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. Tam

    Hmmm, does she know what she's going to do? Running would be too risky, and not profitable enough. She'd have to participate in debates (without ear phones or palm notes), would have to know stuff off the cuff, and all that other hard stuff that hurts what she has of a brain.

    June 17, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  13. La, La, La

    Palin is a trouble maker. She likes to make trouble for all including her own. A piece of work. Though I wish she would run (for entertaining purposes only) she won't. She knows she is not smart.

    MCain is to blame for unleashing her.

    June 17, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. Laura518

    Of course she is upset. She wants to drag this out as long as possible for publicity. GO AWAY!

    June 17, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  15. GSW Minnesota

    Please Sarah, do get in the race. And please run hard so you can get nominated. Then, choose Michelle Bachmann to be your running mate. Then when I watch the debates, I can watch you both embarrass yourselves beyond all possible imagination. Neither one of you is qualified to run a candy store, much less the greatest country on the planet.
    Instead of passing legislation defining marriage, how about we pass legislation requiring a minimum IQ to run for president?

    June 17, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  16. Indy

    Although she could never beat Obama, she is probably better then most of the Republican candidates. She could make Tim Pawlenty cry by yelling at him. She has a job at least which is better then Romney who is too lazy or not smart enough to find a job. Ron Paul is the best and smartest in the bunch so even though Palin would be the worst thing to ever happen to the country as a President she would actually stand a chance against a bunch of deadbeats, but not one of the Republicans will ever get the Whitehouse from Obama.

    June 17, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. Vic of New York

    Heck... Even Palin has no clue of what he's doing next week! Ha!

    June 17, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  18. Minne

    I only clicked on the link to leave this message: PLEASE stop reporting Palin unless she announces that she will run for President.

    June 17, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Oh please, this woman isn't going to run. She doesn't stand a snowball's chance in h3ll and she knows it. All she does is spew hate and oil funded lies to anyone ignorant enough to listen to her.

    June 17, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. Three Dog Mama

    I hope she doesn't run.

    June 17, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  21. Sue

    she's not yet finished SUCKING up all of her followers money yet......she can hold off till Sept or then she can SUCK up a bunch of money from the fools that thinks she is a for sure canidate for the GOP.....then when she has SUCKED in all she can she will make her annoucement........and I bet it is going to be that she is not going to run for President but for the Senate of's all about money to this woman.....she lost in 2008 and she will lose even bigger in 2012 whether it be for Preident or Senate.......

    June 17, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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