Book Provides More Stories About Palin

Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe followed Sarah Palin during the 2008 election campaign and have published their account in an upcoming book, Sarah from Alaska. CNN has described some of the items in the book, such as this report about Palin on election night:

According to a copy of the book obtained by CNN, Palin’s speechwriter Matthew Scully had prepared a brief speech for the then-Alaska governor to deliver while introducing McCain, before he gave his concession speech at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. But after conferring in his suite with senior advisers Mark Salter, Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt, McCain nixed the idea of having Palin speak before him.

 

Schmidt then broke the news to Palin. But she told no one on her staff, the authors write, setting off a series of staff miscommunications that went unresolved until moments before McCain took the stage to concede the election.

Palin did not inform her adviser Jason Recher, who was planning out Palin’s movements that night, about Schmidt’s directive.

“I’m speaking,” Palin told him, according to the book. “I’ve got the remarks. Figure it out.”

Palin’s deputy chief of staff Chris Edwards, meanwhile, was also unaware that Palin had been told she was not to speak. Edwards, ready to load the speech into teleprompter, bumped into Schmidt, who told him McCain would be speaking alone. Edwards relayed Schmidt’s order to Palin, but she once again did not let on that Schmidt had already spoken to her.

The governor could not understand why she was not being allowed to speak. “This speech is great,” she said, according to the authors. “It’s all about how John McCain’s an American hero.”

The confusion continued until the final minutes before the concession speech, when Palin – still shuffling through her speech notes – gathered with McCain, family members and senior staff outside McCain’s villa at the resort.

Sensing uncertainty, Salter finally put his foot down. “You’re not speaking,” the longtime McCain adviser told Palin. “John has decided it’s unprecedented.”

Other incidents mentioned include how the McCain team used flash cards to bring Palin “up to speed on foreign affairs and major national issues.” This included a card to teach her that the Prime Minister of Great Britain is Gordon Brown. During the campaign she wanted to bring up Jeremiah Wright, believing it would help prevent the defeat which had become inevitable the day McCain chose Palin. Apparently Palin wanted very badly to win, on one occasion being quoted as saying, “I just don’t want to go back to Alaska.” Perhaps that foreshadowed her eventual resignation as governor.

November 3, 2009
Posted: November 3rd, 2009 08:03 AM ET
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Palin was concerned about the cost of the wardrobe that was purchased for her during the campaign, according to the new book.

Palin was concerned about the cost of the wardrobe that was purchased for her during the campaign, according to the new book.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Tensions within John McCain’s presidential campaign boiled over on Election Night last November when Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate, repeatedly ignored directions from senior staffers who told her she would not be delivering her own concession speech.

Those fresh details on the conflict between Palin and members of the McCain team come in a new book – “Sarah from Alaska” – by Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe, two members of the press corps that traveled with Palin during the 2008 presidential race. The pair spent much of the following year reporting on the campaign turmoil and the vice presidential nominee’s difficult return to Alaska after the election.

According to a copy of the book obtained by CNN, Palin’s speechwriter Matthew Scully had prepared a brief speech for the then-Alaska governor to deliver while introducing McCain, before he gave his concession speech at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. But after conferring in his suite with senior advisers Mark Salter, Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt, McCain nixed the idea of having Palin speak before him.

Schmidt then broke the news to Palin. But she told no one on her staff, the authors write, setting off a series of staff miscommunications that went unresolved until moments before McCain took the stage to concede the election.

Palin did not inform her adviser Jason Recher, who was planning out Palin’s movements that night, about Schmidt’s directive.

“I’m speaking,” Palin told him, according to the book. “I’ve got the remarks. Figure it out.”

Palin’s deputy chief of staff Chris Edwards, meanwhile, was also unaware that Palin had been told she was not to speak. Edwards, ready to load the speech into teleprompter, bumped into Schmidt, who told him McCain would be speaking alone. Edwards relayed Schmidt’s order to Palin, but she once again did not let on that Schmidt had already spoken to her.

The governor could not understand why she was not being allowed to speak. “This speech is great,” she said, according to the authors. “It’s all about how John McCain’s an American hero.”

The confusion continued until the final minutes before the concession speech, when Palin – still shuffling through her speech notes – gathered with McCain, family members and senior staff outside McCain’s villa at the resort.

Sensing uncertainty, Salter finally put his foot down. “You’re not speaking,” the longtime McCain adviser told Palin. “John has decided it’s unprecedented.”

Palin’s spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton declined to respond to the new claims, but said Palin will address the campaign drama in her forthcoming memoir. “The Governor’s version of events will be in her book, Going Rogue, which will be available on November 17th,” Stapleton wrote in an e-mail to CNN.

Among the book’s other revelations:

– In the days after her selection as the vice presidential nominee, the McCain team was so unsure of Palin’s policy acumen that they drew up hundreds of flash cards to get the candidate “up to speed on foreign affairs and major national issues.” One of the flash cards noted that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was Gordon Brown, the book says.

– Before her now famous speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Palin’s handlers began to rip the price tags off items in the candidate’s lavish new wardrobe, paid for by the Republican National Commitee, after Palin expressed concerns about the cost of the clothing. According to the book, a $90 pair of socks was purchased for Palin’s low-maintenance father, Chuck Heath.

– During a celebration among staffers after the vice presidential debate in St. Louis, Palin began pushing hard to start bringing up the topic of Barack Obama’s controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright on the campaign trail. She wanted badly to win the election, the authors note. “I just don’t want to go back to Alaska,” Palin said off-handedly during the gathering.

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susanj November 3rd, 2009 10:54 am ET
True colors coming out. I love it. Shows what a disaster picking this nobody was. She is nothing but a liar, media hungry, attention seeking wannabe. And she is stupid to boot. Stupid woman. No substance. Just a religious fanatic that wants to push her agenda on the 80% of Americans that don’t agree with her.
Democrat in Colorado November 3rd, 2009 10:53 am ET
If Sarah Palin is the new heart and soul of the GOP, the Democratic Party will be on top for years to come.
Dawn November 3rd, 2009 10:52 am ET
The woman is a walking disaster who is only it for herself, let’s move on people.
arapikos November 3rd, 2009 10:51 am ET
Makes one wonder who is telling the truth and who is the real beliver in a Higher Power–or thinks they are acting in concert with the Higher Power. Some of us just do not get the message sent to us by the Higher Power– in spite of all the warnings and failureswe are facing or have faced.
Big John November 3rd, 2009 10:50 am ET
Waaa, I wanted to be the center of attention, Waaaaaa!
I’m not surprised she didn’t know Gordon Brown, after she couldn’t name a single publication in her interview with Katie Curic, she’s a simple minded moron.
“I just don’t want to go back to Alaska,” Palin said off-handedly during the gathering. Well, the feeling is mutual we don’t want her back either, good riddance!
Melissa November 3rd, 2009 10:50 am ET
What a twit she is.
Doc in Virginia November 3rd, 2009 10:49 am ET
The most telling point that these revelations concern is the absolute lack of any judgement on McCain’s part. That his argument against Obama as being ‘green’ and inexperienced was self destructed by his choice of Palin, who had to be reminded that Gordon Brown was PM of Great Britain??? Every drop of info from that time about her being void of any policies and knowledge even the Exxon-Valdez SCOTUS case concerning her own state is another shot at McCain’s desperation for a game changer and putting his ambition before country. Everything about her is anti-intellectual; a poor attribute in these times when critical thinking is needed. Her proclivity for knee-jerk reactions is ill suited for today’s crises and needs. Again, it points to McCain’s need to take risks and react incoherently at times. This is not the two people to even be in the same city as the “football” in that briefcase!!! Nuclear weapons and McCain-Palin are just too scary to even think about. Paper cutters and McCain-Palin are scary enough….
johnrj08 November 3rd, 2009 10:45 am ET
This woman is like a virus that has infected our cultural and our political process. A grotesquely ambitious and totally inadequate politician who succeeds with her empty-headed charm and obvious instinct for mud-slinging. The GOP has inflicted this creature on us and now, for the next decade, we’re going to have to listen to her self-aggrandizing, divisive chirping, whether she’s in office or not. For that reason alone, the Republican Party deserves a collective ‘time-out’ for the next two national elections.
Doug, New Jersey November 3rd, 2009 10:45 am ET
She obviously is a more moral, honest, decent, caring, giving person than every Democrat in America, but I’m not sure she is ready to be president, sure she is more ready the current Socialist in Chief, but I think we may have better choices.One thing is for sure, the republican better not run another RINO like McCain who is just Democrat light. I loved how the so called moderates who claimed to love him, dissed him and voted for the far leftist extremist instead of him. That should be a lesson for all Republicans to learn. There is no compromising or working with the left, they are pure evil.
Carnell From The Motor City! November 3rd, 2009 10:42 am ET
HypocriCNN Continues In A Series With It’s Pathetic, Unprofessional Wolf Blitzer Lust Of Sarah Palin. This Is A Sad End Of An Even Sorrier Episode To Come.
SometimesElla November 3rd, 2009 10:40 am ET
“Palin’s spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton declined to respond to the new claims…”???

