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While the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination officially got in the race this week.
Most of the focus was on a potential candidate who hasn't made her intentions known yet.
We continue our 20121.
On one interview series with former Governor Sarah Palin who joins us from Arizona and governor welcome back to FOX News Sunday.
Thank you so much Chris.
Let's start with the economy and the bad news on Friday just 54000.
Jobs were added in made the lowest number and eight months.
Unemployment rose to nine point 1%.
When that yet add that to the port numbers on growth.
All on house thing on manufacturing.
Where are we in this recovery.
And you add to -- at the fact that this quantitative easing whining to hasn't worked and we're talking about QE three already and the devalued dollar is.
An addition to this problem.
I you don't President Obama tried to explain to the public the other day that this is just bump in the road but you know you try -- -- that bump in the road.
Analogy to those families out there trying to keep their homes trying to keep their businesses afloat trying to.
Fund their child's college education and just fuel up their own vehicle and the people will tell you it's not a bump in the road we've hit a brick wall so.
We know what the problem is you just rammed through some of the stats that explain what the problem is now we really need to start talking about the solutions.
We need to start ramping up growth industry.
Production in the private sector or this sinking ship that we are fine.
Will soon the drowning in debt to -- in an additional economic problems when you start talking about the solutions.
I'm gonna get to the solutions and a minute but President Obama and his advisors note that in fact that the trend lines have been good that the economy the private sector is out -- one.
Million jobs in the last few months let's take a look at what he sat.
We're facing some tough judgments.
-- its high gas prices the earthquake in Japan.
And unease about the European fiscal situation.
That's gonna happen from time to time they're going to be bumps on the road -- -- And while may was certainly about bond the president says that the that that the trend lines the general trend of the economy -- in positive.
The mother vapor was tapped to weigh in there were good jobs added to the marketplace -- but remember that was.
McDonald's out there with their big push to hire fifty some thousand people -- I think there were some numbers skewed.
At last month to.
The point is this administration has got to be honest and candid with the American public bottom line is their plans for.
Bigger government more federal control over our private sector more regulations and burdensome mandates on -- on the people went on our businesses.
It's not working and we do need to shift gears and change course and is very noble of President Obama to want to stay at the -- and need to go down with this sinking ship but.
I -- many Americans prefer the start plug in the hole that we start powering up the Bilge pump and and start getting rid of this unsustainable debt that is sinking our ship we don't have to go the way of the Titanic and there are things that have to be.
Put in place right now before this this ship does does think we don't have to keep going down the road that we're going on today.
Let's talk about the debate because what Republicans are saying about what to do next Republicans are.
As sound and it was familiar were frank -- refrain cut spending and cut taxes cut regulation.
Democrats night promote exports targeted.
Investments and that big spending cuts would actually from -- people lot of work question what would president -- do specifically.
To boost the economy.
I would go the opposite direction of what these Democrats and President Obama have already tried at least to would have -- -- -- he tried the nearly trillion dollar stimulus package.
And we still have a nine point 1% unemployment we still have about a 17%.
And we are incurring more and more debt as we speak Chris so it's just not working what president Palin would do.
Is cut that federal budget making sure.
That we're not crowding out private sector investment.
And we will cut that spending it went we have no choice what where we're going broke we're going bankrupt we have absolutely no choice.
And kept the burdensome regulations and mandates that really.
Quash an entrepreneurial spirit and that in America and do burden our businesses and create uncertainty and that's where we're kind of stuck in neutral right now why businesses can't expand.
I would cut taxes.
Second highest corporate tax rate in the world -- -- burdened with -- we need to cut that to.
-- incentivizing businesses to stay here in our shores in America and and not -- outsource all these jobs and opportunities and then.
One of the most important things Chris that we have got to engage in this.
Our domestic energy production opportunities.
It does come down to drill baby drill in addition to a all of the above.
Energy -- policy.
That really is nonexistent in the Obama administration energy is the key to prosperity.
To security and until we start tapping our domestic conventional and alternative sources of energy we're never gonna get there.
And you've talked about the fact that we're going broken I think everybody would agree -- let's turn to the issue with the national debt because you say.
You don't believe Treasury Secretary Geithner when he talks about this drop dead date.
About -- after flee if we failed to raise the debt limit by August 2.
But but governor this week Moody's said that they are going to lower our credit rating for -- -- Unless we raise the limit the debt limit by August 2 and also they -- they may lower our credit rating if we fail to come up with a serious.
So question is wouldn't that be a financial disaster.
I don't believe Timothy Geithner as he cries wolf for the fourth time now telling us that there is a drop dead date and crisis -- -- Su win.
And economic woes will befall us even greater than they already art if we don't increase the debt limit he's told us this.
A couple of times -- fact I believe it's four times now what are absolutely silent about and what they're saying.
-- message is very powerful and that should be the warning to the American public.
