February 8th, 2010
05:00 PM ET

What would you advise Sarah Palin to do next?


Sarah Palin spoke at a campaign rally for Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday in Cypress, Texas. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Sarah Palin is making it clear that she's not going anywhere - and she may just have her sights trained on the White House.

The former Alaska governor says she would consider a run for president in 2012 if the situation is right for the nation and her family. That's swell.

Palin, who was woefully unprepared to be John McCain's running mate, acknowledges that she "sure as heck better be more astute on these national issues" than she was two years ago. Seriously.

And maybe that's why Palin says she's started receiving daily political and economic briefings over e-mail from various Washington experts. That should do it.

Palin delivered the keynote speech to the Tea Party convention in Nashville over the weekend. Palin used much of the speech to go after Pres. Obama on his national security and spending policies, describing him as a "law professor at a lectern," criticizing him for "apologizing for America," and asking the Tea Partiers: "How's that hopey, changey stuff working out for ya?" She even has her own language.

Meanwhile - it appears that Palin had written crib sheets on the inside of her hand, including the words "energy," "tax" and "lift American spirits" - likely for the question and answer session after her speech.

That would be the very same speech where Palin criticized Pres. Obama for relying too much on Teleprompter.

Here’s my question to you: What would you advise Sarah Palin to do next?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

John in Eugene, Oregon writes:
I would not presume to advise Ms. Palin. She should continue to be herself and let the electorate decide whether they want leadership or slogans. I cannot imagine seeing any substance here, but I remember saying that in 1980, 1984, 2000, and 2004 as well. That is all that I have to offer because I just finished washing my hands and my 'talking points' are gone.

Geri from West Virginia writes:
She should not plan another run for any public office now that the country has had a chance to see exactly how little she knows about just about everything and how little she knows about how little she knows.

Rick from Ohio writes:
Jack, She should make a large pot of moose stew, and serve it at a soup kitchen. While there, she should refrain from speaking, as there are folks trying to eat.

Donna writes:
Sarah's palm pilot is about as antiquated as the tea party.

Jarin writes:
Hopey? Changey? Go away, Sarah. The adults have work to do.

J.G. writes:
Crib sheets! So what's your point? The king of Teleprompter can't speak clearly without his, it's nothing but um, um and more ums. Go ahead and keep on bashing Palin, the more you do, the more support she gains. Is that really your goal here? The media need to stay the heck out of choosing our leaders by selectively reporting only what they want us to hear, instead of all the facts. Look where that got us, Change we can't wait to undo!

Allen writes:
Mittens, Jack. Mittens. Maybe if she can't read notes off her hand she won't run in 2012. Mittens.

James in Michigan writes:
Get a bigger left hand for the tough questions, like "Where is England?” and "What is the difference between the debt and the deficit?"

Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. Rand Glass

    Go back to Alaska and have, or adopt a few more babies and stay home and take care of them.

    February 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  2. Jarin

    Hopey? Changey? Go away Sarah. The adults have work to do.

    February 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  3. Dan, Carrollton TX

    Jack...the answer would be, "Shaddduuuppp!" But unfortunately that's not going to happen. So, my suggestion is for her to do what she does so well: quit. Maybe she can get out of the spotlight before she causes, or the media uncovers, any more embarrassing situations.

    February 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  4. Chad from Los Angeles

    I hope she gets the Republican nominatin for president.

    That would really tell us where the intelligence of the GOP have gone. It would assure a Democratic victory in 2012. Which is best for the country.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  5. mrosepye Oregon

    She will never be president, there are too many female republicans out there that are more conditioned than she is. She ended up being a real joke for the republican party, and slap in the face for the females that really could have run the USA. I assure you she wasn't and is not the one to run our country.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  6. Dave

    Two words: Caitlin Upton. Thats who Palin would sound like without a teleprompter. Oh wait- she already sounds like that! How can anyone take this woman seriously??

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  7. Sam Martin

    I would advise her to make some money while she can, because she's never going to be taken seriously enough by independents to win national office.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  8. Phil (Sacramento)

    maybe she should go back and get a GED. then go back to AK to the oblivion she so richly deserves!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  9. Jon

    She should move to Russia. Maybe she'll be able to see Alaska from her house.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  10. DanS

    Go away?

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  11. Jacob

    Let her try and run for President. Tiny Fey's job security will be intact, and I would love to see what other Republicans really think of her during the primary debates. Should make for good television.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  12. Bassman

    She should expose the media's hatred of her. When Pres Obama set up his tele-prompter in a classroom, the media remained silent. But Sarah has the last laugh with "Hi Mom" on her hand.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  13. Lauren D - Columbus, Ohio

    Leave the stage in get lost. Live an annonymous life somewhere out of the spotlight. We are sick of her!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  14. bob

    Sarah Palin's critics and friends alike will follow her anywhere - if only out of curiosity. I suggest that she have a little grease board glued to her palm so that the messages are more easily read when she forgets what her hand is doing.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  15. Charles Elliott

    Wash her hand; stop saying ubetcha; finally return her election wardrobe; go to work in some (non-religious) charity (I'm thinking a hospital setting) in Haiti or some other benighted place (Detroit?)

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  16. william

    Go back to Alaska and get her own home in order , one Limbaugh is one too many.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  17. Larry

    Admit she has no shot at the Presidency because she is so unqualified. Stick to speeches, books, and any other easy money making ventures.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  18. Daniel Orloski

    Sarah should continue to do what she does best, act the fool! The only real problem is the number of idots who seem to see something of substance in her. From my vantage point, however, the rest of the world sees all of us, not just her minions and pawns, as the real fools for allowing such an incompetent access to the public stage and discourse.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  19. John Weatherly

    I would not presume to advise Ms. Palin. She should continue to be herself and let the electorate decide whether they want leadership or slogans. I cannot imagine seeing any substance here, but I remember saying that in 1980, 1984, 2000, and 2004 as well. That is all that I have to offer because I just finished washing my hands and my 'talking points' are gone.
    John Weatherly
    Eugene, OR

    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  20. Paul

    I would advise her not to sweat too much or she won't be able to read her own notes.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  21. George Bright

    As a life-long Democrat, my advice to Sarah Palin is "Run, baby, run!" Seize that power vacuum and do your best to be the face and voice of the New Republican Party. Nothing will help push the center towards the left faster than having fringe ideas taking over mainstream Conservatism.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  22. Jacob

    Let her try and run for President. Tina Fey's job security will be intact, and I would love to see what other Republicans really think of her during the primary debates. Should make for good television.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  23. Kelly Veino

    Get a teleprompter. The writey on the handy thingy is just plain tacky.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  24. Steffan in New Zealand

    To get my support, she would need to explain how she believes the world is only 4000 years old and how she doesn't believe in dinosaurs. Next, it would be nice for her to explain what supports for the poor she will cut to reduce goverment, and she should explain how violating the 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments to the Constitution, habeous corpus, etc., in the war on terror protect my freedom. That's what she should do next.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  25. Richard Texas

    Sarah just keep on doing what your doing. It really pisses off the media because they can not figure your game plan out. Keep them guessing girl. As long as they are talking about you for free you will never vanish from the public eye.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  26. john

    she could start a new TV series called "LOST" part 2

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  27. Curtis in Philadelphia

    Jack, since finishing her four-year term a Alaska's governor is out of the question, how about her taking a long walk on a short bridge to nowhere, something that she was for, before she was against it, but you know what, she'd probably quit that too.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  28. Jim Boulter

    Go home.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  29. Betty

    Go home to Alaska. Take care of your children. Read, Read, Read especially some history books

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  30. gale godfrey

    GO HOME AND LIE TO HER OWN KIDS! SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE NO MORE THAT PROFESSIONAL CON ARTISTS! if people don't see what they are really doing, they need to wake up soon! whoever pays them the most money are the ones they will stand by, so if you have no money palin will do nothing for you!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  31. Deborah from Melbourne, Florida

    I would advise Sarah Palin to go back to Alaska, stay there, and stop trying to think she could run for President. Americans in the lower 48 states are more intelligent than the people of Alaska who voted her in to office in their state.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  32. Cheryl

    Sarah Palin should keep talking.... why ... because she is bound to mess something up.......even with the palm hand written notes.

    Cheryl From Delaware

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  33. Jerri

    Get lost!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  34. grrace

    Its true jack. Palin isn't going anywhere...

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  35. dcanielle caracino

    Get lost Sarah

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  36. Jim in St. Louis, Mo

    Please. . .go back to Alaska and stay there.

    Sara my dear, you are getting in way over your head. You were not qualified before and you are not qualified now. And receiving briefings on current events etc. is not going to make you qualified in the future.

    You showed your true self when you resigned as Governor of Alaska before the end of your term, so why would you not do the same as President when the going gets rough.

    Again, you have no idea what your getting into, so I suggest you stay out.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  37. Diane - Princeton, NJ

    Give Americans a break and just go away!!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  38. B Gibsonj

    Play Boy

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  39. Guy from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Ex-part-time governor Palin should spend some effort explaining how she and her Tea Party comrades' endlessly stated "no tax, no spend" fiscal strategy will lead to the desperately needed biomedical research to prevent birth defects that leave children retarded (word used accurately here).