Purdham told essentially the same story in his Vanity Fair piece three months ago. I’m not sure how you consider this a “new claim”…

sandy November 3rd, 2009 10:40 am ET
Leave it go good old Sarah to want to be center stage. This woman was and still is a disaster waiting to happen.
Dan in CHI November 3rd, 2009 10:38 am ET
Please. Stop. Reporting. On. This. Total. Non-factor.
America Shrugged November 3rd, 2009 10:37 am ET
She didn’t want to go back to Alaska? I’m thinking we’ll hear more about why she didn’t want to go back. Thank god she isn’t a heart beat away from the Oval office. Sounds like a vicious viper to me.
T. Martin November 3rd, 2009 10:35 am ET
Frankly, the woman appears emotionally unstable. She makes not a lick of sense to me. She seems always on the edge of tears, she resigns from the governorship of her state, and according to this article she felt she could sidestep the decisions of McCain and his advisers, and then she states, “I just don’t want to go back to Alaska.” What is her deal? I know that highly conservative Republican voters think she is awesome. All I can think is they must be really desperate if she is the best they can come up with to rally around.
they make 90$ socks? November 3rd, 2009 10:34 am ET
I trully am in another socio economic class from the Palins and our blessed from the almighty other policiansI am glad our founding fathers made our government by the people and for the people

when did that cease being the case?

Steve November 3rd, 2009 10:33 am ET
We didn’t need all these details to know that Palin is arrogant, under-educated and inexperienced , but the confirmation is nice. Can’t wait for her to sink what’s left of the dirty GOP…
SH in TX November 3rd, 2009 10:32 am ET
John McCain only has himself to blame for unleashing this moron on the country. Did he really think we wouldn’t see right through her ignorance and inability to perform the job?There’s only one thing worse than an egotistical, self righteous, self promoting liar: A stupid one.

She is some piece of work.

José Galloza November 3rd, 2009 10:32 am ET
Good thing this woman never set foot in the White House or the Vice-President’s compound. To have elected her would have been a tragedy for this country. I hate to say this, but I feel bad for McCain. I’m sure he’s kicking himself for letting the bim…eh, Palin out of Alaska.
TyWebb November 3rd, 2009 10:32 am ET
Confused is as confused does…
Bart from Omaha November 3rd, 2009 10:32 am ET
Dumb, proud and power hungry is a bad combination for a leader.
Navy Vet November 3rd, 2009 10:31 am ET
Sensing uncertainty, Salter finally put his foot down. “You’re not speaking,” the longtime McCain adviser told Palin. “John has decided it’s unprecedented.” [sic]It not only is unprecedented, it’s just plain disrespectful.
Buzz Daly November 3rd, 2009 10:30 am ET
Maybe if Sarah is so desperate for attention she should start dating Jon Gosselin.Just a suggestion.

Why is anyone wasting their time on this airhead?

Davo November 3rd, 2009 10:30 am ET
Wow…. Just think, this could have been our VP!Flash Cards! This is just too much. And then she bashes her home state! Classy…

How far have we regressed in America when we think someone like Palin is even remotely suitable to be our second in command?

gary davis Harbor Oregon November 3rd, 2009 10:29 am ET
wonder who wrote it for her and did they use american english spell check or did they use ( yu betcha spell check) ?
this creature makes my skin crawl she is nothing but a sick greedy moron. with ambitions of splitting up america with hate and fear hmmm sounds like a republican .. so with that inmind ,we can honestly say that the republican party is who dropped an egg in the muddy merky scumy water and out pooped Palin..:)gary davis
harbor oregon
Shadysider November 3rd, 2009 10:27 am ET
Technically it wasn’t McCain’s choice as much as it was the GOP higher-ups who chose Palin (Great job Krystol, Dick Morris,etc.) McCain should have picked Colin Powell. He had the respect of moderate Republicans and Democrats, plus he would have been able to take a large portion of the black vote. Instead, Republicans chose to dis-own him after he endorsed Obama. Great strategy. The only conservatives that mainstream America wants are fiscal conservatives, and that is not who the Republican Party is any more. Instead they want to go hard-line conservatism. The Republican Party needs to decide if they want to appease their base or if they want to win elections.
Annie, Atlanta November 3rd, 2009 10:27 am ET
John McCain owes us an apology for unleashing the likes of Sarah Palin on us. Of course, I won’t be holding my breath.I’d like to know who’s behind her and her Facebook entries, redirecting the Republican Party to the hard right, in a “dominionist” like direction. This is not good for us, especially right now when times are tough and people are easily influenced towards anger. And personally she never indicated the level of intelligence it takes to direct this kind of attack on the party. CNN, dig into this please and find out who’s pulling her strings.
MrHapiGuy November 3rd, 2009 10:24 am ET
“I just don’t want to go back to Alaska.”OMG

She is despicable.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE IDIOT November 3rd, 2009 10:23 am ET
Hopefully she will stay in Alaska. Forever.
Interested Observer, CA November 3rd, 2009 10:23 am ET
The truth/facts of how unqualifies this person was for the role of VP or POTUS will never deter the right-wing loooneys from proclaiming her as the “voice of real Americans”.If she is the voice of real Americans – then I am happy to not be one of them…

This lady is a train-wreck.

Too True For You November 3rd, 2009 10:21 am ET
Ha Ha Ha…..flash cards. So she WAS qualified for be vice president, having studied flashcards and all. That’s sarcasm for you Pavlovian Palin People.Too bad Curious George’s handlers hadn’t thought of flash cards. Maybe we wouldn’t be having to dig out from under his and Tricky Dick Cheney’s ignorant mistakes for the next couple of decades.
Lelia November 3rd, 2009 10:21 am ET
Gotta love Hearsay-NOT! “I just don’t want to go back to Alaska, ” Palin said OFF-HANDEDLY…. Subjective reporting at its best. Did you read the whole book, CNN, and this little, meaningless, subjective, drivel, excerpt is all you choose to put on your web page? How sad.
Fred Blatchley November 3rd, 2009 10:19 am ET
And this is the person who wanted to be our Vice-President? Sounds like someone needs to grow up a little bit and stop having tantrums when she doesn’t get her own way.
GI Joe November 3rd, 2009 10:19 am ET
She’ll never be a major politician.The far-right-wing nutjobs will use her to spread hate and fear and lies, keeping THEIR hands clean.

She’s a pawn to be used by the right-wing. Common knowledge in most of the country.

ha ha ha ha ha The joke is on her.