To make sure that we are electing congressmen and women who hold the purse strings in this nation.
To quit incurring the debt we raking in 68 billion dollars a day our federal government via payroll taxes and other revenue sources.
If we prioritized.
Into that 68 billion dollars a day and service our debt we don't have to raise that -- -- -- We we can make sure that we are funding.
That the debt service at our highest priorities first and other things are gonna have to wait Chris again we have no choice at -- it's common sense I just gonna -- I'm I'm -- you're so you're saying no DL for deficit reduction.
Don't raise the debt let.
I I haven't.
I know with the debt ceiling will be raised whether I want it to be raised or not there is a majority in congress both sides of the child that will raise the debt ceiling if I weren't -- so.
I would be a no vote to -- that debt ceiling.
I would send that message that it is failed leadership in the White House and it with our elected officials when they have allowed us to get to this breaking point if you will that Moody's is warning about -- so I would vote no one on the debt ceiling increase.
It's just gonna allow the big spenders.
Another tool to continue to increase -- so I believe that the debt -- will be -- but for those who already committed to voting for it they better get -- -- out of it for we the people.
They'd better get a balanced budget they'd better get a commence rate cuts in federal spending.
That -- equate to that increases in debt because you're gonna keep incurring more and more how about people like come.
Senator -- a Democrat from.
Alaska he better get even more in this deal opening another domestic source of energy up there in Alaska when he votes yes for increasing the debt ceiling on the these folks had better get something out of it.
All right let me move you -- to another subject do you support congressman Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare.
I do and I have from day one this will save Medicare it will save the safety net of health care coverage.
That our esteemed elders in this country need I am very frustrated with Democrats and with the media trying to -- Paul Ryan's.
Efforts here in trying to save and shore up.
Because what's being spy and Chris is this this.
Misconception that he's trying to do away with Medicare know what's going to do away with Medicare is if we keep going down the road that we're on but Obama evidently wants is to go down because.
We will have a basic wrapped Medicare system there will be no safety net and -- we shored up -- Paul Ryan is attempting to do.
But governor what about the nonpartisan.
Congressional Budget Office that says if you go ahead with the Ryan plan.
And and I wanna point out as as you well now that it doesn't start for ten years -- dozens affect anyone who's over 55 years of age.
But if you go without plan which would turn a fee for service plan into a voucher system according to the Congressional Budget Office it means that.
Going forward seniors are gonna have to pay more out of pocket for their health care.
Well if we go forward the way that we're going today as I say we will be -- -- we will have no Medicare system at all and that's where again that those in the White House and and they need to be.
Honest with the American public and let them know what we're facing here in in these very it very soon to approach coming years so.
That there are at it there's a need for reform Chris we we have no choice there has to be changes we have to remember too -- Paul Ryan's plan and I support because I don't see anything better more sensible more fiscally sound out there so I do support it.
His plan to remember -- as you point out it doesn't effect anyone -- 55 and older today so that that's another misconception that.
That is out there perpetuated by the media and by Democrats making it sound like -- -- elders today are going to be harmed they won't be harmed by this plan.
You also address US foreign policy this week in terms of the budget you said.
We should consider a quicker drawdown of forces in Afghanistan and then you said desk.
We have Afghanistan with the Iraq -- and now with Libya the cost of the war the cost of the war has got to be considered so the question is.
Would you pull some of our US forces out of Iraq Afghanistan and Libya because we can't afford to keep them there.
I well I'd like to talk about each one of those areas specifically because -- conditions.
That differ in each area take Afghanistan condition certainly have changed.
Even in this last week or two when President Karzai comes out -- site.
The host nation doesn't perhaps want us there tornado.
Yeah eight OS as we helped lead need -- we're still concerned about.
Civilians and making sure that civilian casualties.
And I are not part of to have any credit as strategy and get back had to get thrown back in our basin and there is that at -- It sounds like a message being sent to America and to NATO today by President Karzai that perhaps were not want -- -- after everything.
That we have done in Afghanistan after the billions and billions of dollars that we have spent there.
To help rebuild their nation and to.
Took quashed the terrorist cells so that -- protected on our own shores so conditions have changed -- and we need to reevaluate.
The timeline that we have for ourselves being in there now I have great faith and betray us.
And he would do is folks with the boots on the ground and on the front lines.
I trust that Petraeus will know of this timeline that makes most sense for America's interest to be -- in Afghanistan.
Now in Libya.
Conditions there -- -- we have to consider that.
What congress just passed via this resolution this last week is a good thing it's a good message to President Obama he -- not been clear about what are mentioned in this.
In Libya and that's what the resolution is asking weren't going to be spending billions and billions of dollars -- to what sort of nebulous.
Merck key mission that's not really being articulated.
And down that's not fair to the American public we need to make sure that we know what we are therefore.
Add if if it's not explained.
