January 11th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

Do you believe Sarah Palin is dishonest?



FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Sarah Palin has a problem with the truth - that's the explosive charge coming from John McCain's top campaign strategist.

Steve Schmidt tells CBS' "60 minutes" that Palin was dishonest as the Republican VP nominee, saying things that were "not accurate," which opened the door to criticism that she was "untruthful." Schmidt suggests such comments by Palin have done long-term damage to her public image.

For example - he talks about Palin's reaction to an ethics report from Alaska... which she claimed completely exonerated her. Schmidt said it clearly didn't... and that Palin's comments were the equivalent of saying "down is up and up is down."

Schmidt also says when John McCain tapped her to be his running mate, Palin announced: "It's God's plan."

There's more. The authors of a new book called "Game Change" describe how McCain's aides realized there were serious problems with Palin very quickly. Even after staffers gave Palin crash-course sessions on different topics after the GOP convention - she was still extremely uniformed. They claim she didn't understand why there was a North and South Korea... and regularly said Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11. Schmidt told Palin's tutor's in foreign affairs: "You guys have a lot of work to do. She doesn't know anything."

This from a woman who still may want to run for president in 2012 - and who has just signed on as a paid contributor to the F-word network.

Palin's people dispute the version of events in this new book - instead saying the governor has given "accurate" depictions of what happened in her own recent book.

Here’s my question to you: Do you believe Sarah Palin is dishonest?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Chad from Fresno, California writes:
I don't think she is dishonest at all. I think she is completely ignorant and self-absorbed, which means that she is unwilling to get an education to stop her from being ignorant. This is very different and far more dangerous, in my opinion, than being dishonest.

Kay from Chicago writes:
I think it's clear that she's not only dishonest, but dumb. Fortunately for her, though, those characteristics appeal to the Republican base.

Albert from Los Angeles writes:
Jack, The real story is how this all reflects on the dishonesty of John McCain because he knew it all but tried to hide Palin from reporters just for a chance to be president even if it meant she, who "doesn't know anything," would be a heart beat away from the presidency.

Pete from Oshkosh, Wisconsin writes:
Is Palin dishonest? Do the Packers wear green and gold? You betcha!

Jack from California writes:
Wow, Jack! You have a Sarah Palin question today. You never have questions referring to Sarah Palin.

Barbara from North Carolina writes:
Jack, If it was God's plan, then he truly does have a sense of humor. I haven't laughed so much at one single politician in all my life. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a 6:30 appointment with my Death Panel.

Karen writes:
This woman is an opportunist. She no more believes the flap that froths from her mouth than we do. Indeed, Jack, she is right at home with the 'F-Word' Network. Good riddance.

Paul from Ontario writes:
Yes, she's dishonest. But she can see the truth from her house.

Tripp from Dallas writes:
Jack, Sometimes I look at questions that you ask and think they're a joke. Then I look at your face and think, "There is no way that THIS guy has a sense of humor."

Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (250 Responses)
  1. JoAnn/Gulf Shores, AL

    Without a doubt. She remainds me of someone who is so dissatisfaied with her life she and the person she has become that she has created one that she does like, and the facts be dammed.

    Like Lincoln said, you can fool someone the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  2. docb

    Ms. Palin is either dishonest or extremely limited in her exposure to the World. The 'Betty Boop routine' is not one that captures the attention of those in politics of a serious nature for long nor is it a credit to the women that have and continue to contribute to the body politic. While a certain amount of 'cutsey' will play to those with baser instincts-when lives are on the line or true leadership is needed most turn to those with a conscience, knowledge, and moral authority...Quips are not for the World Stage nor are quitters!

    As to her religious beliefs-there are those that do believe in divine providence but they present with gravitas-however feined! Ms. Palin can not present either! It appears that Ms. Palin would be a likely replacement for Limbaugh–if she had the knowledge to serve a grain of truth with her package of lies!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  3. Michael Roepke - Dallas, TX

    Isn't it true that when someone runs for Governor, one promises to do that job for four years if elected? Isn't resigning from that job in order to promote a book that someone else wrote at least somewhat dishonest?

    January 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  4. Matt

    She's a politician – a dimwitted one, but still a politician.
    That, by definition, means she's dishonest.

    Saint Augustine, Fl.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  5. DG

    Dear Jack,
    While Palin might have appeared dishonest, the real problem was not being prepared enough for such election. I do not think one should be elected w/out being versed well in national & international matters. The world looks up to the USA leadership and we hopefully present the best person that we have to lead and bring peace to all.

    Jack, the world is changing rapidly and we want our beloved USA to remain the envy of other's.

    May God help us all.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  6. Don

    She is a patently dishonest person as she regularly demonstrates by initiating or spreading such falsehoods as "death panels." There aren't many things worse than an ill-informed prevaricator with an audience.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  7. Steve Canada

    Based on the statements in the book, it would certainly seem so..But based on her statements about God's influence on her candidacy, you seem to be confusing dishonesty with delusional..She will fit right in with Beck and the boys.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  8. Dina

    I can care less what she sais
    People make to much of her
    She should be pretty and chut up

    January 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  9. Kristy Howard-Clark

    I do not believe that Palin is a dishonest person. I think that she wishes to keep her private life private and people will not let her. She did not get elected as vice-president. Lay off of her.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  10. Darren

    If one believes their own lies is it really a lie?

    January 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  11. Frank

    No. I think she is crazy. No sane person could believe all the crap she says.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  12. bonita bethea

    she's not honest..if she were she should start with being honest with herself..knowing full well she is not knoweable of anything..and will lie to get attention...remind me why we keep talking about this woman while we try to low rate nancy pelousi

    January 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  13. John, a veteran

    You can't call someone dishonest who believes she is telling the truth.
    She lives in a world of self-delusion ... and self-promotion.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  14. RichP the Pocono's

    She's a politician, might as well ask the same question of Reid and others.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  15. Mysterious, Chicago

    Well, the one about Barack Obama palling around with terrorist for a start. Followed by death panels to kill seniors, children, and folks with disabilities.

    I know some politicians lie, but this woman is a mess.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  16. Richard, Syracuse

    YES. After all Sarah filed ethics complaints against herself so she could dodge reporters questions by saying she could not talk about it because of the ethics complaints.

    She STILL has not answered how she and her husband built a house with the help of the very same construction company that got the NO BID contract for the Wasilla Sports Arena.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  17. JaneE

    Yes, she is dishonest. Or perhaps she just doesn't have a good grasp of the English language.
    1) The bridge to nowhere was something she supported until she was always against earmarks.
    2) She is against wealth redistribution yet increased oil company taxes to provide $1200 checks for every Alaskan.
    3) A report which found that she abused her office fully exonerated her of the charges.
    4) Telling seniors about living wills is a death panel.
    5) She collected per diem for living in her own house and billed the state for her children's travel.
    6) She didn't report the gifts she received as governor because she still hadn't opened them after she left office.
    That doesn't sound like an honest person to me, Jack.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  18. A Realist

    Dishonest maybe, Ignorant YES. Let's face it, she epitomizes what could very well be the problem with the GOP..."Do as we say, not as we do" or "The fundamentals of our economy are strong" or "Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction. These ideologues are just completely out of touch with reality.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  19. Helen Canada

    Yes she is,she is also pretty smart,she filled her pockets from the book she wrote,and now she is laughing all the way to the Bank.
    And as far as I am concern she is more racist than any other Politician that I have ever seen.
    Hope this time you will publish my letter.
    Helo Jack?