Gentwelve November 3rd, 2009 10:19 am ET
The upcoming book by her highness is nothing more than a carefully worded propaganda filled manuscript intended to persuade those salivating want to be fascist Americans.In the end, “Little Miss Sunshine” will achieve her goal as the next Conservative icon, reeling in more cash than she could ever dream of while directing vile and ugly criticism of the failing American way of life.
Peter Vaguely November 3rd, 2009 10:18 am ET
This woman is a megalomaniac. She has delusions of grandeur. She never cared about Alaska. She does not care about the United States of America. Regardless of whether you agree with her ideology or not. Beware this creature. She is dangerous!
Beyond Absurd November 3rd, 2009 10:17 am ET
Please, please, no more stories about this pathetic woman.
LacrosseMom November 3rd, 2009 10:17 am ET
Once more we learn about the dysfunction in Palin’s camp, which is evident from all the miscues, errors, blunders since McCain choose her as his running mate.I do not hate, nor am I scared of this woman….. I am amazed that she is even considered a viable candidate by the GOPers!

Palin/Bachman 2012

Willy Brown November 3rd, 2009 10:16 am ET
Sarah keep up the good work. You got the Obama loving media and DNC parrots peeved but what else is new.
markus November 3rd, 2009 10:15 am ET
and the fringe-Right whack jobs love to paint Obama as ego-driven.this woman’s ego deserves it’s own zip code!
Concession speech? Honey, you weren’t running for President.

or were you? LOL

this fool, who blasted the media for daring to ask such hard-hitting, below the belt questions as “what newspapers do you read?” is the future of the Republican Party?????

Donkey Party November 3rd, 2009 10:14 am ET
Since confusion is right up there with ignorance, deception, and hatred, all traits so close to Palin, why is this no surprise?
laura November 3rd, 2009 10:13 am ET
This woman is a complete moron. Bring her on in 2012, a landslide for Obama!
Mack November 3rd, 2009 10:13 am ET
Will the truth ever be told regarding who suggested and pushed for Palin to be McCain’s running mate? I’m sure that is one regrettable decision by McCain.
Msdp November 3rd, 2009 10:13 am ET
Yep, this is nothing new. Sarah’s real name is Sarah “Divisive” Palin. She calls her self a Christian, but any christian knows that God is not about division, nor is he about confusion. I really wish the American people would stay awake long enough to think for themselves. Please don’t be lead around like zoombies. Remember, God is not about confusion nor is he divisive!!!! God is about love, and understanding. This person is only about her self interest.
Grahame November 3rd, 2009 10:12 am ET
Just George Bush in a dress. “My way or the Highway” syndrome. She thinks she’s right and the rest of the entire world is wrong. And NO! it’s not that we are scared of this brainless piece of excrement. We are terrified of the mindless robots with a collective i,q the same as my shoe size, it’s not her it’s these morons who believe she has any relevancev at all. Anyone who believes that physical looks equate into intelligence is living in a Hollywood movie set. Obviously the level of educational values and expertise in the United States of America is a joke. If you would rather not look at this truth, then find out where the US is on a global educational rating scale. The fundamental
modus operandi of thes so called fundementalists is “Keep them illiterate, gullable and therefore easy to manage.. Anyway Sarah Palin is the Democrats secret weapon.
Carole November 3rd, 2009 10:10 am ET
Senator McCain used to be in my mind one classy person…………………………until he got this dufus on the ticket.Palin has turned a man who was seen as an esteemed Senator, war hero and fair non-prejudiced person to being called names like McShame.

Palin is so full of herself. I hope she runs for President. She probably will considering when Republicans say no thanks to her campaigning and she does it anyway.

kcl November 3rd, 2009 10:10 am ET
Sarah wants to be a diva, it is really quite sad.
She has nothing to do with this story surfacing now, but it is very telling of how her struggle for fame is a constant issue in her mind.
I’m starting to feel sorry for her as she doesn’t get any positive press that she seems to be so needy of.
It’s just a sad saga.
Ryan November 3rd, 2009 10:08 am ET
Um, since when do VPs make concession speeches in the first place? Why is she such a moron???!!!
American Expat November 3rd, 2009 10:08 am ET
No surprise here! Miss motormouth will do anything to get the spotlight and start her mouth before putting her brain in gear. I do not believe there has been another person in recent history LESS qualified to be president of this great country. When her team had to develop flash cards to bring her up to speed (apparently she never got there!) says a lot about her lack of qualifications. Thank God the voters had the good sense to recognize that too!
Marie November 3rd, 2009 10:08 am ET
She never should have left Alaska. I was for John McCain until he chose this LOSER as a running mate (which was nothing more than a kowtow to the ultra-conservative arm of the GOP). He lost me with his choice..The woman isn’t qualified for dogcatcher!
Larry November 3rd, 2009 10:08 am ET
” I Just Don’t Want To Go Back To Alaska”If that one statement doesn’t say it all, to explain Sarahs motives for everything she has done in the past 16 months, then nothing does.

Sarah cares about Sarah, NOT COUNTRY, NOT THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY, just little ole Sarah

C from middle GA November 3rd, 2009 10:06 am ET
Will the Palin faithful read any of this stuff and think?I feel sorry for Senator McCain. Imagine having a “maverick moment” and choosing her. And then being locked into her for months and watching the train wreck happen in slow motion…

And she just WON’T go AWAY!

CR November 3rd, 2009 10:06 am ET
In her simple mind, it’s all about her. She’s not fit to serve on a town council. No business holding any public office for that matter.
Reagan was wrong November 3rd, 2009 10:05 am ET
Sarah Palin is dangerous. Not because she is a smart, sexy (since when is “sexy” a qualification for office?), and will “shake things up”, as the lunatic wing of the GOP likes to claim, but because her ambition matches her stupidity.
Pepou November 3rd, 2009 10:04 am ET
What a moron that Palin is!
Mr. Moderate November 3rd, 2009 10:04 am ET
“Palin’s deputy chief of staff Chris Edwards, meanwhile, was also unaware that Palin had been told she was not to speak. Edwards, ready to load the speech into teleprompter,”Geee…..I thought Obama was the ONLY politician who has ever used a teleprompter.
Ellen November 3rd, 2009 10:03 am ET
Wow, Sarah Palin is a narcissist with a messiah complex. Who knew.
CJ November 3rd, 2009 10:02 am ET
Who cares about this woman and Bachmann, they are as dumb as a post. I am hate to hear anything these two people say when they open their mouth, they show that they have no GOALS, and no knowledge of history and do not care about anything but getting their names out in public.
AB November 3rd, 2009 10:01 am ET
Palin’s “Mein Kampf” should be full of hilarious, quitter, “Africa is a country” type of things…too bad no one will buy it.
Not Surprised November 3rd, 2009 10:00 am ET
She was such an idiot…and she still is.
John P. November 3rd, 2009 10:00 am ET
So rediculous….from people looking to make a buck off of Sarah.
Fred November 3rd, 2009 9:59 am ET
This is no surprise to me. $90 socks? It goes hand in hand with the republican penchant for pretending to be something you are not. Just look at how many republicans have been convicted of sexual predation on children, how many cheat on their wives, how many cheat their own fellow taxpayers. It never stops.
Doug November 3rd, 2009 9:58 am ET
This is nothing but Palin envy. Palin hasn’t even given an interview since leaving office and she is in the news anout every day. Why is the left so concerned with little old Sarah?Could those be storm clouds on the horizon?
Linda from Minnesota November 3rd, 2009 9:58 am ET
I thank God every day that John McCain lost the election and shudder to think that this woman could be next in line to the presidency. She doesn’t want to go back to Alaska but I sure wish she would and stay there. She doesn’t scare me but the 20% of Americans who think she is smart enough to be president sure do. I guess the dumbing down of America has begun.
Gary McGREGOR November 3rd, 2009 9:58 am ET
Sarah PALIN is not a team player. To run any office ie: governor,vice president you must be a team player thus she quits the governorship and loses the vice presidencyand she is just not intelligent enough!!!
Right wing deceit November 3rd, 2009 9:57 am ET
why is Palin still in the news ?
What are her values ?
To spread lies about Obama ?
Can Palin name one world leader ? Does she understand any science or does she think the earth is 4000 years old and her god destroyed most of mankind in a flood !These are not the values of free and just minded Americans nor the God they know!
chuck November 3rd, 2009 9:56 am ET
I remember the night well and wondered if she would give a concession speech. When she didn’t, I thought that it was completely appropriate, which had nothing at all to do with my disdain for her. McCain was the focus of the night in regards to the Republican party and it was his speech to give. He fully owned that night and I thought at the time that Sarah was being a real lady by deferring the time to him alone. Now we know the truth about the real lady who was doing a slow burn in the background.
hmmmm. November 3rd, 2009 9:56 am ET
“Confusion” seems to be a habitual response from her co-workers.
Tina, NC November 3rd, 2009 9:56 am ET
I will never, EVER forgive McCain for unleashing that disaster of a woman on us.
Robert Jordan November 3rd, 2009 9:56 am ET
Sarah Palin is an ambitious woman who will let nothing get in the way of what she wants. Some people may think that is an admirable quality but if everyone will stop at nothing on the road to get to what they want it just stands to reason there will be a lot of injured bodies and destruction along the highway.
She is just so… scary November 3rd, 2009 9:56 am ET
let me say if before the neo posts beginshe is sooooooooooo scary, us liberal get very worked up with her truth, she is just to much and gets under our thin skin

