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March 7th, 2011
05:00 PM ET

What can Sarah Palin teach India about American politics?

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Political buttons featuring Sarah Palin were sold at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in DC last month. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

You can't see India from Sarah Palin's house, so the former governor of Alaska who quit halfway through her first term is going to go there and get a firsthand look. Palin will be on her way to New Delhi next week.

She's been invited to deliver the keynote address at a two-day leadership event called the India Today Conclave. It's an annual conference that attracts business and political leaders from around the world. Attendees this year will include Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the possible replacements for Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Last year's keynote speaker was former President Bill Clinton.

The title of Palin's speech is My Vision of America, and Politico.com reports it comes as no surprise the group invited Palin. India is fascinated with American politics because so many Indians have immigrated to the United States and found success here. Many still have relatives in India. The Indian press regularly follows the careers of Indian-American politicians like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and newly elected Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina. Both are Republicans. Palin's support for Haley has been credited with giving her campaign a boost. But the media in India also follow closely what's going on in Washington as well as outside the Beltway. Maybe Palin can learn from them while she's there.

Here’s my question to you: What can Sarah Palin teach India about American politics?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Lou:
She could teach them that we have a vibrant democracy that was founded on freedom of and from religion, freedom of speech even for the media, and the basic principal of equal individual rights. But I don't think she has learned that herself, so it's no telling what she'll spew.

Bud:
Maybe you're on to something. Charles de Gaulle once said that of all the U.S modern Presidents, L.B.J. best illustrated what America really is: Aggressive, foul mouthed, tough, the whole nine yards. Kennedy and the East Coast types are merely cover ups for the real deal. Maybe Sarah could be elected after all. NAH!

Jim:
You are correct, Jack. Sarah Palin is no Bill Clinton. You know, however, that our government is broken and I believe that Sarah knows that as well. She may be simplistic in the Ronald Reagan way, but she can help reverse the current trend.

Carolyn:
I don't know what she can teach them about her vision for America, but just imagine the poor interpreter trying to translate “Palinese” to Indian, and the polite and smiling audience wondering why she's ordering a moose on rye in the new deli.

Mike in St. Paul:
That in American politics anyone could be president. Anyone. Anyone at all.

Ben in Maryland:
She can teach them that facts should never get in the way. If you don't like the facts, change them or make them up. She can also teach them that you do not have to know anything to succeed in politics, just tell a good story and find someone that can be blamed for whatever distortions you want to make up.

Mark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
Jack, would you please try to keep up with the times and get off this Sarah Palin gig? Charlie Sheen is where it's happenin' now, man.


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soundoff (232 Responses)
  1. John from Alabama

    Jack: Mrs. Palin can teach India how to go fishing in America, how to kill a bear in America, and how to kill wolves from a moving helicopter in America. India understands American politics very well. India understands the laws of supply and demand when it comes to oil. Mrs. Palin can tell them how to lose and quit any job in politics and the private sector, but politics is not Mrs. Palin's strong suit.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
  2. David from Citrus Hieghts CA.

    What can Sarah Palin teach India about American Politics?

    The short answer is ... not much. We Americans have been the recipient of her ramblings for quite some time now, and it is clear to see that she is in way over her head.
    Sarah Palin seemes to be better suited to her role as a reality TV star.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  3. jenny- seatle,wa

    how to be a money worshipper and act like your not and trick people into beleiving that your trade policies are sustainable to progress and not the unsustainable job creations that destroy whats left of the water,soil, air and food supply.....

    March 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  4. Virginia Atlanta GA

    Whatever it is, I hope they don't believe her.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  5. John in N.C.

    She can teach them that if you are an attractive, conservative woman, the liberal media can't leave you alone.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    Nothing they can't figure out for themselves.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  7. Ralph

    God forbid Palin tries to teach India about anything. She's probably of the mindset that she's off to an International book tour and the first stop is a grand opening of a New Delhi.
    Ralph-Corpus Christi, Texas

    March 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  8. Greg in Arkansas

    5 Rules for successful politicians:

    1. Constant criticism coupled with a catchy slogan is far more successful than offering a practical solution.

    2. Tell the people what they want to hear, even if you have to make something up.

    3. If caught making something up, blame the media.

    4. When the going-gets-too-tough, make sure you just-get-going....resign, skip reelection, retire or run for a higher office, etc. (i.e. make something up....again)

    5. Repeat steps 1 thru 4 until you are wealthy, elected to a higher office or hired as a consultant to a cable news station.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  9. Jenna

    What can Sarah Palin teach India about American politics?

    Sarah Palin teach? LOL

    Does sheeven know the difference between people of India verses Native Americans who we call Indians? I bet she doesn't.

    Jenna
    Roseville CA

    March 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  10. Jane (Minnesota)

    That the US political scene is broken and needs a major overhaul. She can do that by simply opening her mouth.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  11. George in PA

    Well let's see, what is she good at? Oh yeah; tell people what they want to hear, smile a lot, and blame everybody else when you lose!

    March 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  12. Ed from California

    Nothing, the Hindu's aren't that stupid. India is on a tear in educating their kids. The India government knows the power of education. The Indian worker is doing our more intellectual jobs that have been outsourced, Tax returns, Banking, Customer Service, IT solving etc...

    I'm sure the Indian citizens don't want to end up like Sarah, or to be anything like her party.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  13. Al, Lawrence KS

    I she talking about politics? I thought she was auditioning for "Dancing with the Bollywood Stars".

    March 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  14. Jim in Denver, CO

    Jack,

    ROFL! First she has to learn something herself.

    Jim

    March 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  15. Mike in Brooklyn, NY

    Less than zero. They really should be warned to guard their sacred cows. Because the only thing she's good at is throwing red meat to meat heads!

    March 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  16. Rebecca Davies-Kleitz

    How NOT to do it.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  17. Ram Riva

    NOT A THING...
    The world cannot believe how fascinated the US media is with this character...
    The only guess is that "Dumb really sells in America"...