And very sensibly then we don't need to -- in Libya which it is turning into a civil war there we don't need to look it -- -- Criticizing and trying to limit our mission and the cost factor and our US budget art that.
That we should reconsider our commitment how long and and how and what a footprint we have -- Afghanistan.
With putting faith in General Petraeus says he lines out a timeline for the American public to understand yes those two factors Chris that you -- have got to be considered -- reevaluated.
-- the host nations.
Ability to -- understand what it is that we are trying to do for them and with them in their nation and the cost of war.
Three -- so we're engaged in today.
And our country nearing bankruptcy we have to rethink everything that we're doing with foreign aid and with foreign intervention we have got to make sure that it's America's interest first -- and met in each one of these nations.
And if there is an opportunity.
To say in Afghanistan.
With General Petraeus is guidance to back -- a little bit perhaps sooner than we had because of these conditions that have changed most recently.
Then I would support back.
Let's get to your ball -- and and -- 2012.
And I'm gonna ask the question everybody has asked me when I heard you're gonna be on of the programme.
What are you up to.
How -- seems like I've answered this question a million times in the last week and and folks still I guess aren't understanding it at least from reporters don't seem to be understanding that even your own Shep Smith there on Fox News he announced the other day that I was on some publicity tour.
I want to face yet take one step further what in my publicizing on this to work.
Publicizing Americana and our foundation.
And how important it is that we learn about our past and our challenges and victories throughout American history.
So that we can successfully proceed forward very heady days rough waters ahead of us Chris we need to make sure that we have a a strong grasp of our foundational victory so we can move forward that's what we're highlighting on this bus -- I got a camera and real quickly about that though you realize that you messed up about Paul Revere -- -- You know what I did messed up about Paul Revere here's what Paul -- did.
He warned the Americans that the British -- coming the British were coming in they're gonna try to take our arms we gotta make sure that we were protecting ourselves and and managed shoring up all of our ammunitions and our firearm so that they could take -- but remember that the British.
Had already been here many soldiers for seven years in that area and part of Paul reveres ride -- it wasn't just one right he was a courier he was a messenger.
Part of his ride was to warn the British that -- -- there that -- you're not gonna succeed you're not gonna take.
American arms you're not gonna beat our own well armed.
A person's individual.
Private militia that we happen he -- the British and -- -- shout out gotcha type question that was asked of me I answered candidly and my American history.
Well I gotta say I wasn't sure entirely before I ask you that questions -- -- on Google to make sure that I knew as much and and at that -- -- everywhere we both know now.
But -- look everybody is asking and I I take you -- -- word that you wanted to celebrate that America's history.
But obviously Yuri -- -- player in the 2012 campaign how's the response that you got over the last week has it changed your mind at all in trip as you make the deliberation as to whether or not to run.
It hasn't changed my mind -- when -- wanna be a candidate or not Chris but.
The response I've received along the trail my family and I got it.
From we the people from people -- please somebody has got to be honest with the public and let Americans understand where our country is -- These socialize big government -- -- over tight.
Federal government policies that.
Our -- mean our our economy and and really stalling any potential for growth and recovery in America we've got to stop that agenda well who's leading that agenda.
President Obama is we've got to turn things around in 2012.
Whether it's need throwing my name in the hat or just supporting the right candidates.
The response has been great confirmation of the need for real positive change in this.
But but but and and you've always been really straight with me are.
After this week and it obviously you've got lot of attention that was a big response does it make you lean more towards running.
I tell you it.
The response has I have an interpreted as being about me about being me.
-- as a candidate or a potential candidate it's been about the message -- truly past it's been about the desire of the American public.
To get back to -- foundational beliefs our values free market enterprise free gums for Americans to make our own decisions instead of some -- Elite are way government making the decision forest and not so -- me wanna spend about what is your message.
On the spectrum where zero is I'm absolutely not running on a 100% as -- in the race where -- -- -- -- Give me a number still.
Still right there in the -- -- to get this kind of figure out what what the lay of the land will be as these weeks and months go by.
All right I -- talking about a controversy because this week Alaska officials as you well -- are going to relays thousands of pages of your emails as governor.
Are you worried that some of those emails could be damaging.
No because you know I think every rocket that Palin household that could ever be added kicked over and uncovered anything -- it's already bitten.
They kicked over.
I don't think there's anything private -- in our gambling house a lot of those emails obviously weren't meant for public consumption there between staff members -- Probably between family members.
So what I'm sure people are gonna capitalize on this opportunity to go to 25.
Thousand emails and perhaps take things out of context.
They'll never truly know what the context of each one of the emails was -- -- each one of the and the issues were that I was working on that day here in that time period but whatever Chris you know I.
It's like nothing surprises me any -- what will keep doing what we're doing -- and keep going forward with solutions that I want to see applied.
Two -- this great country the challenges that we're facing and have things like that are going to be perhaps a distraction for others they won't distract me.
Let me just ask -- one follow up in that regard because one of your former advisors Frank Bailey has written a -- And in it he says and he is uses some of your emails because he was the recipient of them he says that that there were times when you were -- -- that -- that.
-- he was told to write fake letters to the editor under false names or to spend hours.
Manipulating TV polls by voting on the phone over and over again.
Those are complete lies crests and I say it unequivocally that.
At Frank Bailey has some ethical problems on -- -- in -- out of the 25000 employees that I was in charge of 24000 in.
In Alaska and in our large administration and with a fourteen billion dollar budget that we were cannot.
-- things big things where working on only one person in the entire administration.
Had to undergo ethics training unit was because of blunders that this individual Frank Bailey would engage in an end -- resulted.
It was Frank Bailey who is still under investigation today.
But making money off taking private emails from somebody after having -- them for some years he's going Frank Bailey.
Who was ordered to undergo ethnic cat ethics trading so he's got some issues.
All right let's finally take a look at the Republican presidential field as it stands now because this week when you're in Boston.
You took some shots at the unofficial front runner Mitt Romney use said that.
You criticize the individual mandate the requirement that everybody -- Act health care insurance in Romney care and with the reform that he instituted Massachusetts -- that is gonna I have a hard time.
Attracting Tea Party activists.
Do you think that there are some vulnerabilities and Romney as the front runner how strong a front runner do you think he has.
Well I don't think it's taken a shot nor negative campaign -- or rhetoric to wicked speak to someone's record and it was a simple answer to one simple question about.
Do you think that Romney will have a problem with the Tea Party movement -- said and that particular.
Issue he would because.
And -- mandate to coming from the big federal government when it comes to health care and in Romney's case of course it was a state government -- -- -- -- the people what they should or should not purchased in terms of health care -- that that's going to be a problem but of course he he is already on the road to explaining.
Why he would want a state government to mandate health care as opposed to what I did in the state of Alaskan that was ushering in as much as I could.
Strong efforts to allow competition.
Private decisions being made between now and today health care recipients and their doctor -- their insurance company that that's what.
I gave me an asset when you're difference and I ask you quickly about Romney -- he says well it wasn't.
A federal plan a one size that's often it was a state plan.
It does not make a difference for you -- is the idea of government telling people you've got -- buy insurance is that still the wrong principle whether it's on the federal level of the state.
I don't like that local state or federal level of government mandating.
It NEC in our lives in our families in it our businesses -- -- it comes to saving lives.
And selling it -- but I do understand where Mitt Romney's going with that obviously he's a supporter of the tenth amendment and that's what's missing in.
This present administration.
Is any respect for the tenth amendment for states rights and we need to get back to states' rights but.
You know on the local level -- held for instance I opposed.
-- Eckstein in areas.
Around our city borders because I knew that if neighborhoods want it to be a part of a city well they would.
Mandate themselves -- ended an invite themselves into a city that's just one example of even on a local level.
How dangerous it is for a politician to start thinking they know more.
And that individual family that individual business -- and we according to our priorities make decisions and mandates and mandate -- dictate to them.
Local state federal level.
It's not good.
Let me move on real -- -- -- domino -- the lightning.
-- rules on you quick questions -- answers.
You would seem to be closest politically of all the candidates to Michelle Bachmann congresswoman Bachmann.
You're both Tea Party activists you both social conservatives is there room in the race for the to a view.
Or would you split at the same base of voters.
No we we have differences to I have many years of executive experience too when she has her streaks -- she will add to the race but.
Now -- -- certainly -- the more the merrier more competition the better.
Finally I wanna put up the picture of the New Hampshire union leader the day and you can't say if there and Arizona.
But it was the day after your visit your -- -- was the lead story and the big picture on the front page.
And if you look way over in the corner there you can see Mitt Romney's formal announcement gets a little tiny picture and a story on page three.
This is your favorite side of but he got answer about a minute as a student and as a critic of the media out why do you think.
Governor that you attracts -- much attention.
I think there's a curiosity factor there are still that's in play.
I don't know but I yeah I I apologize if I stepped on it any act.
Any of that PR that Mitt Romney needed or wanted that day I do sincerely apologize -- the didn't mean to step on anybody's toes you.
If there are a lot of people of that that you love stepping -- -- -- house.
-- -- -- -- -- -- step on the toes of those who are making poor decisions for our nation I have faith that Mitt Romney is one who desires to make good sound.
This we responsible decisions for our nation I don't have a problem stepping on toes of those though who lack.
Who keeps -- up.
Well governor before -- screw up a -- and as an interview thank you so much for joining us today it's always a pleasure to talk with.
Thank you so much I appreciate it Chris -- -- now it's time to make the soup.
With a look back I have a cookbook for it up next the Sunday back.
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