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October 31st, 2008
01:05 PM ET

If McCain loses, what’s next for Palin?

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger - a Republican and supporter of John McCain - told national public radio yesterday that Alaska governor Sarah Palin is not prepared to take over the job of President if she had to. He said, "I devoutly hope that [she] would never be tested."

But the fact is that if some people in the Republican Party get their way, she could be tested one day. Should John McCain lose the race for the White House, you can bet your last dollar this moose huntin', gun totin', pro-life hockey mom will not fade from the political spotlight. She's a huge hit with a group of social conservatives who embrace her values and see her as a fresh face for a divided party… to them, a 2012 Palin run for President may be on the horizon.

Watch: Cafferty: What's next for Palin?

But a lot of other people feel quite differently. Sarah Palin quickly became a national joke for her lack of experience, failure to grasp the issues and inability to handle herself with the media - especially those awful interviews she did with Katie Couric. Recently she's gone off script and off message on the campaign, angering several of McCain 's campaign advisers. She's been called everything from a "diva" to a "whack job," and yet through it all she remains remarkably unphased.

In an interview this week on ABC's 20-20, Palin said, "I'm not doin' this for naught." Yet another pithy utterance.

Here’s my question to you: If John McCain loses, what’s next for Sarah Palin?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?


Anne from Seattle, Washington writes:
With that pushy personality, we will unfortunately see more of her. I won't be watching though. And if the Republicans see her as part of their future, I see the U.S. as a one party system. My wish is that she'd spend her life gazing at Russia quietly, very quietly.

Sherry from Pennsylvania writes:
She will go back to Alaska, a state that we in the lower 48 should stop casting such a dim view on, and she will continue to govern the energy rich state, be herself, and a mom. There is no job in the world more important than being a good parent. I wish everyone would give her a break and stop demonizing her.

Dennis from Cleveland, Ohio writes:
Hopefully, obscurity!

James from Chuckey, Tennessee writes:
Her name will become synonymous with the anti-intellectual, intolerant, theocratic, base of the former GOP. She will be the candidate of choice for those who do not read, those who still look under their beds for communists at night, those who wish to limit the freedoms that most of America wants. She will hopefully be required to repay the state of Alaska for flying her family around as if they were royalty.

Roy from Chicago writes:
With her comedic delivery, she is well suited to situation comedies. How about "Third Rock from Russia"? Political mother of pregnant teenager with snowmobiling husband deals with the trials and tribulations of Alaskan life in the midst of a hilarious impeachment!

Jeff writes:
What's next for Princess Palin? Nothing.

Toni writes:
She and Joe the Plumber can hook up and get a reality TV show on MTV.


Filed under: 2008 Election • Gov. Sarah Palin • John McCain
soundoff (583 Responses)
  1. Gary - Woodhaven, Michigan

    Hopefully a plane ticket from Phoenix to Anchorage and a muzzle.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:07 pm |
  2. Ginny

    I hope she goes home and takes guard at her back porch watching Russia. Don't think she can do much harm there, do you?

    October 31, 2008 at 1:07 pm |
  3. Charlie (Bethpage, NY)

    Four words.....Dancing with the Stars.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:08 pm |
  4. don in naples, florida

    palin will probably return home, freshen up on foreign policy and other key issues she fell short on in the public eye, and then return to the presidential campaign in 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:09 pm |
  5. Brian from London

    Senate race in Alaska, run for Republican ticket in 2012 or 2016, lose to just about anybody from the lower 48, stay in Senate for next twenty years... can;t be worse than Stevens

    October 31, 2008 at 1:11 pm |
  6. David in San Diego

    She is a flash-in-the-pan except for the most committed evangelicals. If she gets a Senate seat from Alaska, she will stay in the spotlight, but otherwise the revamped Republican party will not place her in the top five once the primaries for 2012 come around.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:12 pm |
  7. Larry in Florida

    I'm thinking some sort of clothes fashion line. She's a strong Lady and I think all this sarcasm will run right off her back. She takes the insults and the media for what they're worth and goes on from there. It's to bad people didn't get to know the real Sarah Palin. Maybe she doesn't have enough experience but she doesn't deserve all the bad mouthing either. Be glad when this election is over like never before. Seen many Presidential elections but this one is out of control and needs to be over.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:13 pm |
  8. Lauren, Alabama

    Hopefully she goes back to Alaska, gets convicted of a felony and goes back to her thrift stores and stays with the "real americans" where she belongs.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:13 pm |
  9. Sam Pendergrass, Scappoose Or

    I am thinking tea fey impressions?

    October 31, 2008 at 1:15 pm |
  10. Beau

    John McCain and Sarah Palin are two very different types of conservatives. If the Republican Party rallies behind either one after election day, they will be alienating a large portion of their party who wil refuse because of these differences, which will weaken the party as a whole.

    Because of this, I think McCain will return to his center-right role as a Senator, and Palin will fade away from everyone's attention back in Alaska - and the most likely outcome is someone like Mitt Romney becoming the 'leader' of the Republican party, and both McCain and Palin fading away with a large blemish on their permanent records. I think Palin's divisive rhetoric has put her too far to the right in the public's eye to ever have a serious political career on the national stage.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:15 pm |
  11. jay gallant

    Obama, this time
    They are going to choose ‘that one’
    And I’ll fight Hell with him !
    Barabas

    October 31, 2008 at 1:16 pm |
  12. Sam Pendergrass, Scappoose Or

    Hey there may be an opening for a Republican senator soon.....she might want to take her fifteen minutes of fame and go for it....

    October 31, 2008 at 1:16 pm |
  13. Jane in Columbus,Ks

    Hopefully she will disappear never to be heard from or of again but in reality , much to my utter amazement ,she appears to be headed towards being the standard bearer of the Republican party for reasons I will never understand but then too I have never really understood the current party either as all they seem to be about is hatred, racism and divisiveness.How they can claim to be country first and for the people is beyond comprehension after the filthy dirty slimy way they have conducted the current campaign.They wouldn't recognize the truth if it reached out and slapped them in the face,they never ever speak about the issues, only slam every democrat running and just when it could NOT get any worse then Dole pops up on the radar with that ad against her opponent. I sincerely hope Kay Hagan cleans her clock, figuratively as well as literally and most importantly at the election booth.POWER to the PEOPLE and get out there and VOTE

    October 31, 2008 at 1:17 pm |
  14. James

    I really don't think anyone cares at this point. If the Republicans think she is the future of there party they are sadly mistaken. Palin and her party need to look in the mirror and decide which of two faces they are going to wear....Hint "my friends"....not the one they are wearing now!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:17 pm |
  15. F Machado - Connecticut

    Go back to Alaska and keep watching Russia from her backyard.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  16. Sharon from Virginia

    She will return to Alaska and become the Senator there.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  17. Norma Whitehall, Montana

    She goes back to Alaska and they impeach her?????? That's what I would like to see happen.....

    October 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  18. Doug - Dallas

    Now that she's had a taste of the National Spotlight, I'm sure she'll try and stay in it since she has aspirations for 2012. She is extremely ambitious and believes she will have a base to operate from.

    She really needs to go home and get her "house" in order. There are a lot of issues that will become media fodder such as the rigged bidding on the pipeline, how much "free" help they got building their house, her violation of the Alaska Ethics Law and who knows what else. If she thinks the spotlight was bright now, just wait until she tries another run. She'll find it will be even more brutal and intrusive than this time.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  19. lanx

    Back to her old Job. And this time lets keep her there.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  20. Myron in NY

    Palin will be perfect for Saturday Night Live imitating Tina Fey.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  21. John in Santa Barbara, CA

    When McCain loses, the GOP will have to re-invent itself. It must move towards the center if it is to be a via party anymore. That means moving away from the Christian Right, and from the Neo-Cons and their carnage. Palin belongs to the far right and she will either have to move to the center as well, or she will become politically extinct. If she moves to the center, the sky is the limit.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  22. Jenny Rome Ga

    Jack,
    Hopefully after her time as Gov. she will go and live on that sparsely inhabited island from where she can see Russia and gain some more foreign policy experience.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  23. Mark Smithling

    Shopping at her favorite consignment shop for Ted Stevens.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  24. Peri W.

    The possibilities are endless for Sarah Palin. There's television, of course – "101 Ways to Cook Moose" on the Food Network or "Plumbing For Dummies With Sarah and Joe" on HGTV. My bet is she'll spend the next 4 years honing her negative campaigning skills and run for the top of the Republican ticket in 2012. Or she could run for Miss South Carolina, such as.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  25. L.

    I don't know. But if she runs in 4 years time with her same attitude, she may not even win the republican primaries. I hope she doesn't run because I'm tired a lot of watching her on TV.

    Pullman Washington state

    October 31, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  26. Jim JAX FL.

    Jack, the pick of Sarah Palin was an injustice orchestrated by McCain. They both know now that a better pick have been Joe the Plumber. She is now "Sarah-the-bridge-to-nowhere".

    October 31, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  27. Cori from Colorado

    Palin's next steps are buttering up Republicans so she can run in 2012. If she's the best they got, then the Democrats will win by a landslide in 2012. She should go back to Alaska and raise all her kids, (as well as her grandkid), plan her daughters wedding already and set a good example for all those Christians, then she should leave the rest of the country alone!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  28. Kevin

    What's next for Sarah Palin, probably an investigation into the spending of state money on her children for trips they wern't invited to and where not wanted. Hopefully she will go off to oblivion, and stay there forever.

    Kevin, Staunton Va.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  29. Midwest Marge

    Palin will continue her 'reign' in AK until they realize that the there are questions about the renovations on her house in Wasilla.... After an investigation, "SOMEONE" will call for her to do the right thing and step down, but she won't because she is queen Palin and no matter what the courts say, she'll say she's innocent and had no knowledge of what was going on.....

    October 31, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  30. Sandy

    Hopefully, she'll go back to Alaska and try to straighten out her legal issues. I also suggest she spend some time with her children – I find it very unfair to her children to be paraded around and being constantly on display. I know she's a "super-mom", but there is no convincing me that the children are not suffering due to her overwhelming duties with the McCain campaign. She owes them more.
    Maybe years from now, after she's read a few books and newspapers, she could consider running for a higher office.
    Sandy from Knoxville

    October 31, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  31. Don (Ottawa)

    I think she would do well on Saturday Night Live.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  32. Katiec Pekin, IL

    Please, Jack, not if, when.
    According to articles, when she goes back to Alaska she will not
    have the backing she once had. An Anchorage headline stated
    she was an embarressment.
    Think probably that is why she is trying to get her once bosom
    buddy to resign. Rumors are she is wanting to appoint herself
    to his position.
    We certainly have not heard the last of her as she has
    absolutely no idea how inept, incapable and dispicable
    she is. When it comes to lies, fostering anger, fear
    and division of our country, no one can hold a candle
    to her. Country first, yea right.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  33. Winston Smith

    WHEN John McCain loses on Election Day, Sarah Palin will return to Alaska and continue serving as Governor until she's defeated in her re-election bid. After that, she will likely go the way of Dan Quayle: nobody knows and nobody cares.

    Winston Smith
    Malcolm, IA

    October 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  34. Alice in California

    Sarah is not going to disappear from the national scene, she's gotten a taste of the spotlight and really likes it. At one of her rally's she slipped and referred to the "Palin and McCain" ticket, oops!! Very telling!. Once the "Presidential bug" hits it's hard to shake and this lady has been bitten.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  35. Dave from Prospect Bay, Nova Scotia

    Jack;
    I think Palin will quickly return to the "Great White North"and fade into obscurity. She will make headlines periodically, as she faces some of the charges laid on her. I can't see the RNC wanting her in what will be a rebuilding process, as her ineptitude has in a small way contributed to their downfall.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  36. John from Boston

    My guess is that she would resign on Nov 5th to avoid getting impeached for that whole troopergate mess that still waiting for her back home! I see a TV gig on Fox news in the near future. A book deal in 09 and a senate run in 2010.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  37. Don (Ottawa)

    Jack, the perfect job for her is waiting at LensCrafters.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm |
  38. Jerry, Silver Spring, MD

    She will replace Mr Stevens as a senator from Alaska and by 2012 will be ready to run for president.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm |
  39. Wayne Adams

    Jack…is it just me being cynical? In every election since 2002 gas prices have gone down a few months before the election. It happened in 2004, 2006 and now in 2008. Coincidents? …. I think not!!! We have two people with major interests in energy in office. I pray our days of being raped and pillaged are over in 4 days!

    Wayne Adams

    October 31, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  40. Billy from Houston Texas

    Governor Palin would do just fine hosting her own show on Fox news called. "All Bias, All Bull".

    October 31, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  41. Eileen Peabody

    Jack,
    The way it looks right now....they are already blaming Palin for the loss.

    I would suspect she will go back to Alaska, with her wardrobe (ya....let's see how much of it she really relinquishes!!), send her kids back to school, put Todd back to work, perhaps join the movement to succeed from the union again, and sit down to figure out the answers to all those horrible questions the media asked of her.

    She will keep herself available to the Republican base, but the next question to ask will be…. what will the Republican base look like in the next few months. I understand they are already forming a pow wow to make decisions on how to appeal to party majority rather than to the minority of very right conservatives.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:26 pm |
  42. Domenic from Montreal, Canada

    Nothing Jack. She should go home and I hope I never hear that squeeky voice ever again. I refer to Pain not Palin. lol...

    October 31, 2008 at 1:26 pm |
  43. Michael

    Jack, the only thing she should be concerned with is learning the job of which she thinks she is really qualified for. Already there is talk of Palin 2012 and she is naive enough to run. After this election enough is enough of having to hear her speak, every time she opens her mouth I feel my braincells dying and I'd like to be able to get a degree and then go onto other things. Just because she has somehow been able to climb so high because of whatever reason she has doesn't mean it will work out for anyone else. If she thinks the VP is head of the Senate and can help make laws,, one can only wonder what she thinks the President is supposed to do.

    Mike from NJ

    October 31, 2008 at 1:26 pm |
  44. Susan Canada

    She can write a book ..., " How to go from PTA to Vice Presidental Nominee...The Trials and Triumps of Dividing a Nation"

    October 31, 2008 at 1:26 pm |
  45. Linda in Florida

    Maybe she and Joe the Plumber can run in 2012 (God forbid)!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  46. Marjorie from Canada

    Perhaps she will be "Joe the Plumber's" VP pick for 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  47. Ryan Kelley

    Celebrity boxing.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  48. Docb

    She has a taste for the bright lights but not the big city...she will go to Alaska and begin running for 2012 along with Hillery...Would love to see a debate between them???

    October 31, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  49. Cam from Alpharetta, GA

    She and Joe the plumber will record a folksy, country album.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  50. Susan in Texas

    I'm hoping obscurity, Jack. By bringing her into the national scene, John McCain has unleashed a monster. The fact that so many people don't see it is even scarrier.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:31 pm |
  51. David in Deltona, FL

    I think she will probably run in 2012 she won't get past the primaries but ya never know.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  52. Jim in British Columbia

    A plane ride to a Alaska and a reality check.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  53. Brian in Portland OREGON

    Well ,I guess she can start preparing for her 2012 Presidential run..She will have four years to get up to speed on the issues?!?!?!?!?