    Beyond innocently crippled, autistic, and otherwise affected children.... 4200 adults DIE every single day from just 5 diseases (heart, stroke, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cancer)...that is 1200 more than what happened on 9/11....daily...and does not count many others not dying, but suffering...and all OTHER diseases we know about.

    Simplistic calls for across the board freezes and cuts in spending are in essence cuts in research for new treatments and cures. THIS is the war we must wage for our self-survival, as that seems to be what you are most paranoid about.....Ms. Palin (..and Mr. Beck).

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  40. Xuxo Garcia


    It is pretty obvious that this woman is:

    1) not qualified to do anything
    2) a silly nuisance, toxic for the conservative side
    3) a good item to keep around for comedy

    Simply, she needs to go. However, TV friend, as I am more objective that any "journalist" out there I have to add this detail: Palin and Obama were both equally inexperienced when they ran. Clinton had a lot more to offer.

    This woman is a negative on the American political stage, but who knows what the public will do. They didn't do stellar in 2008, beginning with the selection of candidates.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  41. Abbas Mirza

    Keep watching Russia from her backyard in Wasilla to improve her foreign policy and national security credentials. Make sure those MIGs and Sukhois don't enter our airspace.

    Imagine the 'Audacity of Hope'! The 'hopey' Sarah Palin wants to be The President of the United States. You Betcha! Go Sarah! Go! Ya make me laugh each time you open ya mouth. We need more touchy, feely, hopey, changey, dopey, folksy people like you in Washington.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  42. A Proud Republican against Sara Palin

    I will lose all hope in mankind if America elects to put that imbecile in charge of nuclear weapons!!! Sara Palin should save herself and her family more embarassment and just disappear into the Fox (News?) Folies.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  43. Kennedy

    It's a win/win situation for Mrs. Palin. Continue to remain coy about political intentions. Leverage the media's facination with your every move to earn top dollars for speaking engagements.

    Because Jack, the fact is, whether or not she runs for the nomination, she will always have an adoring fan base among "real Americans" who are not into all that fancy book learnin'.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  44. Carol

    GO HOME, and stay off the television!!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  45. Larry Spalding


    I cringe every time I hear her name and it’s twice as bad when she is called Govener Palin, for God sake she quit and never finished a term it would have been one thing if her ticket had won and she left for higher officer. So as bad as she did in the debates, and now she is getting better briefs but needs to write on her hand I saw her looking down into a cupped hand during the Fox interview, at least she should remember and not open it up for all the world to see. So, I would say she needs to crawl back under whatever rock she came out from under and stop wasting our time.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  46. The View From Canada

    I don't know what Sarah Palin should do next, but I can tell you what most of us in Canada hopes she does next...and that's just go away. We pay close attention to politics in the U.S. and we're astonished to see a person like Sarah Palin getting away with the crap she gets away with. She's duplicitous and ingenuine; she's a hipocrtic and an opportunist. For the sake of your country, and in some ways our own, we hope you guys figured her out soon and send her back to Alaska to nurse her politcal wounds and quitely fade permanently out of the picture.

    – Mark in Ottawa

    February 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  47. George

    Sarah Palin is just another pundit who continues to prove the utter incompetence of the far right, tea bagger crowd to rationally analyze any issue of sustance perferring only to vilify those whose view differs from thier own. Let her continue. Her entertainment value is about used up and soon her voice will fade back into the oblivion from which it came.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  48. O.H.I.O

    Her and rest of the tea beggars should be declared domestic terrorists. All they do is incite hate and stupidity. To even give them is platform is flat out criminal.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  49. jobo

    If not for her ego, Sarah Palin would be embarrased for herself.
    Fortunately, she doesnt realize just how brain damaged she sounds.

    Listening to her reminds me of the 2006 movie "Idiotocracy".
    "Why come ya got no tattoo? "

    February 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  50. Michael, Dutchess Cty, NY

    I'd advise her to find a great television or radio show to host. That's where her future lies...in broadcasting, not politics!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  51. Wm in PA

    Ms. Palin best be looking for the strong backing of the corporate-persons who will be choosing our next crop of "elected" bought candidates. She could be better than most who will enjoy the hundreds of millions of "free speech dollars" that will be spent to assure the corporations continue to ride the war profit gravy train.
    Those of us with only a very few "speaking bucks" will watch in awe as the auctions proceed.
    Maybe she will decide that the two wars need to be paid for. But, not likely, no one yet has mentioned that is where our debt comes from.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  52. Don in Grand Rapids , MI

    Really now Jack! Is a couple of words on the inside of her hand the same as a "canned" speech of Oboma? I think not and besides one of the small reminders in her hand was a reminder to say "Hi Mom" This nit-pickin that you left wing media puts on Saracuda will just fuel her popularity with real Americans! LIVE WITH IT, SARA'S HERE TO STAY!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  53. Kenneth from Atlanta

    Run for President so Obama can win again.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  54. Olu


    Sarah needs to sit down somewhere so we can get a break from her. She can't govern then what makes her think that she can be an effective president, geez, we have enough of those. This is serious business when there are so many people out of work, children suffering because their parents have no health care since they were laid-off and we have two wars going and disaster few steps into our shore and I have to see her run her mouth on TV...forget it! She needs to learn more of what it takes for running the country because Russia is not only visable in Alaska but she has to take a trip there.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  55. David Elm

    Sarah Palin has embraced the ideology of the right, along with a healthy dose of anti-intellectualism. If you are dumb, then making smart a bad thing is one approach, it's worked in the past to win elections and will probably work again.

    But it is essential that she doesn't actually believe that idea. If she does embraces her inner simpleton, and if she does get to national office, the results could be disasterous... again.

    As much as I'd like to see the Republican Party self destruct, the fallout from such implosions can be devastating to ordinary people. The Iraq War comes to mind, so does Katrina.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  56. Sandy

    What should Sarah do next? Mmmm... GO BACK TO ALASKA and be the mom she tells everyone else they should be. What makes Palin and the Tea Partiers' right wing ideas and beliefs the "only" way everyone should believe and think? We'd be back to the fifties if they had their way... But wait, then Sarah couldn't run for office. Mmmm...

    Anyway, I also wholehearttedly agree with George, Mark and Larry. She just needs to GO AWAY.

    Sandy in California

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  57. Isrek

    Do a strip tease to keep her audience power going because soon her shallowness will reveal itself even to the die hards.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  58. Carina Ryan

    I just don't understand why CNN pay so much attention to what she says.. I can't stand her, my skin start to crawl as soon as I hear her voice.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  59. Rayshaun H.- New York

    Well Jack I would advise her to tape her mouth shut, that way people won't realize how stupid she is. She can take all her fairly tail stories she likes spreading to the masses about Obama that are not in the least bit true, and put them all into a nice fictional novel titled, "Palin in Wonderland"!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  60. PalinPalmReader

    What should Palin do next? Find some duct tape & tape her mouth up. That would be the best use ever of duct tape,

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  61. Frank Stanton

    In the 70s I smoked a lot of pot because I liked the surreal feeling. I grew up supposedly became an adult and stopped having fun doing things like that. Now, every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth and spouts cliches and gets maniacal respponses of joy from her followers for her nonsensical banter, I am thrown back to that time when I inhaled.

    In a moment of lucidity it came to me that old Sarah may be the anti-Christ. She spouts nonsense, claims to be a Christian, worships money and has fanatical followers and continually demonizes progressive thinkers and is a racist. And yet people blindly hang on her every word as though she is doling out pearls to the masses.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  62. Robin Lewis

    Really ~ There are NO words to descibe the utter absurdity of Ms. Palin's attempt to sound credible, authoratative and reasonable.
    It's a pathetic joke....I only wish I could even crack a weak smile.
    Unfortunately, if her popularity, among those who choose to embrace her "mediocrity with grit sales pitch", gains true momentum we Americans will have a lot to answer for.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  63. Donald in CA

    Go back to Alaska and make eskimo pies full time.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  64. Nurse Lisa

    let her run in 2012 – she is such a dope she'd be doomed for failure and even with the GOP lying spin being so good, it may be Obama's only chance to get things accomplished because more people hate her than him.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  65. Jim

    Learn how to make a speech, instead of reading a manuscript. But please, go somehwere and never come back.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  66. JONIQUe

    Jack, as you can see, we are sick of Sarah Palin. Her tea bag followers are mean and sick, like SArah. Their hate-mongering ways are causing the crazies in this country to coalesce around " ccrazy Sarah"
    she is a money hungry- attention grabbing woman. She is a disgrace to Hillary and the other hard-working women in politics. It is a shame that she is so greedy. She should go back to school and learn government.
    As for her call Emanuel mean for talking about her son, she uses her poor son to further her quest for attention. PLEASE run for president , Our President would love to have you as his rival.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  67. lynn

    GO HOME, and take care of her children. They need her more than we do!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  68. graham

    She's a gimmick. She only appeals to the ignorant. If your life isn't going the way you want it to. Do something about it and quit blaming liberals, democrats, or whoever your enemy is this week.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  69. George Austin

    My advice to the Gov would be to keep on keepin on. Keep your eye on the prize baby. If you stand on the tippey-top of the Washington Monument you can see all the way to Nome and beyond. You are indeed the answer to our oh so simple to fix problems; plus you also know how to use a felt markerey thingey. Here's hopeying you stay the course and you never forget why the good Lord put you on this planety thing(ey). xoxxo

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  70. byebyeGOP

    Maybe jump in a lake? Seriously though, please run for president. It guarantees the Dems another 4 years after 2012.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  71. Dex, Houston TX

    I would tell Sarah Palin to give up politics and become a regular on Saturday Night Live......she's so funny!