    January 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  20. Laura

    She's a politician, that's all I need to know to say she's dishonest. Don't like sounding all pessimistic, but when it comes to politics, I find that I can't be pessimistic enough.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  21. GWTripp, Mch'sburg, PA

    That would be the kindest thing, to say that Sarah Palin is dishonest. There are so many other words that come to mind like deceitful, false, untruthful, fraudulent, insincere, mendacious, and may I add corrupt. Personally, I don’t think she is pretty at all. I feel sad for her children.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  22. Ken In Pinon Hills California

    Only in the eyes and ears of the beholders, Republicans, and Democrats.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  23. Sherri-Illinois

    She loss me on honesty when she said " I was for the Bridge to Nowhere" and it came out she was for it, before she was against it. She's just a typical politician AND not a very good one.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  24. Gwen from Ohio

    Of Course she is Jack, when you are uninformed and uneducated you have to make things up on the fly and lie to cover your ignorance – we see how well that worked during her Katie Couric interviews!!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  25. Carol Glen Ellyn, IL

    I think Palin believes what she says. Wether or not her beliefs are based on reality is open to debate!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  26. Adam Simi Valley, CA

    She's a politician, aren't the 2 mutually exclusive?

    January 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  27. rckeene tooele utah

    Its not so much dishonesty but a lack of common sense. she has no concept of reality.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  28. Toni from OK


    January 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm |

    During the campaign, I used to call her Lying Sarah – she couldn't lie fast enough. How long did she continue her "i said no to the bridge to nowhere' lie after it was debunked? It's an affliction for here.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  30. jack

    Yes, and not close to being the brightest light on the tree, either.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  31. Gary H. Boyd

    No, but she's pretty damn good lookin' for a politican. I don't think it's a matter of dishonesty as much as it is a matter of knowing which way is north while standing on the porch at her home in Alaska.

    Gary Boyd in Scottsdale, Arizona

    January 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  32. Cheryl, Cocoa, Fl

    dishonest? no more so than any other politician, especially ones that grab the spotlight. I do believe she is woefully ignorant though, but that appears to be the real pandemic in this country right now.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  33. Allen L Wenger

    Aren't all politicians dishonest? It's what makes them successful, convincing the public that they are just like us. When no politician is like the public or ever wants to be like the public. Politicians think they are smarter than the voters and that they can convince the public of anything.

    Mountain Home ID

    January 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  34. Becca

    I just don't get the whole Palin thing. People always assume being a career women I'd be all for a women like Palin. I admire women who are informed, intelligent, even keeled like Madeleine Albright, Michele Obama or Hillary Clinton.

    I think she'd be good as backup in a bar fight if anyone was ever in that predicament.

    Sacramento California

    January 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  35. Ron

    Not anymore dishonest than any other politician.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  36. Zach - DC

    I think a better question here is – If there were such serious problems how did McCain and his staff miss this when choosing a running mate? The problem isn't Sarah Palin. The problem is someone made a mistake in choosing her and would rather blast Mrs. Palin for "dishonesty" than being honest themselves and owning up to their mistake.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  37. Sandra Kimbrell

    Sara Palin is not so much "dishonest" as she is "delusional".

    January 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  38. Gilbert

    They didnt dig deep enough or follow thru on her ethics charges of miss use of her power as governor, and she didn't carry thru on her obilgations to the citizens of the state of alasaka. So yes I think she is dishonest. So amI the only one or is everyone just blind.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  39. dennis g

    She's honestly ignorant. Like many other Fox news ass(ociate)s they pick and choose what to believe or not believe and that becomes the truth to them.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  40. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    No! Just sick and in denial!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  41. Jeff Crocket in New Britain, CT

    What a useless question! All the lefties will say yes! Her supporters no!

    Sarah is an all American women with ambition, and she will succeed!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  42. kishawn in houston

    Anyone who is not a Palinite knows she has disfunctional relatioship with the truth. The bigger problem with Palin is her lack of political knowledge and the Mc Cain camps willingness to put her a heartbeat away from being President... Now they say she was unworthy? What does that say about Mc Cain and his camp? Mavericky, picking her was a joke... Excuse me if i dont Lol....

    January 11, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  43. Al, Lawrence KS

    Sarah Palin is uniformed and wrong...but not necessarily dishonest. Yes, she can see Russia from her house....but that just means she really good eyesight.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  44. Willow, Iowa

    I personally believe that if Palin were Pinocchio, she'd have that "bridge to nowhere". This woman can change the subject and you don't even know she changed it.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  45. Mark, Worcester MA

    Nope. She's just not burdened with an overabundance of schooling – or brains.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  46. Richard Texas

    What I believe Jack is that Sarah Palin is a politician. That being said she is no worse or no better then all the rest of the lying SOB'S. Obama got elected on campaign promises of transparency. We have yet to see any transparency from him or his administration. When it comes to politicians Jack you can not trust what they say. You must watch what they do.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  47. Ken in Mt

    She is as phony as they come. You Betcha!!!!!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  48. Sue From Idaho

    Not really I just don't think she knows up from down. So why does she pop up on a regular basis as a topic?

    January 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  49. anthony.....Glassboro, NJ

    Sarah is the Joan of Ark of the of the masses of the disenfranchised and illiterates. Truth doesn't exist in this world, only obfuscation and distortion. I envision her being shunned by the GOP and finally running with a third party such as the Tea Party. She'll be with her element and in position to throw the presidential election into turmoil. Isn't that what a diva does?

    January 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  50. Mike R- Los Angeles, Ca

    I personally think Sarah Palin is a pathological liar and she does it with such ease and a big smile. If this is the representative that the Republicans are hoping will rescue their party then they will definitely be disappointed in their foolish quest to win back the Whitehouse or any other house for that matter.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  51. ed t, mililani, hi

    Not dishonest maybe, more like an ostrich with her head in the sand. She's so uninformed about everything and anyone in their right mind would take her for what she is: a glorified beauty contest winner and not qualified to hold any office. What were the people of Alaska thinking when they elected her governor?