    Brian in Portland OR

    October 31, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  54. Dee, Murphy NC

    I think she'd be a great host for a talk show on Fox cable on subjects ranging from moose hunting to consignment shopping, to eye makeup...anything but political ethics, the constitution, foreign affairs, the economy, energy, medical research; in other words, anything that matters. There's one exception to the show's content: her opening show should be a dedicated to an apology from her to the nation for having the audacity to run as a viable candidate and for exploiting the fear, pain, and anger that U.S. citizens are feeling in this stressful time.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  55. Arlene, Illinois

    I hope Sarah goes back to Alaska and we never hear from
    her again. And take along her squeaky voice and wink.
    I have had enough "you betcha's" for a lifetime!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  56. Vern in CA

    Hopefully she'll be spending more time with her special need baby, and catching up on her Barackonomics. It is a must for all politicians!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  57. Malka D. Oceanside CA

    reality television show "meet the palin's on foxnetwork" we will have a cam in her house 24 hours a day and we will get to see what we are missing as her as the vice president–not. we will get to see the day to day of a governor who is going to be a one term governor and then see her lose her bid for the re-election. we will see todd organize for the AIP and then see how he is tarted and feathered one day. we are looking for great television with this show. ratings will be better than Bill O'Reaily.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  58. Clay

    She is going back to Alaska to raise another one of her daughter's kids.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  59. Paulette,Dallas,PA

    Palin will return to Alaska and remain Govenor until she is found guilty in Troopergate. Then she will be kicked out of the Govenorship and her Lt. Govenor would takeover. She'll never be satisfied with Alaskan life again. McCain caused quite a problem for Sarah. How are you going to keep her up in Alaska after her being in the lower forty-eight states? This could ultimately cost her her family and true happiness.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  60. Jeff San Diego, CA

    Back to Alaska to face ethics charges by a committee she appointed herself, I hope like a kid on Christmas.

    Back in Alaska, when the media coverage stops, I bet her stance will change against Senator Stevens.

    Nationally, she's done, finished. She can still rally the conservative base but she doesn't stand a chance against independents. At best, she may rise in the party but her negatives now preclude her from any national office.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  61. Kyle- DuPont, WA

    If McCain loses there will be a leadership vacuum in the Republican Party. (Some might say there has been one for the past eight years,..but, that is beside the point). Gov. Palin will be tossed into the scramble for control of the party between Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and others. The one who can provide direction wins. I know that Gov. Palin can at least give you directions to Russia.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  62. Mike, Cleveland, Ohio

    Palin can go back to helicopter hunting and preparing for a shotgun wedding. Frankly, I won't care one way or the other just so long as she stays far away from Washington D.C.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  63. teesha Canada

    As usual return to Alaska and watch Russia from her kitchen window

    October 31, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  64. jenny

    Hi Jack,
    This has nothing to do with the question,I really want to say that you are awsome,you do a wonderful job,you are what thsy call HONEST and I love you. Keep it up God Bless. Jenny

    October 31, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  65. Roby N.

    If this were up to me,now, I would take the microphone away and drag her and her "six-pack-Joe first dude" off the stage and overnight them to their trailer in Alaska.
    If she goes back to school and recognizes that "FAKE" does not always win and that she needs real "meat" to be elected, there is always hope. Americans are kind but they are no fools.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  66. Jan from NW Iowa

    I think she is going to fight tooth, nail, lipstick & wink to become the Republican leader of the party. She might succeed as they seem to believe she is what is "saving" McCain from a landslide loss. The Republicans do have a centralist (if there is such a thing in the Republican party) with McCain – if he loses – where does the GOP head?

    October 31, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  67. Tom, Lake Havasu City, Az.

    She will return to Ak to a chilly reception and resume her role as Gov. Where hopefully she will be required to answer for the things she has said during this campaign and for the things she has done as Gov. that have come to light.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  68. Brian Becker

    Hopefully she comes back in 2012 to challenge a theoretical President Obama so he will have an easy reelection.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  69. Working Mom in Illinois

    Well, let's see..
    After she deals with the outcome of her ethics investigation and adjusts to the idea of becoming a grandmother, maybe she'll take some time to actually take care of her family. I'm sure her kids will need lots of help with their make-up homework from all the school they're missing.

    Then she'll probably try for a run at the Senate. Now that she's gotten a taste of the public spotlight she's clearly come to crave it and thinks of herself as a "player" and will try for the earlist opportunity to get herself inside the beltway to acquire some legitimacy.

    So after she loses that Senate bid (because everyone will still regard her as a laughingstock) she'll become a spokesmodel for lipstick and/or eyeglasses manufacturers. Then again, maybe she would win because apparently they don't have very high standards for their Senators up in Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  70. sully,, forest park ga

    well jack lets hope she jump off a bridge and break a leg.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  71. ben

    inditement

    October 31, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  72. Denys in Montreal

    We all know what is in store for Sarah Palin! After losing the election on Tuesday, she will return to Alaska, blame McCain and his allies for the defeat, and campaign rabidly for the next four years to either win a Senate seat from Alaska or her party's presidential nomination in 2012. The hubris and vacuousness of this spiteful woman knows no bounds!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  73. Marieth, Chicago

    Well, the way I see it, after she enjoys her field trip to the Lower 48, maybe she'll go read a newspaper or two, study the Constitution, and take course on how not to be a school-yard bully. The name calling is so immature.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  74. Alexandra in the urban Northeast

    I hope she withers into Never-Never Land. Most other losing VP candidates drifted off. I can't even remember their names. I only recall that the losing top-ticket candidate and previous winning VP's actually remained as party leaders. She is very dangerous if left on the national stage.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  75. Jim Amstutz

    If she doesn't land a job at Faux News, she will probably go back to Alaska and continue the quest to secede from the Union. Then she can become Queen.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  76. Frank H. from NYC

    She likes the limelight, she no longer wants to be a big fish in a small pond. She will think she is the future of the Republican Party but the air will come out of that balloon quickly. She will end up selling jewelry on the shopping channel.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  77. Ron, Centennial, Colorado

    As long as the Republican Party remains under control of extremists, I hope Palin becomes that party's leader and runs for president in 2012 and beyond with "Joe the Plumber" as her running mate.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  78. Liz in Towson, MD

    Maybe she'll actually GO to Russia. With any luck, she'll disappear there.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  79. wakeupusa12

    She'll probably get her own talk show, don't ya know. Lord knows we don't have enough of those. 'wink, wink'

    October 31, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  80. Kelley-Arkansas

    I believe that Hefner is planning a "Girls of Government" issue.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  81. Tom, The Heart of Democracy, Avon, Maine

    I suspect she'll become a TV personality like Oliver North. You remember Ollie (The Gipper Told Me To Do It) North, don't you?

    October 31, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  82. TOM N

    Jack,

    Maybe now she will have time to fulfill her family's dreams of seperating Alaska from the "lower 48."
    Spend the money from the "bridge to nowhere,"
    while mumbling in her sleep about being an "energy expert!"

    Oh yeah, and take care of her daughter's other kid.

    Glad you are back and in good health!
    Tom

    October 31, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  83. Alan from California

    She will be busy defending herself in Alaska. I wish she would take some voice lessons. She's like listening to a fight between a tea kettle and a tom cat.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  84. Leroy from Houston,Tx.

    She's already doing it!! She's prepping for 2012!! Our only hope is that her "negative" rating keeps going up. May God have mercy on us if we have to listen to that voice anymore!!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  85. Lori, Denver CO

    Hopefully she'll return to Alaska, be impeached as govenor and never be seen or heard from again.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  86. vexact

    Oblivion

    October 31, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  87. Alex

    There's been a lot of speculation about a potential 2012 run at the presidency by Palin. How could anybody even remotly suggest something so absurd. The woman has caused so much contraversy in such little time. She'll be ripped into pieces, by both the media and opponents if she should run.

    With that being said, I do not believe it is going to come that far. She'll return to Alsaka and fullfil the remaining time of her term and will lose re-election. At that time she'll drop permanently out of the political arena and will go on to become a hockey coach for the girl's team in her little town in Alaska

    October 31, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  88. Elki Issa

    As Palin herself said, she didn't just join this ticket "for naught." She has her eyes set on 2012 and I pray that the republicans make her their candidate then; it would be an easy re-election win for Obama.

    Elki
    Modesto, CA

    October 31, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  89. lisa tx

    She can go back to alaska and resume her family vacations on the taxpayers.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  90. Richard Sternagel

    I don't care because I see through her superficiality ! Sure she has a pretty face and has a TV presence but does she have substance? I don't think so.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  91. jay gallant

    Who wants a pitbull in the HOUSE ? Or a trigger happy ?Let her go to nowhere !

    October 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  92. Nancy

    Back to Alaska to face TrooperGate. She and Stevens must be drinking the same kool-aid. She declared herself to have been cleared of all wrong-doing. Stevens said yesterday that he hadn't "been convicted yet." I guess he missed the part where he was in court and the jury said, "Guilty" SEVEN times! Maybe his lawyer should explain it to him. How do these people look themselves in the mirror? I guess if you have no soul...Anyway, she and her separatist husband can dream of the "country" of Alaska after it secedes from America. She's done!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  93. Joe in DE

    Dust off the 30-30 and back to the frozen north. Shewon't get the spot in Obama's cabinet that she thinks she has earned.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  94. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    If the Republican Party wants to regain at last some respect after their disastrous campaign this year, they need to send Sarah packing to Alaska. She is not even qualified to be Governor of Alaska. She might do well as a right-wing radio personality or talk show host. She is totally a negative campaigner and promotes fear and mistrust in voters. Her sarcasm against her opposition is totally disgusting!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  95. Mark in OKC

    The FIRST thing she should do, Jack, is call a press conference and tell the National media to Go Straight to Hell! Then, go back to Alaska, serve out her term as governor, then run for the U.S. Senate and then the Presidency in 2012 or 2016 at which time she can DARE the National Press to pick her apart.....again!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  96. Annie, Atlanta

    Well, she has the base. What a deserving match-up.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  97. Katty AK

    When, not IF Palin loses it's back to Hockey Mom!
    She is on shaky ground in Alaska so IF we are lucky she'll be relegated back to HM.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  98. Nora Corpus Christi Texas

    McCain says they are not going to lose, so I can't answer this question. You know John McCain never lies, he is such an honorable man, that is what he says!!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  99. Craig, France

    This woman is going to be around for awhile! Look for her to get some experience! You can bet she will be running for president in 4 years!!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  100. Jeff in Glen Carbon IL

    First, she'll have to apoint someone to fill their soon-to-be Senate vacancy. That's scary. Maybe the head of the ethics investigation?

    It is a strong likelihood that one year from now, if you mentioned her name, the reaction would be "Sarah WHO?" but that is partly wishful thinking. She might run for Senate but are there really that many Alaskans who would vote for cutesy speeches that have no substance? I guess it is alright if they do, OJT is allowed in the Senate, but I think she would have to serve for a decade before anyone would give her any credit. Better they put her in the House...easier to get rid of her if she fails.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  101. Happy in Arizona

    If he loses, I hope Palin goes home and gives it all up. She is a disgrace and I am tired of seeing her parading around with Todd. Todd and Sareh, go home and stay home.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  102. Barb New Port Richey Fl

    Go back to Alaska, donate her $150,000 wardrobe to her "favorite" consingment shop so her daughter can go and buy them. Just think of how much foreign experience she can get in the next 4 years watching Russia!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  103. ken - Hudson Florida

    hopefully she's back in Alaska where she will be voted out of office during the next election.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  104. John, OH

    Going back to Alaska, standing trial for abuse of power, impeachment, revocation of US citizenship and expell her from the country. Obama/Biden

    October 31, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  105. Canadian

    She is a quick learner, they say.

    If that is indeed thecase she will be a free nanny to her grandchildren.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  106. chuck

    I guess she will go back to Alaska and continue to enlarge her family and shorten the life on wild animals and Oh! by the way,she has to get ready to be investigated for the wrong doings in Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  107. Chuck in Sheboygan, WI.

    Jack:
    Hopefully banishment from the national scene. Her attack dog performance has shown her to be the very embodiment of why this country is so divided. Let her go back to Alaska and deal with the repurcusions of her actions as Governor. Her future lies in either recall, impeachment or as a talkshow host.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  108. Debra ~ California

    I would love for her to go back to Alaska and be a "real" mother to her children!

    October 31, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  109. Stuart, Redondo Beach

    She will follow the footsteps of Dan Quayle and set into the oblivion. Her attempt to seek the presidential nominee in 2012 will be curshed even before the primaries begin.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  110. Mark - Asheville, NC

    The comments so far only affirm that I can, as a lifelong Dem, vote for McCain. I never want to hear again Dems complaining that the Republicans engage in character assassination and Dems do not. That is sheer fantasy after this election.

    As for Sarah Palin, she would go back and be Governor and then perhaps Senator. Pundits who think she would run for President in 2012 are wrong – she is not ready yet. Personally I would like to see the Reps run Fmr Lt Gov Michael Steele of MD in 2012. That guy is indeed impressive.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  111. Paul Martin

    Hurst, Texas
    Today Palin is the most popular governor in the USA.
    II think Palin will pursue national office and as Governor she will do the following:
    (1) she will keep the Alaska Gas Pipeline project in the news and champion its speedy construction.
    (2) She will champion for Alaska's continued reform at all levels of government
    Also, She will surround herself with advisors towards improving her understanding of all national & international issues while helping her polish her delivery towards appealing to a broader spectrum of the population ie; Barbara Jordan. Ann Richards et al.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  112. Jerry from Johns Creek, GA

    In all seriousness, she would be an excellent advocate for The Special Olympics. I am not a political Palin fan, but I do believe her interest in sports and ability to motivate would do wonders for that program and for her little boy.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  113. Pat in Atlanta

    She'll become Trivial Pursuit question. Who was the ditz that ran as McCain's running mate in 2008?

    October 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  114. Sherry Nicholson

    If she goes on Dancing with the Stars, we can vote her OUT the first week!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  115. Susan/Bel Air, MD

    Return to Alaska to face indictment on corruption charges?

    October 31, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  116. Tina (Texas)

    To be impeached.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  117. douglas in minnesota

    Jack - she should join SNL as a regular.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  118. JayW in Austin

    I don't know what will happen to her next, but I do know that America will take a big, collective sigh of relief.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  119. Thomas from Durham, NH

    Jack, I think the real question is what is next for the Republican Party? If they want to continue to pander to the exclusive, narrow, right-wing, crusade-like "culture crowd", then she will likely be their standard bearer. In that case, she may run and win the next GOP nomination, and get trounced in the General Election. Then, perhaps they will realize that they are out of step with the rest of the country.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  120. Michael, Pensacola, FL

    There's the circus, a move at a new Polar Bear Third Party that highlights mavericky american values or an Oprahesque type talk show where all 10 of the Republican celebraties can learn nifty field & stream tips!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  121. Bev, Los Angeles

    Jack, she'll finish the job of destroying the republican party. Or, she'll take the conservative "Joe the Plumber" wing of the party into the Alaska Independent Party that wants to seperate from the US. Good riddance!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  122. Carl Burgdorfer

    Jack.....

    Isn't it obvious........Sarah Palin will – after losing the election to Obama – team up with Dan Quayle and produce their own reality series "Deer in the Headlghts".

    After several successful seasons, Sarah wil venture into movies and will win an Oscar for her role in "Fargo II".

