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Yes, it's Thanksgiving, but there's just no holiday from Sarah Palin news. While promoting her new book, "America by Heart," she's managed to toss barbs at two first ladies, one current and the other past (and a Republican at that).

Responding Wednesday to Barbara Bush's comment that Palin is "very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there," the former governor of the 49th state lashed out at "blue bloods" in an interview on the Laura Ingraham radio show.

"I don't think the majority of Americans want to put up with the blue-bloods," Palin -- who is considering a run for president in 2012 – said. "With all due respect, because I love the Bushes, the blue-bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition."

sarah palinShe said she would not be deterred by Republican leaders who ignore "the will of the people." She also called their statements "inefficient," "unprofessional" and "immature."

In the same interview, Palin took aim at Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity, saying it reflected "government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife priorities. Just leave us alone, get off our back and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track."

Of the effort begun by Mrs. Obama last February, Palin said, "She is on this kick, right? What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat."

The first lady has urged the nation's food makers to produce and market healthier products. She said in March that she doesn't want to demonize junk food and rejected as "extreme" having the government order warning labels on foods contributing to obesity.

"A Twinkie is not a cigarette, you know," Mrs. Obama said at a forum on obesity. "And what parents need is just information about what's in the Twinkie and how much of this we can eat."

She has, however, been emphatic in noting that over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled and that pediatricians "are seeing kids with high blood pressure and high cholesterol -- even Type II diabetes, which they used to see only in adults."

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Laura

This woman just doesn't know when to keep quiet. Going after the First Lady's "Let's Move" initiative is moronic at best.

Encouraging people to become healthy role models for their children is not a bad thing Sarah....our children learn by example. When there is a lack of parenting, and children are left to their own devices, they generally make poor decisions, but you already know that don't you, Sarah?

February 16 2011 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Clinton

Sarah Palin is only good for causing controversies and cat fights among women.What has Sarah Palin demonstate to America that she is going to be a good example if want to become President Of the United States. Sarah Palin has alot to learn.This is just a test on how she handles herself.Sarah Palin handles herself as an overgrown teenager that is throwing a tantrum.Sarah Palin calls herself the hockey mom.Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska live her national geographic lifestyle drama queen with a baby on one hip and a gun on the other hip reality tv show.Sarah Palin political career went down the toilet long time ago.

December 23 2010 at 1:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LHABITAT

Maybe the first ladies, past and present, should not provoke Sarah. After all, their claim to fame is being the first housewife, not an elected official in their own right. To date, I have heard little negative comments from Sarah toward Hillary or vice versa.

--not a fan of Shelly, not a fan of feeding children with public funds---the parents should; however, since the government has to pay for the health issues of obesity for the welfare and illegitimate children, then the meals provided should be low fat, low carb, etc. Why not an apple, milk and PB or a hard boiled egg? That is better than most of the world's kids get.

December 20 2010 at 9:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ANN

I wish Ms. Palin would hush -- or that her unwanted comments would stop being written about. Who cares what she thinks especially about present and past First Ladies???

December 20 2010 at 8:33 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
sulewtoo

Palin is just the political version of Octomom. Her followers will realize she is just making a profit off of them and she will become an afterthought. Palin found her golden ticket to fame and is running like hell with it. If she runs for president, it will be to lose...not to win. It is the only way Palin can extend her capitalistic venture. Obama's second term in office will be more profit for Palin. She is already setting the stage. She pointed out the Blue Blood factor in her own party- which is really social suicide. Guaranteed- the republicans will eat Palin alive during their debates. She wants that. This will separate her from the pack, so she can cry "foul play". Then she can continue to preach to her political choir and try to make more money. However, we all will become bored with her rederich and someone new will take her place in the tabloid world...... What is Octomom up to these days?????

December 02 2010 at 1:44 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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MR. STOVALL

AMEN AMEN AMEN.

December 02 2010 at 4:39 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
phantom

I wish the politicians would adopt the "Our New Approach to Comments" you are using. It would cut out alot of the useless, mindless remarks that are wasting our time on making usefull decisions to help our country. Thank You

December 02 2010 at 10:46 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Blessings Dottie

Sarah can bring some balance somewhere in the mix of things but I can't vote for her to be president. She kinda killed that with the way she sold herself out to TV and the media. I'm not interested in that kind of thing. Let's pray for a common sense candidate to come out from somewhere. We need a leader for our country that can make decitions based solely on common sense.

December 02 2010 at 7:08 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
ann

who tacking care of pallin down syndrome child while she out bashing others.

December 01 2010 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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evc90

Sarah takes her family with her. Doesn't need to rely on hired help.

December 01 2010 at 10:56 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
Welcome Gigi

Praise you ... you're in a right track.

December 01 2010 at 12:12 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
asglir

I used to be a Democrat before they became the Communist Party and started trashing America and blaming America for the world's problems. I used to like unions when they worked to get better pay, health care, and working conditions and when they were pro American worker and didn't want to redistribute America's wealth around the world, buy binto phoney global warming schemes, and call for open borders allowing millions of illegals into the country to take jobs from citizens. This whole PC hate America and capitalism thing has been pushed too far especially with Democrats telling people what to eat, what kind of car to drive, and rationing health care...I don't want a big brother nanny state. Notice that the Dems say nothing about the spread of sexually transmitted diseases...sexual activity they don't want to manage...for now...The point is they shouldn't manage anybody's lives eating habits driving etc. Eventually with the Democrats you wonder if they respect the concept of freedom...we don't get permission from the government...it gets permission from us.

December 01 2010 at 9:51 AM Report abuse -11 rate up rate down Reply
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drmom1210

I think you ought to consider traveling abroad, where you will immediately discern, if you engage with anyone beyond our 50 states, that we are the international bull in the china shop. I cannot believe you pay no attention to the nightmare the Right has created worldwide.

December 01 2010 at 10:45 AM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
maranbeeson@aol.

smart person, glad you woke up and realized where the Democrats are taking his nation

December 01 2010 at 10:46 AM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply

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