America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag
by Sarah Palin
GLENN: Sarah Palin is
STU: Are you kidding me?
STU: Sarah Palin is coming on the show?
PAT: You called her an hour ago.
STU: After that book debacle where you just barely could get in touch with her.
PAT: It was an hour! This woman, she waited an hour before she got on the phone?
STU: So high maintenance, I can't
PAT: I am so sick of how demanding. Aren't you yet? Aren't you fed up? I'm done with it.
GLENN: No, we called her and she
PAT: Don't take this call. Don't take this call.
STU: Don't take it.
PAT: Don't take this call.
STU: Hang up on her.
PAT: Don't put her on. Don't put her on.
STU: This is unacceptable.
PAT: She is the most demanding person
GLENN: Like, what has she demanded?
PAT: ever dealt with. That we pick up the phone.
GLENN: That we pick up the phone?
PAT: Yeah. Back in New York had to pick up the phone.
GLENN: Did she demand that?
PAT: Don't put this woman on!
STU: Don't do it.
PAT: Don't do it, Glenn.
GLENN: Sarah, I don't know. We're breaking all kinds of rules. We don't usually deal with hothead and demanding figures like you.
PAT: Demanding high maintenance, mean, mean, mean people.
SARAH PALIN: I know, guys, and I have to apologize even for that hour will have passed the buck and we blame it on Trig. Trig needed food. He needed his business.
GLENN: Oh, jeez, here we go again.
PAT: Bring your baby into it.
GLENN: Did we need to book the whole first class section of some jumbo jet just to get you to the phone?
SARAH PALIN: Sow, Lord.
GLENN: What did we have to put in your green room this time?
PAT: Remember last time at 8/28?
PAT: She asked for... nothing?
PAT: Remember that?
GLENN: That's exactly what.
GLENN: That's exactly what you don't want. Now everybody was so stressed out because they were like, she didn't ask for anything. So we've got to put everything in here.
PAT: We've got to put everything in here. You knew that's what she meant.
SARAH PALIN: I'll tell you, I'll tell you, as you know, Glenn, that whole scenario that surrounds one as they are trying to get out there doing the job and then to have just the BS written about you, go through every single day.
GLENN: You know what? I actually demand and I don't know if you I'm sorry. I don't know if you saw this yesterday. I actually demanded a retraction and an apology from Politico. Nothing. This he don't care. Nothing.
SARAH PALIN: No, they don't care. They are just going to make things up, Glenn. They are going to try to make you look bad, they are going to put your name into an article that's negative about me, which is so unnecessary.
GLENN: Bring it.
SARAH PALIN: I mean, they can take their shots at me. What I said about the article is, hey, you can lie about me, Politico, Jonathan Martin, you punk. You guys can lie about me, but you are taking on the big guns, you are taking on Beck. You know, you are an idiot if you take him on. Jeez.
GLENN: I don't know. I'm a little sidetracked now with that other little guy, George Soros.
SARAH PALIN: Yeah, the little guy, yeah.
GLENN: Yeah. Sarah, tell me what's tell me what you're feeling on the road. You know, I see these polls that are starting to come out and things are starting to tighten up, and I was having, you know, having dinner with some people and they said to me, I don't know if I'm going to go out and vote. I don't know who to
PAT: Oh, man.
GLENN: I'm like, what?
SARAH PALIN: Yeah.
GLENN: I mean, what are you feeling? What are you sensing?
SARAH PALIN: I'm sensing that there are life and death decisions coming up based on who it is that will be casting votes and implementing policy for America after November 2nd. And, you know, we would certainly hope that people do show up to vote. This is not just our right. It's our responsibility to get out there and say where we want our government to go on our behalf. And if we were to choose to sit on our thumbs and sit at home and let the others, if you will, choose for us what direction our government and our country will go, then shame on us. And we'll get what it is that we deserve. And, of course, Glenn, we believe that I believe November 2nd we have such an opportunity to turn things around, and I sense everywhere that I'm traveling I'm in Arizona today, I'm in Florida tomorrow everywhere that I'm traveling, people are quite desperate for the real positive change that they can help implement come November 2nd because they're so fearful really and distrusting of what has gone on the last 21 months.
GLENN: What do you think you know, one thing I'm concerned about is I've talked to several former senators and congressmen who tell me that as soon as these guys get in, these Tea Party guys, they are going to be co opted by the system. How do you how are you feeling about the understanding of the candidates that you have seen all around the country and their ability to withstand the lies and the corruption and the subtle coopting of things? Are they aware?
SARAH PALIN: Right, right. No, the men and women whom I have met who have this label of Tea Party American slapped on them and they should be proud of that label, they are men and women of integrity and character, and they have been they've been tried through the fire. You know, they're getting clobbered left and right. People are lying about them, reporters and Politicos are lying about them and yet they are still standing strong and they're very committed to a common sense, conservative agenda. So they, having been through a fire already, is some good testing grounds. However, once they are there, it's up to the American people to be supportive of them and to encourage them so that they will not get co opted because it would be so, so easy, so tempting to just kind of go along with the flow and let these "There, there, little gal" type persons who kind of run the machines on both sides of the aisle to try to get these common sense Tea Party American candidates to be underneath their wing and go along to get along, and that's where the coopting begins and certainly the attempt will be there.
GLENN: Do they do you think they really understand? I mean, can you understand it? When you first got into it, I know your eye I mean, they practically ripped your eyelids off your face, your eyes were opened up so fast. My eyes have been opened up. You don't you and I are very much alike in one way: We keep to ourself. I don't ally with a bunch of people. I have my own staff and I'm very tight with my own staff, but I don't, I don't ally with very many people at all and I don't trust very many people at all, and you're pretty much the same. And it comes from the same kind of experience that people will say they're on your side all the time and they will just knife you in the back. They don't care. They're just, they're just for power. Can you learn that lesson through someone else?
SARAH PALIN: Yeah, that's going to be my point here, Glenn, is that I want, especially the new byes, the neophytes going in there who have, you know, these reasons to be running, all the right reasons for America. They hopefully will learn their lessons through me and through you, what we go through every day. Let them see what it is how you kind of have to have your guard up obviously. You have to not be so naive eye trusting of their expert Politicos in their advice that they give you because too often they will coopt, and that's internally and externally outside a circle of influence that they are going to find in Washington D.C. that coopting attempt. So yeah, definitely they can have their eyes wide open. For me it was once bitten, twice shy, you know? I learned that within that GOP machine the things that they do, you know, to throw you under the bus in order to get in the self preservation mode that so many of them are. Well, I want these new, fresh, energetic, sincere candidates to learn what I've gone through, what you go through, what others go through and not be victimized certainly.
PAT: Sarah, it looks like the reports are that the polls are tightening up all over the country for a lot of these Tea Party members. And even in your home state, Alaska, it looks like Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski according to a poll yesterday are in a dead heat at 37% apiece. Do you get the sense that he's in danger now?
SARAH PALIN: It certainly is tightening up, but if you look at what the lame stream media has done to Joe Miller and thrown everything in the kitchen sink at him and tried to distract away from his message, his record, his intentions for our state and for our country, then it's kind of no wonder that some people who may not have been plugged in throughout this election cycle, they may start believing some of the bull, just the bull that's been written about them.
GLENN: Nice edit, nice edit.
SARAH PALIN: All of our reason, all of our people to pay attention, to get the facts, to not believe what it is that the leftists in the media want you to believe about a candidate. Find out for yourself. And, no, I do confidence in Joe Miller.
GLENN: How do you trust somebody, Sarah? I mean, you don't know what to people don't know what to believe. They don't know what the truth is or anything else.
SARAH PALIN: I know. It's you know, that's why we have to do our own homework, and it takes a lot of effort on the voters' part, but that is their responsibility and we need to dig in there and find out for ourself what the truth is behind these campaigns, who's supporting the candidates. That tells you a lot, too. Judge them by their enemies. That tells you a lot, too, about a person and their character.
STU: Sarah, I'm wondering if you're on board with my personal aspirations here for this election which is it's okay if the Republicans lose every seat in the Senate and the House except for one, as long as that one is Alan Grayson losing.
SARAH PALIN: I'm going to Florida tomorrow and that will be my message. Isn't he just the oddest duck in the entire political arena?
SARAH PALIN: Is not he just an odd, odd person.
GLENN: He is he is.
PAT: What a kind response.
GLENN: I know.
PAT: Just an odd, odd person. That's the nicest thing I've ever heard a Republican say about him.
GLENN: We were talking about him earlier off the air and I've come to the conclusion that he is just one of he's one of those people who has absolutely no moral compass.
PAT: Yeah, he's
GLENN: It was taken out of him and he jumped up and down on it and he just destroyed his moral compass. He has none.
SARAH PALIN: Right, right. Well, what's the deal then? What is attraction, voters to Alan Grayson? He's not effective in a positive sense at all for his constituents. He you know, people look at him and say, oh, surely you do not respect you don't respect and you don't reflect the good people of Florida. So what's the attraction there?
GLENN: I think it's his hotness.
STU: It's all physical with Grayson. It's all physical.
GLENN: It is all physical. Come on, Sarah. You know if Todd wasn't around you'd be like, yum yum, give me some. All right, Sarah Palin, thanks. I'll talk to you again. I mean, if we can get on your schedule once in a while.
GLENN: Without all the demands.
PAT: 60 full minutes from the time we asked for the call.
GLENN: All right, thanks a lot, Sarah.
SARAH PALIN: Thanks, guys. Bye.
GLENN: You bet. Best of luck, best to your family.