intimidating is the word, we can’t handle her and have to run away

I don’t know what I would do if she ran in the next presidential race

I think I would hide, the fear of rightousness would force me to cower and sit out the election

HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

Sue IL November 3rd, 2009 9:55 am ET
Palin is a fighter, a bit raw and not as polished as other candidates, but that’s what I like about her!!!
Fair is Fair November 3rd, 2009 9:55 am ET
Nothing like a handy-dandy good ole’ Palin article to get the libs foaming at the mouth and get their minds off of the anticipated dismal showings for the dems at the polls today. How predictable.Spin it any way you want, libs. THIS IS a referrendum on Obama’s big-government agenda. Blue dogs are going to run post haste from Obama’s takeover of healthcare and cap-and-tax.

Just a foreshadowing of what’s coming in 2010.

Irma in North Carolina November 3rd, 2009 9:54 am ET
The Book Sarah from Alaska sounds like this is the book that is telling is telling the truth, this should sell much better that her own book which will all be lies. I never seen any one so dumb to think she was going to give a speech. Thank god the Mccain people would not let her give it, it would of been a speech of hate. She is responsible for getting the country in an uproar with her rallys she held and people were shouting kill him and she did nothing to stop it. And then her death panel deal got all the seniors in an uproar and had people carrying guns to presidential events. She still is out their bashing the president every day by having someone writing the articles for her face book and putting her name on it. She goes over to a foreign country and reads a speech that puts down the us and our president. I hope all her followers will see this article and hope they and the 20 percent wake up and realize what she is like. Of course they all think they will get her in the white house and the fox gang will be her cabinet members. She will need to order a lot of flash cards so she will know what to say. This is who you want in the white house.
Steve November 3rd, 2009 9:54 am ET
Between Palin, Bachmann, Foxx a responsible party of Republicans should have done what Senator McCain did on concession evening, by never allowing Palin to speak. The Republican Party shouldn’t allow the other two distorted ladies to speak. For when they do speak, it appears they all are on some strong disconnected medicine apart from the normal America. They know best in the McCain camp Sarrah Palin didn’t care for Alaska, she doesn’t care for America. She shiouldn’t speak for the Republican Party, she only cares for herself.
Barstow,Ca
Greg November 3rd, 2009 9:53 am ET
We don’t care about these stories. Please provide us with some substance.
DaniNYC November 3rd, 2009 9:53 am ET
Confusion should be Palin’s middle name. And Rogue is also a good name for her. She is a pathetic example of what is wrong with our country. Although I find these reports on Palin humorous and I get a good laugh everytime she opens her mouth, the media has to stop induldging her stupidity. She is not a role model and should not be representing women in politics. Stop covering her in the media and she will go away. Her departure into the Alaskan wilderness is well overdue. Goodnight Sarah Palin! Go home!
Linda November 3rd, 2009 9:53 am ET
Why do you keep telling us about Palin and Mc Cain/ THEY LOST! She is a joke- ignornant and backward who cares nothing for this great nation but only for her own greed and self.
She is a joke that is not funny anymore and yet media still act as if she is somehow important in our nation.Let’s hear from Olympia Snowe or other real GOP women with brains and good sense for our nation. Not the idiots like Palin and Limbaugh, and Beck. They mean nothing but hate and lies and anti American values
Diane November 3rd, 2009 9:52 am ET
“Going Rouge” is a perfect title for Palin’s book – what does it take to stop a charging elephant? She is perfect for the leadershi role for te tea party activits too – soon they will wake up and realize she is doing the no good!
Rosebud November 3rd, 2009 9:52 am ET
How can they go back to the farm once they’ve seen Paris.
Matt November 3rd, 2009 9:52 am ET
Makes you wonder why the McCain camp ever picked her. I can’t imagine a dumber move than that one…
BillyBobTomRedcracker November 3rd, 2009 9:51 am ET
I wonder what all the Palin followers think of this vacuous idiot expressing how she didn’t want to go back to Alaska?
If wishes were horses, November 3rd, 2009 9:51 am ET
“I just don’t want to go back to Alaska,” Palin said off-handedly during the gathering.Hey Sarah, people like Hillary worked so hard for years and was not able to secure her dreams. Was two months you came to public eyes enough to make you think the White House is your place to be!! What kind of thinking is that!!!!
Tom Sawyer November 3rd, 2009 9:51 am ET
QUOTE: “I just don’t want to go back to Alaska,” Palin said off-handedly during the gathering.It seems losing the beauty pageant has really scarred Palin for life because she sounds and behaves exactly like a bitter and sad pageant-queen reject!

Hence, her being selected as the VP candidate was her chance to redeem herself … her chance to regain her “pageant crown”. And she was determined to do anything to make her 15-minutes of fame last a lot longer.

KA November 3rd, 2009 9:50 am ET
Palin was the village idiot in the campaign, but McCain was truly the “rogue”. He chose someone who couldn’t pass a SAT, if you gave her the clues. With the global crises the US faced, regardless of who won the election, that was stunningly reckless for a so-called “American hero”. He was willing to put the country at grave risk, because he wanted to win.
What a bullet the country dodged not electing him.
ramona November 3rd, 2009 9:50 am ET
Going Rogue. You will find the book in the “fiction” section of your local bookstore. Sarah from Alaska. Now this book might interest me.
larry November 3rd, 2009 9:49 am ET
I am looking forward to when she can finally give her concession speech.
Brian November 3rd, 2009 9:49 am ET
What is it with CNN’s continuous reporting on everything Sarah Palin??? It is election day today, Pelosi just dropped a 2000 page Healthcare Bill on Congress, Obama is ignoring the advice of his very own appointed General in Afghanistan, and unemployment is close to 10%…. but let’s all ignore that and continue to talk about Sarah Palin!!! Please report on what matters!
worriedmom November 3rd, 2009 9:49 am ET
uh oh, here will go the vile Liberals again posting nasty comments. that seems to be the only thing they are good for. You sure can’t have an intelligent conversation with them and reasoning power they lack.
Go Sara!
Hugo November 3rd, 2009 9:49 am ET
That is what happens when you saddle someone eager to win and provide leadership with an old status quo workhorse that has no desire to give it their all. McCain lost before he ever started, had he addressed the errors of the Bush Administration, gone after Obama on his ideologies and political associations, we may be living a different life in America right now. You remember, one where you had a job?
Minnesotan November 3rd, 2009 9:46 am ET
HAH! The McCain camp knew better than to let this loony tune speak in front of a crowd. She was an embarrassment during the election and she only made a bigger fool of herself after. It’s fun to watch Republicans turn on each other!
Greta November 3rd, 2009 9:44 am ET
Sarah is special like ed. Pass it on.
Randolph Carter. November 3rd, 2009 9:44 am ET
Nice try at manipulating the election CNN by leaving these posts in this order for today. Here is how you have it:1. Remember Palin?
2. Repubs with extreme views.
3. Obama approval is great.