    January 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  52. Audra

    Yes, I think she is dishonest. This new book just confirms my thoughts that John McCain made a quick decision. I am a moderate and always thought a lot of Senator McCain but voted for Obama. Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  53. Joan in Canada

    There are only three answers to that question : YES, YES, YES !!!!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  54. Ron in Tupelo

    Jack, she is not smart enough to be dishonest. Ignorant would be a better discription.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  55. Terry

    Sarah Palin is not dishonest; she is just plain ignorant. She has gone a long way on her looks, her "family values", and her peculiar brand of right wing faniticism. She does not need to be "informed" about anything to run for president. All that is necessary for her to maintain her popularity is to pander to her adoring public that is just as ignorant as she is.
    South Carolina

    January 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  56. Wayne from New Brunswick Canada

    As a Canuck, what shocks me about Sarah Palin is that Americans would actually consider her as White House material! Are you people insane? Wasn't George Bush enough? The main criterion for political leadership at the highest level is high intelligence, being well-spoken, and not straying too far from the middle. Sarah Palin has none of these qualities. Hillary Clinton certainly has. For God's sake, Americans, get a grip!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  57. pete nemmetz oshkosh wi

    Is Palen dishonest? Do the Packers wear green and gold? You betcha!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  58. honestjohn in Vermont

    Of course she is dishonest, but being a politician is all about balancing honesty and dishonesty and to do so without a scintilla of conscience.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  59. David, Tampa, Fl

    As a person I believe she is dishonest, as a politician not really because I don't believe anything any of them say.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  60. pat in michigan

    a politician dishonest ? perish the thought.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  61. Bill Canada

    Sarah Palin doesnt lie. She just tells untruths that she believes,or chooses to accept as true because she is going to heaven no matter what she says. God picked her and George Bush. That's why some of us dont have much respect for the Big Guy.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  62. Marilyn, Powell, OH

    Honestly, Jack, I think she has selective memory disorder.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  63. Malik Shabazz

    I believe that Sarah Palin is dishonest. The world saw how badly uninformed she was many times over. Her speeches seemed only to appeal unintellectual racist types. Did you notice the clan like rallies she had gathered behind her. It seems that now all she is looking for is money & any chance she can get spit more venomous lies. Why else would she sign on to the F-word network. I believe in her like I believe in leather pancakes & fried Ice Cream!

    January 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  64. Dan, Chantilly VA

    A very good choice of words Jack. You could have asked if we "think" Palin is dishonest, but instead you went with "believe". This is important because most of the people who still support her are the kinds of people who "believe" things more often than "know" things. The kinds of people who made an opinion at some point and refuse to change it no matter how much evidence, logic, facts or common sense you place in front of them. Any politician knows it's impossible to control thinkers, it's easy to control believers.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  65. Scott Stodden

    Jack quite honestly I haven't figured out yet if she's dishonest or just plain stupid! You think we have problems now with this circus that we have in Washington that we called "Change We Can Believe In" get Sarah Palin in office and you'll have even more inexperience then we're dealing with now with the Obama administration. This is one Democrat who will be voting in 2012 for Mitt Romney I hope he runs!

    Scott Stodden

    January 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  66. ken, nj

    Why should we care what a half term governor from alaska does or says. Yes I think she is dishonest so what. Give us a break from sister sarah.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  67. Jackie

    Yes, she is dishonest from the beginning she had no business being given the position, John MaCain did a disservice to the american people with that appointment. MaCain just wanted a female never mind that she had nothing in that head and still doesn't .

    January 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  68. Manoj

    Jack....name one politician who is honest....am sure Palin distorts the truth to suit her needs...just like Biden who who eats every week or month at a restaurant that shut down 10 years back...or Hillary who was fired at during her visit to Iraq....or Sanford who just vanished for a hiking trip..it just turned out that the hiking trip was someplace in Argentina....or when our president claimed that the health care bill does not cover illegals....when no one not even God knew what was in the bill....

    As an independent I did not think Palin was qualified to run for VP but I think it is plain wrong to cast her as the most ignorant or dishonest politician...when those two traits are so evident in 95% of our politicians...you could easily switch palins name in your heading with Pelosi, Biden, Obama, Hillary, Coakley, Gingrich, Sanford, Bill Clinton, Bush, Cheney, mark foley, larry craig...the list is never ending....republicans and democrats are equally guilty

    January 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  69. james in Idaho

    Does a moose run at the sound of Palin's copter?

    January 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  70. jack mcclung

    No. She isn't smart enough to be dishonest.She is going to work for Fox news, so with her IQ, she should fit right in.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  71. Bob in Tampa, Fla

    Well, she is, or was, a politician. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  72. Sharon - Sierra Nevada

    Sarah Palin is delusional. Religious zealoutry tends to cloud the mind, and Palin's mind is inundated in a pea-soup fog. In her mind, things are the way she says they are, simply because she says so. Reality never figures in the equation because it's all "in God's plan." Lord, help us...

    January 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  73. Angie

    We all know that Sarah is not Presidential material.
    She quit the Governor Office when she was less than half through her term.
    She sees up as down and down as up.
    She is after all a challenged individual when it comes to using her brain.
    But she makes a tasty moose pie.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  74. Ralph Spyer chicago Il

    If Sarah Palin does not read books how was she able to write a book? The smarter you are , the smaller the strike zone and she been called out more than once.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  75. Frank , San Diego

    You're asking whether the person who pushed the infamous "death panels" lie is dishonest?

    The question itself is mind-boggling!

    January 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  76. Burt, Sun Lakes, Az

    She is a politician isn't she. Enough said.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  77. Matthew

    Is Sarah dishonest? Many people who know her well sure think so including her son in law. But the person she seems the most dishonest with is herself as was evident in her book "Going Rogue" where she seemingly laid the blame about her disastrous performance during the 2008 campaign on everybody except herself. The fact that she didn't not disclose all the facts to the McCain camp about her ethics investigations, her denials about her husbands involvement a separatist movement, and some the contradictory statements things while being Governor all seem to suggest that Sarah Palin has allergic an reaction with the truth.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  78. Duke

    Either she is incredibly ignorant or incredibly dishonest. Although she may be a mixture of both.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  79. Nelson

    Sarah Palin is as phoney as a $3 bill. She also has an extremely weak grip on reality.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  80. Doug - Dallas, TX

    Sarah, "I will twist the facts", to fit the news is tremendously dishonest, not to mention very unintelligent. If she can't understand the why there is a North & South Korea, which is the easy stuff, what will she do with the complicated stuff, which is everything else. She would have to rely on other people to make decisions for everything and can you imagine her trying to explain health care, foreign policy etc to the American public. Anybody in Washington could run circles around her in the "smarts" department. She makes George W look like a genius.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
  81. Mike, Sandy, Oregon

    Is Sarah Palin dishonest? Well Jack it has to be one of two things, either she is as dumb as a rock, Alaskan Beach that is, or she is dishonest. Being that I cannot believe even Sarah can be that so totally dumb, that leaves the only answer for me, yes she is dishonest. I'm trying to be nice this year so we will leave it at that.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  82. Porter from Seattle, WA

    Is this a trick question like the new GEICO ads? Q: Do you believe Sarah Palin is dishonest? Was Mark McGwire juiced to the max during the '90s?

    January 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  83. Richard, Kankakee, IL.

    Completely, she truly does not care what bogus thing she jump on, just as long as it keep her in the spot light along with her bogus political career! She has repeated lies over and over again but the press just keeps giving her a pass!

