'Maverick' Palin vs. 'Quasi Reality' Show
Former Alaska governor takes on the media's coverage of GOP candidates, Chris Christie buzz, Herman Cain's success and her own aspirations for 2012
Sep 27, 2011
Former Alaska governor takes on the media's coverage of GOP candidates, Chris Christie buzz, Herman Cain's success and her own aspirations for 2012
Sep 27, 2011
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You're not review where this bad you'd be fired.
Gallup has a government job reviewing here it is most Americans 81%.
To the federal government is doing eight crummy job.
Now that's a 42% increase over the last ten years.
So should everyone in Washington a pink -- former Alaska governor -- -- pound is here tonight good evening governor.
Hi Greta how are you.
-- out of four did this -- I am curious though about this is that it's for about umpteenth time it appears that governor Chris Christie.
Is saying He is not going to run for president -- states in fact even -- brother was quoted today as saying.
If he's lying to me about running -- stunned as I've ever been in my life He says that the governor is not running your thoughts on that.
I think that we can take.
Governor Christie at his word and say you know he's been saying for years now his first year in office that He was not interested in the presidency and I think -- kind of put the nail in the coffin of speculation that He would run by that'd be an announcement that He meet today.
What's interesting I always think people who are not not race I guess not always but sometimes said they get you.
A lot of encouragement from others a lot of glowing reports and He certainly has been pushed by and and many Republicans.
-- but also just many in the media because for many in the media this is like a reality show I think news weekend -- an article came out yet -- -- really nailed it when they said that there -- media outlets that.
-- -- this reality show this intrigue and who's going to be the next flavor of the week it may prop somebody up in order to crush the person it seems.
Later on but I I think that a lot of the push for Chris Christie and four others -- -- not just from those within the party but those.
Inside baseball -- within the media.
Really isn't an issue because it I guess the sort of -- question -- how should we cover these races and the speculation how much is -- election.
How do we know yet what we're not pitting one against the other 200 developing issues -- Even the debates sometimes look a little bit like would put up on like almost like -- I'd -- actually -- gave my back contest but.
We may get the information for them for the voters so how should we do that's.
We do the challenges in this up very quickly changing news cycle world that we are -- You know there's a lot of information out there there's a lot of white noise out there and the viewers and readers and really have to -- beat the -- themselves trying to find out what's -- important information out there I am a proponent all of the media.
Providing as much coverage of candidates in order to get these candidates as possible we learned our -- -- in electing Barack Obama who was not vetted.
-- by the media the media did not do its job I believe the last go around so.
Learned a lesson now work.
Embracing of as much information and vetting of every candidate as possible but again I do believe that there's a lot of entertainment value and ratings.
Value involved in this.
I'm quite -- reality show that is being created through the GOP primary at this point if it's.
It's quite fascinating -- in pristine a lot of viewers a lot of readers we don't have time to you know -- sit in front of the TV 24 hours a day and and try to get all the most important information so.
You know wherever filtering it ourselves and taking what's important to us and making decisions based on that.
Try to turn this poll that I just read a second ago 81% say the federal government is doing an eight crummy -- -- that's up 42%.
Over the last ten years -- now that seven equal opportunity now that -- and the Democrats or Republicans I think -- sane and since everybody in government.
How how how do we turn that around.
-- first I think 81% of Americans are realizing that we have politicians who are spending our money recklessly.
And we've said enough is enough and you have to be pink -- sent to -- politicians who are so disconnected from what's going on in the real world.
What's going on in the real world which outside the political beltway they called flyover country I guess the heartland of America is.
We're having a tough time finding jobs and keeping jobs in believing that our economy is going to be solvent and it we won't be a country on a road towards bankruptcy.
And this disconnect that we're seeing made manifest in our politicians in Washington DC where they're just incurring more debt.
And -- -- more regulations which killed more jobs.
And Mara I'm just engaging in these nonsensical policies like Obama's new jobs bill quote unquote jobs bill that he's proposing we're seeing -- disconnected -- -- You just don't get -- politicians.
You really are.
Absent from what's going on in the real world where we have to balance our budgets and we have to be productive in order to make it make that bottom line.
And you know we have to live within our means and -- and that the elites in a far away place and institutions in Washington DC -- are not living in the real world.
How does fill up politician though.
Connect with the people and they get it across -- doesn't this sound like more like blob blob blob.
When a politician gets up on air prime many less concerned about the answers for the politician as we know these people for better for worse so well and what they're gonna -- -- quite predictable but.
How -- politician actually connect with someone in the heartland for instance.
That's a great question I think what helps us for that politician.
The real people of America the working class those.
Who make up the majority of Americans who are still extremely concerned about the direction our country.
Hurricane look at why he's doing so well right now he's.
I guess you could say -- with all due respect the flavor of the week because.
Thirteen is the one up there who doesn't look like he's part of that permanent political class -- -- He came from a working class family he's had to make it on his own all these years we respect that that happened automatic connection with the electorate -- we say we can relate to him He knows the issues the problems that we face every day.
And he's determined to do something about he's not.
-- -- He doesn't seem.
Two that allow us to be disenchanted with what it is that he's proposing because what He proposes in terms of solutions Greta for our economy.
Are based on time tested truth and common sense and and true economic principles that will work so.
-- her -- -- a good example of a connection with the voters and why his message good messenger he's resonating with the people.
Why isn't isn't about -- I am watching the -- us tropical votes in Florida you're talking Herman -- winning by eight trounced basically governor Perry and governor robbing the two discipline exposed front runners.
Is that the media was so shocked this they seem so surprised.
And I'm absurd curious as estimate as to what extent.
You know the media doesn't really go out and talk the American people and and I wonder if.
-- we are not surprised that He as a messenger of common sense conservative pro US constitution principles is doing well.
Many of the elites in the media were shocked and and you know I think it's kind of humorous to see the way that that the media is covering these candidates let me -- it an example of this.
Earlier today -- on Fox News.
He had a host to said.
As Sarah Palin in the show in the Paula she's way way down there in the polls.
Kind of scratching my head -- -- on another network on CNN just the other day they showed a poll where I was like within five.
Points of President Obama I was doing well I've much better than many of the other candidates and -- -- -- and misinformation.
Hundred leaking information from.
I even post here on this this network it it's self.
Adds to I guess.
The disconnect even not just the permanent political class but many in the media also because sometimes they don't do their homework.
And many times a host -- reporter they have their own agenda and they interject their agenda in the information they're providing their viewers and readers so.
Did surprise me here lately about the -- team was doing well but certainly surprised many in the media because sometimes they don't do their homework and they do perpetuate misinformation.
I want attracted to a little homework and you since you raise the topics it seems fair game I actually have some notes from a near times out of goes up from today.
It says a recent poll has you trailing pres Obama.
I have -- four points for some reason my memories of five point so that's a New York Times today says four point -- a little homework so that brings up.
-- fair issue and that's a question of it's also reported in the article that there's a lot of chatter that you're going to make a decision very soon.
In fact even something went out to donors -- your quote I think on the verge of making a decision whether to run or not.
I -- -- what's the latest on that.
Well I don't know what.
Went out to voters that it said that I'm on the -- judge thank you British FIR -- -- A different logistical reasons so yes certainly.
Decisions have to be made I think that's why Chris Christie it made his statements -- his brother at least made his statements for him today.
Because you have to get your ducks lined up in order to get your name on our doubts and decisions have to be made it in.
And expedient manner.
I'm gonna keep repeating no -- -- It through my process of decision making with my family and with my close friends as to whether I should throw my name in the hat for the GOP.
Nomination -- not been for 2012.
-- -- -- -- Worth it it it does a -- shackle a person.
Are they someone like means maverick you know I -- go -- I column like I see it I don't mind stirred it up in order to get people thought.
Think it -- eight aggressively.
-- and come to find solutions to the problems that are our country's facing somebody like me.
Is a -- and is a campaign to push actually does that prohibit me from -- out there.
-- out of a box not allowing handlers to she -- me into it.
Forced my message to be wet donors are what contributors or what political pundits want it to be.
Hat does a -- don't take away my freedom to call -- like I see it.
And to effect positive change we need in this country that's the biggest big companies -- peace in my process.
Here's a thinking -- is that there's no question you can -- the media I read also in my homework today.
That there's a lot of speculation because you haven't -- have been on your FaceBook page and ten days that you're thinking of running.
And I I suppose if you were on your FaceBook and Twitter page to be saying the same thing and does look like she's gearing up and try to.
We eat you know it either way they're gonna be talking and chatting about you and you can trade that affect.
But the fact is if you want -- -- a foreign policy situation like against Israel and and our relationship to the prime minister Netanyahu He can't it can't be on the sideline you know broken things and then doing things and drive in the medium mad.
To create -- and that a change there because.
The policy of the United States does matter is certainly on an international.
Well let's take an example of our relationship with Israel it may be might affect dean of a positive or negative.
Position that -- that America would take in terms of supporting our number one ally in the world Israel.
-- -- etc.
just sit back throwing stones of writing on FaceBook or or Twitter about what I -- it yet you take action I took action I whenever Israel I had dinner with the prime minister and his family.
When we -- -- a good relationship there and I was able to express what I believe the majority of Americans still in terms of our relationship with Israel in speaking with the prime minister and I told him that we do support Israel.
And if He were to hear or perceived that -- that.
Our government is is kind of poking our ally in the -- well don't believe that that is.
The boys the majority the American people we are their friends and that's an example -- Not just -- back rattling cages in the media but actually doing something about an issue that needs to be addressed.
Except -- material wants to -- mean yes you can have -- -- that way I agree that believes this is an example is that.
If you I if you watch the -- at night -- or anybody as you can probably and sit down with president -- Mahmoud Abbas and the prime minister.
Netanyahu may be together may be in separate rooms is -- there is there is a bigger platform.
And being president.
Then been sort of someone who is you know driving in an issue -- in -- debate about say -- without value of just say that there's more power.
There's also though the belief that I have had some fight started in public office twenty years ago you don't need a title to make a difference truly.
-- in campaign mode so often a candidate certainly this is where I was in the VP campaign.
Be molded being shaped.
Credit being caricatured.
By those around you which prohibits the freedom that one needs it to really make a difference and influence and Begin some aggressive debate that is needed so -- -- you know that's that's a debate right -- itself whether it titlist needed to make a difference or someone can be -- can be an average can be passionate about issues.
And yet people -- think.
Very wisely about the decisions and the candidates that that we need in order to make good decisions for our country.
Which is the best place for that individual to be.
I want quick question of a change topics do you think you could win.
You I had I wouldn't I have -- had gone this far in -- thinking about whether to -- or not -- -- had -- not have the confidence to.
Believe that Americans are ready for someone out of the box certainly outside of the permanent political class.
Who wants to -- Crony capitalism and say no empowerment of the individual our families are small businesses someone who was a proponent of that like me could win.
All right now change topics -- the terms of the Republicans feel totally off field but on this -- -- it.
How do you how does any candidate whether it's a democratic -- -- President Obama or public and that -- to have.
Reached the independents because from wall that chatter and the other other ones are gonna make this decision of the next president.
What's the -- show -- reach without sort of the use show blob blob blob that we always hear how do you reach them.
Well we have to remember that independents make up the majority of American voters ads.
Independents are busy living their lives -- their families running their businesses they don't want to be bogged down with as saying that.
Infighting within the Republican Party that's going on it it instead of hearing the bickering within.
The Republican Party itself as are all on stage beaten up on each other just -- right into that liberals.
Handbook there in there in their play book.
We have to focus for independence on what the problem is the problem today is Barack Obama's socialist leaning.
Failed policies that will bankrupt this country independents want to know that Republicans get it that that Republican candidate.
Get sick it very basic very simple very common sense time tested truths that can be applied towards solutions.
Independents they're not think it.
Bogged down with -- inside baseball stuff that goes aren't they just want to know that we are sensible that we understand economic principles and that we know what works to get the economy -- again.
I'm Greta -- are put up a poll asked what why people vote social issues are economic this time overwhelming in favor of economic issues that some people are really worried about and that's and I -- a predictable result.
But I'm sort of curious if and I think it's you -- -- just understand the late date.
But if for instance -- president Bob -- to -- everything Iran unemployment goes down of housing starts up.
A great stability in the Dow everything changed and -- Ayatollah upward trend and all the economic indicators -- you support him.
No now He is He has a track record of failure He has a track record and actually believing that European -- socialist.
Policies would work in the United States of America act which -- -- this atrophy of our foundation a free markets and free men.
Now He has proven to me into so many other Americans that.
No no matter what happens in the next fourteen months.
A Barack Obama is not to -- one He is not the savior of our country or our economy absolutely not I would not support him.
Governor thank you nice -- -- Thanks so much -- talking --
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