    You betcha (wink)!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  123. Larry from Georgetown, Texas

    She'll go back to Alaska kill 3 moose and two caribou then call her lobbyist friends and tell them to start working on new pork projects, then if Ted Stevens wins she'll get ready to appoint her husband to the Senate.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  124. D

    Jack,
    she's going to do just fine back up there were she can keep and eye on Russia.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  125. Randy in Canada

    Who cares!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  126. BARB IN TEXAS

    Back to Alaska to pay her fine for ethical mistake that she was FOUND guilty of by the legislature. Then she will get to pay for the money she charged the state for per dium on her children's flights and staying in her home at night with them. Then she'll get to pay back taxes on the per dium that she didn't show on her tax refund as income. That's for starters!!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  127. Charla in De Kalb, Texas

    Isn't the Price is Right still on? She could be a back up for the prize girls.......

    October 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  128. wally Ruehmann las vegas nv

    first thing will be how to break it to the kids that they have give back the new clothes. then find a good lawyer, for her pending court cases in Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  129. Sherrol in Canada

    Appoint herself Senator to replace Stevens then run for president in 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  130. John in Arizona

    As some have already suggested, she could become a popular game show host. How about calling it "You Betcha."

    October 31, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  131. Erin in Healdsburg CA

    What I hope is that she goes back to Alaska never to be heard from again. However, what I think is that with the taste of power that she has enjoyed so far she will run again – for senate or perhaps president in 2012. Yikes.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  132. Amber - Austin, TX

    Well, she will go back to Alaska. She will continue to abuse her power, she will replace Ted Stevens with another Republican (probably herself!), she will get our her shot gun and marry off her oldest daughter, she will become a grandmother, and then in 2 years she will be toting around and exploiting her son Trig and her grandchild as she makes her bid for 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  133. Lisa in Ga

    Jack, I think we will see Sarah Palin again. Because she has made a complete fool of her self, she now has something to prove. She will return back to Alaska,she will re-take English and grammar, start to read magazines (all kinds), study about other foreign countries (the ones she can't see from her house) all while still screwing the people in Alaska!.... she will be back.. only to lose again ; remember what they say about " First Impressions" and hers will last a life time!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  134. roger dowdle lockhart, tx

    Not if McCain loses-When! Hopefully she will become the leader of the republican party for the next 10 years, that should guarrantee Obama a second term and start his successor of on a good start.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  135. alem

    drill baby drill! She will have a drilling company and drill all over Alaska until whole Alaska changes to one drill hole.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  136. Terry

    Alaska Senator Stevens is going to try and get elected, then he will be replaced with Sarah Palin, and the SNL Producers will all buy new, really big houses, in Beverley Hills. God Bless America!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  137. willa d. mcneal

    I would hope that she would go back to governing alaska. she has a lot of learning to do before she can go any farther. she has shown that in this election. plus, her life is pretty full with her family. she will soon be a grandmother. her daughter may or may not get married. either way she will need her mother's help. her family seems like a full time job to me. so being a governor must be her part time job. anyway, good luck.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  138. John in Arizona

    If convicted felon Ted Stevens' campaign to nowhere results in his uncanny re-election, he would subsequently be forced to resign, and Governor Palin could appoint herself as his successor.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  139. Larry from Georgetown, Texas

    With any luck on our part she'll go back to the frozen tundra of Alaska and build a cabin in the woods and never appear again in the national political arena.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  140. Jeff Brenneman, Sturgis MI

    I think the real question is, "What's next for Saturday Night Live if McCain loses?"

    October 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  141. leon Ma.

    She will go back to Alaska and finish getting perks up there.
    until she is voted out of office, see ya latter.
    McCain picking her proves he thinks he could put any thing over on the middle class in this country. lets show him he 's wrong.

    Vote for Obama

    October 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  142. Richard, Syracuse, NY

    She will run for President in 2012. Wait isn't that when the Mayan's say the world would end? Be afraid, be very afraid.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  143. Marc, USA - Canadian border

    Jack

    Hopefully Sarah Palin will be the Republican nominee so that Obama can win again in 2012. Palin will get the base vote but that's about it.

    She's already burned too many bridges including her own in Alaska to ever become a serious threat to lead this country.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  144. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    Co-anchor on "The View".

    October 31, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  145. Kevin

    I hope she goes back to Alaska and they start impeachment hearings against her. There is a lot that needs to be investigated, including how she got her home built. I think she is just another good old boy.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  146. Jackie in Dallas

    I hope convictions on two or three counts of tax evasion, fraud, and corruption.

    From the rumblings from up north, I don't think she could even win re-election as Governor!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  147. Mark

    She is not going away, she could appoint herself to the senate if the criminal wins.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  148. Jette in Chattanooga, TN

    No doubt she'll be busy with book deals, preaching I mean speaking engagements, and movies. Palin enjoys the limelight too much. But really, I care not to hear that irritating voice after Nov.4th.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  149. Scott - Wichita, Kansas

    Back to her day job, of course. What else is there to do in Alaska?

    October 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  150. Pat,Lexington, Ky.

    I don't know what Sarah would choose, but if I were able to choose for her: she would return to Alaska, get her daughter married and spend some quality time with her children and husband. Then, she'd go to the library and check out books on the U.S. Constitution, economics, U.S. history, etc. Maybe after a year or two of study and deliberation, she'd be able to decide if she wants to pursue a job in the government.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  151. dan in Tucson

    I hope she crawls back in her igloo and never comes out.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  152. robert sulzer

    A book deal, divorce Todd and marry Joe the Plumber.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  153. Janice Pound

    Now that she has really been vetted the Alaskans are finding out what she has really been doing in office and are no longer happy. I don't think she'll be reelected to office, so we won't have to worry about seeing her again in our political system

    October 31, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  154. Anne from Vero Beach, FL

    It would be great if she and Joe the Plumber would walk off into the sunset together, but they'll be around badmouthing Obama and gearing up their white house run in 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  155. Emi

    If she runs in 2012 hopefully she'll at least know what the President's role is....

    October 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  156. Joseph

    Hi Jack,

    Palin will go back to her original job and start preparing for 2012 elections.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  157. carol, from pittsburgh

    She'll go home and raise her own baby and grandchild, along with the rest of her kids. I assume she "home-schools" because her children are always with her.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  158. tj TAMPA

    Some people said she may get a televison show, reality show or something.. Outdoor hunting with Sarah, I think thats what it's called, could be wrong on the name though.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  159. Bill the machinist, Quarryville, Pa

    I hope she will go back to Alaska and enjoyed being governor. But somehow I think she fell in love with the new wardrobe and the spotlight shining brightly on them. I fear that she will go for the presidential nomination in her party or a senate seat next time around. I think she is way too far to the right to do our country any good. I think she is a good mother and a good person and according to Alaska a good governor. I hope she remains there.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  160. Peter, Boulder CO

    With any luck, total obscurity. Relegated to the dusty corner of historical footnotes.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  161. Ray, Florida

    Well Jack,

    She is still the Gov. of Alaska, I would assume she would have to go back to her day job at some point! But I bet Alaska will seem alot smaller to the Palin Clan when they get home!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  162. Richard

    A Good Job with good pay under the Obama White House

    October 31, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  163. Ed North Carolina

    Hopefully taking care of her infant child and helping her daughter cope with life as an unwed mother.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  164. John from WA.

    Sarah Palin will continue to rally the religious right faction of the Republican Party, and they will coalesce behind her leadership, but i think her big time political career is over. She is going to be skewered by the political powers in her own state and when they are done she will be damaged goods. Being picked to run with John McCain long before she was prepared for the big-time will be her ultimate undoing. She is really not a mainstream Republican and the cristo-publicans can't get her elected without the backing of the mainstream of the party.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  165. Brady

    I think that, if Palin gets some more experience under her belt, she could be a serious GOP contender for the White House in 2012, 2016, or beyond. Palin is already very popular with the Republican base, and if she can get her message across the aisle, she could be a serious contender.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  166. Diane Glasser

    Send her back to Alaska where she belongs and keep her out of National politics.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  167. richard a. winkler

    Hopefully she will go back to Alaska and stay there.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  168. Katya

    Hopefully she retires from politics altogether. Unfortunately, that's probably just wishful thinking. I think she's planning on staying firmly in the national politics realm.

    I agree with Emi, hopefully by 2012, if she decides to run, she'll have studied up on governmental procedures a bit and will be able to understand the difference between the judicial, executive and legislative branches of government. Perhaps, she'll understand the role of the president and not confuse it with the role of a dictator.

    I'm very concernced with someone seeking high office who has had abuse of power charges leveled before they even entered the national playing field.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  169. David Bebeau

    Jack
    There is nothing next for Palin,she just dreams that there is.She is a flash in the pan and absolutely nothing more.
    David Bebeau

    October 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  170. PC from Atlanta

    If the Republican Party had any of the sense God given them they would send her back into obscurity. But they don't and they will put her up as their 2012 sacrifice to the incumbent President Obama.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  171. T. Rodney Tatum, South Florida

    A rap video

    October 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  172. Susan From Gerogia

    Jack, who cares? As long as she just goes away!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  173. Allison, Pittsburgh

    Unfortunately, I think we are going to have to deal with Sarah Palin for many years to come. If Obama wins, she will undoubtedly run for President in 2012 (perhaps by that time she will have picked up the habit of reading newspapers). If McCain wins, she will become the heir apparent. Disturbing.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  174. Karyn

    Hopefully , November 5th will find Palin slinking back to Wasilla.....and hopefully the people in Alaska will have a recall........so whatever is found that she ran roughshod with will be thoroughly investigated with no more help of the McCain campaign people.....

    I know if I lived in Alaska, I'd be pushing for it.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  175. John, Fort Collins, CO

    After all the bright lights and attention, the largest state in the union must appear mighty small to Sarah Palin by now. If she starts out with a congressional seat to gain experience she might get back on the national scene. But, if she holds out for a presidential run in 2012, she will be shoved off the stage. Even the Republican party can't be out of touch enough to run her at a high level again.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  176. Venia PA

    Hopefully prison for her ethics violations!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  177. David Alexandria, VA

    Palin is going to be a hot commodity on the political stage for a while. The Republicans will slide her into a Senate seat, get her some education on foreign policy, etc.

    Then....."I'm baaaack!"

    October 31, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  178. Robert smith

    I hope she just goes back to Alaska and we never hear from her again, she's the pitts!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  179. ken gifford az

    it depends on her. she can finish her term as gov. move on to federal level service in sen or cong, nor am I writing mccain off yet, it seems like the reported economy is on the upswing, and bush is working to help mortgage relief.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  180. Etienne (Montego Bay, JAMAICA)

    Up to this point, Sarah Palin has not displayed proper leadership qualitites, especially with regard to the super nation of the U.S.A.
    She should go back to Alaska and and get back to being a Governor and a mother, because those aspects of her life seem to be lacking her attention.
    LONG LIVE OBAMA!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  181. Deb n Texas

    Jack, Palin will go back to Alaska and lose her re-election, thanks to Katie Couric who woke Alaskans up and the America. Palin has shown us all who she really is and that is just not exceptable in American Politics, Jack, we have had to much incompetence in the last eight years. NO MORE, NOT KNOW, NOT EVER AGAIN!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  182. Vinnie Vino

    Jack,

    She will become the new NHL, National Hockey League, Commissioner...

    C.I., New York

    October 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  183. Karen - Nashville

    Unfortunately, she will be around forever. Her glassy-eyed followers won't give her up, and her detractors will keep waiting for another Britney Spears-style train wreck. I just hope she finds a hobby other than politics.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  184. Leslie

    When her terms ends as Govenor, she will have syndicated Talk show on the Fox network.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  185. Michael

    After the McCain-Palin ticket loses on Tuesday I would be willing to bet that Sarah Palin will try to remain on the national stage but will inevitably be blamed for the republican failure to maintain the White House and therefore be forced back to Alaska to stay for quite a while. Or at least long enough for her to study things like “what a vice president actually does”, and any of the recent supreme court decisions that she would agree or disagree with. Maybe even write down a list of magazines that she can pretend she has read so as to be able to name at least ONE of them when asked in a nationally televised interview!

    Or maybe she’ll convince Barbara Walters to allow a 5th host to join The View so she can align herself alongside the ever annoying, sadly mistaken and close minded Elizabeth Hasselback.

    McCain's first presidential decision, the choosing of his VP, was a major mistake and makes obvious his inability to make the necessary good judgments to align a compitent, talented team to advise him in a McCain administration. Hopefully Palin goes away after this election and doesn;t come back until she's actually ready to aspire to the highest of offices in this country.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  186. Robert Vega

    As soon as she donates her new clothes (NOT!), she'll head back to Alaska and start skipping rocks across the water to warn Russia to stay away!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  187. MATTIE - ILLINOIS

    Go back to Alaska and take Mccain with her. I've heard enough of Palin's screechy voice and Mccain's hateful mouth and mean eyes to last me for a lifetime. They are both ready to spend the earmark money that they asked for. A bridge and racetrack funds. hummm

    October 31, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  188. Dennis, Cleveland ,Ohio

    Hopefully, OBSCURITY!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  189. dele, texas

    she hopefully will go back to Alaska with a little more knowledge and clothes, be a better governor and realize there's more to Russia than she used to see from her house.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  190. Jan

    Well Jack she really isn't going to lose because she can either resume her post as the Governor of Alaska or perhaps Barack Obama can find a cabinet post for her in his administration. How about Secretary of Education, Secretary of Energy or Secretary of State. Wherever she finds herself after the election she'll do a fine job anywhere and in anyplace!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  191. John Russell

    Hopefully, She will go back to Alaska, get kicked out of office,
    and crawl back under the rock from which she came.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  192. Jane (Minnesota)

    Hope that Ted Stevens wins the senate election in Alaska and then appoint herself to his seat when he has to resign. Otherwise there's always Hollywood – maybe a book & movie deal????

    October 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  193. ron g

    John mccain says we need someone that has been tested, well the whole country saw how he reacts when he's tested during the financial crisis. He screamed the sky is falling, halt the campaign, run to washington, I've never seen someone so panicky. So what's he going to do when other crisises come up? Run around like a chicken with his head cutoff in another panick. We need someone that is a lot calmer under pressure. Obama.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  194. Kevin, Chester Springs PA

    After she throws McCain under the bus about losing election, she'll be busy strategizing on how to start her 2012 presidential campaign. In the meantime, she'll hit the conservative republican speaker circuit, try to repair her reputation and get some extra cash to pay the taxes she owes for screwing the state out of the per diems she received while staying at home and bilking Alaska for family expenses while on official state business. If and when Stevens gets the boot, she'll run for the vacant US Senate seat or appoint herself if possible. If her political gigs fail, and we can only hope, she'll become a FOX News political pundit.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  195. Thomas/Alabama

    I hope that after this election is over Gov. Palin will go home and study continuously on economics, constitutional laws and amendments, domestic policy and foreign policy, the role of the President and Vice-President. I think she is a bright lady who has been misled. She also needs to learn proper mannerisms, ladies don't cross their legs at the knee when wearing skirts. (But she already knew that one I believe the only reason they have her doing that is b/c so many men were drooling and lusting over her). Please Gov. Palin do your homework and come back as a qualified candidate and remember you will be 4 years older next and may not be quite as pretty and perky. And PLEASE GOD ALLOW HER TO STOP WINKING BY NEXT ELECTION!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  196. John

    If not the Whitehouse then Penthouse.
    John
    Pampa, TX

    October 31, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  197. Jay-Mississippi

    I am not sure, but I do not think she will be the top of the ticket in 2012. I think it will be Mitt Rominey or some one else. But not Palin, She still will not be equipped in 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  198. Francie,Wisconsin

    Hopefully, with the national spotlight on Palin the good people of Alaska will have seen how UNqualified she is to be even Governor of their state. The Republican Party has to get back to basics and listen to the likes of Newt Gingrich as they have strayed sooo off course instead of listening to the Bushes,Cheney,Rove,McCain and Palin. Palin is giving the foreign countries a good laugh-is that what we want for our country??? How some people could even think she was qualified to be a VP is beyond comprehension and a real insult to OUR INTELLIGENCE! Once the election is over Palin needs to be banished to oblivian.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  199. Carl Ball

    Jack,

    How aboutr a long tour of Siberia.