    March 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  18. Roger, Chicago

    Jack, Sarah Palin couldn't even remember to sign the forms when she applied to have her name trademarked and here we are talking about what she can teach other countries about American politics? Let alone the ludicrous nature of that idea and the fact that, in spite of things like that, this woman has delusions of being capable of leading the free world... If anything, she's a shining example of the United States' stubborn refusal to move forward, the bitter old fools always focused on the "good ol' days" instead of the future. She can show India everything that's held this country back from being greater, and she'll never realize she's showing them that at all.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  19. Richard35 Canfield, Ohio

    Jack, Sarah Palin can show India how an unsophisticated person can be elected when the electorate is sleeping!

    March 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  20. John

    Absolutely nothing.

    Macon, Ga.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  21. Marry

    Perhaps she can teach them that there is a small but loud segment of the American public that cannot be discouraged by anything – especially not by honesty and facts. And, that this has made American politics into a breeding ground of racist, uneducated, hateful, opportunistic politicians that make many Americans ashamed.
    So if India is looking for inspirations, do not listen to people like Ms. Palin! Let her be a warning of what happens when an ignorant, money grabbing, brainless woman gets into the limelight of the media.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  22. Amitoj

    New Jersey
    As a person whose parents were born in present-day India, and follows Indian politics pretty closely, I can say that Sarah Palin cannot even add to the dirtiness of Indian politics. Even though Sarah Palin is herself a very shrewd and attention-hogging politician, she would never be able to go as low and add to the slickness of Indian politicians, whether they are in the Congress Party, or the B.J.P, the two main political parties of India. Maybe as a part of their foreign policy, she can teach Indians to see Pakistan from their house!

    March 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  23. Butch Siders

    Maybe she could teach them how to fish?

    March 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
  24. Gordon NJ

    Simple. I hope Palin explains how she employs Quantum Theory in her campaign planning.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  25. David of Alexandria VA

    Speaking in a country wehich is only just starting to find its voice through women and the disenfranchised, I guess her very presence on the world stage can show them that they can come from humble beginings, as a woman or a man, and speak their minds boldly, brashly, and sometimes perhaps without a lot of fans in the audience. But, whether you like her message or not, she got our attention.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  26. Richard Reynolds

    Are you kidding? And what makes anyone think that India has anything it needs to learn about American politics? And why would anyone think Sarah Palin could teach anything to anyone, even in her own language? I'm sure all of India is waiting with bated breath for the results of this gem of a poll.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  27. Loren, Chicago

    To quote Tom Petty, "even the losers get lucky somehow". Her five minutes were up two years ago, yet she hasn't gone away. Just proves (along with President Obama), that "you can fool some of the people all of the time".

    March 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  28. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    Ms. Palin can teach them that America is really stupid just like the India people think because some people in America support inept people to lead and she's a perfect example of it. She can also teach them that anyone whose is not too bright can make millions of dollars because they were selected to run for VP in America. These people must really be laughing at us.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  29. Sylvia from San Diego

    Jack,

    You surprise me with your obsession with Sarah Palin... What difference does it make what she thinks or says? We are so over her..... Time for you to more on too!!

    March 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  30. Lia, Florida

    Don't insult India or its fine people. SP has not a whit to teach anybody, anywhere. Why do ya' think she's affiliated with Fox?

    March 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  31. Paul

    About the only think Sarah Palin could teach is how to fish and I think the people already know how to fish. They should tell her to go fish.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  32. Marvin in Polo Mo

    Jack, She will prove to India that you don't even have to hold an elected position to make a lot of money in US politics. I just hope she doesn't ask them if she can smoke the peace pipe and meet Tonto.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  33. Jean Jones

    Sarah Palin can teach India that anyone, no matter how ignorant, can run for office in the United States.

    Jean Jones
    Bandera, Texas

    March 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  34. Bob C

    Somehow Jack, I don't believe the word "teach" and "Sarah Palin" are synonymous.

    However, I do believe she can provide them with a first hand experience at what's wrong with some individuals within our American electorate who would actually consider this woman to be "Presidential".

    March 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  35. Tom Bulger, Canandaigua

    Fareed Zakaria was born in Mumbai. Though he is exceptional in any grouping, the Indians I talk to all know more about American politics than average Americans do. If Palin is teachable (and the McCain campaign says she isn't), she might learn something about American politics. Her teaching Indians anything about American politics is as unlikely as Dan Quayle teaching Einstein.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  36. Bob Kobs

    Nothing. She can learn the values of democracy from the world's largest democracy. Her lunacy and T-baggery would not fly in India.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  37. Sean Galesburg IL

    Your joking right Jack? How the hell is she supposed to go over there and explain U.S. politics when she can't understand it her self. She will just go over there and make a fool of her self in front of all the people of India . That ought to make a good impression. Oh well such is life.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  38. Kim Smith

    The thought of Sarah Palin teaching anything, to anyone, makes me want to wretch. India has been kicking our economic and educational butts for a couple of decades now, so I don't see what they could possibly learn from her, except what not to do.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  39. Mr. D

    Anyone with a lot of media exposure but not necessarily a lot of smarts can run for political office.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  40. Tom Huntington, NY

    Golly and Gee Willakers. Since she hasn't learned anything I doubt she can teach them anything.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  41. james Wardlaw Michigan

    She could point and show them where China is.

    Jim in Michigan

    March 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  42. Tina Tx

    Are they that interested in what she has to say? The only thing she has tell them is that she can see Russia from her back door and that her eldest daughter got pregnant without being married. Maybe they will keep her instead of sending her back to the USA & give us all a break for a change.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  43. Valerie in Raleigh

    Sarah Palin would be the wrong person to teach India about politics.
    She is under-educated, has little knowledge of the US and the world in general. Her sentence structure is so poor that it is difficult to follow her sentences, she does not have the ability to think through difficult situations and she takes great pleasure in embarassing others. If the US wants a women to teach India about American politics, I suggest Hillary Clinton or Kay Baily Hutchinson.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  44. Dennis north Carolina

    she can teach them that parts of our political system are a joke or farce.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  45. Ron

    How can she teach them anything when she doesn't know a thing about our demacratic system.She is all mouth and no smarts.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  46. Bill Davidson

    That American politicians are a glowing example of our belief in affirmative action. The more intellectually challenged have been shoes in for election this past November and Sarah just may make it should our national IQ continue to decline.

