April 16th, 2009
08:54 AM ET

Morning Buzz: Sarah Palin Speaks About Right to Life

Penny Manis
AC360 Senior Producer

It was an emotional scene last night when the Alabama crew finally stepped on U.S. soil for the first time since pirates attacked their ship last week, and they had to wrest it back under control. We have learned that the families got a tour of the White House following their arrival.

Captain Richard Phillips is still on board the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Bainbridge, currently in Kenya. We’ll be following his own journey home after it is mapped out.

Gary Tuchman heads to a shooting range near San Diego with a former Seal sniper trainer who will offer insight into just how the military was able to coordinate the shootout on the high seas which led to the rescue of the Captain. It will be an interesting report.

President Obama heads to Mexico today, his first trip south of the border, and Suzanne Malveaux will bring you all the news from his meetings.

Ed Lavandera has a story about American teenagers hired by drug cartels to smuggle across the border. We meet one young man who made these ‘drug runs’ from 15 to 17 yrs old, and earned 50,000 dollars doing it.

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be the headline speaker at a “right to life” dinner in Indiana. It’s her first major public eevent this year outside of Alaska, and some folks are speculating this could mean she is still serious about running for President in 2012. Candy Crowley is going to be at her speech tonight, and will bring you a live report.

Anderson is back tonight, we’ll have the above and more! See you at 10pet!

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. timelesstraveller

    Sarah Palin – Every commentary here is taken from heresy as is all information for all public figures. All the information we are fed is packaged to get our attention. Who Sarah is and her family we will not know until her actions are applied in our lives. If we are for or against her it is really just a game of chance inside our minds.
    ‘Right to life’: Are we speaking all the children around the world that are here already and are starving to death at this very moment? Are we talking about all those Mothers that are undernourished and so sick they cannot carry their babies to term and are aborted? What are we talking about here?

    If we can deal with ‘the communist party’ (non-capitols) of China we can deal with the communist party of Cuban. I wish everyone would lighten up and have a party if you are going to call it a “Party”.

    Let’s go back to the gold standard.

    April 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    Sarah Palin is so obviously unfit to be President with her lack of knowledge in so many areas that it defies belief that anyone with any intelligence would vote for her. I was embarrassed for her in her interviews and more embarrassed when she tried to defend herself. I abhor her stand on the environment, her endorsement of the aerial hunting of any kind of animal – much less one that is still struggling back from the precipice of extinction – and her family – well, Jimmy Carter has to be glad that she has a family that is more embarrassing than his was during his Presidency. Palin needs to stay in Alaska where the population is small and there are fewer people for her to harm with her policies.

    April 16, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  3. Rebekah

    Happy to hear Anderson's back for tonight!

    I'll listen to Sarah Palin's speech to see what exactly is going on but I really hope no one mentions her running for office in 2012. I just don't even want to think about that. Honestly, I don't understand what her appeal is...

    April 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  4. Lampe

    Blue Chip: exactly what experience does Obama have. As with any new POTUS, they try to surround themselfs with experienced people. which is exactly what gov. Palin, would have done, if she would have been V.P. Only time will tell what kind of Pres. Obama is. Just as time would have told what kind of Pres. McCain would have made. One thing we seem to forget is that we as Humans are unable to tell what the outcome of anything happening in 4 years will be,

    April 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm |
  5. BlueChip

    Sarah Palin is possibly addicted with the idea of prominence associated with the Office of the President. McCain obviously knows that she was not ready nor was she a good pick, arguably the reason he did not win. What Sarah needs to understand is that America deserves a President that is just right on the issues, but one that has accomplished a certain level of intellectual stance and posture to UNDERSTAND and hence lead on all the issues. SARAH IS JUST NOT THERE AND I DO NOT BELEIVE SHE CAN GET THERE by 2016 let a lone 2012

    April 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  6. jennycos

    Why is this piece entitled "Sarah Palin Speaks About Right To Life" when over one half of the post is about piracy, and only one sentence is about Palin – alluding to a speaking engagement that hasn't happened yet??? I wanted to read what she had to say in her speech, but alas, no such luck.
    I would still have read the post if it stated clearly what it was about, by the way, as I think this piracy fiasco is deeply concerning.
    Maybe CNN could be a teensy bit less obvious in its phony, grabby headlines... I'm just saying...

    April 16, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  7. Lampe

    Gov.Palin believes in the Right To Life. Obama calls it Mistakes, that his girls shouldn't be punished for!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  8. Lampe

    Gov. Palin, has just as much rights to her beliefs as does anyone else. CNN, I don't see why you find it necessary to bring her name up every few days. You should be more concerned about the thousands of people who were protesting yesterday. And Obama does have as many skeltons in his closet, as anyone else. It's just CNN, doesn't report on them.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  9. Cate Malone, Omaha, NE

    There is NOTHING authentic about Sarah Palin, and nothing honest about her either. If the public knew half of what this woman believes she'd be laughed out of the place. Between shooting wolves from airplanes and taking her religious direction from a witch doctor, she is not only ridiculous, but scary. i want her to run, too, show Obama can win by an even bigger margin.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  10. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Good Morning Penny

    Great Anderson is back tonight

    I do agree with Sarah Palin on the right to life issue she's quite outspoken and willing to speak out on this really important topic.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  11. Joanne Pacicca, Solvay, NY

    Strangely, I have to admire Palin on several issues. She's out-spoken and does let the drama become public...but that translates to honesty...and I am not a fan of her political views. Nonetheless, she is authentic!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:10 am |
  12. anon

    I hope she does run for prez in 2012. If Obama continues as he is, I'd like to see eight years of him. Not that I agree with him on everything, but I'm happy to live with those disagreements.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:01 am |
  13. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good morning, Penny!

    Good morning, Anderson Cooper!
    I'm glad you come back today.
    Christiane Amanpour was great yesterday.

    Sounded so strange to read about 2012. It seems so far. So much will happen until then. lol ...

    President Obama to share their first direct contact with Latin America in which he seeks a new approach to the countries of the region and express their desire to cooperate with them. Besides the President, the Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will also be there. The 5th Summit of the Americas will be a great historic moment.

    And despite not having voted in Pres. Lula, is great to see that my President and the your President are well understood. All we have to win!

    Penny, see you tomorrow!
    Anderson Cooper, see you tonight and please, blogging with us!

    Thank you!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  14. Shavonda

    If Palin is still serious about running in 2012, she needs to put her family in check NOW! They are making a spectacle of her....and while it does prove that she is more/less like rest of us, I want a president a little bit more above the fray (i.e. Obama-you never hear about his or Michelle's family drama although I'm sure they have them). He has marketed himself as having some of the same problems that we have, but the family still manages to uphold itself as something that other people can aspire to.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:24 am |