    Carl from pahrump

    October 31, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  200. John

    I don't see any significant change.
    John
    Pampa, TX

    October 31, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  201. william

    Let her go home and keep an eye on the Russians from her back porch and those pesky Canadians from the front.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  202. lynnej

    I hope she goes back to Alaska and stays there and the citizens there start the impeachment process quickly and she'll fade into history never to be heard from again.

    But with Karl Rove lurking about, this mess isn't over yet.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  203. Donna Wisconsin

    Since the Repubican Leaders are meeting in secret on Wednesday to decide the best way to re-group, I would say she will try to be front and center. If the RNC leaders have not figured out yet why they need to re-group, then there is no hope for them and they will continue to loose elections. They should learn from this–Americans are tied of sleazy, nasty ads and lies based on character attacks instead of issues. They need to realize that they need to be more inclusive and tolerant of folks, become a party that is more middle of the road conservative and leave the right wing behind. This is a new world. We are not going back to Reagon.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  204. margaret

    Sarah will plan her bid for 2012 hoping Hillary does not run.She should go back and take care of state of Alaska, But her goal is to be
    President, and will walk all over anyone to get there.Mickey from Gastonia,nc

    October 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  205. Craig from Denison, Texas

    She should return home to bond with her young son and finish her job as Alaska's governor. Help get the oil rigs drilling and pipe lines running to the lower 48 states as she commited.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  206. Willow, Iowa

    Hopefully she is tired of being the little fish in the big pond, and will go back to Alaska where she can be the big fish. After answering for all of the ethics charges, I hope she doesn't try to run for national office again. I'd hate to think that I have to worry about her for the next four years. If she rears her head, I'll be thinking, "Oh no, here we go again."

    October 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  207. Debbie from Blairs, VA

    Back to Alaska to face the music of the multiplying ethics violation hearings, which may result in her firing. Hopefully, when it's all over, she'll return to sport broadcasting.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  208. barbara in Tacoma

    she will go back to Alaska and hopefully take that nut Joe the plumber with her. Gee will Mcain give Joe a job when this is over?

    October 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  209. Kendall Hewitt

    I'm an old guy and remember an appropriate song from years ago, "North to Alaska". I hope she goes there and stays there.

    Kendall Hewitt

    October 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  210. Jes (State College, PA)

    She can do Tina Fey impersonations.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  211. Chryssa

    She thinks she's running in 2012, but the Republicans are going to slash her tires so fast after they lose, her political career will be over before it started.

    Boise, ID

    October 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  212. k.mike makonnen

    She needs to go back to alaska and shoot the deer, and go back to school and learn a lot about american political history, maybe she might run against democrat next time around, now she is clueless
    and dont have any idea and she think the rest of the states is like
    alaska,we are not brain dead we know the deffrience between smart dumb and stupid.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  213. Dave in MO

    I would like to see her come down to your studio Jack! Maybe she can have a talk with you about sexism and how to treat women in the 21st century. God knows you need it after the pounding you have given her and Hillary!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  214. Marcella in B.C.

    Oh Lord, here comes another season of The Surreal Life...

    Nick Hogan, Star Jones, Cloris Leachman, Pee Wee Herman, Danny Bonaduce, Dustin Diamond and......Sarah Palin...

    October 31, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  215. RJ

    Go back home and rethink everything – maybe grasp the point that religion and politics don't mix. Even a member of the religious right who supports pro-life needs to justify voting for someone who'll continue on with an unnecessary war, they were duped into supporting , that has killed and continues to kill thousands and maimed tens of thousands of American kids.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  216. Raoul - Lake City, SC

    She'll accept a job with CNN called the "Palin File" and post blogs for the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  217. Robert Prescott

    Jack,

    If McCain/Palin lose on Tuesday you can be sure that one of the few people to survive the bloodbath that will engulf the GOP will be Governor Palin. She is the darling of the conservative right and is probably the only reason conservatives will pull the lever for the ticket. Consider that until she was nominated for the Vice-Presidency the debate within the Republican base was whether they could hold their nose and vote for their nominee once they went into the voting booth. Without Palin on the ticket, I suspect that the Obama landslide would have surpassed the Johnson landslide over Goldwater in 1964, as well as Nixon over McGovern in 1972.

    Robert
    North Port, Florida

    October 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  218. Joyce in CO

    First, I hope she doesn't have higher GOP ambitions, because when the party is "born again" as the New GOP, there should be no room for the kind of politics she seems to revel in. Republican women like Susan Collins, Christy Todd Whitman, Kay Bailey Hutchinson and many others know how to address issues without sleaze-bag name calling and insinuations. I have a feeling that Sarah will get the cold shoulder from many, many so-called colleagues in elected office.

    Second, she really does need some normal family time to get back on course at home. Her children should not think Sarah-style tactics are to be rewarded. So far Trig's little life has been one of noise and stress, in my opinion not good for optimum development chances.

    As a Democrat, I have tried to curb my real anger and disgust with Sarah Palin and try to have some positive suggestions. Doubt they will be taken.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  219. marrig San Francisco, CA

    I hope that Sarah will be so busy with her audits by the IRS as well as inquiries into her other ethics violations that we never have to hear from her again.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  220. Lisa

    Hi Jack,
    I think that she does really believe that she has more experience and will try and run in 2012. The question is will the Republican Party want her?

    Lisa
    Ohio

    October 31, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  221. Nancy from Indiana

    Well she should do a lot of studying on the National/Federal laws of the US. I think she will eventually go into something bigger now that she has had a taste of the lower 48 states and all the attention she has gotten. That attention would be hard to turn off!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  222. Maria, Austin, TX

    if she wants to have a future in national politics, she has to cultivate the desire to learn about history, civics and the world. she has to curious about the world around her. her recent statement to tamp down criticism of her negative attacks shows how dangerously ignorant she is. at her present, ignorant and arrogant state, she is worse than george w bush.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  223. Karl in CA

    Wasn't she the mother of 5 with a husband to support and a full time job before this adventure started? If she has any spare time to fill, make her head of the RNC. After this fiasco, that will consist of only her evangelical followers anyway and they couldn't, collectively, get a Dog Cather elected in Peoria.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  224. Raoul - Lake City, SC

    She and Elizabeth Hasselback will join the WWE and form a women's tag team called "Out Of Touch".

    October 31, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  225. Kathy Furz - Ohio

    Jack, Whats next for Sarah Palin if McCain loses? "Anchorage Annie " .should receive sensitivity and diversity training while McShame should be in judgement and temperment classes. And they could get a group rate if they take their vile and incendiary campaign management team with them. P.S. Thank you for being "the eloquent voice" for many of us.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  226. Jim from Illinois

    If she's smart (which is still an unknown) she will finish her term as Governor and then move to a state where people will notice her. Maybe she could compete with Hillary Clinton for New York Senator or take McCains place in Arizona.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  227. Doug Riddell

    Let's hope she DOES become a national figure in the Republican Party. She'll keep them so busy fighting amongst themselves that Democrats can get something done.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  228. Al

    Sarah who?

    October 31, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  229. tj TAMPA

    Hopefully go home and change her life around, take care of the kiddies . Let Todd be the man for a while. Maybe he can take off his panties and put on some drawers, stand up and be a real man.. He has to stop letting his wife PIMP him, he looks, well "ILL" standing back there. Girly Man Syndrome is not cool in Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  230. e.j.mohammed Washington state

    I hope she will thank God for the opportunity she had with an historical run as V.P nomination with McCain and pray she will go back to her beloved Alaska to take care of her new baby and grandchild on they way! Political careers are fleeting her babies should be her priority! The Republican party will chew her up for breakfast and spit her back out, her family won't!
    E.J. in Tacoma

    October 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  231. Brian from Fort Mill, SC

    I wonder if SNL is hiring. She could join the cast as a Tina Fey lookalike!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  232. Chris

    Hide in political limbo for a while, study-up on the issues, and come back out on the national stage in about 10 years. Hopefully, she'll seem smarter then.

    Chris from NC

    October 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  233. jay

    Sara could probably go on the road as "Joe the VP, not meant to be".

    McCain/Palin continuously talk about Joe the Plumber. What I want to know is how Ol' Joe is making a living and supporting his family these days since all his time is spent on the campaign trail. Is he being paid by the Campaign or is he just another prop being paid for from RNC funds, like, you know, lighting and clothing....
    For future reference Gov. Palin, you might check with Ol' Joe and see how that is working out for him.

    Jay from Arkansas

    October 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  234. Tim, Seattle, WA

    Maybe she can finally answer the, what *two* ethics charges against her now?

    With any luck she'll be a bad memory and not even on the scene in 6 months...

    October 31, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  235. Steve C

    Take a basic literacy class.

    Steve,
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    October 31, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  236. Heather, GA

    She'll become a TV host, something along the lines of the Jerry Springer
    Show. One of her first guests will be Joe the Plumber.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  237. Tulsa

    We can only hope she faces the music in Alaska.
    I doubt seriously she'll still be "the nation's most popular governor".

    October 31, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  238. bruce camp hill,pa

    who cares

    October 31, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  239. John (Houston, TX)

    As a Democrat, I hope she runs for the White House in 2012 again...

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  240. LaVerne E Brison from Los Angeles, Ca.

    Hopefully she will go back to Alaska and we will never hear from her again. I keep my remote control handy so I can either mute my TV or change the channel. Her voice is very irritating and she is always saying something stupid or outright lying. I hope John McCain fades into the sunset also. The man has no honor or integrity and outright lies and is totally disgusting. Who wants him as President. We have already had eight years of lying and abuse of power.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  241. Dave in Atlanta

    Let's see...there is Moose hunting....High end shopping and.....oh yeah, being a MAVERICK!!!!!!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  242. Phil-Wenatchee, WA

    The Disasta from Alaska...says it all, doesn't it?

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  243. susan from Idaho

    It depends on the Republican Party. A lot of them feel she is not an asset. She has very little political expertise. After all her negative exposure she may not get a second term as governor of Alaska. I think she will be too closely tied to Ted Stevens as if you lay with dogs you get fleas.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  244. emily

    She definately needs to go back to Alaska! And she needs to take her $150,000 wardrobe and her witch doctor with her too!

    Emily
    HOUSTON, TX

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  245. Patty in the CA mountains

    I couldn't agree more with the muzzle comment.....her voice is abrasive, her manner is annoying and her character is insulting. The only thing Ms Palin is truly good at is lying through her smile and wink

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  246. brett mullins Phoenix,Az

    Her and JOE THE PLUMBER will go back to Alaska and see if they can see Russia together

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  247. BG in Cary, NC

    Late night host on the QVC Channel ...

    October 31, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  248. She Needs To Go To School

    Jack,

    She needs to go back to school to learn the English language. When she talks my hair hurts. She makes my brain work too hard to process what she's saying.

    I'll pay to send her back to school, and she can take Todd with her. I've heard him speak and school wouldn't hurt him as well.

    So I guess Alaskans love having babies, but school is not a priority.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  249. Saul Reiss

    Sarah Palin is a legend in her own mind. Basking in the limelight. Her own campaign kept her away from any one on one interviews because they were afraid she would make a fool of herself again. People, look into her smiling eyes and listen closely and you will see her for the mental case she really is. I honestly think she will draw pitty in the future.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  250. Kirk (Apple Valley, MN)

    Hopefully she'll go back to anonymity in Alaska. Of course if she really wants to get into the brawl in 2012 and does come out as the Republican nominee, it will be an easy landslide victory for Obama. And we would also know how insane the Republican party has become.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  251. Kel in Auburn, AL

    She'll spend the next 2 and 1/2 years doing the right thing: studying up on foreign and domestic policy, rubbing shoulders with other Republican Governors, and trying to meet with as many foreign leaders and take as many trips abroad as possible to bolster up her credentials in every arena.

    Then she's going to enter the primary campaign and be utterly crushed, only to fall in line with the GOP who will lose, again, to the Democrat, Barack Obama.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  252. Jennifer - Iron Mountain MI

    It will be interesting won't it? We will see how much of a hockey mom she really is. If she is a true hockey mom, she'll go home and hit some games. I am a hockey mom and there is little time for anything else from November thru March. Plus she needs get home and keep a watchful eye on Russia. Because who else will?

    October 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  253. Michael in Canada

    Early retirement? You betcha!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  254. Günter

    Jack.

    The basis for that question, Sarah Palin, can only happen in the US. Just thinking about Sarah Palin for President of the US. I dont`t know whether I should laugh or cry.

    Günter from Germany

    October 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  255. Brian

    Lets see, she goes back to Alaska faces an impeachment, fades away from politics and writes a book about her entire ordeal.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  256. jjbaker in IA

    Perhaps she will take an English course to improve her colloquial riddled speech; then watch an episode of Sesame Street to learn the power of pronouncing the letter 'G' in the suffix 'ING'.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  257. Ben in Orlando

    I think it's likely that she'll make a run for Lisa Murkowski's Senate seat in 2010, a campaign that could be pretty nasty (from what I understand, Palin and the Murkowskis don't exactly get along). For what it's worth, I would be rooting hard for Murkowski; I'll take a pro-choice moderate over a fundamentalist any day.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  258. Tim in SC

    I think if Sen. Stevens wins (Alaska has clearly demonstrated poor judgement), he will resign and she will appoint herself the replacement. Please, Alaskans, save the nation and don't elect Stevens.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  259. Michael and Diane Phoenix AZ

    She'll go back to Alaska and continue to push the inhumane killing of wolves via helicopter, ie, wounding them and then letting them run until they drop from loss of blood and exhaustion, and then land and kill them.....She considers that "sport." But, really, she will probably to play the political game and try to stay in the Republicans spotlight for a run in 2012. Maybe, she will not get re-elected.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  260. Giorgia, CA

    A one-way ticket to Anchorage. But 2 years from now she'll start campaigning for 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  261. sisslims

    I hope Hillary will be running that year. also with Palin. Two women running for office....interesting, very interesting. Also, alot of people will remember her for being dumb. She has alot of homework to do from now until 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  262. Freynd

    She'll host a new but very hot reality TV show called America's Next Maverick!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  263. Debbie, Blue Springs, Missouri

    I would like to see her go back to Alaska and stay there.

    She was never really vetted properly. She is alot like Joe the Plumber, a gimmick. Nothing of real substance or meaning.

    I have another vetting question for the group. Who built the Palin's house in Wasilla?

    October 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  264. Ann from Atlanta, TX

    I hope she returns to Alaska and we never hear from her again.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  265. Fernando

    I venture she will go back to Alaska, and be sued by a wolf for emotional damage. The wolf will win the lawsuit, and clean out their savings accounts. Sarah Palin will then spend the rest of her days coddling in a corner with what will be left of her 150,000 dollar shopping spree

    October 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  266. wakeupamerica

    Impeachment. But truthfully Jack, who really cares?