How obvious.
Have a nice day!

Icarus November 3rd, 2009 9:44 am ET
John McCain should have nightmares and feel life long, unrelenting guilt about unleashing this horrible, nasty, destructive person on the country.
Dabney Oakley November 3rd, 2009 9:41 am ET
Pretty scary when McCain’s handlers were more afraid of Palin’s unpredictability than that of their own candidate. Fie upon them both.
Steven Richards November 3rd, 2009 9:41 am ET
My God… How does any sane human give any creedence to Palin as a viable candidate to be President. She is a true dim wit. The fact that she has so many supporters is a scary testament to how large is the brain dead portion of the American electorate.She is an embarracement to our politcal system. The fact that puppet masters like Bill Kristol and the Wall Street Journal give her any encouragement is very dangerous to our political system. The next thing these conservatives will want is having the local little league coach who is a gas station attendent run for President because he is a Tea Bagger, a birther, who hates and fears the federal government, and who is able to be led by the nose by hard right leaders like Kristol . These are the new conservative credentials to qualify for major office.

What is our country coming to?

Steven Richards

John K November 3rd, 2009 9:41 am ET
Did Joe Biden make an acceptance speech? Acknowledging a loss should be brief and humble; no value to have the VP candidate make a statement.
odumber, 1 and a half year old maturity level… November 3rd, 2009 9:41 am ET
So the problem was everyone who thought they were voting for Palin, including her, somehow forgot that McCain was the candiate and she only was his running mate?At what point would a vice presidential candidate need to address the issue of losing the ticket?

At what point will Palin realize that government isn’t about keeping the job while it’s good and ducking out when it get’s sticky?

At what point will Palin supporters realize that they are second only in support to Cheney’s dismal numbers?

And at what point will Palin supporters realize that this “fear” they speak of is so last administration?

PaulaAP November 3rd, 2009 9:40 am ET
Wow – narcissistic? She is the definition, Limbaugh. Just…wow.
Smiley November 3rd, 2009 9:40 am ET
Liberals is just skeered of Sarah! Go Sarah 2012!
quarterback November 3rd, 2009 9:39 am ET
Crazy, self-centered, narcissistic wingnut.You betcha. Wink, wink….
KLM November 3rd, 2009 9:39 am ET
The facts are McCain was nothing without Palin. Look at the polls again if you need to. He was losing prior to bringing her on, Obama was well in the lead. It was his choice of Palin that put him back in the running. However it was a political move on his part, that he still fails to admit to. However once the choice was made, they wanted her to be a good little girl and sit there and look pretty. He made the mess not her, he allowed it to continue past the point of no return, and he has paid for it, he lost.
Al-NY,NY November 3rd, 2009 9:38 am ET
As she saw her political career going down the toilet, the narcissist insisted on thinking she would go out in front of the crowd and get one last moment of glory……too bad Fido. John cut you down to size.
John November 3rd, 2009 9:38 am ET
John, you screwed up big time with your vice-presidential running mate. She’s a pandora’s box and I can’t believe you and your advisers didn’t see it coming. Too bad.
Timothy Capehart November 3rd, 2009 9:36 am ET
Sarah Palin is not interested in political office. She’s interested in being a talking head, in having a gig like Rush Limbaugh. A gig where she can blather on about topics she doesn’t really understand but FEELS she has an actual opinion on. (Notice I didn’t say “thinks” there’s not much of that going on in the Palin household or SarahPac offices).She’s a weathergirl with anchor aspirations. She and those rabid followers have yet to realize that she is nothing but a punchline and will never BE anything but a punchline.
LOL November 3rd, 2009 9:36 am ET
Now if they could have only kept her quiet during the campaign, they may have had a chance.
cm November 3rd, 2009 9:36 am ET
This is what Alaska had to say about Palin if the republicans had one hald a mind they would look at her history of party divisiveness, polorization and destruction and take hee. Take her at her world she is a self proclaimed rogue, dishonest, knavish person a scoundrel.I have yet to see what Palin was so upset about that she could not speak; it was a McCain ticket that brought her to the stage.
greyfox November 3rd, 2009 9:34 am ET
Again, the nonentity gets publicity, even if it’s negative. Here, we see a snapshot of someone whose narcissism and ambition overrode every civil boundary.
Can we now put this nothing to rest. Please?
AEK November 3rd, 2009 9:34 am ET
Hummm…Sarah Palin confused. Who would have guessed?!?!? Again, it was all about her being in the spotlight. They should have just re aired the Katie Couric interview so we could all feel even better about our vote for President Obama in that election.
Tram November 3rd, 2009 9:34 am ET
She is confusing. She can’t speak coherently, she actually makes George Bush look like he ought to be in MENSA – and I never thought that was possible – she has no clue how to do the job of being any type of politician.If this was the best the GOP could pick for a VP in the last presidential election, then the GOP should just pack up and leave because they’re no longer viable as a political party. They’re laughing stocks, and Palin is one of the lead people the American public gets to laugh at because she’s so ridiculous.

Note: They paid $90 for a pair of socks???? I complain when I have to pay $10 for 7 pairs of crew socks at Walmart!

benedict November 3rd, 2009 9:33 am ET
Perhaps many legislators and administration offficials don’t need the flashcards that Sarah Palin’s handlers thought she needed. Sarah Palin does not need flashcards those officals do need when it comes to character and integrity.
Dick M November 3rd, 2009 9:33 am ET
How is this news? Why does anybody care about Palin? Let her be forgotten.
Shadysider November 3rd, 2009 9:31 am ET
The relationship between McCain/Palin is symbolic of the divide between the conservative party and the republican party. I was hoping that the Republican Party would push social conservatives to the side opening the party for a larger base, while actually pushing for the fiscal responsibility they always preach but have not practiced for over a decade. Unfortunately it seems like hard-line Conservatives are trying to steal the party back, as they feel that the current Republican hierarchy is not conservative enough. This will just serve to continue the flight from the Republican Party.
exactaman November 3rd, 2009 9:31 am ET
I think Palin was a very poor choice as the VP on McCains ticket and for a number of reasons. Just listen to her in only one interview and you can understand why.There were a number of great VP choices out there and the fact that McCain chose her is mind boggling.

The frightening thing is that she could have been just a heart beat away from being our President.

Chris Matt November 3rd, 2009 9:29 am ET
Thank you Sarah. You do more to the Democratic cause than anyone ever can.
kate November 3rd, 2009 9:29 am ET
Apparently she pays no attention to anyone, just doing her own thing. That is why she should never be considered for president or vice-president. Just think how she might handle security intelligence…pay no attention to it, or go beyond security adivors and just do her own thing. I might vote republican in the future but not if she is the candidate.
Jamie November 3rd, 2009 9:28 am ET
It’s all about Sarah!
Rob November 3rd, 2009 9:28 am ET
Here we go again! CNN, getting its marching orders from the Obumbles White House, puts out yet another anti-Palin story in an attempt to try and sway voters from what will hopefully be a very embarassing day for Dems and Obama himself.So yeah, let’s focus on something that happened a year ago instead of current things. Like maybe the fact that Dems have added several BILLION dollars to Pelosi’s joke of a healthcare bill, bringing it way over the under 900 billion Nancy originally lied about. But hey, that’s negative towards Obumbles, so CNN would never report that.

Careful CNN, you can see Obama’s hands pulling your puppet strings.