    March 7, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  47. B.J., Quincy, Il

    She needs to learn about it first.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
  48. Ed Reed

    What? If you study hard you can finish your term as governor half-way through?

    Ed
    Texas

    March 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  49. lou

    She could teach them that we have a vibrant democracy that was founded on freedom of and from religion, freedom of speech even for the media, and the basic principal of equal individual rights . But I don't think she has learned that herself, so it's no telling what she'll spew.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  50. Olga

    Jack, you are hysterical!

    Palin doesn't even know her own country's history!

    Ay, ay, ay...

    Olga
    Austin,, Texas

    March 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  51. katiec Pekin, IL

    She can tell people of the world about the vast freedom we have in our country by allowing anyone to run for a political office.
    We do not discriminate against the incompetent, the radical, the fear mongers, the insincere, dishonest glory seekers which she is able to prove by example.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  52. Gerry luimes

    Jack,clearly,your obsession with dear Sarah knows no bounds.
    I'd rather ask India what they are prepared to do to generate a
    credible "politician" out of Ms.S.P.
    gerry at Edm.can.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  53. Mike in St. Paul

    That in American politics anyone could be president. Anyone. Anyone at all.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  54. Kea from Honolulu

    Palin teaches daily, to India and the rest of the world, that one doesn't need intelligence to be a US politician, only popularity.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  55. Carolyn

    I don't know what she can teach them about her vision for America, but just Imagine the poor interpreter trying to translate Palinese to Indian, and the polite and smiling audience wondering why she's ordering a moose on rye in the new deli.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  56. David in Tampa

    Jack, Ms. Palin can teach the Indians what not to do, how not to do it, become an utter failure at actually doing that job, become the dummy darling of a bunch of half wit morons and clean up in the process. Luckily, I don't have to sit there and listen to her prattle.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  57. Ralph Spyer

    All these people would be happy to sell thier mother down the river.Bll Clinton gave us free trade with China and Mexico. They would out source are way of life for 30 pices of gold.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  58. eugen

    palin can teach a lot she was gov.of alaska and i am a registered democrat i think she is verry smart if she ran for aney office i would vote for her.the more you talk about her the more popular you make her.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  59. Cy Gardner

    You don't have to be smart or honest or coherent to succeed in America. In a field like politics, those are drawbacks. Also, running for office is a lot more fun and lucrative than actually trying to govern. cy gardner, arlington, va

    March 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
  60. Ray in Knoxville

    Jack, she's the perfect poster child for American politics. She shows the world that no matter how stupid you are, you can get elected to a political office in America. Of course, after Dubya, I think the world already knows that.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  61. Steve, Clifton, VA

    Ms Palin can teach them how to quit and get rich......

    March 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  62. Paulette in Dallas,PA

    Sarah will show India's people how ridiculously out of control american politics has gotten.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  63. Jeff In Minnesota

    Governor Palin can teach Indians how to have even more divisive politics than they already have in India. While India has its own political issues between North and South, as well as cultural issues between various religious factions, they have pulled together for the common good. However, there is growing tension in India because of the huge disparity of the rapidly growing upper and middle classes versus the vast majority of people that still live in poverty. If Palin can learn anything from her visit, hopefully it is to see this wide disparity and understand that it needs to be stopped everywhere in the world. For it is these disparities that will ultimately be every society's downfall if they are not addressed.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  64. Bob D Iowa

    Well I sure hope that she gets right to the point and she thinks that India's Caste System needs to be established in the US in 2012.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  65. David, from Plant City Florida

    Jack are you serious?
    Sarah Palin does not know ANYTHING about American politics herself, so can she teach India about it? They already know more than she does, maybe she will get a lesson.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  66. Rob Winnipeg Canada

    Jack,

    Don't you have to know something about a particular subject before you teach it? If it was a self help web for profit type thing I could see it .. maybe... just sayin

    March 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  67. Marilyn from Ohio

    For starters she can tell them never to vote for a half-term quitter governor who also is not very intelligent. Other than that, she can't teach them one thing because anything that comes out of her vocal cords makes absolutely no sense.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  68. John ......................... Marlton, nj

    Probably the same thing thing Clinton taught them about American politics.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  69. Sara Bee

    Sara Palin can teach India how easy it will be to overtake the US economically. Even if Indians have had some exposure to intelligent Americans, Palin proves that we can be lead down the garden path rather easily.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  70. mary

    possibly, Jack ; how to quit when the going gets rough

    March 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  71. Jack Pine

    That we are ignorant enough to give her credibility. Hope she has a good teleprompter, and brushes up on her public speaking. Other than that Jack, not a whole lot

    Jack, Dunlap Tennessee

    March 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  72. KCLaw

    Sarah is operating under the delusion that "New Dehli" is a recently opened competitor with the Subway sandwich chain.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  73. Peter

    I haven't a clue what she could teach them. I was there last week in Hyderabad and they too over there are corrupt looking out for themselves while the poor, widows and orphans are left to fend for themselves.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  74. Karl in Mich

    I would think one has to have a little knowledge of a subject to teach a class on it. I shudder to think what the Indians are going to learn from Sara about American politics. Hopefully, she will do five minutes on politics and then change the subject and teach them the fine art of Alaska moose hunting.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
  75. Bill in South TX

    Jack,

    Does Sara Palin have anything to teach? Anything at all??

    She can teach them that with clever media performances and good ghost writers a fortune is to be made with books and lectures. She may be able to teach them the theatrics that successfully get attention for free publicity. But, she knows nothing about politics. She is a failed governor for heavens sake.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  76. Steve

    She can show them how to turn a "shot in the dark" (VP pick) into a gold mine without a shred of accountability...