    Houston TX

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  72. Brian - Trinidad

    I grew up in Trinidad & Tobago,in the 50's.And while society was rich,lots of education,literature,sport,etc.etc.there was a lot of superstition.The reaction to Sarah Palin reminds me of that,i.e people fearing an image,fearing words.As a boy,I remember the adults characterising certain people as evil to listen to or talk to,because the superstition was that you would become ill or die.I also remember the fun those people had,watching otherwise good people become silly,panicking over nothing.Sarah Palin looks like she's having a good laugh watching all the big-shots get panicky and scared about her.I honestly think that's all she's doing,no political ambition,just watching our leaders make asses of themselves over her.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  73. John, Fort Collins, CO

    If she really wants to succeed in a career, I'd advise Sarah Palin to do something in the film industry. Maybe a modern version of Larry, Moe, and Curly. The mere suggestion that she might take a run at the 2012 Presidential race must have the Republican leadership scared spitless.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  74. James

    Dear Jack

    The only thing that comes to mind is a Motley Crue song.


    Let me check my hand and see if I said that right..............

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  75. redisgreat

    Sarah who? News cycle is over, you betcha! Wow, what a dolt. If this is what the Republicans have in store for America then we are all in deep doo doo. Why not offer America a different and coherent message on what the GOP plans to do when they get control of the White House and Congress? Oh wait, that would mean they would actually have to think fo something other than how to stamp their feet and scream NO! like little spoiled brats. I would really like to see some OPPOSITION to the Democrats now and in the next two years. Right now I have no reason to vote for ANY Republican if the GOP is so messed up. The choice is theirs to make, give Americans something SOLID, not Tea Parties and Sarah Palin, but something that we can really believe in and we will vote for change. Hmmmm, now where have I heard that before........

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  76. suresh


    I think she should run for White house in 2012 and embarrass GOP. Only way the moderates in GOP will be able to steer their party to the middle is a disastrous defeat in 2012.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  77. jeff

    Please GO HOME ! We have had enough moronic republicans spout their garbage to last several lifetimes. Please Stay there and read some newspapers.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  78. Valerie

    I hope she runs for president Jack. if she does, can you say Land slide Jack. President Obama will be a shoe in in 2012. I say, keep talking Sarah, you are the gift that keeps on giving.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  79. saba

    Thank You Thank you for making me feel like smarter than the GOP2012 candidate and I am a moderate Republican !! She certainly have me thinking about my faith and 2012 may be the end of the................... Tiina Faye please come back to SNL

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  80. Justin

    Drop off the face of the earth? But really, I think she'll no longer be a politician but rather a celebrity in politics. I doubt she has much of a chance of becoming President, and she's certainly making more money now than she would be as a politician.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  81. jsilver2th

    Now that pin-up Scott Brown got elected she should apologize to Levi Johnston for calling him a porn star.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  82. Patricia/Georgia

    She knocks Obama for using the teleprompter...look at a recent picture of her at the tea party using notes written on the backs of her hands to remind her what to speak about..some have been crossed out for more important info. for her. She mentioned that she might have to bone up and not have the same thing happen to her as before....all I can say is...study..study..study...Sarah.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  83. Maverick

    Run for President. Win 2012 election. Spend the Republican political capitol. Slash entitlement programs, cut taxes, raise government revenue and eliminate the deficit. Then get re-elected.

    p.s. Go to war with Iran and North Korea to gain patriotic control of the political landscape. Sound familiar America?

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  84. Adil M.

    OK, take away the "good looks" from Sarah Palin....and what do you got? ........That's what I thought.

    Advise for Sarah Palin? Here is one form Mark Twain:
    "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  85. meg

    Where should I begin? Please,please stop the insanity. Learn to love thy neighbour,learn a new word everyday. Your word for today is INCOMPETENT!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  86. Recreator

    Palin's remarks, at these events,are like giving out samples at a grocery store. She is getting paid to verbally hand out what the people "think" they want to hear; not what they really need.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  87. DL Nelson

    Listening to Palin she knows which buttons to push...sadly she doesn't know much else. I wish she would go back to Alaska and stay there quietly.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  88. a concerned american voice

    I think she should slow down on the bashing of our President, which appears to be her favorite past time, and tell me specifically, how she's going to make my life better if she's President or whatever office she aspires to. Bashing others is not going to help one bit.

    After all, just about anybody can complain, but it takes a skilled and knowledgeable person across a multitude of areas to be able to make the proper decisions to inspire and move a nation and possibly a world economy in the right direction.

    If i can hear that rather than the same old tune, I might listen to what she has to say.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  89. Jeff , Douglass, KS

    I would ask Ms. Palin to please be sure to let me know when she gets elected as President of the most powerful nation on earth. That way I can quickly move to another planet!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  90. Raj

    Sarah Palin is NOT Smarter than a 3rd Grader – ... she should stay home and be a grandma.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  91. Eric in St. Paul, MN

    Honestly, if Sarah Palin were 10 years older and 50 pounds heavier not even tea baggers would be paying attention to her. This is a sad state of affairs – there are plenty of much more qualified women out there who actually understand policy. Instead Palin struts around spewing lame talking points that she can't back up with substance and a significant portin of our media and population eat it up. SAD SAD SAD!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  92. Jamie From WS

    She should just go away. Clearly from outtakes of interviews she is not capable of stringing a clear thought together. The recent revelations about her husband's involvement in the politics of Alaska are both frightening and eye opening to her skill level. As a republican, she caused me to vote for Obama and will continue to cause me to vote democrat until she is no longer taken seriously – if this is the future face of the republican party I am sad for the party.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  93. Rossana Passaniti

    Sarah should pack her bags and head back to Alaska to pay her property taxes on the cabins built on land she co-owns. Her attorney's claim that it's not her problem to do the responsible thing and inform the tax collector's office of the new buildings is a cop-out. Perhaps the building permits were never pulled either. Once a quitter, always a quitter! Why should we expect different?

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  94. Jessica, Temple City

    Jack, I would rather have a president who grew up in what we use to call the “middle class,” became a Harvard Law scholar and supported by people who reason but can’t read, than have McCain who grew up in wealth, graduated 5th from the bottom, can’t tell you how many homes he owns and picked a total ditz for V.P., who will never reveal her college grades, but talks the talk to those who are driven to vote by emotions of fear and flag; Palin is McCarthyism!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  95. Nan

    Her actions have shown that she is all about the Benjamins. She left office early in Alaska so she could capitalize on her new found fame and write a book. Amazing quickly that came out. She knows how to play the far right like a fiddle. So the question of should not be what should she do but rather what will she do. And what she will do is whatever gets her the most cash. I doubt she would make it out of the republican primaries to become the republican candidate. She will probably become the first ever tea party candidate. Which will cause a large rift in the republican party giving Obama another 4 years in office.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  96. Frank Mastrovito

    Audition for Tina Fey's slot on SNL. Ms. Palin is a natural comedic actress.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  97. bob

    She reminds me of the girl at the drive up window. When your meal comes to $4.23 and you give her $5.00...then add a quarter, she has NO idea how much change to give you. I think Ms. Palin is not even qualified to work there.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  98. Fred

    Sarah Palin should go fishing in Alaska and be thankful she is able to. But, she should write directions on her hand to find her way home. God help us if she becomes president.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm |

    She reminds me of my students at College who write such key words in their palm, on their legs in exams. We call them cheating students. Had she been wise, she would have the key words she did not want to forget on the cards we use to take down notes when we conduct research, or talk at a confernece.
    And she is thinking of being a candidte for the presidency!!!!! I would then say Pity USA...

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  100. Nicholas Kafasis

    As once said "You can fool some of the people some of the time, you can fool all of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" so stop trying. You are and likely will remain ill-equipped to be President.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  101. Jo B not The Plumber

    Take a slow boat to China and lose her passport. Maybe bring clean energy to that country after she breathes their air. OOOPs! Just get lost!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  102. Chris

    I hope she wins the Republican nomination! I think it will be the downfall of the Republican brand.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  103. SNAPPA

    Jack one question and one comment: Why on Earth is CNN so hopped up on covering these idiots? Please remember that the name of this group is TEA BAGGERS not Tea party. The latter is a historic event that was a true American event, these people do not speak for me or the American people. CNN is not FOX please stop trying so hard to be them. As for Sarah Palin the only thing she should do is go back to Alaska it speaks volumes that these people would want a quitter to run for president, go figure...