J.Havis November 3rd, 2009 9:27 am ET
Palin is one stiff idiot. She is so far out in space that she can’t hold on to her own blown up ego.
Keith in Austin November 3rd, 2009 9:27 am ET
To CNN: Thank you for all the great PR you are giving Sarah!!!!!
Rick -EXREPUBLICAN, EX-Marine November 3rd, 2009 9:27 am ET
What a hack. Take note, people. Quitter, Liar, Schemer…endorser of extreme conservatists.
Laurie November 3rd, 2009 9:27 am ET
She is a self centered, dishonest, woman who lacks respect for all around her. I continue to be amazed that she is still given credibility by some. It is a sad statement on people’s judgement & absolute need to have anything guide them poilitically and personally. This woman is a wolf in sheep’s clothing(with her sheep’s clothing looking pretty thin at times). Continue on Palinites. Forget the expensive clothing, the lies, Levi Johnston, the fact that she corresponds only on facebook, quitting the governorship of Alaska, the no shows at events, among others and blindly follow this egomaniac. She will lead you to the bridge to nowhere.
Brian November 3rd, 2009 9:26 am ET
You liberals just love Sarah Palin.
georgie November 3rd, 2009 9:26 am ET
well, i think you almost tried to say something nice about palin. omg, that would never happen. what was i thinking?
Howard from Dallas November 3rd, 2009 9:26 am ET
Ms. Palin had very little to offer the country. Sadly, while Alaska is well shed of her, it would seem that we will have to put up with her childish grandstanding for a while longer. Mr. McCain, there were so many better choices for a running mate; you really should not have let yourself be railroaded into strapping this anchor to your neck.
Big Daddy November 3rd, 2009 9:24 am ET
What !!!!!! Confused !!!!!!!!!
pshaw November 3rd, 2009 9:24 am ET
It’s a thin line between maverick and loose cannon.
tim nyc November 3rd, 2009 9:23 am ET
she didn’t write the book– she had a ghost writer…she’s a simpleton..please, can we just forget this horrible person ? she’d nominate bernie kerik for office if he wasn’t going to jail…please, please let America get on with the business of creating a new and vibrant future for all and stop talking about the irrelevant and nonsensical information/ topics.
Elizabeth November 3rd, 2009 9:23 am ET
I find nothing in this report the least bit surprising.
Jim November 3rd, 2009 9:23 am ET
i’m not surprised.this is hardly news at this late date, tho.
Tom in Wheaton, Illinois November 3rd, 2009 9:22 am ET
Sarah continues to amaze. She is Anna Nicole Smith without the dog. I miss the dog.
Sharon Northern Virginia November 3rd, 2009 9:22 am ET
This woman is just CRAZY
Rumsfeld November 3rd, 2009 9:21 am ET
Sarah, how many clues do you need before you understand that your day in the political sun is over. You know how to wave buh-bye, so do it.
Drum Roll . . . Presenting the dumbest part-time governor to ever fail debate class November 3rd, 2009 9:21 am ET
This should not come as a surprise to anyone. Sarah Failin’ did not even know what a Vice President does when she was McLame’s running play-mate. She was a and still is a clueless person, who might have a pretty face and a nice ass, but she has zero intelligence on anything related to the Executive branch of government. She should pose in Playboy that what she would get a lot more votes.
Jeff November 3rd, 2009 9:18 am ET
Another Palin story? What is behind this obsession?
A. Goodwin November 3rd, 2009 9:15 am ET
None of this surprises me. This woman is immature, narcissistic, and white-trash to booth. She was never in it for Alaska…she was only in it for herself.What’s really scary is that there are people out there that think Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Fools!
Torin November 3rd, 2009 9:15 am ET
Another Caribou Barbie faux pas. Who else except Palin would want to give a concession speech as the Vice Presidential candidate? She does not get it or will she ever get it.
Kathy November 3rd, 2009 9:13 am ET
So $90 for a pair of socks, inability to communicate with her staffers, and flash cards needed to let her know who PM of the UK was….. We all know she did not want to go back to Alaska! She only lasted less than a year before she quit there! Yeah, quit quit quit is her motto. She didn’t even finish her term as mayor, she just jumped ship with them millions of dollars in debt despite going into office with a surplus.
DCTWMT November 3rd, 2009 9:09 am ET
Figures. And these are the people who wanted to run the country? It shows just how completely unqualified she was, and continues to be.
diridi November 3rd, 2009 9:07 am ET
I told you long time ago…she is a stupid lady…no education, no experience…Ha!!! for experience, foreign, she even went to Hong Kong…Ha…this is how she thinks…idiots like Mitt Romney, big fat Rush Limbauh, and old idiot like Mitch Mcconnol…crazy idiot like John Bohner thinks she is great….even North carolina Rep. verginia foxx is so idiot….I told you after 60 years, of age, brain would not function…so they need to bar from being elected…prima facie…ok…God bless our nation, the USA!!!!AMEN>>>>
CHANGE.COM November 3rd, 2009 9:05 am ET
This is old news. I won’t buy the book. However, whoever can make a buck or two writing abotu the dysfunctional McCain-Palin campaign is welcome to do so. Palin is an opportunist and it is proved proven when she saw the money and abandoned the Alaska governorship. Her values are quite simple: crush anyone in your path to make money. This is well documented in her political career thus far.
Steve November 3rd, 2009 9:05 am ET
Narcissism at its finest! I guess I should be used to the idea by now, but I still can’t believe anyone thought Palin was fit for national office. Just unfreakingbelievable. I know some folks are complaining about Obama, but really, with judgement like he showed in his VP pick, everybody should be feeling greatly relieved that McCain’s not in office.
Barry Story November 3rd, 2009 9:02 am ET
I have a question. Sarah Palin remarked before the election words to the effect that God would see that the right team would be elected. How does she justify trashing the president? does she beleive that God made a mistake? I have never heard her address this statement.
could somebody ask her this question.
TLD November 3rd, 2009 9:02 am ET
The Republican/Conservative Party is a disgrace and an abomination. There is something putrid about these guys and gals. The Republican Parties of past decades did not make me want to shower after I hear or see them speak on issues. I think it may have started with the Newt Gingrich Crew a few years back.
Jay November 3rd, 2009 9:01 am ET
I bet McCain is killing himself at having picked this idiot as his running mate. It may have been a big reason why he lost. She is total trash and is, like Blago, just living in the spotlight to get rich. No substance at all.I do want her to run in 2012 and I want her to win the Republican nomination. Obama will crush her in a debate and be assured an easy re-election. Good for all the non-trash, educated people in this country.

Obama/Biden 2012

JP November 3rd, 2009 9:00 am ET
You can’t get moderate voters by running to the right. If McCain picked a prochoice fiscal conservative we would have a true leader as president not that clown Obozo. Don’t you get it Sara you are the single biggest reason McCain lost..
Independent November 3rd, 2009 9:00 am ET
CNN is really crazy about Sara Palin
marty November 3rd, 2009 9:00 am ET
A round table political discussion with a guest list of Sarah Palin, Michelle Bauchmann, Ann Coulter, Peggy Noonan, Liz Cheney and Condi Rice would be most interesting. Sarah would have an opportunity to show off her debate and leadership skills on a variety of subjects. How about it?
Expat American November 3rd, 2009 8:59 am ET
Flashcards to remember the name of the Prime Minister of the UK?
Dear Lord.Well, to her credit, Painfully Stupid Bigot Palin was practicing what she preaches…Much like her supporters whom she described as ‘Real Americans’, she was also describing herself; that is one of those ‘Real Americans’ who will never travel beyond a 10 mile radius of their place of birth, use their Conservative American bastardization of European Christianity to justify their racial and religious bigotry, believe the United States is the center of the world and that Jesus was an American. Flashcards….that’s rich.

Palin 2012…Please.