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 31, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  267. KG, Twin Cities, MN

    Nascar Babe!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  268. rich

    She will probably be back – an event that will mark the surrender of the republican party to the far right wing evangelicals and the beginning of the dark days for the republican party. She is far too polarizing to be elected to anything on a national stage. The moderate folks in this country have had enough of her dismissive attitude, especially when she knows so little. Two decades of minority status will follow for the republicans.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  269. Cindi-Omaha, NE

    Jack-As far as I'm concerned she and Joe the Plumber can stroll arm in arm toward the fading sunset of the Alaskan tundra never to be heard from again.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  270. Joe in Vermont

    Hopefully, an Alaskan courtroom.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  271. Pat, Pa.

    My hope would be that she would go home to Alaska and be a good mother to her children.
    Now that I am done laughing, I hope that she is never again elected to any office so that she can abuse her power.
    I hope Alaska sees this woman for what she really is and that they DO NOT give her a 2nd term as their governor.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  272. Mari

    sarah who?

    October 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  273. Iwan

    Nothing, back to Alaska and realize that she has been used and forgotten.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  274. Louise L.Gallone

    I want Palin to finish her term as governor, then return to her main role as a loving wife and a mother who works to steer her children in the right direction.

    Louise IN

    October 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  275. Oliver

    Back in Alaska she will openly challenge President Obama on anything and everything she can. She will put forward a massive campaign to drill in the wildlife refuge.

    She will win a narrow reelection in Alaska, despite a complete lack of intention to serve out her term.

    She will then split the Republican party in 2012 resulting in a landslide reelection for Obama. By 2016 she will have become a Republican scapegoat for all of Obama's policies, ala Nader for the Democrats.

    Oh, and she will never pay a cent of back taxes on her benefits received as governor.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  276. David from California

    Dumbest footnote in history.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  277. Karen C

    She may be the headliner of 2009 People Magazines "Where are they now?" issue.

    Or maybe she'll get divorced and marry Joe the Plumber and they'll sing Country and Western duets at a Las Vegas Holiday Inn.

    Karen, Sacramento, California

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  278. Franc

    Oblivion hopefully and in case she's not familiar with the word "oblivion", will someone kindly inform her that it's not the name of one of those new Eastern Europe countries formed after Czechoslovakia was split up.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  279. Jerry - Riverside, Ca

    Jack, I think she ought to go to a local community college, take some courses in political science, history, and maybe even economics. Then subscribe to some magazines like TIME and U.S. NEWS. Read the WALL STREET JOURNAL, etc.
    If she decides to run for a national office again, that will make her a little more qualified than she is now.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  280. Jennifer in Indiana

    She was found guilty of unethical behavior, wasn't she? Well, I suspect the next thing for her is to find a job outside the realm of public service.

    She is a disservice to the American people!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  281. Deb in Colo

    A shot-gun wedding for her daughter, grandmotherhood, and impeachment.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  282. Whitney

    Hey, here's an idea! Maybe she can go home and raise her kids! She clearly thinks she knows more about family values than the rest of us, so why doesn't she prove it to us?

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  283. Ray { Chesapeake City }

    Jack it's really scares me to think of what the GOP will come up with. But what ever it is she will bumble, and stumble her way thru it. The press will have a great time too.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  284. Diane S.

    She will do what Todd says and annex from the union.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  285. Anna - Santa Teresa, NM

    who cares?

    October 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  286. Dennis C, NY

    Over the next few weeks she'll foget all about this craziness as she comes to the realization that she has a newborn to raise with Todd, two showers and a wedding to plan (in no particular order) and the state of Alaska to run.

    Until then the rest of us can spend four uneasy years waiting for the eventual return of Sarah Palin and her bid for the presidency in 2012. Wink, wink.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  287. Derek Lyons

    Jack,

    All this maverick-y straight talking is just an audition. She will make more money and pollute more minds when she winds up on Fox News Channel. Huckabee, just like McCain, better watch his back.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  288. Libratine

    She has a voice, just an unelectable one. She may, however fit well over at FOX for awhile.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  289. Rangy

    keep shootin' moose...

    October 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  290. Willie from wisconsin

    I think Sarah Palin should go back to Alaska and hibernate

    October 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  291. soundbyte

    She's been attacking Obama for his "spread the welth" comment. But she failed to see McCain's 300 billion proposal to buy to troubled mortgage at face value, then restructure at lower value, and her taking money from big oil company and distributing to all Alaskan at $1200 person are even more socialism then Obama's tax plan.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  292. Ryan

    I would hope that she would return to Alaska where she is loved by just about everyone. She can do a lot more good up there for her state than she can on the national level in the lower 48; however, I think the media and publicity focus on her will provide her with some very lucrative offers to do some form of political talk show or day time tv. She just got in way over her head, but i'm still not sure shes not going to be the next vice president...

    October 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  293. Gerry from Toronto

    If I was a moose or wolfe in Alaska, I'd say its time to start looking for cover.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  294. william fitzwater

    In one sentence:
    Notrth to Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  295. Carlton

    Television or radio talk show.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  296. Dan (Redmond, WA)

    Stunt double for Tina Fey

    October 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  297. KVernon

    I'm thinking her and her hubby will bid to secede Alaska from the Union and invite the hard core right wingers to move on up. Where they can drill for oil and shoot moose from helicopters till their hearts content

    or she might have a fine career as the GOP pin-up gal.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  298. George B

    If McCain loses Sarah Palin will have not future in the Republican party because they know from deep down their hearts that she is not qualified to a VP candidates.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  299. Sandi

    One can only hope she will just GO AWAY.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  300. Greg

    I'm guessing either the voice of a new character on The Simpsons or the center square in Celebrity Squares. Isn't that where all the has beens go?

    Greg
    Oak Park, IL

    October 31, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  301. Eric

    A one way ticket back to Alaska. Enough is enough. Her 15 minutes is up and by the way it was 14 minutes to long.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  302. Barry, Fredericton

    Just pass her a six pack of Moosehead beer and tell her on a one-way sleigh ride.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  303. Mike Johnston

    I would expect Palin to continue her formal education–5 more schools to get another questionable diploma/degree in fashion television or comedy.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  304. Will

    I really don't know or care.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  305. Jane Young

    The sad thing is that she's not bright enough to know she's not bright. Personally, being a democrat, I'd love to see her run every four years from now on - except I can't stand to listen to her and she makes my skin crawl. Plus - she's dangerous.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  306. michael f the Bronx

    What is next? A hike back to Alaska and ice cold temperatures.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  307. Pat

    As a Democrat, please, please, please let her be the future of the Republican Party. We can't lose with her on the ticket. She'll never be elected President.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  308. kent

    I hope she goes back to Alaska and stays there

    October 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  309. AL

    O please run for president in 2016, please please please run, it will keep the white house for the left a long time

    October 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  310. Hubert from TX

    The god-fearing right wing of the Republican Party will hijack the more moderate caucus and put her at the top of the ticket in 2012...only to see her fall hard. It doesn't matter if a candidate is qualified, or has the temperament and gravitas to lead, as long as he/she says "I'm pro-choice, pro-guns, anti-intellectual elite," or any other buzzword wedge issue that is unimportant to the present day, it seems like the right is content.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  311. john wilson,Pa

    Sara palin need to find a job. Alaskans are going to vote new governer
    No Sara palin any more in Alaska

    October 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  312. Sasha Pruett

    Sarah would make an excellent judge for the next Miss USA or Miss America pageant–she can donate some of her $150K wardrobe to the contestants. Even better-she can coach the Miss Teen USA contestants on how to properly answer foreign policy questions about "such as Iraq, such as Africa, such as"–you know, Sarah is immensely qualified since she can see Russia from her house. lol

    -Sasha Pruett
    Hayward, CA

    October 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  313. Amy, Kalamazoo

    Completing the 3rd grade

    October 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  314. Jeremiah, Minneapolis

    I hope she would run in 2012 so that it would gurantee a 2 term Obama Presidency

    October 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  315. Biel Thich

    Jack, Sarah Palin can to go Hollywood and be movie star. She doesn’t look like informed politician; she is good in acting like one.

    Biel Thich
    Omaha, Nebraska

    October 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  316. Jennifer from Winnipeg

    Hopefully go back to Alaska and sail to Russian on an iceberg.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  317. terri in MT

    she will go back to alaska and face more ethics and wrongful use of power charges. she will be hanging out with stevens. hehehe

    October 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  318. shirley

    Palin may find that she cannot hold her governer's seat in Alaska. She has been found guilty of one ethics charge and has another pending. Not behaviour that people want in their elected officials.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  319. Davis

    Her role in national politics will depend in large part on whether the Republicans are able to admit that their strict ideologies are not adhered to by a majority of citizens. The US appears to be an increasingly moderate and tolerant country and the party will likely not be able to sustain its power base person with her set of beliefs. Therefore, she will likely become a TV evangelist and make more money than the President and Congress combined.

    Davis, Minnesota.

    October 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  320. SunCity voter

    She'll lose the first round, return to Alaska and, upon Ted Stevens' resignation or appointment will arrange to have herself appointed to the Senate in his place. Once you've seen the bright lights of Broadway, you can't go back to the Igloo.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  321. Kevin, Massachusetts

    Gov. Palin will return to Alaska and appoint herself the replacement for Senator Stevens who will be force to resign (also with the influence of Gov Palin).

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  322. john

    I see her doing a fantastic job calling all shoppers attention to the blue light special.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  323. Nathan

    Sarah Palin will probably not have a very effective political career after this election if they (McCain/Palin ticket) lose. She has not offered anything to the campaign in terms of actual substance (Policy, world views etc.). Her being selected as a VP candidate was based upon her ability to unite the far right of the GOP and also be the "attack dog" for McCain. That's it.

    In short: She has not offered anything that would make Americans (Me in particular) to believe she understands the "big picture". She is not the next "great hope" for the Republican Party....Let alone the United States of America.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  324. Jess, Ohio

    That's easy. She and now elbow nudging pal Joe Wurzelbacher will continue to soak in their 15 minutes of fame until it runs out. Palin will then have the time to actually travel out of the country to learn and understand actual foreign affairs and policy instead of memorizing what her advisors are giving her.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  325. Rob in Alabama

    Hope (and PRAYER) fully, she'll return home to Alaska, and never be heard from again!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  326. Joby Sebastian

    She can do private speeches on the US economy to Jay Leno and David Letterman, and they can present it to us in their late night show. That should give us a good laugh.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  327. mc canada

    Her 15 minutes of fame are over. Maybe she can start her own beauty pageant for which she is qualified.
    Incredible that the Republic Party would put her on the world's stage in the first place. Some Americans bought it, the world didnt. She is a joke worldwide.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  328. Mark from Potomac, MD

    She will go back to Alaska and take over the Alaska Independence Party which she will lead in their succession from the United States and become the President of the new nation of Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  329. Mark Barilla

    Jack, forget politics – I think she should go back to fifth grade history and learn what the Vice President does and what the First Amendment (and maybe the other 26) means. Her ignorance is a testament to the failed educational system in this country.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  330. Christine Lundin

    WHO CARES!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  331. Call the truancy officer, Please

    Hopefully she will get her kids off to school. They should all be held back a grade after she has been dragging them around and parading them on the stage like trained monkeys.

    Be interesting if they FINALLY released her medical records (like Biden,Obama) so we can see the rest of her lies. 4 kids on her medical records, not 5.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  332. Michael - Naples FL

    Palin had her 15 minutes of fame. Back to Alaska and take some Civics lessons.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  333. brenda from arizona

    she can go back to alaska and watch the russians..i would suggest that she get her act together...and maybe...just maybe...she could actually coach hockey....she's soooooooooooo tough...

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  334. Leilani Hatfield

    She'll get a talk show. Crud!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  335. Daniel, Indiana

    I imagine that she will run for a second term as Governor of Alaska. Then, she will procede into the 2012 run for President. She must do something to help her credentials to stand a chance, but she will runn for her on spot on the ticket. I don't imagine that she will replace Sen. Ted Stevens' seat, if he is to be reelected, since that would make her a Washington insider, which will take away from her ability to make her own run for President.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  336. SunCity voter

    She’ll lose the first round, return to Alaska and, upon Ted Stevens’ resignation or impeachment, will arrange to have herself appointed to the Senate in his place. Once you’ve seen the bright lights of Broadway, you can’t go back to the Igloo.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  337. Maja Rater, Casey, Iowa

    Hopefully she will go back to Alaska and we will never hear from her again.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  338. Ron K.

    Hi Jack:

    Maybe she can pump gas for her sister at their ne gas station. Then she can toot her horn about how much the Bush tax cut is helping the middle class.

    Ron San Diego

    October 31, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  339. Mike

    I think she starts her own political party. Something so far right that Texas and Alaska will separate from the union, merge church and state, and sell Oil only to patriots who are Christian and don't believe in abortion or reading.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  340. Obama Fan

    Hopefully, she'll go right next to her pal Stevens. J-A-I-L !!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  341. Albert Nelsen

    She will go back to Alaska and finish her term as Governor wishing she never said yes to John McCain.. The American pubic has post traumatic stress disorder from the last eight years and wants a change. This race was decided in the primary between Democrats. This race is as much about the last eight years as it is about the chance to make history. McCain / Palin will be the last losers in this two year race for president.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  342. Republican For Obama

    Jack
    I hope she just goes back to Alaska, and take care of all those kids and grand kid.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  343. Don Norris

    I don't understand why Sarah Palin gets a free ride on calling Obama a socialist and a 'redistributor of wealth' when Alaska does exactly the same thing with her blessing. Not only has she raised the taxes on Oil company profits in Alaska, which in turn has stalled the plans for a major Oil refinery, she redistributes this wealth to the citizens of Alaska. Additionally, each time she raises taxes on the Oil companies, the rest of us end up paying for her redistribution in the form of higher gas prices! I guess it takes a socialist to know one!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  344. Mark from Somerville, MA

    If John McCain loses and Sarah Palin returns to Alaska, then we can only hope that President Obama promptly sells "Seward's folly" back to the Russians. And just to make sure we don't have to worry about 2012 or any other year, he should only charge them what they charged us...two cents an acre.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  345. Carl Richard

    SunCity Voter's half right. But Ted's not going to be there to look over his shoulder. If I were Lisa Murkowski, I'd be getting my ducks in line for 2010. Remember, the Gov's got a little work facing her back home given she's got a few small skirmishes to clean up due to a few ethical stumbles.

    Campaign Slogan – ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MURKOWSKI

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  346. Phil Boroff

    What's next for Palin: Hopefully, impeachment and jail because of her abuse of power and misuse of government money. Wouldn't that be fun?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  347. Lou

    I think Sarah Palin is her own woman and regard less of the outcome of this election she'll be fine. If she smart she'll stay away from Washington and enjoy her life in Alaska. But I am thinking she won't be and that she'll head to Washington DC to take on so many of the weak bureaucrats that can't make a decision or don't have the guts to take on fight for what the the people want.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  348. Danny from Texas

    If Obama does a great job in the White House, and I expect that with his intelect that he will, then don't expect to see Palin until 2016. Because if she has not done enough to win this time, don't expect anybody to think that she will do better next time if Obama becomes well known and well liked by the public. And that will happen. He will turn the economy around and get this country going the right direction, and everybody will love him.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  349. darnit

    Jack,

    Palin and Joe the Plumber will hook up, get married and have a kid named "No One Remembers You" in 2009.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  350. susan

    Jack

    I think her "15 minutes" of fame will be over. She be a fade memory in American politics.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  351. D.J.Lauter

    Back to Alaska and never to be heard from again.
    Doris
    Ojai, California

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  352. Aaron in NC

    If the Republican party has any hopes of surving the coming Democratic Tsunami, they will lick their wounds, reformulate their strategy and image, and say goodbye to Sarah Palin. Her level of ignorance about the basics of our government should have no place in a reformulated GOP.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  353. Bryan Kirckof

    Who cares? It's a shame the media gives gravity to these stories by showcasing them. 2012 is a long, long way off and we have real problems that require attention and action today. Let's worry about Palin and the 2012 election later.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  354. Fred Roth

    Let's get real, we're talking about the Rebublican Party here! There's too many rich good old boys vying for power to hand the top spot to a woman.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  355. Frank

    Once the limelight fades she will accept an offer from Hugh Hefner to pose in Playboy! She will need money to support her kids and the "first dude."