    March 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  77. Gigi Oregon

    It just might be that the people of India have a better sence of humor than we give them credit. They must have liked the lipstick on a pig joke. And she'll provide the lighter side of the event.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  78. Bill from Clinton, Maryland

    Why is Palin the focus of anything? Does the media really want Palin to be President? The more the media promotes evil, it starts to sound good. Enough already.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  79. Annie, Atlanta

    Other than exposing our stupidity for even thinking an ignoramus such as her would be suitable for any political position, not much.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  80. Nancy, Tennessee

    Sarah can teach India that almost anyone can run for office in the United States. She will also be demonstrating that we have freedom of speech. We let people who don't know what they are talking about get up in front of a crowd and convince them of almost anything. It is so sad that we can't get her out of the spotlight.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  81. andyz Lynn, MA

    Sarah does not understand American politics so she can not teach India anything. She can however use her skills to teach India how to shoot salmon and fish for grizzly bears.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  82. john mockus

    she will probably begin by thanking the indian people.

    that would be for taking such neat care of our country .

    you know ,

    like, ahh , just before columbus or the mayflower or something back then arrived .

    and then fixed the country in gods image by killing all those heathen indians

    she does have problems with history and geography as we know.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  83. Susan from Idaho

    Jack does the saying the blind leading the sighted sound appropriate here? Maybe they just need a good laugh.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  84. Ken in NC

    She can demostrate to the politicians of India that SNL plays a big role in the humorous side of our political process.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  85. Deborah Prevost

    Absolutely nothing!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  86. Joseph

    Sarah Palin can teach India that American politics is a bunch of civil war reenactors blaming the other side for everything.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  87. Lauren

    Errr. (Political ) Children should be seen and not heard...

    March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  88. Cole D.

    Diddly and squat.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  89. Thomas

    Sarah is going there to see the one spot in the world that trickle down economics actually works.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  90. Graham

    Ha ha...you said "Sarah Palin" and "Teach" in the same sentence...now that's funny.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  91. Basanti Rampuri

    India will learn that nut jobs have a place in American politics; Palin will learn that a 'puppet' can be a Prime Minister in India.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  92. Juanita Gibson

    She is simply an American embarrassment. The only reason she does anything is for money.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  93. William Neal

    I believe she can teach them How it Should be Done

    She did it in Alaska and I hope for the USA next

    Bill N
    Cincinnati Ohio

    March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  94. noble

    Wot are u talkin about Jack! Palin will teach indians modern hunting techniques

    March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  95. Pat.Bizimana

    What can she teach Jack?a simple question can answer your question.What does she know?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  96. Mike

    She can definitely draw comparisons and show how similar and dysfunctional the two democracies are. Nothing moves quickly and nothing gets done without interference from special interests.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  97. Paul Hatfield

    Hey Jack, I heard that SP has started taking intensive language lessons since she learned many people in India speak English!
    Paul H.
    Grantsville WV

    March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  98. Dolores

    Palin is going to confirm the rest of the world's view and opinion of the US and how our government has become a big joke and nothing but a reality tv sitcom.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  99. Jamelle

    Jack absolutely nothing! She does not even know US geography, how can she teach them anything? O'h wait! She might be able to teach them how to leave office in the middle of their term, and abandoned their people!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  100. Mike South Carolina

    Jack one word "NOTHING"!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  101. Angela Savage Austin Owings Mills, Maryland

    Palin will teach them...."Don't You Be Like Me"....Education is necessary and required to run any form of government.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  102. Jeffrey from Seattle

    She can teach the Indian people that American politics is often about cult of personality. Someone who is quirky and folksy can reach the pinnacle of American politics in the same way that someone with a PhD from Harvard can!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  103. Victoria Laviolette

    Sarah Palin can teach India that the American electorate becomes fascinated with attractive celebrities no matter how unqualified and even ignorant they may be. What a sad choice of someone to represent America at that conference.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  104. Len Kostley, Greensburg, PA

    Jack, I'm thinking................................Sorry Jack, I ran out of time.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  105. Howard

    Jack – you've hit the nail on the head – unlike Palin, Clinton "knows things". Perhaps she can explain to the good folks in India how grateful she should be that she magically became a multi-millionaire virtually overnight; all by having a 10 minute conversation with John McCain.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  106. Michael

    She can't teach them anything...now let's get to the more important question: How much can we pay India to keep her there?

    Lexington, Kentucky

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  107. Paul Foreman

    Sarah Palin teaching in India? The key prerequisite to becoming a good dog trainer is to know more than the dog. Get my point?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  108. Rick in California

    She can show them what it is like to shoot yourself in the foot by simply opening your mouth. And how to milk your 15 minutes of fame into years of endless mindless drivel.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  109. Cliff Glass - Rego Park, New York

    Rest easy, Jack. Sarah's not going to India. In Palinspeak, New Delhi is the just opened corner delicatessen in Wasilla, Alaska. She's probably just stopping in for some sliced caribou with mustard on rye .

    March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  110. Jim James

    The introduction and conclusion of her lesson: Am so happy to be in the Indian continent and am from Alaska, and I can see Russia from my house's window.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  111. Kathy

    Hi Jack
    Palin can teach India that money talks and you know what walks. You dont need to know anything, for that one
    Kathy
    Arvada

    March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  112. Paul, Houston

    Jack, Palin may be telling Indians " Learn from me, all that glitters are not gold"

    March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  113. Stephen, Florida

    She can teach how stupid the electorate is in the US. She can't understand the system herself, you really expect her to teach Indians about it. All of India is smarter than her, even those who can't read or write.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  114. Aaron

    Since Sarah Palin doesn't seem to have a complete grasp on our own political system or basic policies of the United States I find it hard to believe that she has the ability to provide any credibility to the people of India.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  115. Shanthi

    We have plenty of Sarah Palin like politicians in India. They dont need any teaching from Sarah Palin of Alaska. If at all anything, she should convince all the corrupt politicians to resign like how she did in Alaska!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  116. Wayne - Orlando

    Sarah Palin can teach India that in America you can be whatever you want to be, even if you have nothing of substance to offer. If enough customers are willing to buy, then you can sell just about anything.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  117. G St Pierre

    She could tech them about the "In the bag" slanted left, American mainstream Press among many other things

    March 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  118. Gina

    There is nothing she can teach anyone about anything. Palin promotes hate, devision, lies and SARAH PALIN. Any country would be crazy to have that dim-wit speak about anything. I for one hope she runs in 12 so President Obama can get 4 more years!!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  119. Alvin

    Well Jack, you have asked a loaded question. Let me fire this at you. She can at least tell them want she has learned from the newspaper. All of them.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  120. Osilama Abu from Canada

    Jack,

    There is absolutely nothing Sarah Palin can teach India about American Politics,rather she will only confirm to them how the politics in America is now filled up with clowns and wanabee's,who have no vision on how to move the country forward.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  121. Marcus

    How to travel around America and talk about nothing and get rich doing it (Only in America).