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  104. Jose from Allentown,PA

    She's just being a populist. She doesn't want to seem like an elitist with them good 'ol fancy city-folk teleprompters. Instead, she'll just be completely unprofessional and appeal to her fellow idiots.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  105. Tom Brokaw

    She should check in to the Pasadena Recovery Center as a participant on the next season of Celebrity Rehab– clearly she's addicted to stupidity.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  106. Jeff

    I would tell her to quit,but I have a feeling she knows how to do that real well. She's just the gift that keeps on giving in terms of comedy.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  107. Vincent vanZwanenberg

    She should go back to Alaska and get her building permits pay her taxes and leave the rest of us alone.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  108. Muhammed J. Bawany

    How stupid a person can be and her advisers who encourage her to come and make a foul of herself every time. I would complement her confidence that she doesn't know a thing but even then she speaks knowing that she will be made fun off. Its high time we should accept her as a dumb wanna be and ignore her there are a lot of better things to do then follow her stupidities.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  109. John in NH

    Sarah, go home! Please, please go home.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  110. Patsy

    I see Mrs Palin – you want a revolution since you obviously don't understand the constitution? You might find it handy to consult a law professor is you are planning to write your own! I for one am not ready to surrender my rights to the Palin Revolution!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  111. Bill from Greensboro

    Something she might be qualified to do:

    Saturday Night Live, maybe?????????

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  112. Roger

    Sarah Palin should retire on the money she's making and leave the real working to people who have an understanding of what the real issues are. I am utterly dismayed at how so many can be taken in by this ladies gifts, gifts that have nothing to do with running a state nor a country.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  113. Yolanda

    Jack – I would advise Sahah Palin to go back to Alaska; look out her window to see what Russia is doing.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  114. Denny deBourbon

    The thing everyone is missing is that she crossed one of the words out. Of the five words she wrote, she got one wrong??? hopey-changey really???

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  115. Meg Beatty

    Go home.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  116. DB Goode

    Sarah Palin should run for President, so that she could be embarrassed by a Land Slide, or win and let her husband run the country.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  117. Michael Smith

    she should just fade away. An complete embarrasment with no substance whatsoever. Go away!!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  118. Bernie of Lowell, MA

    Sarah needs an iPad, Jack.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  119. Richard, Kankakee, IL.

    Leave America and the American People alone, and go walk in ignorance all by yourself! We do not want to walk in fear and hate nor to do want to stop our development so that the rich few can stay in power while the rest of the country falls into poverty because of people like you! Also we do not want to go to war with Iran, so that the companies of the Military Industrial Complex can get richer!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  120. Don Atlanta

    Run Sarah Run! The dems could use someone like you on the republican ticket. in the meantime, I dunno, read a book perhaps? Speech theropy? parenting classes? or better yet, full time stand up comedy.. your the funniest person I've heard in years

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  121. David Alan Arnold

    Well, being obviously 'clue deficient', I think she should try and grab one.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  122. Cecelia Oxford

    I think Ms. Palin should go back to Alaska and see if she can get her job back. I cannot believe someone who is so uninformed gets the media attention that she does. If she was 5'3" and 250 pounds, no one would give her this attention. Thank you.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  123. JS in FL

    Any politician who needs to write notes on their hands needs to go far away...say to Wasilla, Alaska.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  124. Bryan

    I'll tell you what Sarah Palin should do next Jack. Shut her mouth! Every time she speaks, she embarrasses the entirety of the U.S. population (including her family) with her narrow-mindedness and sheer idiocy. When are we going to find a responsible politician who can verbally and intellectually explain and defend his/her opinions? Oh wait, we already have one...President Obama.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  125. SA

    Let's be clear about this. There's a big difference between a few 'key words' on a hand, and an entire speech on a teleprompter. I'm not a big Palin fan, but come on folks let's compare apples to apples.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  126. Jerry

    I think Sarah Palin is the ideal representative for neo-conservatism and, as a Democrat, I urge her to run, or should I say continue running, for President. She is just peachy perfect.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  127. deeman

    I would advise her to offer her help to the Prez for his speeches. Her speech to the TEA Pary national convention was more flowing and more substantive than the State of the Union Address.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  128. john lechleiter

    Away, just go away.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |

    At first blush I would tell her to go back to Alaska–but on second thought, let her drain the republican party of moneym tea totalers, Patriots and all the other right wing groups. Then let her run against Obama in 2012. I have enough faith in American independents that they would not elect her and we would have another four years of sanity.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  130. Cindy

    I'm a swingvoter (centerist). I won't vote for anyone else that doesn't understand the job (Presidency). It is painfully apparent that Obama isn't exquiped to be President there isn't much chance I'll vote for anyone else that won't be able to handle the job better.

    Or know what and what not to promise on a campaign trail.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  131. Guy, Oregon

    Jack,I haven't heard a speech like that since I was in High School where a presentation like hers is accepted. Her next move should be to go to the Junior Prom.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  132. Anne

    She should not run for president unless she just enjoys humiliating herself.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  133. KDS562

    Maybe Palin can convince her supporters that she is better at foreign policy by buying a larger telescope to see Russia

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  134. rckeene tooele utah

    please go home to your children or else: stop trying to be a comedienne instead of a serious qualified politician. try to appear in public without a child by your side and above all do not fracture the english language.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  135. Kyle in WA

    If she decides to get into politics she will only hurt the republican party be continuing to look clueless and unprepared. Her best bet is a conservative radio program.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  136. June

    She needs to do her homework, but I'd like to see our esteemed President make a speech without his teleprompter. What's the difference if it's electronic or handwritten? I can't see any.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  137. Mike, Ohio

    After hearing her speak again I remembered why I was so annoyed during the election. Don’t knock her hand scribble Jack that’s probably just her telepromtery speechy thing she has going on there. I hope she goes away but I am afraid that won’t happen.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  138. Mike Consol

    Sarah should read some history and briefing books and call America in the morning.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  139. John Spence

    Sarah Palin should go to Oz and ask the Wizard to give her a brain.

    John Spence, Dallas

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  140. masfae

    Sarah Palin should "quietly " go away. Everytime she opens her mouth she imbarrasse herself with stupidity.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  141. Jane - WI

    Who cares if Sarah Palin writes a few "crib sheet" notes on her hand. Barack obama has his entire speeches not on a crib sheet, but a teleprompter. We should only be so surprised to see Mr. Obama use only a 6 word 'cheat sheet" during his campaign style speeches.
    Sarah Palin should continue to do what she is doing. Giving speeches, rallying the base. It really is not important that she run for office again. The media seems to be the ones pushing for her to run in 2012. this is a young woman who can take her time and perhaps run for higher office somewhere down the road. After all, Hillary didn't run for President until she was in her 60s. Why is the media pushing this story line that she is running in 2012? Of course, we saw the young Barack Obama tell us just a few short years ago that he absolutely wasn't going to run for President since he was inexperienced and felt he needed more time to grow into the job. That didn't stop him from running despite knowing he was not qualified.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  142. scott

    She NEEDS to go back to Alaska and stay there.....she doesn't have the ability to fulfill her duty as gov. and needed her husbands help with that. She says Obama sounds like a law school professor....how would she know that, I doubt she has ever stepped foot in a law class, let alone spell LAWYER, unless its written on her hand.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  143. Tom

    Well, since Sarah is such an expert on Russia (thanks to her being able to see it), I would suggest she run for president in one of the fractured countries left by the former USSR and the H$LL out of the USA.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  144. Emily

    I sure hopey that she'll crawl back under the waning permafrost of her adopted homeland. Quietly, for a change.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  145. Ahmad

    Based on the money shes made from her book and the 100k she made from the tea party convention. Stop working in politics and become a businesswoman!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  146. jim

    She just doesn't get it. There is a great backlash from the derisive, namecalling, untrue, misinformation of the past. Aside from being put on trial for treason, maybe she should grow more fingers to keep abreast.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  147. Scott

    My 4 year old's pre-school has an opening for a new teacher. They kinda, sorta, use the same kinda, sorta language that his teachers kinda, sorta use with the 3 and 4 year olds. You betcha!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  148. Lori , NC

    She should go home and apologize to her children.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  149. isaac

    i think she should go with the tea party folks, because the republican party is better than her.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  150. Mike Landry

    Sarah Palin needs to wake up and realize that she is being played by some very seasoned and skillful people that will abandon her just as quickly as they appeared in her life. It is so apparent that she does not have a deep understanding of any of the real issues confronting this nation; she is simply playing off the emotions of people using misleading information. It is drama for drama's sake to advance the agenda of a bunch of egotist. I am embarrassed to tell people that I have been a republican for the past twenty-five years, all this hype is not what I stand for - when are we going to get back to seriously conducting intelligent debate about the issues instead of all this immature and irresponsible rhetoric.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  151. ed in ri

    Yeah Jack! Tell her to stop killing the wolves!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  152. Jake

    Go back to high school and take a basic government class, economics class, and perhaps a speech proficiency class so she can present without having to use crib sheets on the insider her hand. Oh, and I guess on top of that a language arts class so she can learn that "hopey" and "changey" are not real words. The tea party and Palin are killing the Republican party

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  153. Debbie

    If the American people ever elect Sarah Palin as our president, I would seriously start packing my bags and move to Canada or some other location.


    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  154. Paul Watson

    I simply don't care what she does next, and I suspect that within a short period of time ,and long before 2012 campaign, the majority of Americans will have joined in that thinking.


