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July 27th, 2009
07:21 PM ET
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. RLWellman

    The Democrats voted for Franken as Senator and now asking Maher what he thinks about a Republican governor. Obviously they don't have anyone else's opinion who they look up to!

    July 28, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  2. Hampton

    First of all who cares what Bill Maher thinks. Isn't he just a pawn of the Democratic Party. Anderson I used to like you as a reporter, now you also have become an Ad. man for the Democratic Party. Your show says it keeping them honest, give me a break. You ask questions to these guys and when they side step the answer you let them get away with it. By the way I am a registered Democrat.

    July 28, 2009 at 9:34 am |
  3. Chris, Ohio

    I agree with Bill – as long as the Republicans remain clueless, Sarah Palin has a future with them. Scary, isn't it? Personally I believe she is a lightweight, all flash and no substance. I have never been able to follow her speeches, never mind being able to understand them. I can only hope and pray she fades into obscurity fast. Her 15 minutes of fame have long passed. We need leaders who actually know what they're doing!

    July 28, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  4. Eric S

    Bill does criticize Obama. And takes some heat for it.

    Keep up the great work, Bill!

    July 28, 2009 at 6:58 am |
  5. Dale

    Folks, Bill was being INTERVIEWED. He answered the questions asked of him. As to why Palin is in the news, she just resigned. When a Governor resigns, it is a newsworthy event.

    Personally I think Palin is a dimwit. However as mentioned above,it is a news item when a sitting governor resigns.

    July 28, 2009 at 2:16 am |
  6. Texas gal

    Agree with Maher completely. Sarah gives me a headache when she speaks and I have to listen intently to figure out what the heck she is talking about. I'm a conservative and wish her well but I've had enough of Sarah. Thanks.

    July 28, 2009 at 1:42 am |
  7. Jon

    He DID rip Obama a few weeks ago, called him too much of a celebrity, it was actually pretty well covered by the media. His career still stands.

    July 27, 2009 at 11:50 pm |
  8. Jill

    Sarah is an quitter and let her State down. Bill is a comedian and she is easy prey. The women is a disgrace to my gender, and I sure she will talk herself stupid before the next election! Oh wait she already has done that. She should stick closer to home and take care of her family that's about all she's qualified to do.

    July 27, 2009 at 11:20 pm |
  9. Claudette

    Sarah Palin talks, and takes forever to say nothing, and then it makes no sense. Do you honestly think President Obama is going to turn around the 8 years of damage Both Bush's did while they were in the white house? If so, then you are just ignorant, which I am pretty sure is true.

    July 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm |
  10. Nikki

    Bill Maher is most of all Smart and funny and that is why I adore, love and am crazy about him. He sees it as it is and syas it as he sees! (Now try saying it 3 times)..
    People who do not see his humor, are bunch of republicans with stick on their .....Sorry guys, we love the guy, now go shoot something~

    July 27, 2009 at 11:08 pm |
  11. Sonia

    People come out of denial. If we survived 8 years of Bush43 and the mess he left behind, him and his loser friends!!! Please stop being an Ugly American and support the President, you don't have to agree with everything he does, that would not be healthy.

    ExBush supporter, Texas!

    July 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. chris

    Sara Palin is a pathic moose killer trying to take avantage of her short time fame, she wont last.....maybe she should move closer to Russia that way maybe she can say she has actually seen it for the first time. This woman is a joke and those who latch on to her is just as much a joke as she is. Palin writing a book??? a comedy one I hope, she apparently only knows how to make people laugh.

    she's a gold digger........

    July 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  13. fezmonkey

    The ONLY reason she is popular is her natural beauty...face it, even Republicans want to say, "Shut up and show us your tits!" She's Cheney with a vag. Dangerous...I'm gonna predict her running with Gingrich in '12!

    July 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  14. gretchen

    The tiny starlet is tinker bell buzzing around in her empty head.

    July 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  15. Kim

    I just have a question. Does anyone know if she actually returned all the Neiman Marcus clothes for herself and her family they received during the presidential campaign with John McCain? Remember her speeches that they were "like the stage lights" that were "just props" and would be returned after the campaign? As long as she puts herself in the public spotlight there will be negative commentary, and it is deserved.

    July 27, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  16. PJ

    I can't stand him! I can't figure out why he thinks his opinion
    is so esteemed. I wish he would zip it – and if he is on – I change the channel.

    July 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  17. Larry

    @DCH Show me:) I'm interested to see how far he goes on Rahm Emanuel & David Axelrod as well as Obama compared to Letterman, Leno & Conan:)

    July 27, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  18. Ann - CA

    The tiny starlet is probably Ashley Judd, hardly a starlet but a well established actor, who appeared in a PSA for Defenders of Wildlife opposing Palin for supporting of the aerial killing of wolves in Alaska.

    July 27, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  19. hokie

    done done done she's done. bill - work on your range. you sound like you are always wine'n these days. john stewart is really killing you with the jokes these days

    July 27, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  20. Kristi

    Wow..."this stupid country?" Really? That's how he wants to discuss his political views, by criticising the country?...Besides that, why is he wasting his time talking about somebody that resigned? She isn't a governor anymore and furthermore I doubt she'll get a nomination when the time comes anyway. Don't waste air time this way anymore Bill, because that's all it is, a waste of time. Despite your evident followers on here I see no intelligence or relevance in anything you've said in this clip.