    March 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  122. Paul T

    You mean teach? may be she can teach them how to pronounce the word gotcha and how to cheat on an interview by reading from your palm without.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  123. Hemi

    Oooh, I don't know! How much information can she put on her palm?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  124. Perry Berkowitz

    Sarah Palin can demonstrate what George W. Bush taught us; anyone in America can become an icon for political idiocy AND they can get elected to high office. It takes money and powerful connections or as in Palin's case a powerful connection (McCain) and good looks. It is truly embarrassing to know that she will get away with her grandiose scheme to become a world wide icon by access to a billion more people to add countless numbers to her millions of gullible followers. So sad!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  125. howard

    They will learn how income and IQ can be totally disconnected. Her abilities are a mile wide and an inch deep.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  126. Dustin

    I like to give all politicians, on both sides of the isle a fair chance. Palin has had her chance, and has disappointed, and even embarrassed America time and time again. Ever since Sarah Palin quit her job as governor she has done nothing besides promote her celebrity status. I dont believe she can teach India anything about American politics, besides maybe the fact that we let anyone, no matter how little political knowledge they possess, become a national figure in the United States.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  127. jim trochim

    Sarah can show the indians how to make a bunch of money by using nothing but catch phrases and innuendo. Hope she just bought a one way ticket. Jim Trochim, Fairbanks Alaska

    March 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  128. Meg from Troy, Ohio

    Jack–
    I can't imagine unless this is a "how not to" seminar.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  129. Erica Aden

    It is not as much what Sarah Palin can teach the Indian people but rather to confirm a political alliance to an ally not unlike Israel. India defe

    March 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  130. Suman Mukherjee

    I am not sure why India invited Sarah Palin. She will mislead India about american politics. I live in Washington DC, as a biomedical researcher, graduated from New Mexico State University, I understand Sarah Palin is a joke, may be successful rich Indian-American support republicans because of their personal tax interest. I think its a stupid idea to invite Sarah Palin to India. She basically can teach India how conservative a country can be which represents a small population of conservative close minded americans.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  131. Lorraine Bennett

    India will learn the truth in an American saying when they have Sarah Palin as their keynote speaker: "You don't always get what you pay for"

    March 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  132. Ranan

    Palin will teach Indians that you can pretend you know something and get a lot of attention. Plus you can make up words. Any person in India going to her speaking event to listen will become dumber for it.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  133. Patrick H

    I believe that Palin's appearance will highlight several items to the Indian people. I believe that she reflects the failure of American's to take our political system seriously. That she is even remotely considered a viable candidate for the Republican nomination in 2012, highlights our thought process in this country. She is indicative of what has become a nation where style and an engaging personality is far more attractive than intellect and the ability to think rationally. That's not a problem if the position she may seek is as a talk show host but as a leader? Of one of the greatest nation's in the history of the world? This will reflect poorly on us as a people. If this is one of the best we have to offer, then maybe its easy to understand why so many of our jobs have been outsourced.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  134. Mateen, Chicago

    Ms. Palin can teach the people of India that Bollywood movies and the American politics have a lot in common. For example, a previously unknown dame can instantly gain fame and fortune when a war hero walks into her life and completely transforms it in an instant.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  135. John of Connecticut

    She can show them that anybody can run for office even if your own party rejects you.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  136. Joe

    About american politics? Huh... nothing! Her political opinons are as important as Gadhafi's. Her motivation is for fame and fortune, therefore her political stance is insignificant.

    South Boundbrook, NJ

    March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  137. Mike- TX

    That eating beef is GREAT!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  138. Peggy from Oregon

    That a good journalism degree makes for smooth, pretty speeches. Period.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  139. Vish Ayengar

    Jack, the India Sarah is likely to bump into is very well informed and educated about our country. So, Sarah won't teach India about American politics. On the contrary, India might expose her ignorance about our politics, and then India may not because Indians are very polite to visitors

    Vish Ayengar
    Wappingers Falls NY

    March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  140. kathy conner

    What Sarah Palin can teach India about American Politics is be a good liar. That seems to work so far for her and the rest of her party!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  141. Mini Varghese

    Sarah Palin can also teach India where Russia is

    March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  142. sandie

    She is unable to teach anything to anyone anywhere. Once she leaves, can we find a way to keep her from coming back to the U.S.?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  143. June in Chicago

    How embarrasing for the U.S. There's no telling what this woman will say. I only hope she doesn't cause an international incident.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  144. Joe Rogers

    Gee, I hope someone tells Senator John Kerry that he is about to
    be mixed up with a certain "flavor" that's so popular in India.

    nuff said, Joe from Annapolis, MD

    March 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  145. Richard Gilchrist

    Based on her record she can teach them the 7 scariest words in America.
    Anyone can grow up to be President!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  146. Lou (Garland, Tx)

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha....aaaah, whew! Oh, I'm sorry Jack. I lost it there for a moment and forgot it was actually a real question. Answer, not a whole lot of anything worth their time, let alone money. Maybe she'll luck out and they'll make a statue in her likeness to take home, so ALL may worship. I mean, come on! Really?

