Sarah Palin: This is what I’ve told Todd over and over again. I’m not stringing people along.”

Red State Reminds The World That Palin Said She’d Make Announcement By Today



Evan McMorris-SantoroConservative blogger Erick Erickson over at Red State is having a lot of fun with what they’re calling “P-Day.” That’s their term for the last day of September, the final day Sarah Palin has said would pass without her making an announcement one way or another about her presidential campaign.

Obviously, no announcement has come, leading to mocking by the RedState gang. Palin’s fans, to put it mildly, are not happy.

In the video of Palin talking with reporters at the Iowa State Fair Erickson cites when declaring P-Day, posted first to the San Francisco Chronicle:

Palin says, “”I have said that that August to September time line is important for a number of reasons.”

I believe it is Jake Tapper in the blue shirt who then asks her “So by next month?” which would be September.

Her response?

I think that practically speaking that would have to be it, that drop dead date. Also, in fairness to supporters who are standing on the sidelines, this is what I’ve told Todd over and over again, I don’t want to be perceived as stringing people along.”

Taking that line literally — and the day’s date in hand — Erickson began putting up short posts like this one: “It is 11am ET. It’s 7am in Wasilla, AK. Still no Sarah Palin announcement.”

And there doesn’t seem to be one coming. If anything, Palin appears to be backing farther away from a campaign than ever. On Fox News the other night, she openly worried if running for president would be shackle-y “shackle” her and prevent her from being “a maverick.”

In the interview, Palin said she was still considering her moves — but acknowledged, “For logistical reasons though, certainly, decisions have to be made. You have to get your ducks lined up in order to get your name on ballots.”

As my colleague Benjy Sarlin has reported, Palin doesn’t have long to make a decision — she’ll pocket veto the whole thing if she stays out much beyond Oct. 15 or so.

Nevertheless, Paliniacs were not happy with Erickson’s reminder that P-Day is upon us. From his post entitled: “BREAKING NEWS: PALIN SUPPORTERS CLAIM SHE NEVER SAID IT OR MEANT IT OR SOMETHING”:

Palin supporters (donors) want us to know that despite Sarah Palin saying that she’d decide by the end of September and despite Sarah Palin fan sites at the beginning of the month saying she’d announce by the end of the month, it wasn’t actually Palin talking in “voice of God” talk, but rather a non-binding advisory opinion. On the same day she said September was a “drop dead date” And now, she told David Brody it could be October.

“This must be like when the Pope says something, but doesn’t require that all Catholics go along with it and the Pope himself can change his mind,” Erickson writes.


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sally
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 16:30:52

    Maybe she thinks there are 31 days in September.


  2. AFM
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 16:31:17

    It’s like everyone of the baggers are waiting for her. God forbid if she doesn’t run. You will see the crazy train go off that track so fast it will be scary to see. She will have builded these peoples hopes up and all hell will break if she doesn’t run and the liberals will be at fault.


  3. Syrin
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 16:56:55


  4. CO
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 17:54:01

    She’s a joke. Imagine the fun the IRS would have…


  5. HudsonElizabeth
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 17:58:33

    I remember years ago part of the sermon was the pastor saying that sometimes God answers prayers and the answer is “NO”– when you don’t get what you had prayed for. Maybe Sarah’s silence means that her answer is “NO” and she just isn’t going to bother to tell that to her supporters? Maybe to her promised “announcement” meant saying she would run — not that she would tell them she was not running, if that was her decision.


  6. climber357
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 18:26:30

    Sarah and her bots have run out of squirming room.

    I remember when the idea of sarah running in 2012 gave her political stature.

    Now the mere suggestion of sarah running in 2012 puts sarah on the hot seat.

    LOL! LOL! LOL!


  7. WakeUpAmerica
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 19:36:57

    Oh the bliss!! Little Sarah has painted herself into a very tiny corner.


  8. Enough Already
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 21:24:01

    Sarah Palin thinking about running for POTUS is equal to:
    Sarah Palin delivering Trig.
    Sarah Palin having brains.
    Sarah Palin having a servant’s heart.
    Sarah Palin being a loving mother.
    Sarah Palin being a faithful spouse.
    Sarah Palin as governor

    All that bull shit is


  9. Julian
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 22:01:18

    Well I can only tell you one of them said yesterday: “Don’t worry, the ole moose hunter knows what she’s doin’ ” No truly, I do not tell a lie, they actually said that.

    I might just have to get into a warm bath and open a vein.


  10. anAlaskanAlsoII
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 05:11:10

    There you go again Sarah, winking, blinking and dithering. Ignoring your own mandation to progress your influence in this great country full of proud thirsty Americans desiring vigorous debate and competitive things like elections. But you aren’t going to practice apologetics to the haters that just want to destroy you and your children and charicter. . .mock (yes, that’s the word, thank you Katie) my stil spine and condordict my decision making process. Perhaps you are going to heft up your sagging bag of bones and run a thigh-burning 10 mile sweat sanity run while downing a diet Red Bull to produce your best speech ever to refudiate establishment media about how your career as a bright shiny object on a hill is really more than just a GOP flavor of the week. With all due respect. Bless your heart, also too your Servant’s Heart without a title. America. Real.


    • WakeUpAmerica
      Oct 01, 2011 @ 05:53:41

      You forgot, “Bless our troops.”


      • anAlaskanAlsoII
        Oct 01, 2011 @ 09:45:22

        How did I miss the troops? Sarah wouldn’t ever. And our first and second amendment rights that her combat vet son fought for her.

    • Syrin
      Oct 01, 2011 @ 08:23:24

      Amazing! You caught every wacky example of why Sarah is nothing but a clown, a fraud, a ‘want to be -but will never be’!
      Love the part when her stil spine contradicts her decision making process!! Bwhahaha


  11. Mo Inkslinger
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 10:17:57

    Sarah, sit down on the sofa and eat your Taco Supreme Crunch Wrap and wait for the telephone call from McCain, Cain, Herb, Herm or O’Biden. You are not a varsity starter for 2012. It is like your basketball career, you are more junior varsity than starter.


  12. FEDUP!!!
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 10:24:34

    I know what she is doing: She is busy emptying her PAC $$$ and hiding it from the IRS and the other FEDS that might be interested in it, before she claims that ‘her family’ decided it is not her time to run THIS time around (but ‘for sure she will be running in 2016, when Trig is older’)


  13. jcinco
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 11:25:00

    Now she’s prattling about the “palin doctrine”, haha What’s that? She makes a preemptive strike against anyone she thinks might criticize her? lol


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