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  356. Sherrie Geeting

    It is a longstanding tradition in some parts of Alaska that once a family member has outlived his or her usefulness, they are lovingly escorted to the tundra, kissed goodbye, and left as polar bear food, so as not to be a hindrance to the rest of the tribe.

    There's a lot to be said for longstanding traditions.

    Sherrie Geeting
    Camarillo, CA

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  357. Lynn

    Charlie (Bethpage, NY) October 31st, 2008 1:08 pm ET wrote:

    Four words…..Dancing with the Stars.

    That's the funniest thing I've seen in weeks. And I'd pay money to watch it!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  358. drew

    she will either be a great success on SNL or hopefully stay in Alaska hunting and leaving the running of the country to those that are not completely clueless

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  359. Linda Fogal -NYC

    Maybe if we're lucky, the Russians will take her since she can see them from her backyard!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  360. Geronimo

    She's going to run off with Joe The Plumber and become a country music star.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  361. Kathy Holz

    Hopefully there is a hocket team out there...somewhere...that needs a mother!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  362. mike

    hooters, U-betcha

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  363. Jacqueline Mongeot

    If she has one Gram of common sense she will return to Alaska and manipulate people the way she sees it fit. Alas! she tasted fame and so did her husband . Both have developed certain ambitions and see themselves and their brood as residents of the White House..
    Jacqueline
    San Diego CA

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  364. Francisca

    Sarah Palin is a Joke. She deserve to go back to Alaska and take care of her children because she has nothing to offer. She should continue being a Hockey Mom.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  365. Michael B, FL

    Hopefully she'll run for president in 2012.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  366. John

    Impeachment. There are at least two other charges involved in the Troopergate investigation by the personnel board. And she has a Stevens like scandal that has to do with the building of her house too! Not to mention charging the state for per diems and family flights.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  367. GweedoSezz

    What's next for Palin after McCain loses the election. Why, Prison of course. When the details of how she got the $400,000 house that Todd and "some friends" built, she will be in the same situation as Ted Stevens. BTW, are jails in Alaska co-ed, maybe she and Teddy could be cellmates.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  368. Nancy in NC

    Jack – I'd love to share some smart alec response, but I truly think she will gun for some high-level political office and fall flat on her face. I think that the silent MAJORITY of the GOP needs to pull her aside and tell her the hard truth...she is a liability.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  369. Greg Kusiak

    It's quite obvious for those paying attention that she will mostly be ignored by those in the party that don't tow the religious rights agenda. A lot of key republicans couldn't wait to abandon ship the others will do so after Tuesday. I would keep an eye on her though because the evangelical portion of our nation will not give up without a fight.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  370. Mark Leydorf

    She'd make a good Wal-Mart greeter: "Welcome to Wal-Mart! You betcha!"

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  371. Greg from Tennessee

    What's next? Oblivion and a one way ticket to Pariah-ville. I hear there may be an opening in Wasilla as Mayor. I think that Governor Palin has only a very narrow band of true fans. When your ticket has to bus in school kids to fill a rally, you're in trouble. She has been too outspoken, divisive within her won ticket and Party and she will only have fans of the most ardent ideologs. I foresee a splintering of the G.O.P. if Obama wins in a landslide and an end to Rovian campaigning. (God willing.)

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  372. Gwen, W. Deptford

    I see, I see....Sarah Palin, president of the newly formed country of Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  373. Chris From Guyana

    A role in part 2 of dumb and dumber

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  374. Susie

    One can only hope that her true colours have shown through to the Voters in Alaska and at the next election, she is turfed out! She can stand on the shore and wave at the people in Russia, thereby, soaking up International experience. I think that you should change the name of the anthem to "God Help America".

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  375. GEORGE

    Look for Palin to throw Joe the plumber under the bus, right after she leaves Joe McCain as roadkill on Nov 4th.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  376. Lisa Smith

    She needs to get her butt back to Alaska and stay there. And if she has the nerve to run in 2012 theres going to be more people coming out to vote against her then there are now! Shes a wreck, go back to Alaska and tend to all those kids and grand kids she has or will have soon. She is nothing but a joke!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  377. Bill Davidsen

    McCain is toast, Stevens is toast, clearly when Stevens goes to prison Gov Palin should appoint herself to fill his term and become Senator Palin. Then she can run for Precident from Washington.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  378. Ann in NH

    Jack,

    Are you trying to scare us because it is Halloween? She appoints herself Senator to replace Stevens. She may say sarcastic things about DC but it is clear she has stars in her eyes and can't wait to attend some of those "Georgetown elite" parties.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  379. Jerame

    Palin has been exposed as so phony and incompetent, I can't even imagine someone hiring her as a Tina Fey impersonator, let alone another elective office. Sadly, she'll probably get a medal from president Bush before he leaves office. Heckuva job, Sarah. You betcha!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  380. Chris Rigoni

    Sarah Palin will go back to Alaska and attempt to put every animal she can on the endangered species list. She will do this while constantly doing pointless, unintelligent interviews on why the "Mavericks" lost (as if it wasn't obvious).

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  381. Bodo, Ann Arbor

    Palin contributed no constituency of her own to McCain's campaign, such as Lieberman or Huckaby would have brought along.

    Thanks to McCain she now has a constituency of her own. She will rise like Phoenix from McCain's ashes.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  382. Shirley Hottot

    That woman needs to go back where she came from and stay there! She is an embarrassment to McCain and the entire GOP. Please, please, Sarah Palin, do NOT step foot out of Alaska after your ticket loses!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  383. Andre Bakh

    If the Republican ticket loses, I truly hope that Palin will seek higher education, travel the world and start reading at least severeal leading publications...all are not required.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  384. Mindy Mpls Mn

    Palin has a few questions from the state of Alaksa before she can move on in any way shape or form.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  385. RJ Gaudet

    After McCain/Palin lose this presidential election, Palin will resume her Alaskan govermental duties with falling public confidence. I predict that she does not get reelected for Governor.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  386. Octavio Nunez

    Hopefuly,she's back to Alaska to meet Ted Stevens to run for President on 2012.Something is wrong in Alaska with the petrodollars and the gasodollars. What a remarkable ticket for 2012!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  387. Alan Warner - Buxton, Maine

    She could always try for Playboy centerfold.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  388. caroline johnsond

    She will go on and have more kids as she does not believe in ANY type of birth control..

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  389. david kunze

    She will probably go on to be another Bush, especially since she has sprouted a new "Twig."

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  390. Ernie

    Quick in and Quick out. Palin will be fading quietly into the Alaska sunset unless her latest abuse of power charges and others pending come back the HAUNT her. Happy Halloween, Sarah!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  391. Abbie in VA

    Hopefully she'll return her pant suits to Saks and hitch a ride on her hubbie's snow-mobile back to Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  392. hadja

    hi Jack,
    what do you expect?that is why she keeps going off track and doing what she feels is right becoz she knows its over and will have another chance of running.She feels she got nothing to lose.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  393. L.G

    If Mc Cain loses what happens to Sara Palin? My familys answer
    WHO CARES!!!!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  394. chris

    Sara will go away into the oblivian she belongs in. She is a diz who appeals to those that fall for narrow minded fluf!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  395. Patrick

    I think that the best thing for Sarah Palin to do is go back to Alaska and work on Sen. Ted Stevens re-election bid and then go and try to hunt for more moose. And stay out of the Big Political Arena,

    Pat

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  396. Christina from New Jersey

    I think we haven't seen the last of the hockey mom or the plumber. Be prepared for the Palin/Wurzelbacher ticket in 2012. Both will be happy to appear on SNL, but please no questions from the press.

    Christina Xavier
    Bergen County, NJ

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  397. Palmer

    The mere fact this woman accepted the VP offer without hesitation knowing full well she didn't know enough says she's a power hungry ego maniac who will not go away regardless of who tells her to or how badly she does... delusions of grander...

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  398. JERRY Illinois

    Hope she goes back to Alaska to help the COVICTED
    Sen. Ted Stevens run his campaign.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  399. Gary, Lawrence, KS

    Dancing with the Stars!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  400. Donna

    Shopper Network has a spot. Can she model clothes? LOL

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  401. Tracy Jimenez of Rocklin, CA

    With Sarah's beauty and speech delivery she is one step up from a car salesman/woman. I can see both her and Todd selling "Caribou Jerkey" on QVC. She appears to enjoy the stage and speaking to a crowd so how about a preacher?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  402. Dan -Las Vegas

    Mark my words. The only thing in her future is a Playboy spread.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  403. mary hughes

    jack, perhaps she might become the spokesperson for the alaska-japan oil export business. has she not already been able to give money to alaskan taxpayers due to her arrangement to export oil.. what happened us energy dependence?

    mary, florida

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  404. Sean Stewart

    Perhaps she should try being an active parent. Who's raising all those kids while she and her husband are flitting around the country selling their snake oil? Or maybe she should take some social studies, current events and parenting classes at the community college of her choice. Couldn't hurt.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  405. Jay in Texas

    If McCain loses, and this is assured unless he pulls off an even bigger electronic voting machine victory that Bush in 2000, Governor Palin wil do best to return to Alaska and continue in her job as governor for as long Alaskans can tolerate her and her bigotry toward gays.
    Brownwood, Texas

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  406. S Smith

    Unfortunately, this won't be the end of Palin. She is the face of the current Republican Party - proudly ignorant, proudly closed-minded, all ambition, with zero empathy or understanding of people who don't agree with her narrow views.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  407. Joel McMurray, Toronto

    I hope Ms. Palin decides to run in 2012, because after 4 years with a competent president, the world is going to be yearning for a fresh dose of absurdity.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  408. Joe Marino

    Hopefully Jack.she'll tell you to piss off (your word) and get rid of that attitude you have.why so bitter ,I thought that was reserved for us Pennsylvanians.

    thanks, Joe

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  409. Sylvia

    Palin should be shipped back to Alaska to face the same charges as Senator Stevens. The same group that built the sports arena built the home that she and the first dude occupy; since she conveniently did away with all building permits. She is very good at covering her tracks!! She owes those tax payers a refund for family travels.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  410. Rus in St. Paul, MN

    Jack, she has a great opportunity to start her own business creating cosmetics specifically designed for pitbulls. What dog lover wouldn't bend over backwards for lipstick with her trademark wink on it?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  411. Judy Mudgett

    Hopefully, a return to the governorship in Alaska where she will serve under lock and key.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  412. Susie

    She can stand on the shore and wave at the people in Russia, thereby, soaking up International experience. I think that you should change the name of the anthem to "God Help America".

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  413. Robert/Canada

    Simple!
    Sarah will be shipped back to the frozen north as quick as the Republicans can. Both the Demicrats and the Repubulicans know she's an incompitant and will want nothing to do with her.

    Thanx
    Rob

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  414. independent4ever los angeles, ca

    She will become a fixture on Fox network. Hannity will welcome her with open arms. She will return in 2012. She seems to really think she is well prepared to govern. Pretty frightening.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  415. Liz, New Haven, CT

    She will go back to Alaska, survive any subsequent corruption allegations, and return in 2012 to run herself. Except next time things will be different – She will be four years older and young and pretty face that the Republicans value so much will have faded a bit. She won't have the might of the entire Republican party behind her – propping her up and vehemently defending her against allegations of ignorance. She will also have to contend with the sentiment that she cost John McCain this election and handed the country to Barack Obama. And, in the end, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee or some other more seasoned, intelligent Republican candidate will eviscerate her.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  416. David deSousa

    Sarah who? Oh yeah, isn't she that woman people were talking about 15-minutes ago?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  417. malcolm sargent

    Sarah Palin has a future?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  418. Martin Pettigrew

    Off to the situation room for the Palin File

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  419. Joe Karaffa

    Dear Jack:
    If McCain looses, i wouldnt endeavour to read republican tea leaves, However the one thing Palen has empressed upon my family is that wink. Speaking for myself as a male i assure you she has great prospects in Vegas in such fine establishments as the Mustang Ranch, and other male friendly hangouts. Guys bring lots of 1$ bills
    Thanks
    Joe

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  420. Jackie

    Sarah Palin will continue to shamelessly embarass herself, Republicans and women in public, whether she and McCain are elected or not. Let's pray they don't win. I can't take any more of the world wondering why we continue to elect idiots when intelligent people are on the ballot.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  421. Paul Lopes

    I hope she will go back to Alaska and take the "first dude" with her...she has a lot to fix at home....she obviously does not understand the national agenda.Maybe she can find "joe the plummer" to help her with her policies in Alaska.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  422. Kim Rainer

    If McCain loses this election, that means Obama wins it. And considering our economy, our standing in the world, etc. are completely in the ditch right now, that means they can only go up, meaning Obama will have a relatively successful 1st term as President. Do you follow me? That would mean that Obama would be challenged by ..... Sarah Palin in 2012.

    Just imagine how entertaining those debates will be folks?!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  423. Mike

    Whats next for the pitbull well she still has too face the music in Alaska then time will tell if she is strong enough to make a comeback

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  424. william mulewa, canada

    probably cross the alaskan border into russia and make another run over there. Especially from the fact that most of her foreign policy credentials have to do with russia.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  425. Justlevin, jakarta - indonesia

    Be Tina Fey impersonator

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  426. allen

    maybe she could GUEST HOST on the view. dancing with the stars??? palin 2012? sarah.... you are no HILLARY CLINTON!!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  427. Kevin in Dallas

    Maybe Palin 2012, who knows. A lot can happen in four years. Two years ago, the idea of Obama being President was laughable.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  428. Olivia

    Sarah Palin has no substance. It would be a shame to find her returning to the National scene after the defeat of John Mc Cain.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  429. Leroy Lucson

    She needs to start thinking about it Jack, there is absolutely no way for them to win. All she can do is go back to Alaska and start campaigning for her previous Job, Governor. She gotta have more experience in order to be the United States Vice President.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  430. jim vanloozen

    If we are fortunate enough to not have to deal with palin as part
    of the next administration she will have a few years to fully show
    how totally inept she would be holding high office and go away!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  431. Von from Studio City

    The 'good old boy' network that climbed on board this ticket because it was the only one in town, conservative that is, will not stand by and see Ms. Palin do anything but go back to Alaska. I think Romney and Guliani and other like them still have their eyes on the prize and I believe they will make mincemeat of young Ms. Palin if she does return in 2012. Then again, she might just snipe them from her helicopter.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  432. Doug McDavid

    She will return to her goverorship in Alaska and hope that she can hold this position without the possibilty of impeachment by the Alaskan Ethics Board. I believe that the McCain camp now regrets that she was not vetted by them before making her as choice for Vice Presidential nominee.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  433. Aspurlin

    She will go back to Alaska and never be seen nor heard from again

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  434. Ron

    Jack,
    With any luck, Palin will be consigned to the oblivion from which she arose!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  435. Will Redd-Charlotte, NC

    She should go back to Alaska and devote all the time she can muster to he dear infant son. This is not a sexist remark, Jack. As a person who worked for years with people with developmental disabilities, Trig is going to need a great deal of her time in order for him to reach his maximum potential. Her losing this race just might be a God-Send on behalf of this precious child. And she's not qualified for the highest office in the land anyway!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  436. Phil

    Playboy? She might get more votes there.