    Lou S.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  147. Kevin in Albuquerque

    She can teach them how the human foot can fit perfectly into the human mouth.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  148. Andre R. Newcomb

    Being from Alaska, she might be able to help these of equatorial regions to understand that . . . if a person doesn't get things done while the weather is good–a person might not be able to hide from the cold that will be back all too soon! The Aurora is pretty . . . but "pretty" doesn't keep the home fires burning.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  149. John Schilling, Chanbersburg, PA

    She's not been asked to teach. She simply been asked to give a speech. That being said, Jack, when are you going to get off Sarah Palin's case? She deserves a chance to prove her qualifications to run for President. I personally don't think she's ready. But i'm willing to let it play out. How about you?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  150. Bob from Maine

    Sarah can teach them that almost anyone can be a potential Republican candidate for president in the United States.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  151. honest John in Vermont

    I guess they needed a token foolish American.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  152. Jim Walker

    You are correct Jack. Sara Palin is no Bill Clinton. You know, however, that our government is broken and I believe that Sara knows that as well. She may be simplistic in the Ronald Reagan way, but she can help reverse the current trend.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  153. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If Sarah Palin sticks to her written script about American politics she'll do just fine. But if there's questions requiring Palin to answer and explain, there lies the real danger and she'll blame it on the interpreter.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  154. monique

    Nothing. The Indian people are astute and well educated. But, can't they figure out that someone like Palin, a wannabe/also ran/political office dropout has a room temperature IQ and is incapable of making a meaningful contribution to anything but an ant hill?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  155. Marty Margeson

    Nothing! Sarah Palin was useless as our state governor, politically corrupt, back-biting, and self-motivated. She's a successful pageant winner who knows how to draw a crowd but fails as a state administrator. It's only her ego that allows her to believe she could lead our nation as president.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  156. aubrie

    Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  157. imwhiner

    Is this India's version of Diner for Shmucks? Bet on the person that has Palin....

    March 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  158. John from Cambridge, MA

    I'm so glad we've decided to outsource Mrs. Palin to India. Maybe she can teach them how to be mavericks, or how to avoid "hopey, changey things." Either way I'm sure she'll have copious notes on her palm.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  159. John D.

    America established the epitomy of self government for all the world to see and emulate. Sarah Palin can show them how far a government can slide if the people don't stay involved and alert to the mischief of human greed.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  160. Gary H. Boyd

    Jack, you've outdone yourself with this question. It's remindful of the "Nothing Box" joke wherein people's brains supposedly consist of boxes with different subjects in each. But one box has nothing in it and men are reputed to spend time there often. Palin, on the other hand, spends all of her time in the "Nothing Box" so there's your answer pal - nothing, absolutely nothing.

    Gary in Scottsdale, Arizona

    March 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  161. Richard Frazita

    Sarah Palin will demonstrate that many Americans have a low standard when selecting political "leaders".

    March 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  162. Ashutosh

    Palin can best teach what a leader should NOT be🙂

    March 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  163. Matt

    Jack, what is your fascination with this madwoman?

    She can teach India exactly nothing! She doesn't know economics, she barely knows geography, I'm sure she doesn't know anything of what real poverty is, or that she even cares. If anything, India will teach Palin (if she's even capable of learning).

    -Matt

    March 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  164. Mike

    The Prime Minister of India and a Nobel Peace prize winner will be there, and they give the keynote to Palin?! Who was the fool to organize this meeting agenda?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  165. Bruce, Nevada

    She can teach them that India is a state in Africa, the country.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  166. AJ

    That Custer's Stand actually took place in Agra, where he saved the Taj Mahal from destruction by the Indians. '

    LOL
    Rocky Hill, CT

    March 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  167. CEL1

    Let's see, Palin can teach India that if you can get money from oil companies, just like Alaska, you can pay every citizen instead of collecting taxes and that pre marital sex is ok for your daughter, but not for anyone else's daughter. Oh, and that any dimwit with good looks and a loud mouth can be governor of Alaska for half a term.......and get chosen to run as a vice presidential candidate in a losing effort.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  168. bob in florida

    Sarah can teach them that, in America to be a politician, you don't even need to know what Country India is in.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  169. Arun

    As an Indian living in the US, I'd advise Sarah Palin to keep her mouth shut and just take some pictures front of the Taj Mahal. People of India loved Obama when he visited the country because he is a man of substance. Why would she go to India to talk on 'My vision of America'? Hope she doesn't cause any damage to the image of Americans in India.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  170. G from Illinois

    Teach'em what is a hockey mom! They would say Gotcha by the time she is done!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  171. Dean D. Ellis

    Maybe she can advise them that their old cast system thrives in the good ole US of A but in America the untouchables are at the top. Untouched by taxes and the law. And what's up with them dots. Back home we think of those things as laser tag hits. What is it here, open season year round? Oh and I love playin' the slot machines at your casinos back home. You got one up on us at Custer's last stand but one stray drone from Pakistan and we'll be more than even. Gotcha!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  172. Erica Aden

    There is nothing Palin could teach about American politics to Indian people. Her presence is to confirm the strength of US' numero uno ally in Asia – India. India is parallel to Israel. They both claim to be democracies while at best they can count to be apartheid regimes holding muslim minorities as hostage. Israel occupies Arabic territories, India occupies Benghladesh and Kashmir. Both countries are infamous in violating human rights and denying any freedom to the minorities. Both countries hold nuclear weapons while persistently denying to sign up with UN nuclear watchdog. Undeniably both countries are awarded with abundant political and economical support by US. Indians would love to host Palin, she is an extreme right wing defender of American policy.

    Erica from Canada

    March 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  173. Dee in New Paris Ohio

    The image of Sarah Palin teaching ANYONE anything simply bggles the mind.

    If she teaches the Indian people about our politics is that our politics are a joke, albeit a joke that leaves many6 of us NOT laughing all the way to the bank.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  174. Keith in SoJax

    Oh No, don't let her go! They might second guess democracy altogether!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  175. sue smilikis

    When I was a young girl, Jack, my mother had a favorite saying–"empty barrels make the most noise". Sarah Palin can teach India nothing–absolutely not one thing about anything because she knows NOTHING!!!
    Amen!!!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  176. Jason (New Braunfels, Texas)

    The people in India may be among the few Palin speaks better English than. I hope she doesn't try and teach them anything, though.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  177. effelbee

    I believe the only correct answer to the question is: Nothing.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  178. paul Owego.N.Y.

