Indecision 2012 - Indecision Edition - Sarah Palin Still Deciding

  • Aired:  09/28/11
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Sarah Palin reassures America that not every possible Republican candidate has made a clear decision. (4:30)

SON OF A BITCH.

AT LEAST NOT ALL PUNDITS WERE

BLINDED BY THEIR DESIRE TO SEE

WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE.

>> I THINK THAT WE CAN TAKE

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE AT HIS WORD.

I THINK HE KIND OF PUT THE NAIL

IN THE COFFIN OF SPECULATION

THAT HE WOULD RUN BY THE

ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE MADE TODAY.

>> AND IF I WERE THE MEDIA I

WOULD BY GOSH GO BACK THE

LAVISHING UNWARRANTED ATTENTION

ON OTHER POSSIBLE NON-CANDIDATES

WHO HAVE SENT MAYBE MORE MIXED

MESSAGES.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT'S SARAH PALIN WEARING WHAT

APPEARED TO BE A VEST MADE FROM

THE PELT OF A COOKIE MONSTER SHE

SHOT FROM A HELICOPTER.

[LAUGHTER]

COULD BE... COULD BE FOUND ON

FOX LITERALLY LESS THAN A MINUTE

AFTER CHRIS CHRISTIE HAD SPOKEN.

LIKE AN ALARM WENT OFF THAT THEY

WERE TALKING ABOUT SOMEBODY

ELSE.

TO REASSURE THE NATION THAT NOT

EVERY POSSIBLE REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATE HAD MADE A CLEAR

DECISION.

>> OKAY.

FOR LOGISTICAL REASONS, THOUGH,

CERTAINLY DECISIONS HAVE TO BE

MADE.

THROUGH MY PROCESSION OF

DECISION MAKING WITH MY FAMILY

AND WITH MY CLOSE FRIENDS AS TO

WHETHER I SHOULD THROW MY NAME

IN THE HAT FOR THE GOP

NOMINATION OR NOT FOR 2012, IS A

TITLE WORTH IT?

>> Jon: I GET IT.

IS IT WORTH THE SCRUTINY ON YOUR

FAMILY, THE INCREDIBLE BURDEN OF

RESPONSIBILITY THAT IS THE

PRESIDENCY OF THESE UNITED

STATES, THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD

LITERALLY ON YOUR SHOULDERS.

THAT'S REASONABLE AND I AM

ASSUMING I AM CORRECT IN MY

ASSESSMENT OF YOUR THOUGHT

PROCESS.

>> IS A TITLE WORTH IT?

DOES A TITLE SHACKLE A PERSON?

ARE THEY, SOMEONE LIKE ME, WHO

IS A MAVERICK, I DO GO ROGUE AND

I CALL IT LIKE I SEE IT, AND I

DON'T MIND STIRRING IT UP IN

ORDER TO GET PEOPLE TO THINK AND

DEBATE AGGRESSIVELY AND TO FIND

SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS THAT

OUR COUNTRY IS FACING.

THAT'S THE BIGGEST CONSOLATION

PIECE IN MY PROCESSION.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: THE BIGGEST

CONTEMPLATION PIECE IN YOUR

PROCESS IS THAT BECOMING THE

PRESIDENT WOULD DIMINISH YOUR

POWER?

IT'S NOT THAT YOU MIGHT NOT BE

ABLE TO BEAR THE WEIGHT OF THE

PRESIDENCY, IT'S THAT THAT

BALLPARK AIN'T BIG ENOUGH TO

CONTAIN YOUR AWESOMENESS.

THE PRESIDENCY WOULD LIMIT YOU

HOW?

>> DOES A TITLE TAKE AWAY MY

FREEDOM TO CALL IT LIKE I SEE IT

AND TO AFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE

THAT WE NEED IN THIS COUNTRY?

DOES THAT PROHIBIT ME FROM BEING

OUT THERE, OUT OF A BOX, NOT

ALLOWING HANDLERS TO SHAPE ME

AND TO FORCE MY MESSAGE TO BE

WHAT DONORS OR WHAT CONTRIBUTORS

OR WHAT POLITICAL PUNDITS WANT

IT TO BE.

>> Jon: YOU'D BE THE [BLEEPED]

PRESIDENT.

YOU WOULD BE THE

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF HISTORY'S

GREATEST FIGHTING FORCE.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

WHAT... WHAT... WHAT POSSIBLY DO

YOU MEAN?

AND DON'T MISUNDERSTAND, I AM

NOT TRYING TO TALK YOU INTO

RUNNINGFUL -- RUNNING.

[LAUGHTER]

BY MOST PEOPLE'S STANDARDS, THE

PRESIDENCY IS ONE OF THE

HIGHER-LEVEL POSITIONS WE HAVE

IN THIS COUNTRY.

PERHAPS I AM NOT GIVING YOUR

RENEGADE ALASKAN BIRD SPIRIT

ENOUGH CREDIT.

[LAUGHTER]

WHAT PAILIN WISDOM WOULD A

PRESIDENTIAL RUN SILENCE?

I KNOW YOU'RE A BIG DEAL, YOU'RE

A FORMER GOVERNOR AND YOU

STARRED ON A SHOW ON THE SAME

NETWORK THAT HAS BROUGHT US

THREE SHOWS ABOUT DWARFS.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT, IF I MAY, YOU SPENT YOUR

SUMMER VACATION ON A

CONSTITUTION-WRAPPED BUS THAT

YOU SIGNED SHUTTLING BETWEEN

IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, GIVING

SPEECHES LIKE THIS?

>> I WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT MY

PLAN IS.

>> I WOULD DO THE OPPOSITE OF

OBAMA'S MANIPULATION OF U.S.

SUPPLIES OF ENERGY, DRILL HERE,

DRILL NOW.

I SUPPOSE TO ELIMINATE ALL

FEDERAL CORPORATE INCOME TAX.

>> Jon: HERE'S THE THING.

YOU COULD HAVE A COLORFUL BUS

AND DRIVE TO EARLY PRIMARY

STATES OR GO AROUND TELLING

PEOPLE WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF YOU

WERE PRESIDENT, BUT WHEN YOU PUT

THOSE TWO TOGETHER, THERE'S

REALLY ONLY TWO POSSIBILITIES.

YOU ARE EITHER RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

OR YOU ARE A CRAZY PERSON.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

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