    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  155. Lyn Paolo

    Please go home Sarah, Oh dear that is right Alaska does not want you any more because you quit on it's people who voted for you and expected you to finish your term in office...Jeez Du Ya Think That might be a problem

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  156. Ron in SD

    Simple Sarah should move to Iran she would make a perfect mate for their leader.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  157. chuck dutton

    Keep her mouth shut. we all have our god given talents, she should use hers and go back to alaska and clean fish.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  158. s

    The only reason that Palin is not going away is that the media keep covering her as if she were an important story! Please stop giving this woman attention.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  159. Al in Elk Grove, CA

    Following her comments re: President Obama starting a war with Iran to win reelection in 2012, two things are clear. First, her failure to respond to Katie Couric's question regarding what she reads, apparently stems from her embarrassment to admit it was only Levi Johnston's Mad magazine subscription. Second, reading e-mails on policy issues just isn't enough. Maybe she should get her own subscription now that Levi has moved on!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  160. Olivia, Atlanta

    If inconsistencies make one fatter she will be so fat that would make her a good candidate for the "biggest loser." That would be my advice for her: study a new carrer with real books, test and final papers. An additional advice. Do not cheat, because the notes in her her hand were with the intention to cheat the public. She tried to appear addressing the questions "out of the cough." Overall, this is showing that she can hold three sentences in her out-of-fit memory let alone intellect, which indicates she rarely reads and much less practice defending her positions beyond the talking points or uncoditional followers.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  161. Tony in Boston

    She should go back to Alaska and finish her...oh wait she quit that job.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  162. Gary

    She should move out to the woods, go off the grid, and promise not to procreate.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  163. Brent

    lets just not talk about her? There are a million other americans with greater stories to be told. I cannot understand how she still garners nationwide attention.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  164. Mohamed

    It seems the weekly Email she is been receiving from DC to prepare on world affairs is not working well. If she needs to write a note on her palm to remind her of her top priorities, she should just go back to Alaska. GO HOME AND GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT. Do Obama a favour and run in 2012.


    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  165. Jon Carmack

    Sarah please keep making public appearances, you're the best member of the democratic party.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  166. Lindon

    She should continue as she has been: Cementing her position as the undisputed leader and penultimately qualified spokesperson for the ignorant and absolutely classless segment of the American population who worship her every move.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  167. Pete

    Palin is dumber than a door nail, but clearly someone has shown her how to milk the system for big money. As for her being a presidential nominee, the Republican party places great value on ignorance (historically and currently). I do not understand why. But, Palin fits the mold. She has the historical knowledge, wisdom, and rhetorical skills of an average 5th grade middle school student.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  168. Nate - San Diego

    Go back to Alaska and finish the job as governor that she quit two years into. Then, read some books and leave the rest of us alone.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  169. Pervis Thomas

    Sarah should do anything she wants, including continually reminding us how blessed we are that they lost. As far as the "hand notes" while giving as speech, I see nothing wrong with it, but she used these notes while answering questions. Now, that is embarrasssing and it shows us that she does not have answers to the serious issues facing our nation and the world. By the way, both she and Senator McCain quickly wrote notes at the podium during the debates.

    Sugar Land, TX

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  170. Michael F. - Silver Spring, Maryland

    This is a democracy so everyone is entitled to their view and the right to express them. However, poisoning the public discourse with polarizing and false information is unacceptable. If Sarah Palin really loves America, as she often claims, then she should shut up and go home. Let those with foresight, intelligence, and a sliver of clue handle our future. You had your chance, Sarah, and impressed us all with your staggering stupidity. In this tough time we need people with common sense, which you are utterly bereft of.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  171. Shirley H. Martin, Charlotte C.H., VA

    First of all say shame on John McCain for bringing this young, pretentious individual out of Alaska. It had to have been a political ploy to make him look good and win him the election. I shudder to think of Sarah Palin sitting behind the desk as our nation's leader. Voters should look long and hard before they make the tragic mistake of putting this woman in office, any office, especially the White House. Our home thinks Obama is committed to the tasks before him and will do well! Sarah Palin walked out on her on STATE, we don't need her leading our country!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  172. Reese Emerson

    Sarah Palin should just go back to her disfunctional family and continue to keep an eye on those tricky Russians . Let the REALITY BASED AMERICANS have the coverage!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  173. terryatl

    Go away. She may be able to excite a crowd with her folksy humor, but she continues to make a fool of herself and demonstrate that she has no idea what she is talking about. She also is completely oblivious to the hard choices it takes to lead a country that is mired in as many problems as America has. Perhaps she could have learned some of this had she completed her full term as Governor of Alaska.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  174. Phil

    She's not going anywhere because you keep giving her time on the national stage. This isn't news, this is Paparazzi. I'm more conservative than liberal, but she needs to go away.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  175. shyam(new jersey)

    Hi jack,
    Imagine if she becomes president and she has to talk at world summit, probably her hand would be full of notes. how funny?She should concentrate on her kids.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  176. frank

    She should go back to school and educate herself about domestic AND foreign politics!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  177. Lizet

    She should continue to do what she is doing. She has gained tremendous momentum with independent voters.

    So what if she writes on the palm of her hands. Our President cannot speak to a 5th grade class without a teleprompter.

    Palin has proven to be more astute than what the liberals thought.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  178. Mikey Boy

    Continue on the path toward the Republican nomination. Everyone has that right.
    And as a Democrat, I hope she would get the nomination.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  179. debbie

    As a life-long Republican (and I use the term loosely) and as a woman, I can honestly say that Sarah Palin does NOT represent my views! If the GOP keeps promoting people like her I will make the change to an Independent.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  180. Kari

    Stop talking in public.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  181. bob

    Gather up all copies of the book she didn't write.
    Have a large bonfire that could be seen in Russia.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  182. Bob in Beavercreek, Ohio

    Sarah Palin is both a loser and a quitter,Look at her political batting average. Essentially, she is a talking head filled with half truths and spurious information from which she bases her quippy and cutsey rhetoric. She attended more colleges than a twice red shirted football player and finally received a degree in Journalism. Her histrionics are quite appealing to a mere handful of bitter Americans who voted for her Presidential running mate, John McCain and lost. As a Democrat and retired Army Officer, I most certainly would have voted for John McCain had she not been on the ticket. At least he's worn a pair of boots not purchased at a sporting goods store. I say let the Republicans put her on the next Presidential ticket.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  183. Linda...full time RVer...home is where I park it

    Oh, Jack...that is such an open-end question....I can hardly wait for you to read the answers. I think she should invest in a "palm pilot"!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  184. Levi

    Sarah should be a sports commentator! Politics is just not her thing. She needs more time to be a Grandmother.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  185. graesham

    She should stay, makes me realize am not that dumb after all Jack.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  186. Larry Campbell

    Hey Jack! I think she would be better off salmon fishing& moose hunting. Because no one in their right mind would ever take her seriously as a presidential canditate. This woman is a mental case.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  187. CraigF

    Sarah got confused when they told her to write some notes on her Palm Pilot......

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  188. Donna

    Get a new palm pilot.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  189. Kelsie

    I could probably advise her to stop putting the focus Pres. Obama. if I was running for Pres. I don't think little things, like reading off a teleprompter, would be written on my hand. I think the fact that she is any kind of focus is the things that come out of her mouth.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  190. Reza, CA

    Go back to Alaska and take care of family! Perhaps write another book? Anything to keep away from D.C. The last thing we need is distraction in this country.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  191. Felix Otieno

    She ought to mature politically and socially. She is a disgrace to women, especially consindering her blubbing all the time. If she is Republican she needs to be enligtened that the health of American citizens should be a primary issue and not the war overseas. One Republican even went on air and said the war is #1,

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  192. Kenneth E. Tucker

    Sarah should trade voices w/Brenda Vacarro, then I could at least listen to her. Seriously, no one else is bothered by that fingernails on the chalkboard voice?

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  193. Patricia in NH

    Sarah quit her job serving people to serve herself.... I think she needs to buy a t- shirt that says " It's all about me"... She is NOT an asset to the Repubs....

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  194. Kate

    I think Sarah Palin should run for president n the Republican ticket. That should take care of that party for awhile!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  195. Shawntae in Indiana

    I feel she should just go home, be a mother and keep out of the news. She's making a fool out of herself. Our country is in shambles right now and this isn't something that can be fixed in one day. It's going to take years. She doesn't really care about anything anyway. She just wants to get paid and get attention. If she felt so strongly about tax, energy and lifting our spirits, would she really need to write it on her hand? It was a few questions and she couldn't even remember what she wanted to talk about. Pathetic and shameful. I laugh at the thought of her running for any position in the White House because it's a joke. SHE is a joke.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  196. Kenneth Krieger

    Sarah talks like us. If you behaved for a month like Sarah ,your rating might go up. Americans love honesty. She will be the next President.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  197. HonestCitizen-AK

    As a republican, I would advise her to step away from the Podium under the GOP slogan. Throw dirt and it will be thrown back at you.

    This one republican is fed up with her fake manipulation of intelligence and the arrogance of the folksy thingy! She needed a Prompter not the Palmprompter

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  198. Brian


    The fact that I can't think of a way to phrase my feelings that is suitable for television audiences should give you a good idea of what she should do next.