    -Phil La Jolla, CA

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  437. Whitney from Charlotte, NC

    I personally hope she returns quietly to Alaska to watch Russia from her back yard. However, she will more than likely be seen running for Senate then trying to make her way to the White House in 2012. Heaven help us if she makes it.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  438. Terry Lane

    Oh, good gravy, Jack. Could you drip more disdain when you speak Gov. Palin's name? I doubt it. I am sure Sarah Palin has a bright future in national politics, win or lose on Nov. 4. She is not the blithering idiot or the right-wing reactionary you in the media have painted her, and as people see more of her, her support will only grow.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  439. Martin

    She'll be doing infomercials for lipstick and the Bible on tape.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  440. julie pokrywka

    I hope she goes back to Alaska and lives in an igloo never to be heard from again. julie Portland Ore

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  441. Kyle from KY

    I would hope nothing! She scares me! She has on several instances said that the Vice-President has more power than the Consitution allows, and she has said that she truly believes that. If she can't even read the Consitution, let alone be have way compent on issues with forgien policy, domestic policy, and how the economy really works. She should not even be in politics, and I fear for this country if she is given any more power in Washington!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  442. Eddie Ramirez

    In regards to Sarah Palin,
    After the elections, she can return to politics in Alaska or seek a position at Mc Donald's as an entertainer.
    Eddie Ramirez
    Laredo, Texas

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  443. Andy in NC

    I think she will be the new champion for the idiots who have the tried and true habit of voting against their own best interests. I wonder what her version of obvious pandering will be in her choice for running mate.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  444. Fran from Pennsylvania

    First, allow me the joy of watching her on November 4th walk off the bridge to nowhere. Should she slither her way back on another ballot in years to come, I'll say, "thanks but no thanks."

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  445. Carl in L.A.

    She is a "flash in the pan" in my opinion. Before her, the McCain campaign was pretty dull and she brought a spark to it, for better or worse. Emotions are running high right now, and she is riding the wave. If the Republicans find them self facing a super majority in Congress, they will have a lot more important thing to worry about other than bringing her up to speed. (Besides, she is not in Washington everyday.) She will have the advantage of name recognition, but the Republicans will be busy re-branding the GOP, and she will be a stark reminder the old guard that was thrown out.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  446. Fred

    What is next for Palin? One way ticket home to face the charges being brought against her. First, they need to oust their senator, then the governor. What a corrupt state!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  447. Jackie from Texas

    Correction! "When McCain loses".. Sarah Palin will go back to Alaska and hopefully not do anything except finish her term as Governor. This suggestion of a 2012 candidacy is as big a joke as the 2008 VP candidacy.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  448. Victor

    I find it interesting that people think Palin is the future of the Republican party. She's a big joke and so will the party if she becomes anything but an Alaskan governor. She can go back to drinking her six packs and shooting stuff.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  449. Obama Campaign

    Tell the truth: Could Jack be anymore in the tank for us or what?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  450. William L. Bainbridge, Ph.D.

    Sarah Palin does not have the basic academic background or thinking on her feet skills for an entry-level position in a major corporation or a bureaucracy. She simply does not exhibit the intelligence or knowledgeably to be on the national level in any role. She is been fortunate to have the political luck to serve in Alaska, but that will catch up with her soon.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  451. hurriCAIN PALIN

    surprise the nobama democraps and become potus. the nobama democraps will suffer under an obama administration, just wait and see

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  452. Leon (from Michigan)

    Tina Fey was not joking when she said "sixteen years." If Sarah Palin actually has a shot at the White House, it would come in 2016. But, I hope she will never get there. She has introduced herself (and please don't blame the orchestrated roll-out – she followed it) as a divisive, self-serving, and take-it-or-leave it politican, and nowhere in the American history should we have such personality serving for us – again.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  453. Louise

    I would hope that she would go back to alaska,finish out her term, then disappear.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  454. Sebastian Kent

    Sarah Palin is too big of a national & worldwide joke to be elected President or Vice President of the United States.

    However, Alaska voters may give her enough of a pass for her current shortcomings that she could become a US representative or Senator from Alaska. Even that though would be benevolent.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  455. Marie M.

    The choice of Sarah Palin by McCain was cynical. According to the NY Times, we now know he met with her down by his favorite tree in Arizona for one hour before selecting her. No one on his team including himself knew her opinions about domestic or foreign policy issues. To them, it didn't matter, she looked good. How sadly superficial. McCain continues to prove the lack of depth and understanding he possesses. I think she will go back to Alaska and she will be surprised that the people there have learned some knew things about her that they did not know before. They now know she reimbursed herself for her children's airfare on state trips, and they potential know about the contractor who built the sports center in Wasilla also built her home, we're not sure at what cost to her. She may not even remain as governor of Alaska when this is all over.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  456. Travis Sanders

    If the Republicans lose as big as many are predicting and the global financial crisis does indeed deepen, I think we'll see many Alaskans move to the Alaskan Independence Party. Perhaps Governor Palin and her husband (a former member) will as well.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  457. Tony Illinois

    Who really cares? I don't see any possibilty of her winning as governor again. I'm sure she'll have a show on Fox News. The notion that she may be the leader of the republican party is horrifying, however, this electtion has made realize that I can tell my kids they can be anything they want consider where Palin is today

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  458. Linda Duguay

    Hi Jack,
    In my opinion Sarah Palin should just give it up and go back to being a hocky mom...She does not have a clue as to what is at stake here and every time she opens her mouth just re asures us that she is does not have even an ounce of what it takes...John McCain made a BIG mistake when he picked her!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  459. nick

    Palin would be a great replacement for Jerry Springer but she would be too much like the guests.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  460. Ann Perry Garland Tx

    I hope she goes back to Alaska we don't want her down here in lower 48 running her mouth.That voice is enough for me.To bad the Republican had to buy her some clothes that pretty bad.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  461. gl, From Pittsburgh

    I really don't care. I just want her out of this race to the White House.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  462. Dan

    Quail hunting with Dick Cheney?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  463. Diana Ekizian

    Flailin' Palin is a gifted rabble rouser. She will be sharpening her claws for a run in 2012 and she will have the no-nothing voters behind her.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  464. Peter Ellenby

    Sarah Palin will become "Sarah the Ex-Governor."

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  465. tedw

    Sarah Palin will engage in the politics of color and teach Obama how not to be so green.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  466. Bob (Boulder, Colorado)

    You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. She will be forever tainted as the know nothing she truly is. She goes back to Alaska and fades into the obscurity that she so richly deserves while the GOP becomes Mitt Romney's party.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  467. Hal Haney

    The Republican Party needs to take at least the 2 years until the next mid-term election and figure out what their party identity is going to be. Sarah Palin is too polarizing for the GOP to rebuild their constituency around. It would be like rebuilding your baseball team around Barry Bonds.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  468. Dave from Indy

    Sarah will dump "The Dude" hook up with Joe the Plumber and live happily ever after unclogging "Johns"...........

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  469. jaid

    It is said that it is painful to find out you're ignorant – its painful. Hopefully, Gov. Palin will reflect on the extent of her ignorance and her divisiveness.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  470. Don

    Sarah Palin's future will play out like this: Sen Stevens will win re election but the Senate will strip him of his seat. Palin, as Alaska's governor, will appoint herself to fill the vacancy. She and Hillary should have some interesting chats.

    Don, California

    October 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  471. Aaron from Ohio

    Hopefully, she'll continue to destroy the republican party. Sarah, Joe Six Pack and Joe the Plumber will be the new faces of the party. Anti-intellectual, anti-idea and unacceptable to the majority of Americans. The more mediocre they get, the longer the democrats will stay in control. Christmas comes on November 4th this year.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  472. Thomas

    Sarah Palin is a rising star.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  473. david Stalker

    Gwen's spot on!! Except the new country should be called "Crystalaska"
    Home of the best meth in the world!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  474. Jo-Jo from MD

    Going back to alaska to take care of her baby boy and her daughter's new born

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  475. Gene Dawn, San Diego

    As a life-long Democrat I hope Gov. Pakin rises to the top of the Republican party and runs for President in 2012. That should help keep the Democrats in charge for a long while.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  476. Eric McLean

    Hopefully back to Alaska, via that Bridge to nowhere. bye, bye Govenor!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  477. Stanley Mozden

    Why not the Sarah Palin-Rush Limbaugh Show? Two super egos competing with tall stories and bumper slogans. A sure winner!
    Dahju of Maine

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  478. Wooty

    Hope she goes back to Alaska and thats the last we hear from her.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  479. Elaine Lowe

    I hope Palin goes back to Alaska and stays there. McCain should
    have picked a more qualified vice president. She was just a ploy
    to get the women's vote or those who wanted Hillary to win. In
    these extremely, difficult times, the last thing we need is two
    very angry people in the white house who act impulsely without
    thoughtfully thinking things through.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  480. Susan Rocklin CA

    Palin will go home and read some more from her favorite author, D S Lewis and dream of 2012. Never fear though, she will be back in 2010 to begin her next campagin. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we will again be subjected to her lack of intellectual curiosity and her hate mongering speeches.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  481. cinderella

    Yes, this is Cinderella and I want my ruby red shoes back from Palin! Send her to FOX News with Hannity -what a fear mongering, divisive, mavericky agenda those two could have! And by the way, third graders love Palin, they say they can relate.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  482. Tyler -North Carolina

    If this is the future face of the Republican party at least it is a whole lot prettier than Dick Cheney, Ted Stevens, Neut Gingrich and Bill Bennett, lets hope it becomes kinder, gentler AND true compassinate conservatism....

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  483. keith

    INDICTMENT! Sarah and Todd Palin have already admitted that Todd had some "contractor friends" of his "help" build thier home. The same contractor friends who built the Wasilla sports center. Appearently corruption is the Alasken way. By the way , where is the money from the 'bridge to nowhere'?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  484. Jud Fennerf

    Jud from Illinois

    I think she'll be governor of Alaska. What a beautiful state.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  485. Arizona Bob

    Palin says neither Obama or Biden have experience running a company and are therefore not qualified. John McCain has never run a company either. Being a prisoner of war is certainly a test of patriotism and courage but it is not experience in running the country. What experience is she speaking of?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  486. Joyce, Falls Church

    She will hold her head up and turn for a while to her family. A grandchild
    coming and a wedding to plan for. Life is good. You betcha!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  487. Dianne

    Sara Palin may believe in "right to life," however, she is the type who would eat her young in order to advance her political career. If God answers our prayers she will go back to Alaska.

    A fact that no one is talking about is that Sen McCain would not have to die in order for her to assume the Presidency. If he had a serious illness, such as a stroke, she would then be sworn in. How scary is that???

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  488. Mike

    She is by far the most inept person ever to appear on a ticket. Hopefully for the US and the rest of the world she gets attacked by a moose while on one of her famous hunting trips. Alternatively, she will get a plush job with a American oil company and while on a trip visiting an off shore rig, she'll slip on an oil slick because she is wearing a pair of high heals and wind up in the Gulf of Mexico – or at least that is what most of the world wants to become of her.

    Mike – Montreal, Canada

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  489. Satish Mantripragada

    Palin is definitely a joke! based on what she is saying on the stump.
    At a time when we need some change please.....no more of the same after 8 years. Satish

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  490. Mike Files. Dallas, TX

    Bikini clad mud wrestling.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  491. Carol Lugo

    My Comment for Palin:
    If Palin loses, she needs to take care of her Son (who has Down Syndrome) These special need children needs a full time Mom, not a Mom that takes her Son around with her, so that she can have the attention that her Son needs right now, instead she exposes him to all kindsof germs and diseases that this human race has, from all diverse races( his ammune sysem has not built a tolerance yet). Her place is to love and nurture her Son!
    I have a Brother who has Downe Syndrome ( age 45) and my Mother raised him at a full time rate.
    Thank you,

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  492. Rick a Canuck

    She will get her own national radio talk show, called "SARAH the MAVERICK", and go on to make millions like her chum Rush.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  493. Freddie

    Maybe SNL will make her part of their cast of characters. She appears to be quite the comedian. It is scary for me to think that this woman could be the VP of this great country. It is also frightening that MCCAIN could seriously beleive that she is qualified to be VP.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  494. Janet - Sarasota FL

    Send her back to Fairbanks, Alaska – it's the armpit of the world....

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  495. SS

    She is an oppertunist, i will not think other wise in future.
    She is also know for taking revenge on those who oppose her.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  496. Gail

    Be dismissed from abusing her powers as Govenor and get a steady position on SNL. It appears this has been put on hold until after the election so once they have lost, this too can be put to rest.

    Palin has reluctantly requested that Ted Stevens step down, do you think she will step down because she abused her powers.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  497. Frank D'Amore

    A lot of the folks say that they hope she just goes back to Alaska.
    I don't think we will be that lucky. I really feel like she is a smart and aggressive personality and if we forget that or don't recognize this we will pay dearly in the future. She has ambition for national politics.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  498. Blind Man

    That's easy, she goes back to Alaska for a couple of years to refresh; in year two, she comes back to collect the IOU's in preparation for 2012. She has a lot of powerful top guns in Washington to realign to head the GOP

    October 31, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  499. Rhoda

    McCain calls Obama one who lacks experience. If we look at how things are now, every indication points to the fact that Obama has vision, strong leadership and focused on his mission for America. It's McCain whose leadership is in disarray, whose choice has become a liability and whose leadership quality is questionable. He's lost. Why are the Republicans pretend otherwise? I am an American and I wouldn't trust myself with McCain because if we take our cue from the campaign, McCain's actions attest to his lack of leadership. I have not seen Obama talk about Palin. McCain can take hints from Obama to put his eyes on the prize.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  500. Matt

    If sarah palin and John Mccain lose, I hope Palin disappears. Perhaps she will just go back to Alaska and simply fade away. May be this "pit bull" can be politically fixed. She is a typical republican hypocrite. She abused her power in Alaska, yet still tells the nation that she is a reformer. I can't believe anyone in America is ignorant enough to support her. That is really pathetic.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  501. Kerri Johnson

    She, like Obama, has gained and will continue to gain additional experience with every passing day. She's a quick study and will definitely be on the political scene. So...what's next for Obama if he loses???

    October 31, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  502. Jay from Pittsburgh

    Ms. Palin should fade into the sunset. Alaska doesn't want her back. Wasilla is sick of her. Even the Republicans are changing their vote from McCain to Obama because of her. Her self-delusion has her mentally convinced that she would love to run for President in 2012. She's a joke now, what could possibley change in 4 years? This election has become a real circus, with Sarah as head clown.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  503. Allan

    Hopefully she will get pregnant again, sit in a rocking chair on her front porch, smile as she looks Russia. She will most likely have her shotgun ready in case a moose crosses her yard. I take pity on Alaskans having her and Todd as duel Gov's.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  504. BobbyBob

    ...owner of a pitbull farm and a lipstick factory

    October 31, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  505. AlfredKnight, Newark, NJ

    Jack, what else do u think will happen? With all these baggages she's carrying & also not being able to deal with them, she will fade into political oblivion. The harder they come the harder they fall....

    October 31, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  506. Bill Krouse Toledo, Ohio

    Jack, dont feel sorry for Gov. Palin if John McCain loses on Nov. 4th. She can go back to Alaska, put on her designer coat, and stand there and keep an eye on Putin and Russia for us while her husband keeps her up to date on what is happening at the Alaska Independent Party meetings.....Alaska is about as far away as we can send her!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  507. Roger Mahopac NY

    Ringling Brothers are always looking for entertaining talet.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  508. Marco

    Sarah Palin will continue to grow in popularity with the base and have some real shot at the 2012 presidency. She appeals to anti-intellectual people who would rather not inject rational, intellegent and fact based thinking into politics. And that is the basic problem with the mentality of many people in this country. Her followers are the same people who love reality TV. If they see someone like themselves it makes them think they could also be famous. Sarah Palin makes them think well "I guess I am smart enough to be vice president too”. It is genuinely very narcissistic when you think about it. And yet these people who think Governor Palin is smart enough because they themselves would be smart enough to do the job could never be first in class at Harvard Law School like Senator Obama. We all have a desire to think we are capable of anything. Yet it’s unfortunate some people refuse to let reality intervene into their delusions to avoid disappointment.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  509. McKofi

    Come Nov. 4th when republicans lose , maybe Sarah “the maverick” Palin can be able to reach accross intra-party lines and unite the GOP. She good at reaching accross lines. Isn’t she? Or she can model for expensive clothing brands.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  510. Steve - Chicago

    Sadly, those who have controlled the Republican Party since 2000 will embrace her, retrain her, and re-launch her as the next Ronald Reagan. We see the themes already: "McCain mishandled her and the press abused her," even though McCain's only mistake was in selecting her for a job that is far, far beyond her abilities, and the most damaging media attention consisted of simply replaying her own words. America's best hope is that the people of Alaska vote her out of office and put a quick end to all of this.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  511. Marc

    Well, if the vice presidency doesn't work out for her, she could always open a home for wayward mavericks.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  512. Janie T

    You just stated that it was reported that Eagleton said that Palin was not qualified to be V.P. He was JUST on Fox News saying that she was MORE qualified than Obama and that he had misspoken. I think you need to go back on the airwaves and correct your statement. But, of course, you are a Palin-Hater and you do not care to correct your error. You would rather mislead the public until after the election.
    Janie
    Redmond, OR

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  513. Marvin - Washington, D.C.

    My hope is that she will return to Alaska, serve the two remaining years of her term and raise her children and grandchildren. That is her BEST service to the country. And keeping the moose population in check.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  514. Felicia Royster

    By 2012 she should know not only what the role of the VP is but what the true role of a mom of 5.... stay home a take care of your family!
    Felicia from Durham

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  515. john spam

    HMM,well i cant believe all you guys and gals posting this garabage
    sara palin has more experiance than obama but the press
    have not pushed himon any hard issue and have not tore apart his life story as they did hers. that is true all obama past has been looked over by the left wing media.But if he gets in office his true colors will be shown and ill be there saying told you so.
    Obama is bad for jobs good for welfare babies that is the demacractic base low income who want it all but refuse to apply or work hard for it.
    but if he gets in watch were going from a reseion to the worsed depression weve as americans have ever seen and im sure this posting will be swept under rug as cnn has done to most critism that

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  516. Steve - Virginia

    Who really knows what will happen with Palin if her ticket loses... go on the public speaking circuit, leader of the first successful campaign for Alaskan idependence as a safe haven for separtist nutjobs, a celebrity layout in that magazinge run by Hugh Hefner? The sky's the limit for her, right now! But, we will really have to see the effects of her gutter level appeal to what is considered to be the "Republican base" turn-off many moderates and independents, as well as any minority groups who once found themselves relating to the GOP's economic positions. If she rises to the forefront of that party, I could truly see those groups who are turned off by her ineptitude and alienated by the fringe nutcases who define themselves as the only "real Americans" turn away not to the Democratic side, but maybe to one of the third party options.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  517. tedw

    She and Obama will learn that Hoover is not a vacuum cleaner but the last President who had Barack's increase taxes and grow governement plan in a recession in 1932. He led the US into a deep depression.

    Sarah will be dancing, happy the she wasn't elected and waiting for the Dems and Prez Obama-Pelosi-Reid to be repudiated and sweep her into office.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  518. Mike Files. Dallas, TX

    After intensive training, a replacement for Vanna White?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  519. tammy

    Drivin' down to the 'bridge to nowhere'!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08/12!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  520. j/NJ

    If John McCain loses, what’s next for Sarah Palin?

    No doubt Sarah Palin will seek the Republican nomination for President in 2012, if successful she will run against President Obama and almost certainly lose, in that case she is likely to return to Alaska and try her luck with harvesting caribou in addition to moose...

    October 31, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  521. Amanda

    She goes on a hunting trip with Cheney.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  522. mdp

    No doubt Sarah Palin will end up in Playboy....

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  523. Jack

    Hopefully Barack Obama will never be tested as President.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  524. Karin Grana

    Maybe she can join Joe the Plumber in his music deal.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  525. Lenny

    I would like to think she would return to the frozen north, never to be heard from again, but I don't think so. She's had a taste of the bigtime – she'll be back with a vengeance...

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  526. Alex

    Well, she still has some serious questions to answer to the people of Alaska about the way she's been using their governor's office... I suppose if she's removed, that'll give her more time to hit the campaign trail for 2012 though.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  527. Jess

    She will start 3rd party called the 'for really real Americans". If she is to win on that ticket, executions will sore, while abortions will become a capital offense. This will create a deficit in the population. You Betcha!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  528. CC

    All of the democrats posting negative stuff makes me sick. Ohhhh...Obama is such a "statesman". Why didn't he resign from the Annenberg charity once he found out Ayers was a fellow director? The state trooper issue is a non-issue. I can't believe this country is on the verge of electing someone with such a checkered past. We have lost our way...

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  529. Bob of Nashville

    What Palin is really gunning for: "Oprah at 9:00, Dr. Phil at 10:00... Sarah at 11:00."

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  530. Cheryl, Colorado

    Hopefully, Palin will be in Obama's cabinet! I think she has a better chance than Bill Richardson now that he has declared the middle class as anyone making less than $120,000. Wake up, peeps-vote for Palin.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  531. John

    She and her husband will lead a successful attempt to have Alaska secede from the union.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  532. Susan in Minneapolis, MN

    I feel very sorry for Sarah Palin. The cynical decision of McCain's handlers to thrust her into a role for which she was and is completely unqualified and unprepared has given her the delusion that she is actually competent to be where she is, and that other people see her as a viable candidate in her own right. She's going to be the last person to get the joke - that's how these things always work.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  533. Vince Southlake Texas

    It all depends on where the Republican Party goes from here. It looks like it’s divided into 2 camps, the Christian Conservatives and the Fiscal/Foreign Policy Conservatives. The first thinks intelligence is overrated and the second believes it is paramount. If the 2 sides reconcile I think she goes away. If they split she heads up the Christian Conservatives.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  534. Mark from Houston

    I don't know... but please don't be a frequent at SNL... she was so boring there.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  535. Video Guy

    I hope whatever it is, it does not involve the lower 48 states. I hope Alaska will take her back.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  536. Tom B Etna Pa

    Looks like Jail to me .. Certainly would do us all a favor .. jeez she gives me a headache.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  537. R. Vaenberg

    If John Mccain loses, do you really think that people will be at all concerned with Sarah Palin and her exploits? With the econmomy in turmoil, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I would think that most Americans wouldn't give a second thought to a right wing,gun toting, moose hunting, hockey mom.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  538. andrea from MA

    a talk show host !!!!!!!!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  539. Mark Brewer

    It will be good to have Palin around so that Democrats can keep winning the election...She will never win general election as she is too way to the right !!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  540. steve

    Jack , if Senator McCain losses, I think that Gov. Palin political future is bleak. However, If Senator McCain wins I believe our country would be rewarding a candidate for running a campaign based on fear , hate and lies. I truly believe that would set our country back for many years perhaps decades.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  541. lee

    President of the flat earth society and on to the ash heap of history.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  542. karam

    Hey, there is a vacancy at SNL. fey-baby-fey.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  543. Jason in MA

    I think it's pretty obvious what's coming next. We've seen it everyday in the news and all through the election. Every time she's mentioned, it's all gearing up towards one thing...

    The New Palin Fashion Line-Up; featuring tons of red clothing and lip stick for a swine.

    Valued at only $150,000.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  544. SPalin

    There's too much negative energy here! I would make a great VP.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  545. Mikel

    I think she would like to take over for Stevens if he wins and is booted out of office.But dont be suprised if Bush does not parden him walking out the door.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  546. Rachel

    she will most certainly run for senate and win in Alaska. They are very conservative. Also, she says no social programs yet taxes the hell out of the biggest oil company and gives each Alaskan a check. Socialism? She will use it as a stepping stone to run for president and hopefully the majority of Americans will NOT elect her as a president ever. This is beyond ridiculous.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  547. David D.

    Hopefully back to Alaska and out of our political landscape. How anyone in our country right now could still be considering her for Vice President of the U.S. blows my mind.

    Wake up America! She might be a nice person, but not a person who is ready to be a heartbeat away from being the next President of the United States. Good grief!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  548. Sarah from Austin

    I am hoping she is part of a bad dream we will all eventually wake up from.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  549. WP, TX

    she will leave her husband for Joe the Plumber and help run the business he's buying

    October 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  550. Gabriel

    Hopefully a history book footnote, and that's about it.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  551. Harjit Singh

    Go back to hunting!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  552. Kevin the Father

    I want to see a couple of things:

    1) The $150,000 worth of clothes be donated to charity, they said they would and now they must.

    2) Ethics hearing on her flying her kids around the country on Alaska's dime, ethics hearings on her charging Alaska a per dium even though she stayed at her own house.

    3) An apology to President Elect Obama for her over the top comments that were designed to bring fear and divide us.

    If all these things happen and she gets 4 more years of experience and does not keep hanging around with the exorcism/witch hunting priest or secessionist parties then maybe she could be a viable candidate.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  553. Nick, LA

    People are only paying attention to her because she is amusing. I'm sure to this day she still doesn't know why she's treated as a joke – by non-evangelicals at least. Still, even the extreme right will forget about her the second somebody with even half a brain and matching their views shows up.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  554. J-dog

    She can run for 2012 presidency with Tina Fey or Frank Caliendo as vice. Now that would be funny!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  555. Christian

    After McCain/Palin lose, Palin should get her own Sally Jesse Raphael type of talk show.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  556. Nate G

    I would happily sign up for the Republican party in 2012 to help Sarah Palin win the Republican primary, so that America could re-elect President Obama with another crushing defeat of the Republican candidate.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  557. Shana

    I don't know what is next for her, but I do know what is NOT next for her...the presidency is NOT next for Palin. This is because many democrats and independents (including myself) will vote against her in the Republican primary in 2012 to make sure she is not the nominee!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  558. Terry

    Hollywood here I come!!! I am sure she will get a lot of offers

    October 31, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  559. D. Rushing Texas

    Go back to Alaska !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  560. PJ

    Sarah who?

    October 31, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  561. You Betcha

    She'll go back home to face the still pending ethics charges in Alaska. Four years should be enough time to vet her properly. You Betcha!

    October 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  562. Scott Goodwin

    If the McCain/Palin ticket loses she should be done, and go back to governing in Alaska. Maybe Hugh Heffiner should make her an offer. She could make millions!

    October 31, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  563. Pat from NM

    Unfortunately for Republicans, "The Palinator will be back"!

    October 31, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  564. meena

    Whats next for Ms Sarah, umee lets see for starters she can go back to Alaska and watch for us if the Russian's attack.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  565. Claire----Grenada

    Go be model for Tyra Banks

    October 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  566. cjean

    I hope for the world sake that she just go back to Alaska and try to do a better job in raising her daughters . And hope that she be able to rule and control her kids more effectively than trying to be in a position to control and dictate to the whole world.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  567. DaConcernedOn

    The best and most attainable goal for Sarah Palin would be to have her own reality show. She has trully given the American people laughter we will never forget.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  568. RD

    Moose Hunting Adventures featuring Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney.

    "We've got your back!!!"

    October 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  569. John Hardina

    A) Moose hunts with Sarah Palin on the Outdoor Network

    B) Shorten her dresses and work for Fox News

    C) Start a Judge Sarah Palin show (everyone else has)

    D) Drop Hockey pucks at NHL games in a cheerleader outfit

    October 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  570. tom moriarty

    this fiasco will cost her the governorship. many alaskans are very angry with her and will campaign against her re-election. people have seen what a hypocrite she is. she is the type who would step on your groin to get at your throat. a thoroughly unpleasant human being.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  571. Roland

    If Obama loses I'll know that race baiting and name calling still wins in America. Also that taking the high road makes you look weak.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  572. john mastrangelo

    mccain last best hope is for Joe Biden to say something stupid, I think Joe must have medical damage from his health problems, Go Sarah, u guy and gals with daddy issues stop hating her and stop making up stories about her, i will start likieng ann coulter to just make u guys mad

    October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  573. beth

    a month will pass and people will say 'remember what's her name, that ran with McCain in the election'

    October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  574. Kgh

    send her back to her igloo.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  575. John A.

    With any luck she will return to Alaska to complete her term(s) as Governor and get the natural gas pipeline going. Then lose a Senate campaign to an incumbent Democrat. Obtain a Masters degree and manage a local ice rink while learning to drive the zamboni!

    October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  576. scope213

    Who cares?

    October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  577. lisa

    I hope Sarah runs for president and shut up those democrats who think women are as stupid as they are, From a very loyal MCCAIN SUPPORTER. YOU GO SARAH

    October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  578. Jasmine Armstrong

    I hope she returns to Alaska, and the wolves she allows to be shot from airplanes eat her alive. I'd pay to see that.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  579. Lester from CA

    While she is currently a national joke, she seems to be very well liked in Alaska. A couple more years as governor, then maybe a Senate run, and she might finally be ready for prime time. There is no obvious leader to the future Republican party, so once she gets some more experience, she is as likely a leader as anyone else. This race will always be a blotch on her resume though.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  580. Annie

    She should stay home and be a good mom to her kids, especially to her newest infant with special needs. This would be a great service to humanity.

    October 31, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  581. Finn Davis

    Palin – Qualye 2012 !!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  582. Salbone

    I'm saving my contribution money now to donate to her opponent!

    October 31, 2008 at 5:54 pm |
  583. Pauline

    Whatever happens on the fourth, the ultra-conservatives will claim victory: maybe a negative Anybody But Obama if McCain wins. Most probably a Mondale-McCain association will strongly discredit women at the top jobs if Obama wins – ‘Mondale’ and ‘McCain’ do sound alike. What the GOP is going after is the untapped electoral market which has become larger than the support to both candidates, maybe the surging generations…
    The present economic crisis is going to further test these limits. Palin got a public figure and I doubt she’s about to give up on her own segments, whether she wins or loose. Maybe, she’ll more for the senate. I think an opening in Alaska is coming for her to do this.
    Pauline

    October 31, 2008 at 5:54 pm |