    July 27, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  21. Candace

    What do people see in Maher? It amazes me that anyone cares what he has to say. Does anyone? Actually I can't believe I just wasted over 2 minutes of my time listening to him. She is so much more in touch with real people and understands people then he ever will. I wish people like him would leave her alone. She just is a threat to the things he is for and that scares him.

    July 27, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  22. Bonny Ogent

    Does this bonehead have a nice thing to say about anybody? Is he supposed to be funny? Clever? He needs to get over himself!

    July 27, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  23. Nancy - CA

    Maher is a professional comedian, and Palin as a professional politician is fair game. So, those of you who keep whining about Maher "picking on Palin", need to realize that he has every right to criticize her statements and her actions and expose her hypocrisy, idiocy, and general lack of knowledge. Knowing about the issues and having a cogent opinion should have been a given –as a potential VP. If she's going to continue on with her political life and MAKE MILLIONS with her rhetoric, then she needs to be held accountable for her words and actions.
    As a woman who worked extremely hard throughout my life, I'm tired of her trying to equate "populism" with intentional ignorance and outright racism. There are plenty of poor and middle class people who have absolutely NOTHING in common with the Palins. She, like so many Republicans, just use her "country hick act" and hunting photo ops to fool and manipulate the most vulnerable citizens in our country. It's absolutely disgusting. Grow a conscience, Sarah. Go back to Wasilla, and leave the rest of the country to the grownups...

    July 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm |
  24. Annita

    Congrat, Bill, I'm your FAN, You've been absolutely awesome as always. Of course, many people don't like you, they are not nearly up to your level of intelligence, awareness and lucidity.

    July 27, 2009 at 9:09 pm |
  25. Naomi

    I believe that the remarks by Maher were in response to Wolfe's questions. That's his opinion. Besides, Maher can take care of himself quite well. If you know anything on the guy, he picked himself back up from being "gone in 60 seconds" after his 9/11 remarks. And he still doesn't apologize for it. Not saying that he should, and not saying that he's right either.

    July 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm |
  26. sharon, sydney, ns

    He's a funny guy, but more importantly educated. He's very well versed with what is going on and I like listening to his point of view. I don't always agree with him, but on this one, I think he's probably right. She's has to focus if she wants to go any further. She always appeared so scattered. Also, to get presidency she needs to be able to speak to everyone and to stop catagorizing people ie, Joe six pack, hockey mom's etc. Even in her exit speech, she catorgorized all of Hollywood with the example of one starlet. In a day and age when so many are trying to pull people together, I think she'd be smart to stop pulling them apart.

    July 27, 2009 at 9:01 pm |
  27. DCH

    @larry – he has been ripping Obama. Constantly.

    July 27, 2009 at 8:54 pm |
  28. Hollywood, CA

    Card carrying member of the NRA here. Unfortunately I don't think guns are used appropriately hanging out of helicopters to shoot defenseless wolves. Palin is just disappointed that the only refuge she has is being a politician instead of the Hollywood Starlet she really longs to be – she's got the drama down pat, unfortunately she just isn't pretty enough to stand near Angelina.

    Enough with the Hollywood blows, the only Hollywood actors that are sitting in office are the Republicans – Ronnie, Arnold... that Law & Order guy...

    BASELESS!

    July 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm |
  29. debinaz

    you know at one time i used to like bill maher, but his extreme beliefs have changed my attitude towards this man...his movie sure died real quick...i just dont know why the media continues to hound this woman, unless they feel just plain scared of her...she is just an average person in the political arena that cares about this country, unlike the washington in crowd...we need more average people in office that plain give s__t about this country and not their own ambitions....

    July 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm |
  30. Barb

    Does Maher really think he doesn't come across as a fool. I think the fan above made a good point, take guns, killing of other humans, killing animals out of movies and see what happens.I know animals are not really killed in movies , but the impression given too the public including children is real.

    July 27, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  31. Jennifer- CA

    I'm no fan of Sarah Palin but he seems like he is attacking someone just to get attention– there is no real foundation for what he's saying and I find it interesting he says "I wouldn't put anything past this stupid country." Does he really think that comment is going to get him any clout? I'm not impressed by this at all.

    July 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm |
  32. beth

    leave her alone......start looking at the president and whats wrong there......

    July 27, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  33. Wendy - Boston

    Sara Palin is nonsensical. Enough with the attempts to incite a crowd with untruths and ramblings.

    July 27, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  34. Annie Kate

    I'd like to know what starlet she is referring to as well. And Bill is right – Hollywood has been good to guns – not only have they used them in hundreds of films but Charlton Heston was head of the NRA for quite a while and kept gun issues and the constitutional right to bear arms dominant in all his speeches.

    July 27, 2009 at 7:57 pm |
  35. JC- Los Angeles

    If Sarah Palin is so pathetic, why are so many people spending precious time talking about her?

    Attacking Sarah Palin is akin to harranging an elementary school line cook for not being a great chef.

    Staggering incompetence all around.

    July 27, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  36. Larry

    The guy is lame; picks easy targets. Let's see him rip Obama and then see what happens to his career, gone in 60 seconds.

    July 27, 2009 at 7:29 pm |