    Boise, Idaho

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  199. Jeff Kay

    Game show host

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  200. Mary H., Owensboro, KY

    Ms. Palin (failed governor) should remember to wash her hands when she leaves the rest room. Oops forgot, this would erase her memory.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  201. Joe The Plumber

    Sarah should go home and study, study, study! But then again as one great politician once said " You can't fix STUPID"

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  202. Laura

    Just saw Charles Barkley on HLN – he said politicians don't care about the people – all they care about is party lines. The republicans will not do what the democrats want because of being on opposite party lines and will go against Obama simply because he is a Democrat. Never mind that the people are suffering. No wonder this country is in such bad shape. It is so sick.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  203. Billy

    To Jarin,

    If you mean the adults in Washington then you should wake up!
    There are no adults in Washington – only liars.....

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  204. Nick KCMO

    Running for president might be the only way to get rid of her. In the slash-and-burn circus of American politics, candidates of real talent and substance get their butts kicked when going for the big prize; a non-entity like Sarah would come back down to earth quicker than Balloon Boy.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  205. Lee

    For dems: Keep talking and please run as the Tea Party nominee for pres. or Republican nominee

    For Republicans: What did we do to desire this? Give us a break, while we are just geting back in the game. Shut the hell up.

    For Independents: Can you bring this show to vegas?

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  206. Elizabeth

    She should quit politics all together. She should be the new spokeswoman for Post-its. Their new marketing slogan could be Don't get "ink-handed", use a post-it!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  207. Magdi Mukhtar


    SP is a gift that keeps giving and we should encourage her to keep doing what she is doing now – SP is a lightweight politician at best and if she and a bunch of disillusioned republicans think they represent a serious challenge to the President at any time then let them keep dreaming – In any media outlet there is a segment or a page or two that provide entertainment “crosswords and funnies that break the serious debate and SP represents that segment – She will never know we are having fun with her and she will never go rouge on us and she will keep on giving since she doesn’t know the difference.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  208. steve in florida

    Wait 2 years, then quit the tea party.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  209. Janis

    She should start a third party with her supporters and run for President. The GOP fears nothing more than Sarah running as a third party candidate. Democrats can sit back and watch the entertainment.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  210. Demetrius

    Palin should take a hard look at the negative seeds that she's sowing. She and the republican party are to blame for the condition of the country because of their stance as the "ney-saying," pessimistic voice within America against all things Obama or Democrat related. There's something very wrong with what she's building her popularity on and if she ever manages to scare enough Americans to vote for her as President, she will quickly discover that the job requires more than the ability to point out flaws, make appearances, and make hard attempts at covering personal inabilities.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  211. Sherri Howard- Port Townsend WA

    When it comes to Palin I simply must quote Forrest Gumps mother
    "Stupid is as Stupid does"

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  212. Mary Hendrix

    Leave Sarah, alone. if you, don't like her,ignore her.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  213. Susan Nidiffer

    Go back to Alaska, subscribe to the newspapers, buy a globe; and visit the history and political autobiography sections in the library. Her lack of knowledge was embarrassing to her party and to women. She sorely under estimates the intelligence of the voters. Sarah is more cheerleader than leader.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  214. Trisha from GA

    Quite simple Jack. I think she should sit down and shut up.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  215. Sandy

    I would advise her to go home and figure out how to cheat without getting caught. Makes you wonder why she had to attend so many colleges to get a degree.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  216. Matthew Chaney

    Sarah Palin should register for some classes at her local community college.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  217. JB

    Sarah Palin must go back to Alaska and spend her riches in peace with her family. It will be a disgrace to have such an incompetent and naive person lead the Repulican party in 2012. If Sarah wants to be taking seriously, she must perhaps debate the "law professor" in the whitehouse about the issues facing Americans unscripted so that we may all formulate our opinions as to whether she is qualified to be the next US president.
    Good Luck Sarah!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  218. Rachel Cowling

    Jack, It apperars that Sarah's husband Todd was so essential to her ability to" govern" in Alaska that perhaps she would want to return the favor and ask him for a job on his fishing boat.I'm sure the crew could "brief" her daily about what to do because I feel sure she certainly has not read any fishing manuels any more than she has read Time, Newsweek or U.S. News and World Report. The main thing this woman needs to do is go away !!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  219. sanchez

    This is just amazing how a country such as America has lowered the
    bar so low' that all we can come up with is a embarrasimg figure
    such as Sarah Palin. I know we want a better and stronger nation,
    but this is scarry. Someone mentioned she should get her GED,
    but I think she should go back to "sandbox"; preferrably in Alaska.

    This woman is a joke. Notes written in the palm of her hand?. Now
    thats the markings of a real World Leader. Shes a dummy, and I guess thats why she thinks she's smart. Empty wagons always
    make a lot of noise. Poor Tea Party followers. the handwriting used
    to be on the wall, Now its in the palm of the HAND.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  220. Betty

    Didn't any of you see her come on the stage Saturday night with a lot of papers in her hand. She put them down on the 'lectern' and while giving her speech was looking down and reading from them. She has the gall to berate our President for his teleprompter.I just wish she would go home to AK where she belongs or better still – her famous statement "shut up and sit down".

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  221. Michael

    Governor Palin needs to go home and stay under a self imposed house arrest, and just stop talking. She is an insult to anyone even with an average intelligence. She will just about guarantee for a loss of whichever Party she runs for. Go home Sarah you are a danger to national security. The media is spending to much time on her.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  222. Chaz

    "Go away, Sarah." That's what I would tell her.

    I would say the same thing to the tea-baggers too.

    We've had enough stupidity.
    Jack, please tell your bosses that we *are tired of it* – tell them not to feed the trolls any more. Please!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  223. Olivier, NY

    First, Jack, she should wash her hands (the ink from those crib notes can get real messy). After that, if Sarah Palin has absolutely any interest in a legitimate political career, then she best educate herself (such as to develop SOME sense of intelligence), cease misplaced, hypocritical criticisms of the Obama Administration, and work towards a set of goals that could actually further her career. I mean, come on; crib notes, HONESTLY? I'll stick to Teleprompter, thank you very much.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  224. Eliizabeth Robinson

    She should have her own 'Tea Party' in Alaska and cook up a big batch of 'moose stew' and just stew away with all those groupies.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  225. mj

    Hello Jack Sarah Palin has been a political nightmare to the GOP and she a palm reader? What are next tarot cards? The tea bags should see the writing on the wall!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  226. Flyingwolf, Manchester NH

    I think Palin, her family, and all followers should move to Bizarro World and leave the rest of us (and the wolves) in peace.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  227. lois

    What's her problem, is she STUPID?

    February 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  228. Tiffany

    Sarah Palin should continue on the road she's traveling. Just like the bridge she denied having built...to NOWHERE! Any person with common sense would know, she lacks intelligence. The media should stop wasting airtime on her foolishnes, and cover what's really important.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  229. Lonnie H. Peery

    To think this woman would have been a heart beat away from the Presidency is unbelieveable to me.I seriously dont think she could have gotten PG if it wasn't a Biologigal function. To condemn a US president for being a Constitutional Law professor being the leader of a country of laws founded on on law(the Constitution) is bizarre. Taking notes on her hand like a elementary student,being a quiter,Maybe theres an opening on two and a halfmen for the character Kandi

    February 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  230. Stephanie

    TO QUIT while she still has an ounce of dignity!! I do NOT understand what anyone sees in this woman! She needs to stop before she further humiliates herself.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  231. Dennis Kaarup

    Come on this lady is totaly out of her element She should never have resigned from the Governor that destroyed what support she had. Get out of politics

    February 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  232. The truth

    What should she do next? Stay the hell out of politics. Don't derail our chance at 2012 Palin. We can't lose with several people, Palin isn't one of them. Hope and Change have been exposed as business as usual and our voters see that.

    We DON'T need Palin screwing that up. We need less of the same, not more of the same.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm |
  233. Mark

    She makes George Bush look like Albert Einstein. Will she just please shut up and go away.? This is the same woman who didn't know there was two Korean countries, didn't flinch (when during the election) she said she would wage war against Russia and still thinks Sadam Hussein was the master mind behind 9/11. If the Republicans vote her as their candidate, it is a direct reflection of how out of tune they are with reality.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm |
  234. Teena

    I would love to see her debate the other people in the Republican party who are better qualified to run for political office. And, debate thos who will STAY in office once elected!
    But, I think she will run on a third party ticket, that of the Tea Baggers and then she won't have to debate anyone

    Seriously, I think she needs to find a different color on ink for her hand!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm |
  235. SAYEED

    You know Jack, if GOP wants to put her on 2012, I would say, "bring it in on ,baby". At least, we can be assure that we are going to have another 4 years with someone who doesn't see Russia from his house. Run Sarah Run to...........where you came from!!!!!!!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  236. Tom Lawrenson

    She should go to Disney World and lead the parade

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  237. Terri-MI

    I would advise her to continue down the road to promote controversy! Because as a republican, I can't wait until she reappears for a bid...Sarah my advice to you is Please stay front and center for all republicans to see the clown show continues...

    @bussman – Wrong!! He was speaking to reporters in a different room...You Lie!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  238. Gloria Williams

    Sarah Palin is not presidential material even though our recent presidents haven't been worth much. We have had "a few good men". She lacks broad scope and in depth knowledge of issues facing our country today. I honestly don't know why or how she is getting all the publicity. She is certainly not a Hilary Clinton!!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  239. Mike

    I would tell her not to make an idiot out of herself, but obviously she would not listen to the advice I would give...