    January 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  84. Bob - Pittsburgh Pa

    This coming from a political campaign stratahist. Hmm, he must always tell the truth then.

    Jack, the question is which one ofthe two is fighting to maintain a career in politics, Ms Palin or Steve Schmidt ? No one is going to want to hire on Mr. Schmidt if he is guilty of mishandling Sarah Palin. Saying she lies is his only way out.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  85. john

    She is not bright enough to be dishonest. Just a self-absorbed, in-over-her-head kinda gal.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  86. Tom, Bradenton, FL

    Dishonest? At first she swears an oath to represent the people of Alaska and then she runs away. Is that dishonest. This woman should be shot for treason.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  87. Woody, Blytheville AR

    I don't expect this will get posted but here goes: Yes! I trust her more than I do the media or politicians who profess transparency and give us more of the same. To even ask the question is not suprising, but insulting.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  88. Mari Fernandez, Utah

    Let's just say, that I think there are skeletons in her closet. And yeah, she is a fake, Jack.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  89. kickindustcowboy Las Vegas, Nevada

    Self-delusional would be more accurate than dishonest, but her logic follows an intrinsic string that is so convoluted it certainly appears as dishonesty. One thing is sure in spite of her prostestations, her real intersts lie in her own ego and her bank account. Follow the money, it often leads to the real truth.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  90. mark.....in Houston

    Bottom line Jack........I seriously believe the woman has lost the ability to separate lies from truth.

    Why should she have to be truthful or discuss fact when the uneducated masses that are attracted to her have no interest in either.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  91. Eric R

    Not sure if she is dishonest, that would mean she is smart enough to know right from wrong.

    Eric R.
    Washington. DC

    January 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  92. DeeDee

    Am I the only person sick and tired of hearing about Sarah Palin? I think the media is more in love with Sarah Palin than the public. I don't doubt she has her followers, but I don't think the media can go one week without talking about her, even when she's doing nothing. If you would stop talking about her, she would just go away. But you don't want to do that. You wouldn't have anything to talk about.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  93. Loren, Chicago

    No, she isn't dishonest if you mean by that whether she lies knowing what the truth is. Her problem is that she doesn't seem to agree on what the accepted truth is and has her own version of it. In a way, she reminds me of my ex-wife, she has her story and she's sticking to it. It doesn't make her dishonest, just makes her view of the world just a bit off. Sarah Palin's skewed world view removes her from being an acceptable candidate for President (too bad, there are a lot of Americans who will buy into these skewed visions of the world, much as voters bought into Barack Obama's skewed vision).

    January 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  94. Shea W.

    I do believe she is dishonest. I do not believe that she is anymore dishonest than the average politician. I have other reasons to dislike her, I won't be adding this to the list.

    Shea W.
    age 13
    Woodbury, Minnesota

    January 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  95. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    It SEEMS like the only people who are NOT saying that she is "dishonest" are her "supporters"/employees/sycophants and John McCain who must be embarrassed to death to admit that he and his staff made that big a mistake in selecting her.

    I have come to the conclusion that she is more likely to be in need of or off of her meds. I get the impression that she is not so much a liar as she is clinically insane.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  96. Rory Murray

    Sarah Palin may not be dishonest, but she sure as hell is naive!
    Rory Murray
    San Bernardino, CA

    January 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  97. Brian in Seattle

    Palin is certainly dishonest, but I don't believe that stems from an intentional desire to lie. It comes from her complete and utterly terrifying delusional state. This woman treats reality with an unbelievably overt and genuine contempt that is incomprehensible to most, yet still some people support her. Palin glamorizes willful and malicious ignorance, intolerance, and immorality. The fact that she enthusiastically embraces such undesirable qualities makes her one of the most repulsive public figures to ever be inflicted upon the American public. Thanks John McCain, thanks a lot.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  98. K

    You betcha I wouldn't believe a word that comes out of her mouth!

    January 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  99. Linda

    She's definitely dishonest. She has to lie because she doesn't know the truth or the answers to the questions presented to her. Very disturbing that some people believe everything she says. These are the sheep of the GOP.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  100. ed in ri

    I'd just say that Palin is not honest. Does that answer your question?

    January 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  101. Terry from Zion, IL

    Majority of Americans spoke in 2008 and she lost overwhelmingly. I didn't like her then and she's even worse than in 2008. She has proven to be a "press hound" and she makes herself look ditzy and gullible. Any Republican who supports her should have their heads checked.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  102. steve in florida

    I think she's just in way over her head and believing her own publicity, which is basically just the best spin her handlers can come up with based on what they have to work with. I don't think she's dishonest, as much as just dazed and confused. When she caught in the ethics spotight, everyone said just deny, deny, deny and she said OK and did it with conviction. And I think most of the negativity towards her is based on shock and confusion as to why she's even being discussed as viable at a presidential level. It just doesn't compute in any world but the world of political spin. But she has a base that will believe anything and forgive everything, so she's riding the wave and cashing the checks. If that mentality ever carries a presidential election then we're in more trouble than we can even imagine.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm |
  103. Randy

    Dishonest, manipulative, pathalogical, dangerous and not very bright. How is that for a VP candidate? Thats why John McCain lost my vote.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  104. Randy T

    No. The people who say she's smart are dishonest.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  105. Jamie

    Is this a trick question Jack? She's a politician isn't she?

    January 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  106. Jwal of Texas

    When people who are ill informed, think they know, and have not done their homework, it is merely and purely ignorance, which ultimately may result in lieing. There is no excuse for winning at any cost. It not only ruins reputations, but cascades to others. Anyone, especially in higher authority/profile, should think of others before themselves, even if it means telling the truth.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  107. Layne Alleman

    Jack, I don't know about dishonest, but she does seem to be suffering from severe cabin-fever. Maybe that and some bad moose meat, who knows, who cares? If she's the "future" that the Republican party is looking to, boy-oh boy oh-boy!!!! YOU BETCHA Layne A. Antioch, Il.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  108. Steve Krohn

    Come on now! Is any politician totally honest? She's probably as honest or more honest than Obama was during the campaign. But...I imagine when one taps you on the shoulder for such a high poiticial position it's kind of like having a first date...you want to put the best foot foward...look your best...etc. I think any fault with accepting Palin for McCain's running mate lies with McCain's campaign managers. She should have been thoroughly vetted before accepted as his running mate...they should have known everything about her before asking her to run. I think they were too lazy to dig out the truth.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  109. Karen Hitchcock

    I believe Gov. Palin is like other politicians in that she says what she thinks the listener wants to hear. I was shocked to hear she did not know how North and South Korea came into existence. I never thought she was the brightest bulb in the string, but I didn't think she was that ignorant.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  110. Luci - Illinois

    Yes, she is dishonest. She is a fake, thin skinned, unlearned person.
    She probably didn't know what those Aides were even teaching her to do and say.
    If Fox does hire her, I guess she will fit in with Beck, Hannity, O'Rielly, Van Sustern, and the rest.
    Rush will have to write her script for her. It will be full of hate, as usual.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  111. Ryan from Wisconsin

    She's just as dishonest as any other politician. It shouldn't be a surprise.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  112. Jimmy in WNC

    Jack, do you mean dishonest like other politicians? If so yes like all of them.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  113. George Hucker

    Does it really matter. I guess she would not know that there is a North and South Dakota and the reasons why?

    January 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  114. JD

    Yes, I believe Sarah Palin is dishonest. In my opinion, she also lacks intelligence and is mostly self-serving. She should fit right in with the Fox network as a commentator.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  115. Dwight

    She's a politician...of course she's dishonest

    January 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  116. Carol

    I am sure she is an honest person. I don't believe a word that Steve Schmidt says. He is so egotistical that he cannot be trusted with the truth. And McCain is not a conservative so why would his staff be. She brought life to his campaign and kept him in the running for as long as he was. They should be grateful to her not stabbing her in the back.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  117. Ed from MD

    She makes up her own version of the truth which is sometimes different than versions of the truth others make up.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  118. Gary - Woodhaven, Michigan

    It is neither here nor there if Palin is dishonest to us, what does matter is her own dishonesty to herself.

    One of the tenants of self-discipline is to tell the absolute truth and be dedicated to reality. Anyone who is not capable of this is in denial, immature, and delusional. How, if she is indeed honest with herself, does she believe she has the intelligence, stamina, and openness to become a President of anything?

    Oh ya, George Bush was her role model.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  119. Tom, Avon, Me, The Heart of Democracy

    Throughout American history only mark Twain was a bigger liar, and at least he was honest about it.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  120. Joseph

    Yes, I honestly do.

    Joe in Delray Beach, FL

    January 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  121. Ken from Maryland

    I'm not sure if she's dishonest or just dim-witted. My guess is both.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  122. Semo Rantamaki

    Since, Sarah Palin is joining Fox News, maybe that's why that network has not covered the issue raised in 60 minutes about Palin's lack of qualifications, at all (not a single report). Probably would not have done it anyway. Fox News does not even pretend to be an objective news outlet. Right now, Mr. Beck is ranting about socialism and Marxism. You need a full time job to cover all the disinformation and selective reporting (half reporting) that goes on over there. Mr. Cavuto was misleading his viewers about Peter Orszag's supposed scandal the other day.... (was not a scandal. Orszag left his former girlfriend before he started seeing his fiance.) and so on....

    January 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  123. Mary Doan

    Do I believe Sarah Palin is dishonest? A truthful politician now thats an oxy-moron....But then show me one human being who has never lied or stretched the truth....oops gotta go the Health Care Reform Debate is airing on C-Span.....wink wink......Tamarac FL

    January 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  124. david doherty

    Jack all I want to know is, why is she still referred to as governor, what happened to the X, I believe she quit. I hope somebody explains to her that in some horrible stroke of luck, she was too end up as are president, she can't quit that job.

    Dave from NH.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  125. A. Smith, Oregon

    Like virtually all Republican lawmakers, Sarah Palin is as honest or dishonest as her lobbying masters in regards to their pertinent issues, bills and legislation. Big Oil, Big Pharma, the corrupt American Medical Association, Defense Contractors, Health Insurance giants, they all have their spin on the truth and blur into crass dishonesty in order to improve their profit margins.

    How dishonest is Sarah Palin?

    Depends on the lobbying issue as to which facts are distorted.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  126. Festus, Montana

    What is the opposite of no, Jack?

    January 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  127. Rick

    Let's not forget the "bridge to nowhere" that she championed, then didn't champion, and then just took the money while telling us all that she told the government, "Thanks, but no thanks." What is really disturbing is that I think she feels she is honest even when the rest of us look at the facts and see something totally different. It is not that she wants to be dishonest, it's that she can't tell the difference. That alone would scare me if she was president.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  128. Leo

    I believe Sarah Palin possesses a tremendous ego, that causes her to see events and happenings through a slightly inverted light, and instead blames others for her own shortcomings. Notice that in the several events each book accounts for (most notably the Couric interview), she seems to take issue with the editing process of the interview, whereas the McCain are more critical of her intellect and preparation process. This same pattern shines through in the Vice Presidential Debate, the Ethics report, et cetera, but Palin finds explanations for those things as well.

    This doesn't make her a liar. It does however makes her extremely pompous, which is perhaps worse.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  129. JONIQUe

    Yes! She is a money-grabbing, opportunist. she is a disgrace to the hard working women like Hillary. When the money-grabbing is over, she will be done. God bless America- and the silly fools that follow her.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  130. ms melody cullen,la.

    Sarah Palin has shown countless times how dishonest she is.She's also shown that she has no problem with. In this age of the internet where almost anything said can be fact checked she acts though her statements are exempt ;and peoples should believe her simply because she's Sarah Palin. It's one thing to tell a lie thinking no one will find out but Sarah tells blantant lies then says things like her comments were taken out of context or she simply didn't say it.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  131. Grace

    Sarah Palin is out of her mind.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  132. Pete - Augusta Ga

    Jack –

    Dishonest? Not in the political world she has chosen to enter (spin & backpeddling are part of doing business on the Washington stage).
    The more appropriate question might be – 'Has Sara Palin demonstrated that she is out of her element and way beyond her pay grade in the national political landscape? One can easily answer that one!

    January 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  133. jay

    I do not believe Palin is smart enough to lie intentionally ,this will have to be taught to her over a period of time.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  134. Rob from NH

    Clearly she is dishonest. She is a politician, but the media singles her out because that's what they do. I'm not a fan in way of Sarah Palin, but shouldn't the same be said for most politicians like Obama who promised to air all debates about a bill to C-SPAN.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
  135. rand california

    With out a doubt. She is a "politician" isn't she? She has had to explain herself on various subjects after she already explained herself, if you know what I mean. That only tells us that she will be good at her job as this quallity is a prerequisite for congress.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm |
  136. Bill - St Louis MO

    Without a doubt she is dishonest. Then again, politicians can say whatever they want these days, even knowing it's not true such as "death panels", "he pals around with terrorists", etc.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  137. Maddy

    Yes I think she's dishonest, but also that she's very dangerous. She bases her opinions on ignorance, and unfortunately, there are many people who just think she's "folksy" and follow her every word.

    From the way she has performed in the past, her messed up family life, her inability to carry on relevant conversations with anyone, begs the question: why are we still having to look at/listen to this person? Who keeps putting her in the news? Could it be the media? Hmmm?

    I'm located in the Eastern Shore of VA. (I'm bucking the trend in this conservative stronghold)

    January 11, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
  138. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    If shes a politician then she's dishonest.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
  139. Ken in NC

    “Dishonest” is one of the mildest words I would use to describe Former Gov. Sarah Palin. I’m pleased that another network has seen fit to employee her so the nation can be exposed to the level of her intellegience and decide for themselves that she is no brighter than a burned out 4 watt light bulb.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  140. Matt Holmes

    Palin is nothing more than any other politician. She is definitely manipulative, underexperienced, and never should have been thrust into the national spotlight. She is no more qualified than our current President, and if the Republican Party nominates her it would be foolish.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  141. Chris

    McCain and Palin....who was running for President? If you believe the end of world for 2012, then who cares about the election.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:03 pm |
  142. Glenn

    She is an empty suit. The only thing Sarah Palin is interested in is Sarah Palin. She will say and do anything that advances her own interest regardless of any basis in fact. As the saying goes. I reject your reality and substitute my own.