Joanna in PA November 3rd, 2009 8:58 am ET
The gop’s choosing of Palin is utterly embarrassing for our country. Almost as much a bush being our president. She had a taste of fame, now she wants more. The country is not conservative any longer. we are left of center.
Phhhttt!!!!!!! November 3rd, 2009 8:57 am ET
So Sarah had her flash cards – and Barack had his teleprompter – so what’s the difference?
Mike in LR November 3rd, 2009 8:57 am ET
That’s all CNN could glean from her book. Wow! I guess anything to belittle her again.
Expat American November 3rd, 2009 8:56 am ET
Flashcards to remember the name of the Prime Minister of UK? Dear Lord.Well, to her credit, Painfully Stupid Bigot Palin was practicing what she preaches…Much like her supporters whom she described as ‘Real Americans’, she was also describing herself; that is one of those ‘Real Americans’ who will never travel beyond a 10 mile radius of their place of birth, use their Conservative American bastardization of European Christianity to justify their racial and religious bigotry, believe the United States is the center of the world and that Jesus was an American. Flashcards….that’s rich.

Palin 2012….Please.

Dave November 3rd, 2009 8:56 am ET
Is it just me or does anyone else think that within a year or two the book racks at all the Dollar Tree stores are going to be overflowing with overstocked books about Sarah Palin?
Amanda November 3rd, 2009 8:56 am ET
Sarah Palin is a confused, delusional woman out for power to control the world, or at least the U.S.A.! She can NEVER be elected as president or Governor or anything else of the like EVER again. Her Religious beliefs confuse her and her ultimate goal is to sew confusion and delusion into the minds of americans, especially women. Her theory is “Whosoever does not “believe in” what she believes in, religiously, should die, by murder.” She spoke about this openly and I am shocked that people have followed her way of thinking in that respect. It is sickening and she should be locked up in a mental institution!
rta November 3rd, 2009 8:54 am ET
anybody with an ounce of sense knows sarah palin hears her own drummer and marches to her own tune. when john mccain picked her to be his running mate he opened pandora’s box and what we have is an unprincipled, race baiting, fear mongering agitator. it is a disgrace that free thinking people who have bread and butter concerns are being influence by this so called american spouting “sarah values” who has values that only promote herself and her agenda. no she did not want to go back to alaska, and in her bi polar mind she feels she is the leader of the american people. too bad john mccain your decision of opening this pandora box has made a pox on the rest of us
Blutarski November 3rd, 2009 8:52 am ET
President Karzai is the new President Diem. What amazing irony, two Ivy League Democrat Presidents make identical mistakes by installing unpopular corrupt leaders in foreign countries during US counterinsurgency operations. Yeah, I know, defenders of the President’s “policy” will say Karzai was elected. They said the same thing about Diem’s “election” in Vietnam, which was also rigged. I wonder if Karzai will wind up facing the same end as Diem. Karzai better watch his back. Although, Obama is no Kennedy, he might not have the stones to implement the harsh corrective measures.
Samantha November 3rd, 2009 8:49 am ET
She’s stupid but worse they people who are stupid enough to vote for her. The Media made this monster if you stop talking about her maybe she will go away.
victim of republican greed November 3rd, 2009 8:48 am ET
Maybe the McCain camp felt his concession speech was not a good place for her to say, “Drill baby, drill,” “maverick’ or “palling with “terrorists,” and declare her candidacy for 2012.
Fools and their freedoms are soon parted November 3rd, 2009 8:48 am ET
Slow news day CNN? No soldiers DYING while POTUS poses for another photo op? More gutting of the Constitution and enslaving our children with debt from Pe LOUSY and her minnions?
victim of republican greed November 3rd, 2009 8:44 am ET
As Sarah purges more and more moderates from the GOP, her new party will be made up mainly of birthers, deathers, teabaggers and secessionists.There is always room for these displaced moderates in the Democratic Party.
Mommy2ee November 3rd, 2009 8:44 am ET
Why is this news? Sarah palin is a bad, old, politial joke.
Vigla November 3rd, 2009 8:41 am ET
…and back to Alaska you went… Where you quit on them. Sarah Palin is a fool. I cannot believe some people do not see that. The sooner she drifts off to obscurity the better… THANK GOODNESS SHE DID NOT BECOME VP! THANK GOODNESS!
bob November 3rd, 2009 8:40 am ET
The only crime discussed in the constitution is treason. You know treason, thats the crime that means saying things like “I want the president to fail”.
Mississippi Miss November 3rd, 2009 8:40 am ET
Writing about past emotional highs and lows is a low in and of itself.I wish it mattered, maybe if we weren’t in the midst of a struggle to maintain our individual freedom, we would have time to read this junk, while sipping our mint juleps on the verandah.
sifto77 November 3rd, 2009 8:40 am ET
Hilary Clinton used Wright to smear Obama–not Palin.
sifto77 November 3rd, 2009 8:39 am ET
CNN still cutting up Palin to make Obama look good? Another smear article to allow paid liberal bloggers to vent their frustration and misplace their anger with the way things are going with “the chosen one”? I, for one, will read the “real version” of what happened by buying SP’s book!
Dutch/Bad Newz, VA November 3rd, 2009 8:38 am ET
What an idiot. She actually thought “she” was running for President. Her ego is too big for her head.
Richp November 3rd, 2009 8:38 am ET
And Biden calls republicans the American Taliban, he’s such an astute bugger isn’t he.
Jeff Brown in Jersey November 3rd, 2009 8:37 am ET
You just can’t polish a turd!
Ed, Santa Fe, NM November 3rd, 2009 8:36 am ET
What a boob! The light of the GOP and she’s a total moron!
Anonymous November 3rd, 2009 8:35 am ET
Thank you for the truth
southerncousin November 3rd, 2009 8:34 am ET
This story, although giving the liberals a platform to spew their venom and hate, is over a year old. Let’s have one about how this administration has been such a failure, the promises it has broken and the dangerous path it has put this country on or how McCain and Palin were right about the failed policies and personalities of this administration.
Rob November 3rd, 2009 8:34 am ET
What an ego!
D. November 3rd, 2009 8:33 am ET
Indeed Palin showed confusion on election night, Obama has been showing it since election night!
Julian November 3rd, 2009 8:32 am ET
15:01, 15:02,15:03 … seriously Sarah Palin’s 15 minutes were up a long time ago.
usualone November 3rd, 2009 8:30 am ET
She continues to astound me – It is one thing be a maverick, but it is another how she doesn’t play by any of her party’s rules. People must like her because she is a “naughty” behavior. She lacks integrity and lashes out at others who have it.
EL November 3rd, 2009 8:27 am ET
palin is a liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bravado in boston November 3rd, 2009 8:24 am ET
TRAIN WRECK!This should be a show on Bravo! No Wait! I LIKE Bravo. Maybe Lifetime…….err……FOX! That’s it.

TRAIN WRECK!

hockeybear November 3rd, 2009 8:21 am ET
This does not surprise me. Palin craves the spotlight and thinks she is the center of the universe. In actuality, she’s nothing but a train wreck.
Liberal4Obama November 3rd, 2009 8:19 am ET
Just goes to show how ignorant a.k.a clueless Sarah Palin is, only the Presidential Candidate makes a concession speech and that is John McCain.
Dominican mama 4 Obama November 3rd, 2009 8:15 am ET
I guess this is the tasty morsel du jour to keep us occupied while the election results develop into a froth that can be whipped into a ‘storm’ by cnn et al.I’m not biting.
Tom in CA November 3rd, 2009 8:12 am ET
… what an AIR HEAD!
Right Trash November 3rd, 2009 8:10 am ET
What a shock – this book tells us what we already know. Palin is an idiot.
Bubba November 3rd, 2009 8:09 am ET
Yeah, she wanted to win, and she didn’t want to go home. And she sure didn’t stay there once we sent her back. She’s the Quitter with Twitter!
Tommy Boy November 3rd, 2009 8:04 am ET
Imagine that….Palin confused things. She’s sooooo mavericky! You Betcha. She just wanted to get out on the stage to see if she could see Mexico from Arizona. That way she could beef up her Foreign Affairs credentials.
The Daily CNN Obsessions with Palin November 3rd, 2009 8:02 am ET
Why can’t we get daily updates on how John Edwards is doing? Or how about Charlie Rangle’s legal battle he’s having over tax evasion? Or how about how ACORN is at it again casting fraudulent votes in NJ today????Instead, CNN keeps beating away at Palin hoping the hate-filled liberals will join in their tongue lashing against her again today.

