November 12th, 2013
04:14 PM ET
9 years ago

Sarah Palin: Bill Clinton was right about Obama, he wasn't ready

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin doesn't agree with former President Bill Clinton too often – unless it comes to criticizing President Barack Obama.

In an interview with CNN's “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Palin recalled statements Clinton made during the Democratic primary, when he was stumping for his wife, Hillary, in the 2008 campaign.


Filed under: Obamacare • Sarah Palin • The Lead
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  1. john4carter

    GO AWAY... your 15 seconds are up...

    November 12, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  2. loyalright

    Obama has never been ready to lead and never will. The reason is he has never had a good example in his life to follow and that is mostly by his own choice. Palin has proved she can lead with good results. Nothing Obama has touch has ever been improved.

    November 12, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. tom l

    Repub ideas on healthcare reform right here. I'm not saying whether they're good or bad ideas, but they ARE indeed ideas. Why must the left sound like children and repeat such vapid comments like "repubs have no ideas!" when that simply isn't true. But, then again, they think that Obama was telling the truth about IYLYPYCKI...

    To lower the costs of health care, the Republican plan:
    • Brings greater fairness to the tax code by extending tax savings to those who
    currently do not have employer-provided insurance but purchase health insurance on
    their own. This provision would provide an “above the line” deduction that is equal
    to the cost of an individual’s or family’s insurance premiums.
    • Provides immediate substantial financial assistance, through new refundable and
    advanceable tax credits, to low- and modest-income Americans.
    • Recognizes that many Americans who have not yet hit retirement age but may be
    changing jobs or have lost a job often face higher health care costs. To help those
    aged 55 to 64, the plan increases support for pre- and early-retirees with low- and
    • Recognizes that one of the largest obstacles for many small businesses when it comes to
    retaining current employees or creating new jobs is the cost of health insurance. The
    plan allows states, small businesses, associations, and other organizations to band
    together and offer health insurance at lower costs.
    • Implements comprehensive medical liability reform that will reduce costly,
    unnecessary defensive medicine practiced by doctors trying to protect themselves
    from overzealous trial lawyers.
    • Provides Medicare and Medicaid with additional authority and resources to stop
    waste, fraud, and abuse that costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year.
    • Creates incentives to save now for future and long-term health care needs by
    improving health savings accounts and flexible spending arrangements as well as
    creating new tax benefits to offset the cost of long-term care premiums.
    • Gives financial help to caregivers who provide in-home care for a loved one.

    November 12, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    He is definitely capable. You Sarah shouldn't be elected as a rodent catcher. It's kind of hard to win when half of your team is playing for the other side.

    November 12, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Whatever it is doing, CNN has lost me.
    Well my friend I gotta tell ya' I definitely don't come here looking for news or to get edjumacated on national and world events.
    If it weren't for Sniffit and a couple of others they might as well have a big ole' banner across the top that said:
    "For Entertainment Purposes Only".
    And sometimes not even for that. Yes?
    Meanwhile I've been following your posts...proudly!

    November 12, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  6. len

    Why does the media continue give her face time? Unreal.....Dum and dummer.

    November 12, 2013 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  7. Normal In NH

    President Obama has accomplished exactly 2 things in his life...he's won a senate and presidential election at a time this country's electorate's intellect is at an all time low.

    November 12, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  8. Data Driven


    "Data you must be stoked! A trifecta of Palin articles, Elizabeth Warren AND Michelle Obama!!! Wow. What a day. You must be a very happy dude right now."

    I'm ALWAYS happy, bro. Probably coz I live in SoCal and have a political philosophy which is considerably sunnier than conservatism. The most beautiful women in America live in my town, and craft beers and avocados are affordable. Life is brill!

    November 12, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Lynda Minnesota
    Whatever it is doing, CNN has lost me. I have no interest in supporting these folks any longer.
    Uh-oh. My first response to you was left in moderation purgatory. I may have been too honest/brutal in my response vis-a-vis cnn's news value.
    So let me re-phrase:
    I come here for the entertainment quotient. And what with the proliferation of certain bloggers on this site they are failing even at that.
    The news is skewered, and none too factual in regards to their propensity to write what they hear without distinguishing between that and the actual truth.
    I have been, however, proudly following your posts my friend.
    My fire and fervor has dimmed somewhat as it is hard for me to engage with folks for whom reality is a foreign concept.
    Stay warm my friend, I hear Minnesota is experiencing a "cold spell"!

    November 12, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  10. Don in albuquerque

    @loyalright...Yeah, she resigned as gov., nearly bankrupted Wasilla. She is a true blue leader of the ScoobyDoo club. It must be so simple for some people to delude themselves.

    November 12, 2013 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
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