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  240. L Miranda-Roure

    I don't know if its the media coverage what has given Sara Palin celebrity status, or if she really has struck a cord with a large portion of americans. However I think we shouldn't dismiss her so quickly, after all americans voted for George Bush twice and didn't see anything wrong with him until far into his second term, if so.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  241. pat hamilton

    Silly, sassy,senseless Sarah has a brilliant career ahead of her at Fox Network (omit News),

    There she can rake in the big bucks alongside those other demagogues (mostly male) whose followers remind us every day how dearly we have come to pay for an uneducated and under educated American Public.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  242. Patrick G. from Countryside Illinois

    You can't get a silk purse out of a... well, you know. It's really not that surprising as everything else in this great country gets dumbed down that we get a Queen of the Dumbed Down. Why is it that when educated people talk and use words correctly, the dumb ones always make fun and say " They're not like us". You're right! They can actually use their brains to figure things out logically – you can't and blindly follow anyone who busts the ones who can really affect change. She is a joke, a creation of the media who is beginning to believe that she really is SOMEONE,. Yeah, someone to the voters in Alaska. Leave a job that give you some actual experience for the real world of TV and talk shows.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  243. don, Dayton OH

    I'm kind of shocked that anybody cares what becomes of her at this point. In fact, most people just wish she would go away and I happen to be one of them.
    Unless, of course, she wants to stick around and embarrass the republicans even further than she has. I'm all for that.
    But of course, Fox News is where all insignificant righties go to perpetuate propaganda and fade off into obscurity.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  244. George

    She should write a book and start a lunatic, Taliban-style cult. Oops... she's already done that.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  245. Marvin Rhodes

    Go back to Alaska and make the residents of Wasilly as miserable as when she was maor.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  246. Nya (from California)

    Sarah Palin did not know there is no problem with using speech aid, teleprompter or crib notes. This is why she criticized Obama for using teleprompter; and, by doing so she exposed her vulnerability. She can not even remember her own priority (Energy, Budget cuts, Tax, Lift American Spirit) off head. What a leader that be being soaked in ink in the White House. Sarah, be honest with yourself and appreciate that you have a leader that is smart and intelligent.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  247. roz

    please jack, never, ever, let up on sarah palin. she is a joke and an embarrassemnt. in a way i like that she is so stupid, but in another way i just want her to go back to alaska and shut up. keep up the good work and thank you for saying what others are afraid to say. why they are afraid i do not know. i am tired of people being so P.C. P.C.'ness will be our undoing. we need more people like YOU.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  248. Illinois Blue Dog

    She should take up hunting again. With all the money she has been making since she quit on the people of Alaska, she can buy her own helicopter and shoot some wolves from the sky.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  249. Hardy

    Become the new spokesperson for Palm.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  250. Paul Kraemer

    I would advise Sarah Palin to: 1)Get a divorce and marry Rush Limbaugh, they are a perfect match. 2)Denounce U.S. citizenship and become a Russian, where she can SEE more clearly from, but not heard from. 3)Have her tongue surgically removed. 4) ALL THE ABOVE.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  251. Sally Agnone

    Hi Sarah! that old "hopey" "changey" thing is working just fine for me. I now have hope that the rest of theworld respects again now that we have changed Presidents. I now have hope that we are going to stop terrorists because we changed where we are fighting the war-to the right place. I now have hope that the economy is changing around because the stimulus saved us from 25% unemployment. I now have hope for a college education, better pay for women, health care for children , etc.,etc., because of all the legislation passed in Obama's first year in office. Ya, I'm feelin real good right now. So my advice for you is go back to Alaska and go fishin and huntin and and I'll betcha you'll have a lot more luck doin that then you will runnin for President!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  252. Terry in Texas

    It is amazing to me that so many in the news media is making such a big deal about teleprompters and crib notes. It's not a stage play where you have to remember your lines. It's (hopefully) information for the citizenship. Information that we need to start making some smarter choises on who we put in government. Besides, don't the talking heads all use teleprompters and notes. Just a little hypocracy there.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  253. Tina Stockton

    Sarah Palin needs to stick to her Fox news gig where she won't need to write notes on her hand. After her various 2008 interviews with journalists and, more recently, discovering she didn't know the reason why there existed a North and South Korea (maybe she thought it was like the Dakotas or the Carolinas), I will never be convinced she has the intelligence, astuteness and experience for any national office.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  254. Marvin Rhodes


    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  255. Brian from ohio

    Reading from scribble on her hands?And she criticized President Obama for using a teleprompter?She obviously lacks the common sense to use one herself.Stupidity is contagious and we don't need any more of that in Washington.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  256. Tim in Texas

    As soon as John McCain picked this woman as VP, he legitimized lunacy. Now it's called the 'tea party' and it's headed up by Palin, Beck, Bachman, Perry, Tancredo, and Limbaugh - the nuttiest of the nuts. I say keep on talking Sarah, you expose what this movement is really all about - disgruntled, undereducated, white folks who think that they are the only 'real Americans' - basically what used to be called the Republican Right-Wing nuts.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  257. Alberta Treadway

    Oh, an jack-I don't think Alaska is in love with Mrs palin any longer. The luster wore off, an the trueth sank in. I'm not sure if they want her back any more. After all she left a mess for them to clean up there, too.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  258. JohnInAustin

    Sarah Palin needs to take the time to write a second book. The book could be entitled, "How To Raise A Child That Has A Child While She Is Still A Child." Better yet, why not "Abstinence: It's Great for Other People's Kids." Another book deal will be enough to satisfy her monetary aspirations.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  259. Steve K

    Well, lets see Jack

    Here we have a woman who writes a few words on the palm of her hand to keep her on track and can deliver an hour speech with no problem.

    On the other hand we have a president who can't give a speech to 12th graders without a teleprompter nor can he understand that the word "corpsman" is not pronounced corps man"

    What does that tell you? I would advise her to write on hter hand the next time she give a speech "See, no Teleprompter"

    Lets see what the critics will say then.

    Steve from Stockbridge, Ga

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  260. Jack Shenandoah,Pa

    Jack, she's got to run for President, youbetcha! Can't sit at home shootin' moose and squirrel, nosirree. Lots of fixin' the country to do.
    Can't wait for the debate things, got lots of good stuff for America.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  261. peter b.

    Maybe she should try some of that "hopey changey" talk with Iran.

    The response would more than likely be "hopey nukie".

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  262. KG, Twin Cities, MN

    She needs to keep her day job. She isn't intellectually curious, isn't educated, doesn't understand foreign policy and is woefully ignorant on so many things. She isn't qualified to be President of Fox News, let alone the USA. Yeah, keep the day gig.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  263. Len in Washington

    Well, since she wants to start a war with Iran how about she enlists and volunteers to be "First on the Beach" or if that doesn't suit her then maybe she should be a Waterboarder at Guantanamo or since she's so opposed to entitlement programs maybe she should try living on foodstamps for a while and see how that "starvey, hopelessey feeling" works out for her.
    Yeah, right.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  264. Shoryu

    Quite frankly, Palin's next step should be finding someone to cryogenically freeze her and launch her into deep space so that we'll be rid of her tiresome hatemongering. She's just this malignant blot that creeps around spewing mindless vitriol, complaining and antagonizing and inciting fear, distrust, and hatred, while not offering any real solutions.
    "How's that hope-y, change-y stuff workin' out for ya?" Really? As if any of Palin's "contributions" have helped; they seem to be anti-hope and anti-(reasonable)change thus far.
    It would be a sad state of affairs indeed if Palin were the Republican nominee for President in 2012. She clearly is not cut out for politics; it would be like the movie "Man of the Year," where a comedian with no experience is elected President.
    There was a time when her ignorance and ridiculous commentary were funny. Now it's just irritating and inflammatory and completely unnecessary. Whenever her name pops up on the news, I know it's going to be an eye-roller. She needs to realize that she's just not the one for the job; she had her time in the spotlight, and now it's time for her to step off the stage for good...or at least until she starts acting like a credible politician and not some "Jill Six-Pack" doing stand-up roasts of Obama every time she makes an appearance.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  265. john Besselievre

    If anyone is so dense that they would believe this woman has any leadership skills, then sure, then let those Teabaggers follow her into obscurity. If she is the social media's answer to politics, then we need to re-tool. What to do next, get the facts correct, do some soul searching finding some middle ground, quit being a self centered fraud, and please get lost off the US political stage. As an independent who does not like the current GOP politics of "NO", I would welcome Sarah as the GOP candidate just so they would fail and implode. Go away Sarah, GOP, play ball and lets move forward.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  266. Kathleen, Omaha

    I was so happy to see Palin is still planning to run for President and that the Tea Partiers unanimously love her. The Repubs will be afraid to pick a better candidate and Obama will win. Putting up with annoyance is a small price to pay for this.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  267. Mark

    go back to AK and build an igloo...better yet, run for Pres in 2012 and then any other party would be guaranteed a win.. unless the corporations that the Supreme Court just ok'd unlimited contributions, made her Pres..

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  268. joanne

    Sarah Palin should go home.

    She's a nobody with nothing to say.
    Please CNN cut back on coverage for Sarah Palin she doesn't warrant any.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  269. Steve Eckert

    If she did finish her degree, assuming she did not "move on" before graduation like she moved on from being Governor, she should use her degree to find a real job. Wasn't her degree in Sports Journalism?
    She should be reading the sports to me, not stringing together semi-clever sound bites that mean nothing at all.
    Steve, Albuquerque

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  270. Shawn R

    So by her own admission she needs to have someone hold her hand and teach her about politics and economics??? WOW!! and you people want her to run our country???

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  271. James

    It surprises me that anyone take Sarah Palin seriously. Her speeches are little more than shameless rants and the mindless reiteration of slogans and one liners. Even with notes written on her palm she doesn't sound like a person who really understands the issues.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  272. Mary Ann DeMott Baykowski

    Go back to snowland, stay there, forget about politics for Sarah, aka Cotten Candy all fluff, no substance.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  273. Monica Johnson

    What Sarah Palin should do next:
    Take a Basic Speech class in any community college or adult school
    Add a Thesaurus to your basic book list
    Add any book to your list
    Complete at least one job you tackle
    Sit in on a Fifth Grade classroom
    Go on the show, “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader”
    Open a U.S. History textbook
    Learn your lines, any Basic Acting class will give you techniques
    My list is getting too long but she has advisers who get paid for this! She should be getting better at something. After all, she is on Fox News and we know their quality. Oh, by the way, get a real resume.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  274. Tim in Kansas City

    Sara aught to educate herself on the facts.She is void of knowledge when it comes to facts...
    Go home Sara, count your cash – write another book, build some cabins....damn do something that requires your limited level of education, wisdom and common sense.
    Oh better yet lead the TEA party – Republican party clearing the way to a certain win in 2012 for the Democratic party.
    Enough said go now please.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  275. Jim

    I'm curious, Jack...the comments here are overwhelmingly negative towards Sarah...which comments did you read on the air (I'm at work and can't see or listen).

    Did you let your viewers know that 99% of CNN viewers think Sarah Palin is a joke?

    I hope so...because she is. I think it's about time that journalists begin calling her out for the oportunist she is. She's certainly no presidential material and obviously, not governor material either.



    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  276. rickster

    i think she should sit down and shut up. nothing comes from her mouth but falsehoods. it takes a real piece of work to take jabs at a man for using a teleprompter while reading the words off of a teleprompter.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  277. aliandsons

    She will be wonderful pretty attractive female president.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  278. Lois Atlanta, Ga

    No, seriously she should return to Alaska, and let Todd send her e-mails on running the country. I am embarrased for all women when I see her on T.V. Okay Sarah, run in 2010 the Democrat party would have a ball!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  279. Michael,Toronto

    Her middle name could very well be Ebola (political kind).
    Shame on John McCain to expose the world to this political virus.
    Well, we know that we have no defense yet for it, but we should not
    give up.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  280. Joan B. Elias

    How about going home and taking care of her family? She's
    so family oriented? I can't imagine leaving my husband, children
    and family to chase money and politics.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  281. Jay

    What would I advise her to do? I'd advise her to go back to Alaska and disappear from the public eye. This person does not have the credentials to be on the national stage and she doesn't have a clue on what matters most. Sure she can say the right thing at the right time to play to the "ULTRA" conservatives in this country, however, that is what she is doing PLAYING.

    To me it is amazing that nothing is her fault. McCain's staffers write books about her and she dismisses what they have to say because they didn't brief her. The wardrobe – she had no clue etc etc.

    Then she condemns Obama's teleprompter (which he OPENLY USES) while writing notes on her hand and acting like nobody is going to catch on that she is looking at her hand. Obama isn't hiding his use of notes and who doesn't use notes when speaking in public? But why condemn and try to hide your own? What is the point?

    Then there is the R word! Obama's Chief of Staff uses it and he is using a racial slur. Rush Limbaugh uses it and she defends saying it was Satire.

    Scott Brown is a hero for winning Massachusetts (which I am glad that he did and I think the world of him) but she never condemns him for Pornography for Cosmo. Yet Levi the father of her grandchild is a pornograher for posing nude.

    This woman has so many double standards you have to wonder if she ever gets DIZZY for turning and spinning so much!

    This country doesn't need her and anyone that likes her I question your Sanity.

    Scott Brown in 2012!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  282. Gene Hubbard

    I say run for the President of the Great US of A and I will vote for you.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  283. Jamie D

    Though I'm not a fan of either party – at least the Dems have a whip cracker in Hillary. I think "the right is wrong, and the left is stupid", sorry no offense fellow commentors of either side. But can't the GOP rally around someone who can handle Hillary? Not that she's in the running – but ya know – for comparison's sake. Sarah Palin needs to leave the political arena or follow in the footsteps of Huckabee. Either way – she's no sister I'm looking up to.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  284. Ann Yates

    Cafferty – most news medias are after Palin for anything and everything she says or does – twisting it to make her look "BAD". I think she is absolutely fabulous! She says what I think along with MANY other LEGAL patriotic Americans. Thank goodness for FOX News for telling the "TRUTH" and having spokes-people give definite wrong ways this country is headed and the many, many, many, many flaws of the obama/democratic government. The Tea Parties have been up front in bringing the many errors of the present administration and yet the fool obama continues on his moronic way to destroy us. The USA cannot afford or continue this disastrous ride.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  285. Ian Kirton

    Jack, send Sara Palin to Canada, she will fit in with the other "Useful Idiots" we have running this Country.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  286. julie

    Today I tried to find her credentials on the net and discovered she attended 4 schools in 5 years only obtaining a BA after all that. Perhaps she should have stuck to the beauty queen scenario. It's understandable that she would be contemptuous of someone like Obama who actually has some credentials. We should be thankful that we have someone who can read a tellaprompter and who is qualified to give educated opinions on the problems we are facing. Go back to Alaska if they we take her.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  287. Tam

    She should go home, and get some kind of couselling for her hubris and narcissism and overblown ego. It's scary that she does not realize how inept and unprepared she is fof any office. Take care of your kids, Sarah, and stop carrying your baby as if he were a sack of potatoes. Hold him to yourself, his face facing you, not crunching his belly with your arm and him flailing out to the wind. Babies need to be cuddled, they need to see their mother's face and feel her heart, not see the outside.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  288. Preston

    I think she should do exactly what she is doing.....making the left go completely insane. The left doesn't know what to do with her now that she left Alaska politics and can't sue her and Alaska into oblivion. The left wants to demean her by hurling personal insults about the writing on the hand when they see the writing on the wall about Obama using a teleprompter talking to 12 year olds! I don't think she will run in 2012, but I think she do plenty of damage right where she is at!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  289. David

    Go hike the Appalachian Trail......by herself.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  290. Ellen Tybin

    Please Jack spare us from more of the Palin Puke! This woman needs to go home and raise her kids. Not that IMO she is qualified to do that either.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  291. Michael

    How about disappear. She owes all her current presence to John McCain picking her for Veep. Pure and simple. Failing that she would still be a no name invisible governor of Alaska.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  292. Mike in New Orleans

    Palin should do what she's been doing: stay in the media spotlight, keep repeating vague ideological phrases without proposing any specific solutions, and give the right wing nutjobs the ear candy they want. She'll make millions on Fox News, and might just be the next leader of the free world!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  293. Barbara in Philly

    Go back to the turkey farm Sister Sarah. To condemn our President for being intelligent and articulate is ludicrous! Are you suggesting we should have YOU in the Oval Office with your lack of history and reality exhibited in your speeches? I'd prefer to have a Command-in-Chief with a Law Degree than a Journalism major who can't memorize her 'own' personal, core beliefs without writing it in her hand.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  294. Evanne

    Go back to junior high school...and learn about proper grammer and take the opportunity to brush up on US goverment.
    Then, who knows what is next?.....high school???

    February 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  295. Vera, Toronto, Canada

    Go home and keep an eye on Putin.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  296. JO from Florida

    Sarah continues with her "folksy" demeanor and has proven to be an embarrassment to the Republican Party. I cannot understand why the Party keeps pushing her into the spotlight when she has absolutely nothing intelligent to offer. She's only good for "Obama bashing" and nothing more. I would strongly suggest that she go back to Alaska, take care of her family, and go fishing with her husband. She is not capable of handling anything else! All those Tea Party enthusiasts who paid $560 and more to attend could have put their money to better use.........if they have all that money to throw around and waste time, they are obviously not representative of the average American family in today's economy. How desperate is the Republican Party getting????

    February 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  297. fey

    Thank you Jack for being realistic and highly observant. It is rather unfortunates that the likes of Rick and his other Republicans thinks the Americans are DD (dumb and daft) so they have decided to come up with a so called Tea Party since they cannot face the Americans after 8 years of crumbling the country. I am a strong supporter of constructive criticism which will be beneficial to the nation. President Obama's policies that would not benefit America should be criticized, but not for someone like Sarah Palin who cannot answer questions meant for a fifth grader thereby writing on her palm. The Republicans have strongly opposed this administration from inception because they lost the last election not because they love America(ns) and they are selfish

    February 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  298. George M. Prescott

    Repeat the sixth grade

    February 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  299. Ron R

    We already have enough nitwits in Congress, we do not need anothet one in the White House. Let her go moose hunting

    February 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  300. Louis

    Finish her GED

    February 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm |