|If I cost John McCain even one vote, I am sorry about that
because John McCain, I believe, is the American hero.
After John McCain failed in his bid for
US presidency November 5, 2008.
|Come January 20, when I am sworn in as Vice President, you
guys had better knock it off. Otherwise, we'll have to get NBC's
broadcast license revoked.
Republican vice-presidential nominee joking
about 'Saturday Night Live's' popular spoofs of her, on election
day for US presidency November 4, 2008.
|I was trying to give Tina Fey more material. Job security
for Saturday Night Live.
Joking about her gaffes during interviews
and media appearances in 2008 US presidential election campaign.
|I think he's regretting not picking her now, I do. What, what
determination, and grit, and even grace through some tough shots
that were fired her way -- she handled those well.
On Barack Obama's decision not to pick
Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2008 US presidential
election, ABC interview.
|I'll be a careful shot.
During phone call in which a Canadian prankster,
posing as Nicolas Sarkozy, invited her to go hunting by helicopter
to kill baby seals, so long as they didn't bring along Vice-President
Cheney, November 1, 2008.
|Ohh, good, thank you, yes.
To Canadian prank phone caller who complimented
her on the documentary about her life, Hustler's "Nailin
Paylin," actually a porn movie starring a Sarah Palin lookalike,
November 1, 2008.
|Absolutely not. I think that, if I were to give up and wave
a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots
that we've taken, that ... that would ... bring this whole ...
I'm not doing this for naught.
Asked about her plans for 2012 and whether
she would disappear from the national political scene if she
and John McCain lose in US presidential election, ABC News interview,
October 29, 2008.
|They're in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they
can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of
good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and
his family and his classroom.
Getting the US vice president's constitutional
role wrong after being asked by a third grader what the vice
president does, interview with NBC affiliate KUSA in Colorado,
October 21, 2008.
|I would hope at least that those protesters have the courage
and the honor of thanking our veterans for giving them the right
Confusing supporters at a campaign rally
who had shouted "We can't hear you!" and "Louder!",
Richmond, Va., October 13, 2008.
|I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing
... any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased
to be cleared of any of that.
After an Alaska legislative report found
she had broken the state's ethics law and abused her power in
the Troopergate scandal, in conference call with Alaska reporters,
October 12, 2008. A second report released on the eve of US
presidental election day exonerated her.
|We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington,
D.C. ... We believe that the best of America is in these small
towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets
of what I call the real America, being here with all of you
hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas
of this great nation
Speaking at a fundraiser in Greensoboro,
N.C., October 16, 2008.
|They are also building schools for the Afghan children so
that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country
Speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco,
October 5, 2008.
|This is not a man who sees America like you and I see America.
Our opponent is someone who sees America, it seems, as being
so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would
target their own country. Americans need to know this.
Accusing US presidential candidate Barack
Obama of associating with Bill Ayers, a founder of radical Weather
Underground, which was involved in several bombings in early
1970s. She was speaking at a Republican fundraiser in Colerado
in October 2008.
|I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or
you want to hear, but I'm going to talk straight to the American
people and let them know my track record also.
On not answering the questions in the vice
presidential debate, St. Louis, Missouri, October 2, 2008.
|Well, let's see. There's -- of course -- in the great history
of America rulings there have been rulings.
Unable to name a Supreme Court decision
she disagreed with other than Roe vs. Wade, interview with Katie
Couric, CBS News, October 1, 2008.
|All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over
all these years.
Unable to name a single newspaper or magazine
she reads, interview with Katie Couric, CBS News, October 1,
|I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you.
Asked by Katie Couric to cite specific
examples of how John McCain has pushed for more regulation in
his 26 years in the Senate, CBS News interview, September 24,
|As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the
United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska. It's
just right over the border.
Explaining why Alaska's proximity to Russia
gives her foreign policy experience for US vice-presidency,
interview with CBS's Katie Couric, September 24, 2008.
|That's exactly what we're going to do in a Palin and McCain
Promoting herself to the top of the ticket
in US presidential race, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 18, 2008.
|I watched with the volume all the way down. I thought it was
hilarious. I thought she was spot on. ... It was hilarious.
Again, didn't hear a word she said, but the visual, spot on.
On Tina Fey's 'Saturday Night Live' skit
interview and impression of her on FOX News's 'Hannity &
Colmes', September 17, 2008.
|The fact is that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have gotten too
big and too expensive to the taxpayers.
On the two companies which are in fact
private entities, Colorado Springs, CO, September 13, 2008.
|They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia
from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.
On her foreign policy insights into Russia,
ABC News interview, September 11, 2008.
Mispronouncing the word "nuclear"
twice, ABC News interview, September 11, 2008.
Asked if America may need to go to war
with Russia because of the Georgia crisis, ABC News interview,
September 11, 2008.
|I have not, and I think if you go back in history and if you
ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the
same answer that I just gave you.
Asked if she had never met a foreign head
of state, despite the fact that every US vice-president in the
last 32 years had met a foreign head of state prior to taking
office, ABC News interview, September 11, 2008.
|In what respect, Charlie?
Asked if she agreed with the Bush Doctrine,
ABC News interview, September 11, 2008.
|Let me speak specifically about a credential that I do bring
to this table, Charlie, and that's with the energy independence
that I've been working on for these years as the governor of
this state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic
supply of energy.
Misstating the amount of energy produced
by Alaska, which is only 3.5 percent, September 11, 2008.
|You'll be there to defend the innocents from the enemies who
planned and carried out and rejoiced in the deaths of thousands
Linking Iraq war to the 9/11 attacks while
addressing U.S. soldiers shipping off to Iraq, Fairbanks, Alaska,
September 11, 2008.
|I answered him yes because I have the confidence in that readiness
and knowing that you cant blink, you have to be wired
in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that
were on, reform of this country and victory in the war,
you cant blink.
What she said to US Republican presidential
candidate John McCain when he asked her to be his running mate,
ABC interview September 2008.
|What's the difference between a pitbull and a hockey mom?
Acceptance speech at 2008 Republican National
Convention, on selection as party's vice-presidential candidate.