    Jack,that's an easy question.It goes like this,Quit your job,that you were elected to,put your party ahead of country,do a reality show and join a conservative news station.Do these and you'll become rich where the dollar sign is number 1.You don't need any brains,only in America.Maybe India can buy her,everyone wins!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  179. jim

    The question is, What can India teach Sarah Palin about American politics?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  180. Chris

    I worked in India for a couple of months a few years back. I can tell you that there's not much she can teach them. The unfortunate lost opportunity will be what they could teach her that she will most likely not learn or absorb.

    I never met a society more possessing of a hard work ethic than the one I experienced in India. They never quit because they didn't like their working conditions or because the job was too tough. They didn't leave a job just because they could make more money doing something else. Like I said – not much good they can learn from Palin.

    Lots she could learn from them, but she probably won't.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  181. Sarah in Texas

    I'd like to see her identify India on a world map.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  182. Tom Chicago

    The only lessons she can convey are vicarious, she can't consciously impart anything of value. They probably invited her just to see for themselves. She is quite an anomaly in current culture and is a fine example of fame being mistaken for competency. Either that or she is unwittingly the comic relief for the event.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  183. Sebastian Kent ( Carlsbad, CA)

    She will be an embarrassment to the nation.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  184. david

    How if you talk like you're down to earth and throw a few idioms of how country folk talk, around, you can sell yourself to the really dumb and naive people around the country, and also how you can quit a job that you're not qualified too have in the first place, half way through your first term and then claim you're qualified for the most powerful job in the world. I know looks and being dumb can be a pathway to a lot of things, but the Presidents seat, I truely hope not!
    Dave from peterborough, NH.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  185. steve houston

    She can teach that American politics is all FLUFF and no substance. That if you tell a lie enough times to the right media outlet, then you're lie becomes truth to the ignorant masses.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  186. Hicham, MA

    She can teach Indians that you don't have to be smart to get some attention in American Politics. I really don't understand why they would waste anyone's time. I think she will be scheduled as the comic relief of the conference. Palin will in a way be the conference's sideshow just like she is to American Politics.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  187. Jann in Denver

    Sara Palin can't teach anybody a damned thing.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  188. Kalathil Eapen

    She can tell them that she invented 'Zero'.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  189. MJL-Iowa

    Nothing, nada, zip , and I just hope they don't think all Americans are like her!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  190. Fran Diamond

    By her actions or by her words? They are two different stories

    March 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  191. Nurse Lisa in Shelton CT

    She could chat about hockey or lipstick or gutting animals; about losing or quitting in politics and surviving many verbal faux pas; all of the papers she reads; you know, stuff that would be so pertinent and helpful.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  192. Renee Peoria,Ill

    She can teach them how to make money without actually knowing how to do anything.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  193. Erica Aden

    Don't complain about how much she is being paid, more the merrier, she is then actively trying to close the trade surplus between the two countries.

    Erica from Canada

    March 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  194. Rich

    That the American political system is in such a bad state that even a complete buffoon can rise to a level in politics where they could be taken seriously (by some) to be considered for the single most important job in the world.
    If any country is in need of a revolution it is us.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  195. Mohamed

    Jack,

    Everbody likes a little comedy, even the Indians. After listening to El Baradei and PM Manmohan Singh talk about the emergence of India as an economic power and the changing of the guard in the Middle East (which is intellectually exhausting), they will all want to kick back, drink some chai and close the show with some comedy by teh dame from Alaska. This will of course help boost morale in India and they can all collectively believe in "yes, we can", after they see firsthand what what a joke the great USofA has become.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  196. Vijay, RI

    Sara Pailin can teach India about how India can see Pakistan from its windows. Pailin can teach indians how to be an ignorant leader. Indians have invited her because most indian politicians are the same kind.
    There is a similarity between Indian politicians and Pailin.
    Indian politicians can teach her how to be corrupt.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  197. Constance

    Palin can teach how to quit a government job and go on to earn millions as a former politician.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  198. T O'Connell II Buckhannon, WV

    The only thing that she can unwittingly teach them is :
    That the American people have a sence of humor.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  199. Gnana from South Dakota

    She would teach them that American politics is all about looks – under the skin its just as dirty as it is in India !

    March 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  200. winglass

    She knows a lot about how the media brainwashes people and programs them to spew hatred because they aren't capable of their own thought. She knows about the difficulties of going against what is trendy. She knows what it's like to have a backbone.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  201. Ron in Phoenix

    She can teach nothing. You need to know something to teach others.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  202. Aditi

    Hi Jack.
    Sarah Palin can teach India...How to be intellectually bankrupt and still con groupies to think she has something important to offer. How to live with double standards. How to use children as props to sell a message.
    How not to face media, to hide substandard and uninformed brain. How not to have craving for any real knowledge and still be a success... Do you want me to go on?

    March 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  203. Gayle Hatch

    I've just returned from India after living there for almost 2 years. Sarah Palin can't teach them anything at all. But they can sure teach her a thing or two. She's an embarrassment to this country. Hey, maybe she can teach them how to kill defenseless animals for food!!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  204. Graham W.

    Sarah can teach one thing (with alternative teaching licensure, of course): A person with sub-Bush intellect can, even as a failed politician, make millions because there are apparently many with similar aptitudes willing to buy her books and/or listen to her destroy the English language in person. Palin is living the American Dream!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  205. Trudy Farbman

    She can teach them how to make money. The more you people keep her in the news, the more money she makes. So keep laughing at her,but I think she will have the last laugh all the way to the bank.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  206. Brendan Walsh

    I do not think she can each them very much. I hope that she doesn't tell them that their ancestors were the first peoples in the Americas. Then again. I would expect that from her, given her poor knowledge of world history and politics, beyond her usual mean one liners meant to score political points at home.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  207. Rose in Colorado

    Sarah Palin can teach Ipeople in India on how to kill and exterminate the last Bengal tigers that are left in India. She can also teach them how to carry guns and shoot wolves from helicopters – very brave action for a woman.