    Haymarket, VA

    January 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  143. Sumati

    Sarah Palin is so full of herself that she herself does not know when she is lying.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  144. Jonathan from California

    I can't believe a year later Palin is still in the news being bashed....Its amazing she's in politics of course she lies....Look at all the fallen Obama promises and Biden is as dumb as they come...He can't open his mouth without saying something stupid. The last election sucked there were no good candidates just bad and worse.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  145. Ken in NC

    Jack, if Sarah Palin had a mind, she would be out of it. The only reason she's not dishonest is because her words are always taken out of content.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  146. Jeremy, Irvine CA

    Actually, because Sarah Palin's skill set includes nothing but charisma, public speaking, blind regurgitation, and a complete lack of substance, her move to the media is the most honest thing she's done.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  147. Terry in Illinois

    In my opinion, Sarah Palin is dishonest, she's a Republican !!!

    Republicans say they are for family, yet they voted to give tax cuts to companies who outsorced American families jobs which caused families to loose not only their job but medical insurance for their family and GOP still supports it today.
    Republicans are the party of "NO JOBS" , "NO HEALTHCARE", "NO HELP", "NO PEACE" and "NO CHOICE".
    Republicans did nothing for healthcare from 1994 – 2006 , yand did nothing to stop American jobs from leaving under their policies.
    The Republicans never help working America...yet they say they are American – how dishonest !!!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  148. Jan Illinois

    Who knows Jack, it seems to be that none of our politicians are honest. Sarah, The Tanya Harding of politics, has sure had her share of skirting around everything. Second thought, NO she's no different than the rest unfortunately, She's not honest.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  149. Tom in Texas

    Sarah palin *is* dishonest, and thank God she isn't my weathergirl.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  150. Kevin

    She's not dishonest, she's a politician.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  151. Lisa

    Palin's not dishonest. She just doesn't know any better.....like most knuckleheads.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  152. Sharon Galloway

    I have nothing pithy to say. She's dishonest and a fool.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  153. Ali Leclair

    Yes, I believe she is dishonest, is not very smart and can you believe she thinks she can be President of the United States??? What a big ego she had.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  154. jeff

    God help us if she gets another political job!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  155. John, Fort Collins, CO

    When it comes to Sarah Palin, I don't think the term dishonest covers enough of her many facits. She is unique. I would call what she consistently does to the truth and the facts as "Palinizing".

    January 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  156. JimTx

    I don't think Saea Palin is smart enough to lie

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  157. Glenn

    NO! Just very, very ignorant! And THAT is what those who promoted and still promote her want...someone who will say what they want her to say!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  158. Jon

    I do not think she is consciously dishonest, I just think she is incredibly inept and incompetent. The scary thing is that in her mind she actually believes that she is honest and saying the right thing. As a Democrat I hope and pray that she is the nominee in 2012!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  159. Stephi, Los Angeles, CA

    What's the matter Jack, don't you have anything better to write about? And, the "F" company only wants her to boost their ratings. Like minds think alike, need we say more?

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  160. Jamie

    Do pit bulls wear lipstick? Sarah says so. Does that answer your question, Jack?

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  161. Shirley aka Tillie

    Yes. I would "not vote for" Sarah Palin if CNN paid me to. Sarah Palin is not dealing with a full deck. I think she is crazy.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  162. Steve

    I would not say the woman is stupid, but she is lacking in some of the intellectual components that allow others to make rational decisions and engage in rational discussion of the topics relevant to her political aspirations. Dishonest? No. Lackwit? Yes.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  163. David Wells

    She's a politician. Isn't dishonesty a requirement?

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  164. Brad Powers

    Not dishonest, just delusional. I wish I could live in her world.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  165. bill davis

    You betcha, she thinks its Gods plan.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  166. todd

    As long as Sarah Palin remains a punch line, we're okay. As soon as she becomes anything other that that, the world is in trouble.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  167. Byron Messaris

    I don't know how Sarah Palin got so far in American politics to even be considered a liar!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  168. Jone

    Dishonest? Yes.
    Ignorant? Absolutely.
    Delusional? Without a doubt.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  169. Jackie Gausman

    I don't know if I think Sara Palin is dishonest, I have just always thought she was nuts. It's hard to believe that she could have been vice president, SCARY.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  170. Kristopher Williams

    I think the least of Pailn's problems is that she is a dishonest poletician. I think the fact that she's unintelligent and unaware of that fact is far more troubling.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  171. M. Whitaker

    Is Sara Palin dishonest? hahahahhahaha
    Dear Sara needs a better education on history and a charm/etiquette course wouldn't hurt much either. I think she does not have the IQ to be dishonest – she is looking for celebrity now.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  172. Paul Smachetti

    This news item just in : "Water is wet."

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  173. Annie, Atlanta

    Not only is she dishonest, she is hateful, divisive, ignorant, and interested only in getting her grubby hands on as much money as possible, as quickly as possible. She puts out lies on Facebook as facts, yet doesn't make herself available for questioning. She is the epitome of everything wrong with the Republican party today. Wonder what President Eisenhower would think of his party's new leadership.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  174. Hobart

    Dishonest? Maybe. Delusional? Definitely. Anyone who thinks she's been chosen by God to run for higher office is delusional, and such delusion allows one to stretch the truth, and even to bear false witness, both of which she does with reckless abandon.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  175. brendan m

    i think ever since SNL's success she's the favorite target for no names trying to get the spotlight

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  176. Dustin

    Stupidity and Dishonesty tend to be closely related...So I would assume she can't be far from it. But, regardless of how dishonest she may be, unfortunately, people will still follow her. -Dustin from Colorado

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  177. Carol

    Do I believe Sarah Palen is dishonest? No, just completely deluded, which might be more dangerous.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  178. Bruce - Delaware

    Dishonesty is the act of talking or acting contrary to a known database of information. She has no information in the database, is unable to make logical comparisons, and would not be able to relate the data to the intent of her conversation. She is incapable of dishonesty.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  179. Karen Strauch

    Sarah Palin wanted us to vote for her because she is "like us." God help us if she is. She gave no intellectual ideas on what she could do for this country. Yes, I do believe she is dishonest.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  180. Jack T

    Hey Sarah will fit right in with Fox and their make the news (and they will even lie to make it) instead of reporting the news scenario. If she runs out of lies on Fox, she can just read a passage from her book.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  181. Katy Heys

    She may be dishonest, but most politicians are. She is clearly not competent for public office and John McCain is to blame for choosing her as his running mate. If anyone looks bad, it is McCain for such horrible judgement. He deserved to lose.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  182. Luke Allen

