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In front of an Alaskan backdrop of mountains and a lake, Sarah Palin had a busy, busy night on television Friday. She found time to tweak a fellow Republican, dismiss the president, and scold a top-rated Fox News talk show host.

Palin opened by questioning New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's toughness and attacking President Barack Obama for naivete. After that, she preached about cutting various government programs to Bill O'Reilly before advising him not to interrupt her. All in a night's work.

On America's Nightly Scoreboard, host David Asman informed Palin that Christie had told Fox Business News that he didn't see any politician as inspiring. "Do you?" Asman asked Palin.

"Heck yeah, I am so thankful for all these common sense conservative politicians to serve and cut for the right reasons," she said. "And with all due respect to Governor Christie, you know he has no choice but to cut budgets because he's broke, his state is broke. What courage really is, is in the face of having a surplus when you have opportunity to spend, spend, spend other people's money, and you still choose to rein in government to let the private sector soar."

Palin said as governor she trimmed Alaska's budget, although it had a surplus. She put a hiring freeze in place, reduced earmarks by 86 percent and vetoed the largest amounts of spending in the state's history, she said.

Without mentioning potential 2012 Republican candidates by name, Palin said, "I find inspiration in tea party patriots [and] those with common sense who aren't playing a lot of games."

On the same show, she said President Obama didn't understand the labor situation in Wisconsin because he is "so inexperienced in the private sector and in goverment, and in actually running anything and making any kind of budget."

She added that Obama has a "naive and destructive and terrifying anti-oil agenda" that "is going to bring our nation to our knees -- and his agenda must be stopped."

Wearing the same fleece and faux fur jacket, Palin appeared later on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" to discuss future plans for government entitlements such as Social Security. "Yeah, entitlement programs have to be reformed," she told the host. "They are going to eat our lunch. They will certainly consume our entire federal budget by 2035. unless we reform."

Palin cited Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's plan, "A Roadmap for American's Future" as one way restrain Social Security costs. She said his proposal "can nail it quite accurately, as when he talks about age 55 being a cut-off age" in the future for traditional Social Security payments.

Ryan's plan would preserve the existing Social Security program for those 55 or older but offer workers younger than 55 the option of investing more than one-third of their Social Security taxes in personal retirement accounts.

Palin chastised the hard-charging O'Reilly for interrupting her: "I really apologize that up here in Alaska we have this four-second delay so it's not an easy exchange to try and get my point across to you if you interrupt." O'Reilly let her make points on raising the retirement age and the possibility that safety net programs for the poor will have to be reduced.

"If we had a robust economy here and all across the country then we wouldn't have to be looking at these insolvent entitlement programs that, yeah, when we start pulling the plug on some of them there is going to be a shared burden across the country," she said.

Watch Palin's interview on budget-cutting.

Filed Under: Budget, Sarah Palin, Tea Party

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What good was Cash for Clunkers, When you just buy another gasoline guzzling Clunker?

March 10 2011 at 12:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Well, Palin THINKS that we need to drill more oil.
What really is the problem, is suppression of technology. Family member worked at auto plant most of his life. He was involved in building and testing motors for autos.
Over 20 years ago, he helped to build a motor that went 500 miles on one gallon of gasoline. He helped to build many, more efficient motors. All, patents bought and shelved. The one he thought was fantastic worked on magnets that no parts actually touched. NO RESISTENCE. Needed no oil., No repairs needed, When he asked why they did not build them, they stated it was cost inefficient, because most of the revenue was made on parts. He described the gasoline guzzling engine today as being obsolete for over 85 years.
Due greed we have polution, due greed and our addiction to stupidity, we are suffering from high money men like the Koch Brothers who raised the price of gasoline last event to over $4.00. and, I believe are doing this again, because they wish the Obama administration to fail. Palin need to read, get educated. Global warming is a fact. All these oil barons, when no one is left alive, what good will their mountains of money be?

March 10 2011 at 12:17 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

I have not voten for around 25 years but I will vote for Miss Palen for president if she runs.

March 08 2011 at 9:24 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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George Miron

I hope you do... Especially in a Primary... But you should really learn to spell your candidate's name first...