    She can also show Indian women how to make money exploiting every possible opportunity in her favor, how to quit a job in the middle of a term for your own profit and how to use your entire family for your political ambitions without any regard for their well being.

    In other words I don't think that she can teach much to the Indian people.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  208. Brandon

    I don't think Sarah could teach India anything but, to make profits off the foolish and naive . Americus, GA

    March 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  209. Pam Murtaugh

    Ha! Having worked in India and getting to know many of my colleagues personally since my first business trip there in 2005, I'm thrilled that Palin will be heading to Delhi. The Indians are smart, with an intellectual rigor that is becoming extinct here.

    The sex appeal that is often her x factor, will play little role. Her gift for successfully hitting a nerve with too many US voters wo't paly either. "Aw shucks" isn't part of the vocabulary.

    I predict there may be some fascination, but mostly because of their consternation. It will be easy to see her lack of substance, and many will end up - justifiably - scratching their heads. Sarah Palin is no Bill Clinton.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  210. Bob D. Morristown, NJ

    Sarah Palin can teach the Indians that to be a viable US political candidate, one need not have the slightest amount of intelligence, knowledge, lack of bias, understanding, ethics, or even the willingness to fulfill one's commitment to the voters who elected her. One only needs to dogmatically pander to the greediest wealthy sponsors, and be unscrupulous and willing to do and say anything to further one's own ambitions.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  211. Kathy Williamson

    She can teach them that you don't need any real level of expertise or statesmanship to be a politician in America. As long as you are noisy and outrageous, that's all it takes for you be considered a leader.

    Kathy from Wisconsin

    March 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  212. Jim

    What can Sarah Palin teach India about American politics?

    She can teach that any moron can run for office, just give some one liners and tell the angry people what they want to hear and they will follow like sheep.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  213. CommonSensical

    What Sarah can remind the Indians is that "Those Who Forget History Are Doomed to Repeat It". India is a post-3rd world country closing in on first world aspirations by reaping the benefits of investing in education, infrastructure and economic development, while rejecting restrictive ideology. Sarah Palin represents the "forget history" and go for idealogy while ending investment in education, infrastructure and ideology.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  214. squeeker

    To answer the question, I'm not sure what Sara can teach India, but I'm willing to send her over there for many years to let her teach them all she knows! I wonder if she could see China from her front porch over there??

    March 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  215. BRIDGETT

    I'm with Jack from Al, a quite a few of the others. Sarah has no ideal of what she's saying and for the most part I can never make any sense of what she's saying.

    She's is good at racking up money, killing animals, inciting hatred and rambling. Oh, definitely faking that she's smart.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  216. Kim Smith

    I used to think the people of India, especially the more educated, were much brighter than us in many respects. Sadly, they have invited the worst person you can imagine to talk about American politics. They must not be that bright after all.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  217. Jane

    She can teach them how to use "capitalism" to fine tune their bank account while pretending to run for President and at the same time exploit yourself as a woman.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  218. woodie

    ha ha ha, i'll tell you what's funny jack. you said," but bill clinton knows stuff". wow, that really put her in her place.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  219. Bo

    Sarah will not teach India anything, she didn't know anything about India before McCain dragged her out of Alaska and she does not now.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  220. Randy from Minnesota

    Sarah can teach them that even a part-time politician/community organizer can get elected president.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  221. Pam Murtaugh

    Even better:

    What Sarah Palin will teach the Indians is the vulnerability of the US.

    In her they will see how intelligence is no longer a criteria for leadership, how a world view is no longer a standard we hold for our leaders, how the capacity for savviness required to cross cultures in no longer part of the DNA of enough Americans to make her a "person of interest.".

    March 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  222. Ed in Penna

    Nothing – A waste of space Jack. Next subject.........

    March 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  223. Steve K from Los Angeles

    She can teach the people in India that you don't have to be intelligent to run for office.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  224. Mike S., Dayton, Ohio

    First Palin should explain to them why she's considered a world leader.
    Then when the laughter dies down, she could give them some 'You betchas!'

    March 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  225. William Vancouver, WA.

    Are You kidding me? What does Sara Palin know about American politics.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  226. thom richer

    Palin can teach India, at least those in the higher level caste system of India. Those who have the means and position to have a TV. She can teach them how to better disguise the Caste system of government without admitting to it. She is a prime example of how an elitist has more power and influence on a country's politics than its millions of working class because of social/celebrity position. She can teach them that the Caste System is alive and well in a country that professes equality while governed by a chosen few of upper class. She can teach them that America's government is well on its way to complete control of its working class using the philosophy of rich versus poor. Everything is going as planned for the wealthy, the corporate machine and those in power. The rich are getting richer...the poor are getting poorer.. She can hold herself up as proof that status is government .

    Thom Richer
    Negaunee, MI

    March 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  227. Barbara

    Jack,
    What can Sarah Palin teach India about American politics? How about some losers never know when to quit, except of course in her case, her job as governor when it got too hard and she could make more money pitching her babble on the Full Of eXcrement network.

    Barbara
    NH

    March 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  228. Norman Smith

    That one is easy.....how to put lipstick on a cow!.......

    March 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  229. Bill

    Nothing. By the time she gets done she will have verified the USA is in deep trouble. With Sarah and the tea-tards on the horizon, the smart folks better run and run fast.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  230. Chris F.

    She can teach them how to do nothing but to become famous for nothing. Beside what is she doing in India probably over there scoping oout places corporate america can send more of our jobs. Besides I thought she was "Joe SixPack" and I do not think Joe would be there...

    March 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  231. Kishore

    People from her own country don't like her or her hatred and lazy speeches, how did she even agreed to deliver a key note speech in India for a leadership event. I hope people who attend that event shut their ears and listen to nothing of her. And I really hope she won't learn anything from Indian politicians and play those cheap tricks here at home.

    Personally, I don't see her having any skills other than a good looking lady. May, be I am wrong. She might make a good sales woman.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  232. Kathie

    that running for public office does nto require any knowledge!

    March 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm |