October 20th, 2008
04:49 PM ET

No regrets on "Palling around with terrorist" line

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Editor's note: David Brody will be on AC360° tonight at 10p ET to talk about the conflicting views of Sarah Palin among conservatism's elites and Joe six-packs. Below is an excerpt from his recent interview with Sarah Palin.

David Brody
Senior National Correspondent, CBN News

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with The Brody File, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she would have no problem using the "palling around with terrorist" line again when describing Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers.

I interviewed Gov. Palin this weekend for 20 minutes in Lancaster, Pa. My full report can be seen Tuesday on The 700 Club. Check The Brody File for other clips regarding her faith, media scrutiny and much more.

Brody: Are you okay with the "pal around with terrorist line?" Or you want to rein that back a little?

Palin: No I would say it again, I would say it again because again it, it, according to the information that we have, the association that he's had with Bill Ayers wasn't just one or two time sitting on a board together where, No, there's been quite a few associations and events and meetings and discussion and emails and calls and to not disavow that too, I think is troubling.

Read more and watch an excerpt of Brody's interview

Filed under: Barack Obama • Raw Politics • Sarah Palin
soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. Ken

    Would any of us feel comfortable with any of our loved ones palling around with Ayers, Rezco, or Wright? NO!!! None of us would so why is it ok for our next President. WAKE UP SHEEP! Obama isn’t the saint you think he is

    October 20, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  2. hannah

    What kind of reformers are these two? I know Colin Powel knew what he was doing. Country first or is it anything to win?

    October 20, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  3. mel

    The preamble to the US Constitution

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    "We the People", regardless of class, race, religion
    "form a more perfect union" – united for the country we live in
    "establish justice" – equal justice under the law
    "insure domestic Tranquility" – The peace of the country is above personal gain
    "Provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty and our Posterity" – For ALL people, not the privileged few.

    Which candidate best supports the preamble to the constitution?


    October 20, 2008 at 9:49 pm |
  4. Ruby Jones

    Gov. Pallin is an adult what I want to know as an adult does she ever think before she speaks. If you shout fire in a crowded building and cause a stamped you are held responsible. If after this election any harm come to anyone, regardless of the so call fringe element, is on her.

    She has the right to say "No I am not going to say this or that because it will cause divide our country or drive away voters." That is part of standing up to your party. Look at all the hate towards her and Obama that has been stirred up in recent weeks.

    October 20, 2008 at 9:34 pm |
  5. Steve - Philadelphia, PA

    When Gov. Palin said that Obama had more than a casual acquaintance with Bill Ayers. And that Obama had phone conversations with "a known terrorist." What was she suggesting ? Was she implying that Obama was talking over terrorist plots with Ayers? Maybe the overthrow of the American government.?

    October 20, 2008 at 9:33 pm |
  6. Regina Romero

    The old adage applies here. Given enough rope ,she will hang herself. She is a perfect example of someone who can dish it out but can't take it. She can harp incessantly on something that will incite the Republican 'base', but responds petulantly when she perceives an insult, for example to her own faith. If you can dish it out, you ought to be able to take it.

    Maybe her appearance on SNL will excite her to follow her true calling, drama. She is a star all right, I just don't want her to be a star in Washington for all our sake.

    October 20, 2008 at 9:26 pm |
  7. Bret Peters

    Being a Christian, as she is, has anyone counted how many times Palin broke the commandment "Thou shalt not bare false witness" And investors to wall street " You should not cast your pearls before swine, least they be trampled". "greed' "gluttony" should I go on... Na! ok one more "do on to others as you would have them do to you." Thanks for letting me vent. 🙂

    October 20, 2008 at 9:22 pm |
  8. Lucille

    I am not at all surprised that she would say it again. This is the same woman who told the media that she had been exonerated in Alaska regarding her abuse of power as Governor; we all know that was a lie. The McCain – Palin ticket have no conscience at all when it comes to politics, they feel that the end will justify the means. I was an undecided voter – Mrs. Palin and the negative campaign have helped me make my decision.

    October 20, 2008 at 9:21 pm |
  9. Doc

    When will this woman talk about her ideas for solutions to our multitude of problems and not just non-intellectual stuff?? She won't because she has demonstrated she doesn't have sufficient knowledge of any issue on the table. And for these people to say her experience trumps Obama's so it's ok for her to be running is ridiculous. Obama has the educational background, leadership, presidential type intellect and communication skills necessary for the position of the presidency. She is better served on SNL.

    October 20, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
  10. Shirley Butler

    Oh please Cindy...Ga. Why don't you back up your statements with some facts? You are as bad as those so called candidates....a bunch of whiners because you are all losing this election because your politics are stale; dishonest; lack integrity; and are fear-based. The American public has wised up. Stop making false blanket statements. Look at McCain and Palin....they aren't angels themselves....Obama has the grace and dignity....and INTELLIGENCE. McCain/Palin know it....You know it.... You and your party are trying to make it out like Obama has a long, enmeshed relationship with this dude. He DOESN'T and WAKE UP....nobody but you and your sinking ship cares. You know why? Because we have a failing system in all spheres. That is why people are for Obama...he cares about the REAL issues and has managed to stay focused in spite of McCain/Palin's sophomoric attempts to take his campaign down. That is what this country is hungry for and Obama has delivered and will continue to deliver when he is the President of the United States!
    GO OBAMA!!! YES WE CAN!!!!!!!

    October 20, 2008 at 9:15 pm |
  11. Lisa NC

    Have you seen Obama "palling around" with Ayers?
    Have you read anything about Ayers and his life/story from the 60's and now?
    Have you listened to Obama's explanation about Ayers?

    –Be careful about believing all the Republican talking points and the conservative media.
    I also have heard many things about McCain and Palin "associating" with some pretty shady characters (who could be labeled as terrorists).
    I think one is skating on thin ice when he/she starts attacking someone based on flimsy associations.

    October 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm |
  12. Ella, TN

    Maybe Mrs. Palin should be talking about who she pals around with. She continues to slander and yet when something is said of truth about her the cry of sexism is invoked. Get a grip, you are still facing charges of abuse of power, your husband has been a member of a party that wants to secede from American and you have the audacity to talk about unamerican and untruths. Suddenly you are seeing America in a bright light when before it was not good enough.

    October 20, 2008 at 8:58 pm |
  13. Trudy in Peoria

    How many people did Ayers kill? Zero. That makes him a vandal, not a terrorist. Ayers did not do any jail time in the last 40 years, and he has been an upstanding citizen of this country. He has been a respected professor at the U of I, and even was awarded Citizen of the Year in Chicago. Obama has condemned the actions of Ayers back in th 60s, and that's all that needs to be said. If Ayers really was a terrorist, why does this great country of ours let the man walk freely? Because he is not a terrorist, although McCain and staff would have people believe that terrorists lurk around every corner.

    October 20, 2008 at 8:17 pm |
  14. C. Bass

    Sarah Palin is a socialist according to her own definition of socialism. She gave oil company profits to her constituents. Quite hypocritical don't you think?

    October 20, 2008 at 8:14 pm |
  15. Mari in NW Indiana

    It wasn't but a week ago that John McCain was telling an old lady that Barack Obama can be trusted. I'm referencing the woman who called Obama an "Arab"......and immediately McCain corrected her, saying he was a good man, and made comments thru that rally of "there's nothing to be scared of in Senator Obama".

    Did he forget to tell Sarah Palin that?......or is she just ignorning morals & ethics once again???

    October 20, 2008 at 8:12 pm |
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