March 12 2011 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have never in all of my years read such nonsense as I sit here and read the comments that such a buncy of dummies are so stupid as they cannot see what this administration has done to our wonderful country. Get off Sarah Palen'a back and start looking at what the Obama's, Nancy Pelosia, Harry Reed and all the Dem's have done to our country. They should be ashamed but do u think they care? Once they are in office they are set for life. Their health care is taken care of and they have the best, (Paif for by the way with our tax dollars) Neighter do they have to worry about where the next dollar is comming from. Wake up america and stop being such a stupid bunch of radicals If obama is elected again for another 4 years this country is gone. We are almost a third world country now. His spending if pitiful and he doesn't care. He is using our money for him and his family to go and see the world with all his so called friends. Wake Up people. You had better get out and vote them out of office. Get off Sarah Palen's family. I don't blame her for going after Kathy Griffin she is nothing but a has been and if she went after my kids like she is Sarah's I'm afread she would meet me in the street waiting for her. But then again she isn't worth the time to waste on her. I was a Dem. for 45 years but I changed 3 years ago and am I glad of it. I despise what the Democrats have done to this country.

March 08 2011 at 1:00 AM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
Gloria White

Sarah Palin, should bow out of the lime light. How can become President over this nation, when she could not last as Govenor of one state. She also did not know what was going on in her home. When her daughter became a mother and the baby doesn't have a father. As far as Social Security no goverment every paid one dime into it for my well being. The money in that fund was paid from money that I earned through the years. Should, she run, I predict that she will not win. Her supporters will lose the money invested for her campain.

March 07 2011 at 11:15 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Palin couldn't make it as a governor for 2 years. How in God's name would she be able to handle being a President of United States? She hasn't got one idea that makes sense. That mouth of her's has turned people off. Oh, and people have made her rich buying her so called books. although the last one has not went very well. Like I always say, if you don't like in here in the U.S., then leave and don't come back. After all, Rush Limbaugh said, he was going to leave if Obama was elected President. We are still waiting. He is another one, who has a hateful mouth. Cannot believe people waste their time listening to his lies on the radio.

March 07 2011 at 10:46 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

What kind of NUT goes around threatening people, just because they don't like him/her? Politics certainly isn't worth more than a persons life, so stop the stupidity of threatening people. Whoever you are, you know you will be found out, sooner or later. First you should think how you would like to spend the last years of your life in Prison?

March 07 2011 at 10:33 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Let's get it righ this time. she is only interested in the money. She won't win a nomination and she won't give up her money for the run. Ladies all she can due is make fun of us all and set we knowledgeable women back to the stone age. Have a better choice. Jeb Bush is the only thing the Republican party has going now. If we can't find anyone of his caliber then I wil vote Democratic again. This Republican votes for the person not the old ideology that we have to be out to kill each other.

March 07 2011 at 9:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

i am a republican, but i am sick and tired of the politicians including republicians calling social security an entitlement !,
it is not an enititlement as i have paid into it for 40yrs, i am not a union public employee person whose retirement is paid for by the state, i paid for it myself. they need to get off of calling it that. i deserve it, i paid for it, i would have a million dollars in a private bank right now if it had started putting it there 40 yrs ago.
the entitlement programs are welefare, medicaid, food stamps, wic, public broadcasting, aid to foreign countries, the lavish benefits recieved by the policitians who stole them from us by voting themselves for it.

March 07 2011 at 8:44 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

How much better financial shape this country would be in if McCain and Palin had been elected instead of the usurper to the Presidency. Even in good times, she set an example of not being a spendthrift. We need more politicians like her. She could save this nation with her energy policies.

March 07 2011 at 3:55 PM Report abuse -11 rate up rate down Reply
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Not a spend thrift? Maybe not her money, but when it comes to making an apprearance and speech she commands big money, 1st class airfare or private jet, only 1st class accommodations, special food, the best of everything . She pays for nothing. She is a money grubbing phoney and I cannot believe anyone cannot see through her. She is in this for the Money that is all and laughs a people like you all the way to the bank..

March 07 2011 at 10:11 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

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