Sarah Palin stirs the pot

Governor Sarah Palin was on Hannity last night where she was asked  a leading question about political correctness and Herman Cain.
Her answer on Cain – character counts. If the accusations, of “screwing around on his wife, giving money to some broad unbeknownst to his wife” are false, then “the false accuser is really despicable.” If they are true then “boys will be boys” but they should not be running the country.

Then Hannity asks her opinion on Newt vs Mitt.
She blows the question off and says they need to focus on sudden and relentless reform and clean up Congress and getting the country back on the right track.

Hannity asks if she is leaning towards endorsing anyone:
She tries to blow this off also, basically calling herself a pundit whose endorsement has minimal impact. When pressed she enumerates her ideal candidate – “he who articulates best he being the antithesis of Barack Obama.” Someone who can promise what he has a record of doing – don’t let anyone get away with saying they cut budgets when they just reined in expansion (seemed like it was directed at congress critters).

Hannity tries to get her back to Mitt vs Newt and she says it is not yet down to the two of them.
She brings up Rick Santorum and said he has ideological consistency in having a hardline against Iran, in being pro-life, and in saying we must slash federal income tax. Then she say “I say we do away with it altogether.”*

Persistent Hannity asks her to bring up the top 3 strengths and weaknesses of Mitt & Newt and she says they all have strengths and all are better than Obama, including Ron Paul with his domestic agenda although she doesn’t like his foreign policy, and Rick Perry with 2nd Amendment defense which shows he isn a constitutional conservative. All of them are better than Obama (but apparently, Bachmann and Huntsman are not to be enumerated. Ha ha ha).

Hannity finally gives up on Newt vs Mitt and asks her if she regrets not being in. She says “noo” slowly, as if it’s not something she’s totally convinced of, then says she has fire in the belly to reform the country however she can and at the end of the day it will be about backing a constitutional conservative and making them hold to their promises.

My conclusion: Sarah is not happy to have a Newt vs Mitt race and wants some Newties to go to either Santorum, Paul, or Perry. Either she really prefers even Ron Paul to Newt or she is looking for a long, contested, and divided primary.

Divide et impera!

Grainy video here, better (but unembeddable) video at C4P.

*She clarifies that later in this tweet, that she means Federal corporate income tax.

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52 Responses to Sarah Palin stirs the pot

  1. votermom says:

    She is on a twitter roll today, 4 in a row.

    Seems to be trying to get Santorum to step up.

    She will be on Hannity’s radio show later (not sure of time).

  2. Mary says:


    New Rasmussen Poll re “if the election were held today…..”:

    Generic Republican : 48%
    Pres. Obama: 42%

    (Gallup has him at same 42%—lower than Carter at same stage of his presidency)

  3. yttik says:

    Wasn’t that an interesting interview? I had to replay it several times to try and figure out what she WASN’T saying.

    My conclusion was also that she is not happy about Romney/Newt.

    I laughed at her comment about Perry. He’s got a “strong stand on the second amendment” was almost like saying, “he seems to have mastered breathing.” That was some seriously low praise right there! Perry has some skills, he’s a warm body and he won’t ban guns.

  4. guest says:

    Santorum scares me.. can you watch his angry and bitter mug on TV everyday if he becomes president?

    • votermom says:

      Still better than Obama.

      • guest says:

        yeah, ABO but Santorum acts like everybody owes him something. He is one angry man for doing so badly in the polls. If he is the best the Repubs can do, god help us.

        • votermom says:

          I can’t see Santorum winning the General Election for this reason – he doesn’t have that rapport with voters. But in the short term, it will be very interesting to see if Sarah can manage to slow donw Newt by propping up Santorum.

    • yttik says:

      He scares me, too, but not nearly as much as the actual scary crap Obama is delivering right now.

      • Mary says:

        That’s how I feel. Just imagine what this country will be like after 4 more years of Barak Obama. Scary, indeed.

        • Mary says:

          Read a Nancy Pelosi quote the other day: “We’re going to do to childcare what we did for healthcare.”

          Crazy woman.

  5. myiq2xu says:


    Sarah Palin: “I think today, my personal endorsement, probably doesn’t amount to a hill of beans today, at this point in the race.”

    Sean Hannity, FOX News: “I’m not sure about that.”

    Palin: “Maybe as the weeks progress it would become a little more significant. But, right now, no. I don’t really cast any vote based on anybody else’s endorsement of a candidate. I have great respect for the wisdom of the people. I have great respect –”

    Hannity: “I wouldn’t minimize the impact of an endorsement.”

    Palin: “On your show, especially. The wisdom of the people. The American voter, doing their own homework, knowing who these candidates are, what they represent, what their experience provides them. They will be making up their own mind, and I honestly don’t think that a pundit at this point, and their personal endorsement, again, really amounts to a hill of beans.”

    • votermom says:

      Shorter Palin?
      “I reserve the right to jump in if these losers don’t step it up.”

      • guest says:

        Did you notice she kept saying he, he while talking about candidates? Poor Michelle Bachmann. I wonder if Bachmann were not there she would have jumped in.

        • Bachmann was hired by the GOP to be there to keep Palin out. Well, one of the several measures. The GOP machine pulled out all the stops. Palin is still being a loyal Repub, kind of like Hillary being a loyal Dem. Sucks in both cases.

    God help us all. I mean FCS we kicked him out here in PA.

  7. HELENK says:

    every time backtrack opens his mouth he finds some way to insult America. He and his bunch are the ones that keep investment away from the country

  8. HELENK says:

    Sarah will help the country by helping to restructure congress in 2012. That will help clean up some of backtrack’s mess.
    Maybe she will run in 2016. That would make me happy and I know I would vote for her. She has the time and will have sown the seeds in the republican party that would help her

    • HELENK says:

      Remember even though it seems like forever, it has only been 4 years since she became a national figure.
      Backtrack is like the flu that came to stay , and it seems like he will never go away , but he will. Just hope the country can contain the damage from him

  9. HELENK says:

    nothing to do with politics, I just thought you would like to see these pictures from a different time

  10. DeniseVB says:

    The Hot Air Prez survey is still up. Go vote (I was able to and I’m not registered there).

    One Q asks Mitt or Newt.
    Next Q asks Mitt, Newt or Sarah 😀

  11. HELENK says:

    why isn’t this considered treason. We have men at war in two countres. We have a depression in this country and backtrack’s BFF calls for the owies to shut down major ports

  12. HELENK says:

    the owies finally have a statement. It does not make any sense to people who do not feel entitled

  13. HELENK says:

    picture of the day to make you smile for the weekend.
    One can only hope

  14. r u reddy says:

    What does former Governor Palin think of “global warming”? What do you-all think about “global warming”?

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