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July 6th, 2009
04:00 PM ET

We Listen – Your comments 7/6/09

Editor's Note: American Morning’s Monday audience focused on the political machinations of Governor Palin’s resignation, with many wondering hopefully if the 2012 presidential elections would be her next stop. Most were in agreement with the Republicans who called her a “quitter,” and saw her as “irrelevant.”


  • Tom: Sarah Palin is under fire from her own party, those conservative morons can't stand a women in power with Ideas of their own..
  • Stephen: The press and cable news are trying to finish the book on Governor Palin when she has just started to write it. She is using her popularity to effect change to honesty, freedom, and prosperity. If you are for these values you should be for Governor Palin. The majority of the Congress men and women are corrupt. They and the special interest have created a corrupt government system by gerrymandering and pay to play politics. Governor Palin is putting herself on the front line of a conservative movement without the comfort or guarantees of personal reward. If she can effect the election of conservative Congress and Senate men and women she will also be earning the support of those for her and the possibility of a presidential bid. I have stopped supporting the Republican Party but am supporting conservative honest individuals where I can find them. I will support Governor Palin.
  • Russell: Sarah Palin has garnered what the many have not. Wisdom.


  • Susan: Sarah Palin is a dominating women who is out for her own ambitions. The thing, is she don't know how to go about them, because she isn't that smart. hahahahaha. She is out for her own gain. I don't feel she is honest. She can't speak. You don't know a word she is saying. She just rambles. Watch out for someone like that. As a matter of fact most America is sick and tired of hearing about arrogant dumb people.
  • Tom: I think that Gov. Palin is hurting her chances of becoming a serious presidential candidate. This is basically a child having a tantrum because she can not get what she wants from her legislature. I would not cast a vote for her.
  • Jim: Sarah has quit both government jobs she has held. She quit her position at AOGCC, and she has now quit as governor. She thinks she is doing well, but she preaches to the choir for good results. She is a QUITTER, among other things. Being a quitter may not be her worst quality. No credibility is her worst aspect.

Where do you stand on Governor Palin’s resignation? Are those who are calling her a “quitter” correct or is Governor Palin truly the one with “wisdom” here? What do you this is Governor Palin’s next move or “higher calling,” as she calls it? Is she still an important political figure or is she “irrelevant”?

Representative Peter King’s pedophile comment about Michael Jackson drew divided remarks, with some who supported King and others who felt he was spreading hate.

  • M. Grace: My comment is addressed to the congressman who made the comment that Michael Jackson is a pervert – I didn't get his name and don't necessarily want to remember it: We do honour our soldiers, our doctors, our nurses, our volunteers – and all who give the time in the service of others, however our hearts are big enough to include Michael Jackson, a music icon who I will remember as "Le petit prince" with a huge heart. May he rest in peace knowing that we love him. Congressman – concentrate on spreading love, not division, exclusion and hate!!!!
  • Richard: First, Thank you Representative Peter King!!! It's good to see at least someone who is in the public eye say the truth about M. Jackson. I think it is rather sleazy that news organizations are busting their ass to glorify a pedophile, a freak and who knows what else. I wonder if (for example) Billy Mays or Carl Malden were perverts, child molesters, etc if they would receive even so much as a fraction of the attention you are giving to the King of Pedophiles!!!!

In the child molestation case against Michael Jackson, Jackson was acquitted. Is Representative King appropriate to speak of Jackson as a “pervert” though he was acquitted? Is King stating what is “obvious” to many? How do you feel about the two viewers’ comments above? Which do you support?

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  1. Doug - Dallas

    What does Palin think it will be like on the national stage. If, God forbid, she was elected in 2012 or later, the pressure would be a thousand times more than what she has experienced in Alaska. we just finished 8 years of a president who needed a "break", why would we want another one who has already shown that she can't handle the pressure?

    July 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  2. mel

    A moment of silence for m. jackson in the senate . How about a moment of silence for our military personnel getting killed for us. A moment of silence for real heros.

    July 7, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  3. Rebecca

    Frankly, what Sarah Palin is doing make me happy that McCain did not win the presidency.

    Instead of all this media reporting about the situation, I instead believe that CNN should just play "Rumors By: Lindsay Lohan".

    "I'm tired of rumors starting. I'm sick of people..."

    July 7, 2009 at 8:32 am |
  4. dan

    It is hard to make any kind of comment aboutm jackson, on cnn, you say you want to know what we think but if anyone says what they think and it is not what you think then we become bad people to you. m. jackson, is one of the most talented men I have ever seen but is a disgrace to america because of his mistreatment of kids, yes he was a gret singer and dancer, but all that goes away when you think about how he lived hislife and the terrible things he done to small boys, he was, up to his end a mentally sick man, and does not deserve all the comments that people are making about him. Yep he did nto get locked up, but whats wrong with america when we know the truth, and still treat these wierdos like descent folks.

    July 7, 2009 at 8:26 am |
  5. Carol-Ann Wodehouse

    No One cares about Palin, especially in her fishing gear and twangy voice, please stop reporting on her, she is a nobody and a quitter

    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    July 7, 2009 at 8:23 am |
  6. Larry

    The fact that Palin got on the Republic ticket for the election shows how disjointed the GOP has become. There is more to leadership than smiling for the camera and waving.

    July 7, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  7. Kath

    My 1st hope is that the media will fall out of love with her and she will disappear. But since that seems not likely to happen, my 2nd hope is that she will self-destruct when the public finally gets tired of her endless self-promotion. She's addicted to her own inflated hype. This woman is not Presidential material. Hard to believe the GOP (as fractured as it is) gives her any credibility but she sure does provide distraction from their real issues and other disfunctions. Her resignation and all her blah blah blah about being a fighter dedicated to public service - only leads me to conclude that the "rest of the story" has yet to be revealed!

    July 7, 2009 at 7:32 am |
  8. Bill

    Palin....WHO CARES?!!!! WHO CARES?!!!! Barbie had her 15min of fame. She has proved all the suspicions that she was out of her league. Let her fish, lets bury Micheal and get back to some real news. We have two wars and an economy in the dumps. Who really cares about Palin???????

    July 7, 2009 at 6:47 am |
  9. Matt

    I have serious concerns with the prospect of another Presidency where decisions are based on ideology, not fact or even what's best for our country. Where simple catch phrases pass for sound deliberations. Does "For us or against us" sound familiar? We can't take out rights and liberties for granted; the separation of church and state. Remember, saying a lie many times does not make it true. S.P. may appeal to the 'base', but she scares the rest us.

    July 6, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  10. RemyP

    I don't normally give my comments about the surrounding events, nor what's going on with America and the world ... but I am outraged as to the comment of Peter King (sorry, he doesn't deserved to be address as, either, congressman nor Mr) who is a thicked-face and has no decency in accusing the legend Michael Jackson a "pervert" and "pedophile"!

    You are a low-life creep, Peter King, who doesn't deserve respect from any human being that lives in America because you don't know how to uphold and have no regards to the laws of the United States of America and have no respect to the grieving family of Michael Jackson.

    Michael Jackson has been acquitted on all 14 counts. Michael's out of court settlement with regard to child molestation doesn't mean that the charges were true .... but, because of the advise of the people that loves and surrounds him as the case has been damaging his name and career, not to mention the bad publicity that is giving him. These charges were unfounded, ridiculous and were fabrications of those people who are leeches and who are out to extort money from Michael Jackson!

    It seems that your brain, Peter King, has been sucked-up by your behind and couldn't think well .... because if not .... you would have think twice before giving such comments. You have disgrace the people of the State of New York because of your comment. Perhaps, you are the pervert and the pedophile!!! Oftentimes, the accusers and thinkers are the doers, and you are that Peter King! There is karma and all what you have said will boomerang to you .... it's just a matter of time!

    July 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  11. Ardvarck

    Sarah works the Peter Principle.

    July 6, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  12. dave

    I think that she has gone as far as she can as gov. and now to become a more powerful figure in the country and with her party she has to move to the big show. like senator or to the talk show forum were she will be seen and heard more often

    July 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  13. Lamar from Lakeland, FL

    Talk more about what positive accomplishments Mike Jackson did and the probation of his estate rather than what he died of.

    July 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  14. John Murphy

    Where are Sarah Palin, Newt Gingritch, John McCain, and Rush Limbaugh to comment now – on that inappropriate comment by Pete King.

    July 6, 2009 at 4:07 pm |