    To be dishonest, one first has to know what they're talking about. The truly dishonest person, knows they're being dishonest. Not only does Ms. Palin not know enough to be truly dishonest, she doesn't even suspect.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  183. Carlos Johnson

    This question is so hilarious. Is the pope Catholic? Of course, Sarah Palin is dishonest. She has done many interviews filled with lies or evasive answers. No offense to Alaskans, but down here, we don't fall for that stuff. I think she should have completed her term as Governor of Alaska, and went away quietly. She's no help to the Republican party.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  184. Euler

    Mrs. Palin is dishonest in two ways. The first is not knowing the truth, and instead of admitting it, she simply disregards the truth and fabricates the answer. The second way in which she is dishonest is when she can gain politically from the absent of truth.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  185. Steve Starr

    She's *extremely* dishonest. From the word 'go', she's played the martyr and the wold world is out to get her–so much for an "enpowered woman" image. In her world, everyone else is wrong and everything she says is right....and her cult members eat it up. At this point, I can't even tell if she's a Republican...she seems to be more of a mercenary than anything else.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  186. Jim McDade Birmingham, Al

    Palin may be so ignorant that even she can't tell when she is lying. Ignorant people appear quite sincere when they beleive things that wiser people know are false.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  187. Karen

    This woman is an opportunist. She no more believes the flap that froths from her mouth than we do. Indeed, Jack, she is right at home with the 'F Word' Network. Good riddance.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  188. Bob

    Dishonest? Sure, but no more than any other ambitious person with an an exaggerated sense of self interest. But it is the celebration of willful ignorance that makes Sarah Palin and her followers such a scary bunch for the future of America.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  189. Larry McKinley

    I believe she is very honest and that is why the politicians and news media don't like her. They are mostly a bunch of Liars and wouldn't recognize the truth if it bit them on their sorry rear ends

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  190. Debbie

    She is not dishonest, I do believe she is deluded. I do believe she was God's choice. It helped get Obama elected and that was a blessing for America. No I have not read her book and will pass on that piece of work.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  191. Mark

    The McCain campaign is just mad because they could not get their candidate elected, sour grapes that's all it is! Grow up and act mature you big babies and stop spinning the truth about Governor Palin.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  192. L. Rushing

    Is Sarah Palin Dishonest???
    Is bacon greasy, hell yes she is and now she is going to work for the broadcasting company that believes its ok to lie to America Fox News.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  193. Francis

    I'm glad america is not daft enough to vote a person like Sarah Palin. Shame on the Republicans

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  194. Marlene Castillo

    Doing I believe that Sarah Palin is dishonest ? Hmmm , simple question, yes !

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  195. Pedro

    I don't know if Saran Palin is dishonest, but what is patently obvious is that she doesn't even approach having the qualifications to be the president of the United States. I feel a cold shudder down my spine every time the thought of that happening crosses my mind.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  196. angela byrd

    Yes I believe she is dishonest, and not very smart.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  197. Sal Akpos

    She has been very RECKLESS with the truth from her reaction to the Katie Couric interview to her "Death Panel" claims, her daughter's baby's dad, and then her back and forth with campaign handlers. The reality is that she knows sensationalism sells, so she's chosen that route. It may help her score cheap points on FOX NEWs, but certanly wont help her win National Office. Voters wont see her as a responsible leader.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  198. Phil Pelch

    I think Ms. Palin is honest and the former McCain campaign adviser who was quoted is attempting to shift the blame on his failed campaign strategy.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  199. Earl Walker

    Palin is the typical Republican since they started their lie campaign in the sixties. Repeat a lie often enough and the public begins to believe it. It is hard to decide whether or not one can excuse her for her lies because she is so poorly educated.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  200. Kara M

    Hiring Sarah Palin once again proves how biased and UNbalanced Fox News is. The dishonesty continues...

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  201. Francisco

    But of course, why else would Fox News recruit her. I would venture that her ignorance will be a bigger problem in the long run.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  202. M Curtsinger

    Genuine dishonesty reqires some kind of understanding to begin with. I don't think that Sarah Palin has the capacity to be dishonest...that is part of her appeal. She should fit in quite well with the folks over at Fox.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  203. William Young

    No I do not believe that Sarah Palin is dishonest. On the contrary I believe that she is a very honest woman who's fault seems to be that she is apparantly an easy target for liberals. Newport AR.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  204. carolyn cooke

    ABSOLUTELY DISHONEST! The unfortunate thing is that she lives in "another zone" and belives her own lies.


    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  205. J. Russell

    I believe Sarah Palin DOES LIE. This isn't the first – last – or only lie we have heard from her and I am sure there will be many more in the future. Can't believe Fox News took her in.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  206. Emily Lozen

    I don't necessarily think Sarah Palin is dishonest, she is however ignorant of the truth! Unfortunately, the information that she was fed by the Republican Party didn't sink in properly. The "F" word Network failed to report things like Palin not understanding the difference between North and South Korea, therefor Republicans across America followed the party until after the election! Like previously stated, she isn't dishonest, she's just not very smart.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  207. Jeanie Hendricks

    Yes. Yes. Dishonest, ill informed and narcissistic.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  208. Bonnie

    Wouldn't you have to know the difference between the truth and a lie to be called "dishonest"?

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  209. Nancy Grand Ledge, MI

    I believe she is very honestly ignorant. She believes everything she says, even when she answers the same question differently every time it's asked. The scary thing is that she honestly thinks she'sintelligent and capable of being president.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  210. Carol Gardiner

    Sarah Palin dishonest? You betcha! It's scary to think someone who has such a low regard for honesty could get anywhere near the office of the presidency! Shame on John McCain for bringing her into our lives.
    Altoona, PA

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  211. bruce carruth

    is Sarah Palin dishonest? you bet! Will Sarah Palin do whatever it takes to garner attention? You bet! Will she crash and burn? You bet? Will Fox then have problem on their hands? You bet!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  212. Michael Feicht

    She sounds dishonest to me.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  213. Diane in St.Louis

    Definitely dishonest...but at least most of our other politicians also have "some" intelligence!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  214. bashire

    Sara should go back to school where she can learn " political science"

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  215. Mary Ann Skweres

    She's an opportunist, only looking out for herself. If that means being "less than truthful," so be it. The doilars keep rolling in from those even less informed, or less inclined to facts, than she is.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  216. Steven Armstrong

    Dishonest? Yes. The tragedy is that she lies to the person in her mirror. She has convinced herself that she is relevant. A lowly voter, like myself, just sees her as fantastically ignorant. All the qualifications to be a commentator for Fox.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  217. Anthony Ehresmann

    In three words ... she is dishonest!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  218. Kenneth Scott

    Yes without a doubt after deep study!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  219. Anna

    I trust her more than the liberal Democrats who are trying to ruin our great country.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  220. Kokro Roberts

    She does. What's annoying as well is the way she grabs a talking point and runs with it, even if it sounds silly or outdated. Yes, she has an honesty problem and doesn't give much though to what she says.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  221. Martin Sola

    She is no less dishonest than the media and the Obama administration, who at every turn lie to the American people. Lets get educated people in America. “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  222. Patricia Marsh

    I can't for the life of me understand what anyone can see in this women except for the fact she's attractive. Never has been very smart from the start.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  223. M. Batt

    Yes Most definetly,not only dishonest but have no real sense of what is occuring around her.
    I could not trust her on even a piece of paper..she is a scary person.
    I am a woman,but cannot back her in any way,sorry she needs to be a whole different person and that in itself would be too much for her to do.
    Definetly NOT leader material.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  224. Kathy

    Find me a politician that isnt dishonest. That would be a first!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  225. Linda

    Of course! But since the GOP routinely LIES, she probably does not know the difference.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  226. Howard Chicago


    She is honest to the almighty Dollar!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  227. ellen from Tampa

    She is absolutely dishonest. People forget her roots – she's an ex-beauty queen, that's where she started. Everything about her shows those roots – her plastic exterior, her shallow intellect, her use of charm over substance, her ability to pander to an audience and her well-disguised ambition. killing the messenger (Schmidt) for suggesting this facet of her character doesn't make her honest; it just shows how why beauty pageants survive.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  228. Kirk

    Ha ha,
    You're a funny man Jack! She doesn't deceive people on purpose, she just doesn't have a clue as to what she is on about, which is strange since she reads all them darn newspapers!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  229. Carol

    I don't THINK she's untruthful, Jack. I listened to her before, during and after the campaign and I KNOW she is!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  230. Rich Walker

    I would like to hear her explain why she walked away from the people of Alaska... and how she is helping Alaska by working for Fox... should be very entertaining.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  231. thomas

    i do not know enough yet to comment on palin's honesty, but her comment (and other comments) wondering why there are a north and south korea leads me to believe she has the intelligence of an electric fan.

    and of her being mc'cain's top pick for vp, makes me wonder about him also.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  232. Mark

    Sarah Palin is disingenuous at best, dishonest at worst with an (un)healthy dose of divine righteousness. A dangerous recipe for making geopolitical decisions in my opinion. Look where this got us under GW and Cheney.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  233. Mary Beth Deaton

    I think that Sara Palin does not know the truth. I would not call her a li liar . She just does not know what she is talking about most of the time. This is scary becasue many people believe her and she is an airhead. about important issues we face in 2010. Thanks for listening

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  234. Warren, Elgin, Illlinois

    No. She is transparent, which ALL good politicians should be. We need more of her type.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  235. george

    She's the former gov. of alaska,in the back pocket of big oil and self righteous and a gop puppet to a fault what would make anyone think she's dishonest.
    She strikes me as dishonest and shrewd,I also think we can all relax because she will never be president.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  236. Pat McGill

    Is Sarah Palin dishonest ? Of course ! She's just the ticket for FOX NEWS.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  237. Josh Haggans

    Dear Jack,
    I believe she is too uneducated to be called dishonest. I think she honestly believes the things that come out of her mouth.It really is a sad state of affairs that so many Americans are taken by this lady. Wake up Republicans....stand for something besides what the tabloids sell as "cool" or "hip" If she becomes president of this great country....I am moving.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  238. Charles Curtis

    Dishonest or less than bright? Who cares, wouldn't vote for her if I could either way. If the republican party adopts her they wouldn't be any better than they are now, which is pretty bad!
    C Curtis
    Oakville, ON Canada

    January 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  239. Janice Reed

    Sarah Palin is a dishonest person. With all of the extremely intellegent Republican women such as Carly
    Figorina, why did McCain choose Sarah Palin? I will never understand that.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  240. rod


    The woman is a politician, of course she is dishonest. They are all dishonest. She wants to go to Washington D.C. , Dishonesty Central.

    She would fit right in.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  241. andy

    lying usually requires planning ahead, which is an intellectual process...I don't think Palin can do that alone...

    January 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  242. Cathy

    If the media stopped discussing her, she would have been forgotten a long time ago. I think America has more important issues to ponder.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  243. Paul Round Rock, Texas

    Yes , Yes, Yes! You betcha she is dishonest! Not only that but she doesn't even make a good hockey Mom. She was and is all talk and no puck!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  244. Eric Shenkman

    Is she dishonest?

    Sarah Palin has PR and Marketing written all over her... She cannot conduct an off the cuff interview and avoid saying something risk prone even if you paid her to.... Speeches, she's prepped... When not prepped she's a mess...

    I can't believe that republicans still consider her a viable option... They should find another Female to push that has more depth . . . and go with it. There is no sign of a male candidate qualified for the job.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  245. Cherise

    Subject: Sarah Palin Fact or Fiction
    Perhaps Sarah will one day ponder the meaning of the truth; while taking a long walk off the bridge to nowhere. "The truth" defined is: in accordance with fact or reality. In fact, Sarah did support the 'bridge to no-where.' However, when announcing her candidacy to the country she didn't.
    Reality is questionable in Sarah's World!
    Sarah Dishonest? Yes that's a fact.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  246. Seth GA

    No, I believe that Sarah Palin is honest and truthful.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  247. J L Kearns


    How many of the people that replied to this have every run a state?
    I never realized how far liberal left your viewership is and mean spirited.
    She did not ask McCain to be his vice president, he asked her. The truth of the matter is his PEOPLE lost the race not McCain and they are still losers. How easy it is to talk badly about someone when you have no proof of what was said. They want to blame her for the lost election, when in fact they lost the race. Just like Obama didn't win the election, his machine did.

    How truthful are the people that filed all those harressing ethics issues for naught. that cost Palin 100's of thousands of dollars. just to be evil? Not one came to fruitition. She has not done one thing to one person who has responded here and look at all the venom. Refelective of an entire group of people ugly inside and out....what a waste and a shame. Look in the mirror. people.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  248. paul , Anchorage, Alaska

    Sarah Paulin is honest. Stop trying to put ideas into people's heads, and words into their mouths. She is trying to speak out on honest issues, while beset by liberals only two weapons, constant ridicule of any opponent and incessant ethic investigations{ just in case the opponent is actually alive.) The dishonesty of the media, and liberals was extremely obvious during the election You couln't rent a hotel room around here during the campaign, so many liberal attorney's and media were up here trying to dig up dirt on her. All they got was the union approved, democrat wishful to be governor candidate manufactured trooper gate, which was totally dropped and irrelevant once the election was over. The democrat is drolling for her old job though.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  249. Jim in Alabama

    Oh yesJack, I can hardly wait for those words of wisdom and intellect that will almost certainly be emitted from the sage's mouth. After all, one who cannot remember Joe Biden's name or tell the truth in her book must be just what Faux news needs. They are a joke as an unbiased news media

    January 11, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  250. Donald in CA

    Yes, sarah is looking out for sarah. I will never understand some folks fasination with this women. Do women want a women President so bad that they will root for a unqualified women to be President. Hilliary was qualified, period. The real Americans that sarah said she represented still need health care.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm |