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Sarah Palin pleads: 'Nobody tell Barack Obama what number comes after a trillion'

Sarah Palin, that reputed Republican rebel who's supposed to be at odds with the national party, swung through California this past weekend to rouse Republicans at a Republican National Committee rally in Anaheim.

Yes, yes, of course speaking near L.A. gives Palin a chance to visit her daughter, Bristol, who turns 20 today and performs tonight for the fifth week on "Dancing With the Stars." Our pal Kate O'Hare nabbed an exclusive interview here with Palin about that and her own new show premiering soon on TLC. "She's having a ball," Mom reports.

Palin seemed to be enjoying herself too in Anaheim, as part of a national RNC campaign tour that wraps up next Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, including an unusual chance to meet Palin for a photo.

The crowd packed into the Anaheim ballroom began chanting Sarah's name Saturday while the band was still playing "Journey" songs.

The audience cheered and whistled appropriately for other party speakers including GOP House candidate Van Tran, who's giving Democratic incumbent Loretta Sanchez a run for her money to represent most of Orange County. And Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger, got folks laughing with his initially unintended but then repeated campaign call to help fire "Harry Pelosi."

And RNC chairman Michael Steele got an enthusiastic response for his rising peroration not to let up despite a plethora of optimistic polls for the GOP on Nov. 2.

(A growing number of news reports indicate many Democrats already believe they have lost control of the House, will suffer badly in the Senate and in control of governor's offices. A new Associated Press/Knowsledge Network Poll released early today shows many 2008 Obama supporters are disspirited and peeling away from him in dismay over a lack of promised change.)

As Steele moved toward introducing the day's special you-know-who guest from Alaska, the roar of the crowd grew along with the cellphone camera flashes.

Palin's full remarks are just below here in video.

Palin said, please, nobody should tell the Democratic president what number comes after a trillion. (It's quadrillion.) Obama will bring Air Force One back to California later this month to help incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer against Republican Carly Fiorina -- and drop into Nevada again to do the same for embattled Harry Reid vs the GOP's Sharron Angle.

The top two other Palin quotes, the first one spoken from her own losing experience in 2008:

"There's nothing wrong with America that a good old-fashioned election can't fix."

and, speaking of Obama's oft-promised change for the country:

"Our America, we do not seek its fundamental transformation. We seek its restoration, all that is good and strong and free in America."

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Why, oh why, why doesn't tell her mom Sarah "the quitter" Palin: "Mom, puhleze! I'm not a quitter like you! My baby is not your baby so quit asking for him! Pay more attention to your abnormal baby boy than how I dance!!!"

I just bet that Palin didn't know what number came after a trillion, since you put it in parentheses. And is it good for America to denigrate other people, as she does constantly? If we are to truly return America to glory, it will take all of us working together for a common goal, not this divisive thrust she has been after for two years now., It is not us against them...that has worked so well for the past ten years, huh? It is Americans FOR America. The sooner Palin's chosen ones lose and she gets that message,t he better for all of us. The politics of hate has to end next month.

Keep reading those poll numbers. Then don't have a heart attack when Democrats are out in force voting for what we believe in...a strong, compassionate America that works for all her citizens, not just the weathy and white like Palin.

Go Sarah! You 'only' went to undergrad in fly-over country, but at least released your records.... Where are the Smartest Man In The Room's transcripts?

She's more presidential than any community organizer we know.

Palin should forget about "not telling Obama what number comes after Trillion" because -- long before then -- most people will have caught onto him and he will be out of office. If not impeached during his first term, voted out if he gets the nomination in 2012.

Those who want to check Obama's grandiosity, need to vote for candidates who will not support schemes to solve debt problems by additional financing. Whether it's tax and spend, or spend then tax (as in HUD's "Affordable Housing" scheme, it's going to be very hard on the taxpayer.

Obama is not just another tax and spend liberal. He's the Godzilla of them.

Well, if nothing else, you can at least give the LATimes credit for not putting on even a faux air of impartiality in their reporting...

Now I don't care who you are, that was kinda funny and kinda true. lol

Come on LA Times: the next integer that comes after a trillion is 1,000,000,000,001. The next place value after trillions is quadrillions. Do your part and try to write you you've had some education. It will do your readers some good.

I still believe in HOPE and CHANGE..... In fact I HOPE to help drastically CHANGE the makeup of the Congress on November 2nd from Democrat to Republican!!

"A" trillion is not a number - but I'll play along - is it 2 trillion - - which is 9 trillion less than the dept Bush left behind.

oh geez I can hear the liberal come back for "what comes after a Trillion?" a trillion and one.

Great speech Governor Palin!

This is why the media and the left try to destroy her. THAT is an effective adversary and they know it.

I love supporting this woman and I love that those who wish to destroy her... CAN'T!

PALIN 2012!

I have a dream, and it's having a normal everyday American as a President. I have no idea why, we "Americans" are so set to have a President that has nothing in common with us, never lived the lives we live, or have the same experinces as the majoirty of us.
I want to see a President who has worked a job that pays under $40K, had problems paying their mortgage, worried about getting laid-off, and didn't go to private school or an Ivy league college. I want a President who doesn't claim to understand the struggle most American's go through to raise a family, I want a President who has lived it.
Wake up America, stop supporting People who tell you someone just like you, is too stupid to represent you.
This Lady or someone just like her "should" be our President, because not only can she represent us, she is us!!!

"who's supposed to be at odds with the national party" ??? No, she's seems to go around with one foot in the canoe for some issues. We know she is 100% right to life and that's good but is she 100% against amnesty for illegal aliens? We know she will fight corruption in government because she's done it before but will she denounce the 'global warming from human CO2' as what we all now know it to be a total hoax? We know that she'll work hard to cut government spending and taxes but will she vow to repeal Obamacare? It's Michael Steele who's more 'at odds' with the national party given that he chairs the RNC and the national party is shifting, thanks to the TEA party movement, back to Reagan conservatism on its own without Michael Steele's leadship. I don't want that to taint Sarah but she has to get both feet into the canoe on some of these things.

Believe it or not their are a lot of normal people in LaLa Liberal land. But are there enough to save Mexifornia?

Quadr-illion comes after tr-illion? Hey, thanks! I didn't know you guys knew grade-school math. Truly, it does not show.

Let’s cut through ALL the political propaganda from everyone.
Here is undeniable fact #1.
The democrats/progressive/socialists have had control of the congress and senate for almost four full years. FOUR! They have also held the white house hostage for two of those four years. Have things gotten better or INFINITELY WORSE in those FOUR years? Things have definitely been going downhill for the last four, but we drove right over a cliff starting just about two years ago. 2+2 still equals four does it not? Even if realizing this fact, for some twisted reason you still feel compelled to support the democrat/progressives/socialists, down deep you do know the truth! Vote for America! Vote for the constitution! Do NOT for any democrat! CASE CLOSED

When conservatives get in power and start reversing barrys mess he will immediately start claiming things are improving because of his policies! LOL!

Palin keeps the liberal obamabots' heads spinning and i love it. She is 10 times smarter then the marxist we have now as president, and hopefully Americans will realize that she is exactly the kind of person we need to lead us right now.

1. Palin doesn't know what number comes after a trillion, so we're safe there.

2. Nobody tell Palin that she quit her job as governor two years early and abandoned the people in her state to take an extended vacation and have people pay her exorbitant sums just for showing up someplace. What a role model.

OMG that is HYSTERICALLY funny "peeling away from him in dismay over a lack of promised change". It is precisely BECAUSE of the horrific changes that B.O. has made to our country without benefitting the citizens, only advancing his socialist ideals of wealth transfer is why he is HATED. That hatred is only going to increase.

She failed at her own job quitting in the middle to become a fox corporate Republican darling. I guess everybody will elect her president in 2012 because America is losing its compassion for those who are different. Maureen Dowd got it right. America has chosen the meanest girl to lead the republican steam machine powered by scrooges and hedge fund managers. If the elderly think that their benefits such a home health care won't be cut, just u wait.


" . . .what number comes after a trillion. (It's quadrillion.)"

Uh, no. The number that comes after a trillion is a trillion and one (1,000,000,000,001).

Sarah Palin doesn't need to run for office; she's got more clout doing what she's doing. I believe the term is, "You Go Girl!"

I suspect the Progressives' ad hominem attacks will follow.

Sarah Palin is such an idiot. Sure, I'm stating the obvious, but far too many people seem to be missing that fact. She keeps rousing the republicans with the same bullshit conservative polititians have been complaining about for years. As far as I'm concerned, Sarah Palin is about as knowledgeable about what our country needs as I am. And believe me, that's a small amount of knowledge.

It's not a Quadrillion it's a trillion and one.

Regarding "Sarah Palin pleads: 'Nobody tell Barack Obama what number comes after a trillion'.

Taxpayers throughout the country now realize that Barack Obama is hell-bent on spending America into a perpetual state of poverty!

Did she have it written on her palm??? betcha it was spelled much was she paid for her diatribe...look it up...

I am so looking forward to November! Hey libs, how's that hopey changey thing working for you?

The next number after a trillion is: 1,000,000,000,001

(one trillion one)

That's great!! Palin lives rent free in the minds of all libs!! Watch the hate posted here shortly!! She owns you, libs!!! LOVE IT!!

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. It is time.
Congressional Reform Act of 2010
No Tenure / No Pension.
1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete

I'm no mathlete but I think it's "a trillion one"...

uh... trillion and one?

I must say that I am wild about Sarah, even though I might be smarter than she is...but then I am certainly smarter than any liberal I know. Besides, Republican women are babes. Democrat women...well, they might be easy, but you get what you pay for.

Considering this is the LA times I can only imagen the responses that are coming just hearing Palins name - but really dems in California expect for this state to be stuck in Boxer Pelosi ground hog day. They are progresive they are destructive - OUT WITH ALL THE SAME OLD

Get em sarah. Do not be swayed by bigotted hateful remarks from the tolerant left. Keep on fighting for our culture and peoples heritage.

This is no bimbo for Godsakes. I've never really listened to her before but that's what I kept hearing. Wrong.

Please force this man to stop printing money.We have 10,000 homeless vets from iraq war,yet we waste billions and billions on "shovel ready"projects only to now have them tell us theres no such thing as shovel ready....Have any of u libs wondered if the saudi prince that killed his servant is the same prince whose life bill clinton spared along with binladens when we had a cia team on the ground ready to kill him? Remember we spared bin laden cause there was a jet parked there with saudi registration so slick willy called of the attack on binladen..So i guess we can add another life to the 2,700 that died as a result of that decision. Liberals get americans killed. You are more worried about terrorists rights and saudi princes thatn protecting us..Hows the hope and change working out for everyone?

"Our America, we do not seek its fundamental transformation. We seek its restoration, all that is good and strong and free in America."
My goodness, how "mean" of her to say such a thing.

I know what comes after "Trillion dollar deficits"........a demorat bloodbath
on Nov. 2nd! Oh and Sarah Palin "quit" her Alaska Governorship because the liberal scourge unleashed plane loads of lib lawyers on file nonsense suit after nonsense suit against her because Alaska does not pay her legal bills(she has to pay them herself). Duh! But good try...maybe if you repeat that lie again and again and again it will stick.....too bad for the Internet and cable news dem losers!

I tried to listen to this video but could only stand about 40 seconds of it and wonder how anyone with an IQ above room temperature could.

Painful, degenerative and specious come to mind whenever this woman opens her mouth.

Come on Palin haters! That was pretty funny. The money grows on trees mentality is going to have to stop at some point.

You libs sure like your koolaid. Please; a strong compassionate America that works for all its citizens.... Really? Like the current socialist wannabe dictator who wants to demonize and punish success and reward failure? Watch out, Atlas will shrug.

Gotta keep loving Progressive posts. They fear the cheerleader. Why folks, your political leaders, Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Frank, etc., created the interest themselves by generating the largest total national debt in history.

Facts, you want facts, just read the public Congressional Record since January 2007, when Democrats took full control of the House and Senate. You can't hide behind their own pen.

Democrats in political control have become Progressives, legislating more than any Congress in history with corporate, bank, insurance company take overs, Obamacare, stimulus, cash for clunkers, etc., etc. They claim not to have raised taxes. What they did do was use our (taxpayer) credit card for their social agenda.

Read their own is public.

Looks like a lot of the Huff Puff crowd came out to play. You should all take your meds, drink your koolaide, get your diapers changed and have a nice nap.

Hey kewlbrez, why don't you start paying attention to your "abnormal" President and stop making such cruel and hateful comments about a baby with Downs Syndrome.

Hey kewlbrez, dude, u r so kewl! You should get your head out of that marijuana cloud (cough) along with your friends Sunshine and Blue Star and go outside and meet some real people. You might find it ain't so funny to insult a mom with a Down's Syndrome child. Of course what do you know about family, since you were probably kicked out of your parents house at age 15 because you were a smart aleck real pain in the butt. Now, here you are, a Democrat! Do you have a job?

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