Did you notice, it’s the typically the same people here.

D. Tree November 3rd, 2009 7:55 am ET
What a disaster it would have been if this egomaniac ever got near the presidency!Sarah’s ego is so big you can see it from you back yard!
George November 3rd, 2009 7:54 am ET
Confusion is her way of life. She is a wacko that is not worthy of being a dog catcher, let alone a real public servent. Sarah, for the good of all please go away. Do us all a favor. Tahe Ruch and Joe the Plumber with you.
K November 3rd, 2009 7:53 am ET
Pk i believe macaine had sara on a lease like a pretty sexy dog when her book comes out sara will bite john you better run and hide pk
Obama 2012 November 3rd, 2009 7:53 am ET
This will not look good for the Republicans in the next elections!! :)
Dave November 3rd, 2009 7:53 am ET
‘In the days after her selection as the vice presidential nominee, the McCain team was so unsure of Palin’s policy acumen that they drew up hundreds of flash cards to get the candidate “up to speed on foreign affairs and major national issues.” One of the flash cards noted that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was Gordon Brown, the book says.”This pretty much says it all. This country, and indeed the rest of the world, dodged a huge bullet with this imbecile.
Terry from West Texas November 3rd, 2009 7:48 am ET
Palin is a popular person, but I can’t figure out what it is that her supporters see in her that is worthy of their support. What are her positive qualities? What has she accomplished? What is it that they think she will do if elected to the presidency?Whatever it is, I don’t see it.
A.B. November 3rd, 2009 7:45 am ET
Sarah Palin caused the McCain campaign alot of trouble, confusion and embarrassment and is still causing the same to the Republican Party which is currently in turmoil. As long as Palin becomes the face of the Republican Party with her frequent public appearances and representation of the party, The Republicans will remain mired in trouble and confusion and their credibility will remain in the gutter.
Suzan November 3rd, 2009 7:38 am ET
What ever the results are today in the elections in NY, Virginia, and NJ it doesn’t prove anything for the GOP……. when it comes down to the election of this country when we can all vote the GOP will still lose big time………the far right conservatives are not the majority of the republican party any more, and the rest of the country that supports this President and administration will keep the Birthers, Tea Baggers, and the radicals from getting into office or anyone that they support……this will only give the rest of the fence sitting republicans in Congress and the House more fuel to oppose this president and that is what is taking them down in the first place………Their constant and only answer to everything is NO NO NO……the party of NO, not the party for this country………
TangledThorns November 3rd, 2009 7:36 am ET
Wow, the sense of elitism against Sarah Palin is overwhelming. She is a real person who understands the everyday American unlike Obama who only cares about polls and labor unions.
Marie MD November 3rd, 2009 7:33 am ET
So I guess those pathetic little tears were more about her not being able to “speak” (if you call what she does speak) than losing the election. For somebody whose primary role was to help mcnasty’s election she sure failed. Then again . . . . . has she ever done anything that doesn’t fail or quit?
Suzan November 3rd, 2009 7:31 am ET
Just shows this woman was in it for herself………she is selfish, conceded, such a know it all……..and it was McCain that nixed her speech ……… just goes to show you he knew more about this woman than he is still not telling the truth about………
Dave November 3rd, 2009 7:29 am ET
Wow CNN, thats unbelievable. You look foolish when you continue to report every little insignificant detail of Ms. Palin, while ignoring most of the inexperience and radicals that Obama has surrounded himself with.
Von Bismark-Vienna November 3rd, 2009 7:20 am ET
This woman is really ambitious.
Mickey, NY November 3rd, 2009 7:20 am ET
Palin IS confused…
TCM November 3rd, 2009 7:14 am ET
As usual, comments open to slam Palin, yet closed for the “…54% approve of Obama…” Why does Keating Holland have a job? He should be in the white house as the propaganda czar…The elections in Va today will highlight the country’s sentiment about the radical Obama and loony Pelosi….
Fred NJ November 3rd, 2009 6:59 am ET
spilled milk? Get over it and report the NEWS, not a soap opera! Who cares? It’s all he said, she said, nonsense. Obama told Pelosi he’s the boss not her. I heard him say it!
GOPBslapper November 3rd, 2009 6:54 am ET
Gee…….what a suprise, Palin creates Chaos while Stabbing McCain in the back. Well, she had things to do, like screw the taxpayers of Alaska by quitting so she could go cash in on that “Special interest” money she claimed to hate so much. Was she wearing those $2,000 shoes her supporters unwilllingly bought her at Saks?
Mitch November 3rd, 2009 6:26 am ET
So another account that is in synch with others….staffers, reporters, people in the middle of the action all say the same thing. But sadly, the ultra right wing nut jobs will swallow every bit of tripe that palin’s book will throw their way. After all these same people can’t accept that more people voted for Obama and haven’t conceded the election themselves.
JB November 3rd, 2009 6:26 am ET
The thought of that buffoon being in the White House for anything other than to take a tour is scary. That said, I hope she wins the Rep nomination. She will never win an election for the highest office and she sure is always fun to laugh at.”We– we do– it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go?”

Classic, hysterical and yet, sad.

nclaw441 November 3rd, 2009 6:24 am ET
You put this story (earlier in first position), a 2008 election story, ahead of everything else on election day 2009? What are you guys thinking?
John of NY November 3rd, 2009 6:15 am ET
She is a sow!
Simon November 3rd, 2009 6:05 am ET
Quite apart from Palin’s total lack of intellect to the point of illiteracy, her comment that she doesn’t “want to go back to Alaska” also indicates her total lack of integrity in just wanting to walk out on the people who elected her.
db November 3rd, 2009 6:05 am ET
Enough already with Palin. How about a little honest reporting on the stimulus debacle, the health care reform debacle, the Afghanistan debacle, the Mideast debacle …
Trylon November 3rd, 2009 6:04 am ET
Perhaps the best service Conroy and Walshe have done is to provide American history with a moniker for this political beauty queen: Flash Card Palin.But Sarah continues to have a surprising number of supporters that still believe she is a genuine candidate for the Oval Office. These loyal fans might benefit from a palm-sized tutoring aid. On the front side it would say: THIS IS A. When you turn it over it reads: FLASH CARD.
Kuba November 3rd, 2009 5:27 am ET
Television is a dumbed down medium for non-thinking, dumbed down people. The extremely egoistic Palin understands this fully. She is yet another “program” that sells herself to the mentally sedentary viewership.
Sandy November 3rd, 2009 5:26 am ET
My gosh…just go away. You lost the elction with McCaine. You never will be president or anything else. Just take care of your family.
Tom in Delaware November 3rd, 2009 5:19 am ET
Let the Minute of Hate begin…the CNN Obession of the Decade…Sarah Palin.Will you dwell as much on the Jon Corzine loss of New Jersey…15 months is a long time to be talking about the person who DIDN’T win the election.
Houff November 3rd, 2009 4:54 am ET
Really? This is your political ticker lead item, a 2008 election story on election day 2009? You have no more important story to report?
Debbie in VA November 3rd, 2009 4:54 am ET
Day two this week. CNN still pounding Palin. What is your obsession with this woman? They only thing I see is the left love jumping in and pounding her into the ground. Although I did not like her she is starting to really gain my sympathy. There must be something about her if the left wing media and the left wing bloggers hate her so much. CNN don’t you have someone else to pick on? Try Pelosi for a change–there is alot more there and she has an effect on all of our lives.
joe blow November 3rd, 2009 4:51 am ET
run baby run (in 2012).
joe blow November 3rd, 2009 4:50 am ET
were the flash cards written in crayon?
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