Bristol Palin says mom has made presidential decision
June 28th, 2011
12:55 PM ET
11 years ago

Bristol Palin says mom has made presidential decision

(CNN) - Bristol Palin said her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has made up her mind about whether to run for president in 2012- but didn't reveal the decision.

"She definitely knows," Bristol said Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News. "We've talked about it before. Some things just need to stay in the family."

Sarah Palin's Tuesday visit to Pella, Iowa for the premiere of her biographical movie title "Undefeated" coincides with President Obama, who is traveling to Davenport, Iowa to talk job opportunities at an Alcoa plant.

Palin's trip to the crucial caucus state invites further speculation about her presidential ambitions.

Bristol, who is promoting her memoir, "Not Afraid of Life, My Journal So Far," has long advocated Palin's presidential endeavors. The 20-year-old echoed the same sentiment Tuesday, saying she wants to see her mother run for president.

"I feel like even if we are out in our cabin in the middle of the boonies we are still going to be talked about so we might as well be doing something good," Palin said.

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soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Four and The Door

    I am confident Sarah will choose to run. She has a huge and growing base of support and she knows that the current administration is going quickly down the wrong path. The idea is not to fight to increase the debt load on the country or to take more resources out of the economy to support a huge government, it is to get it back in control and to bring the economy back to life. The idea in Afghanistan is not to use our soldiers as a political campaign tool, but to insure a position of stability so that we can leave and stay gone. We do not want to pull troops out only to have to send them back at a later date. Sarah Palin has a clear perspective that politicians work for the good of the country, not the other way around.

    June 28, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  2. Johnny B. Goode

    Wine coolers for everyone!!!!

    June 28, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. Debbie

    These people are crazy...I know John McCain has to be ready to shoot himself for this.

    June 28, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  4. Blackman in America

    BFD.............get a life, go back to AL and shut-up.

    June 28, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. Tony in Maine

    Then why mention it, unless it's one of those runny nosed, little girl, "I know something you don't know, nyah, nyah, nyah..." Followed by tongue stuck out.

    To borrow a line from Rhett Butler, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

    June 28, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. Howard

    Dumbocrats are cowards, who like to gang up on a young girl.

    June 28, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  7. Gadzooked1

    Why, so she can quit on that job too? Go away Sarah Palin.

    June 28, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    Slut Jr giving non-info about Slut Sr.

    Who cares !!!!

    June 28, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. Leon Long

    It's getting harder, and harder, to tell the difference between Sarah Palin and Donald Trump. She ain't runnin'. She's bankin'! Making money while we wait for her decision. Why is Palin smarter than Bachmann? Because Palin knows she could never win the presidency. Bachmann, who is going to punish America with a campaign for president, thinks her far right, and far out, ideology is gonna be accepted by this nation's majority... Get a clue, Michele.

    June 28, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. denice

    Bristol, "You don,t want to see your mom humiliated again???? There is,nt a chance for President! Sorry? LOL

    June 28, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  11. Lurch

    So one part of the Palin machine tries to steal Bachmann's thunder by 'fanning the flames'. How educational!

    June 28, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  12. Bill VonRader

    I have not voted for POTUS since I was in the MILITARY back in 1996 @ that time I voted for BOB DOLE the general feeling @ that time was to vote for BOB DOLE due to Clinton was shutting down Military Bases. Now we had a BLACK PRESIDENT who big time FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE why not vote a WOMAN like SARAH PALIN into OFFICE. And its amazing how DEMOCRATS r attacking SARAH PALIN and she has not even announced she is running for POTUS. HEY DEMOCRATS across the NATION what r u AFRAID OF her being a WOMAN and WINNING OR R U AFFRAID OF LOSING based on the ISSUES facing AMERICA (IE) UNEMPLOYEMENT NO JOBS OUR HUGE DEFFICIT AND OUT OF CONTROL DEMOCRAT SPENDING OOOPS I MENT GOVERNMENT SPENDING... MY FAMILY VOTES SARAH PALIN POTUS OBAMA U R FIRED...USA USA USA!!!!

    June 28, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. TomInRochNY

    Bring it.

    June 28, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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