"We need to cut these things that aren't constitutionally mandated, that are kind of on the periphery, the fluffery, like NPR and National Endowment for the Arts. Those are obvious."—on President Obama's State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"His theme last night in the State of the Union was the WTF, winning the future, and I thought, OK, that acronym, spot-on. There were a lot of WTF moments throughout that speech."—on President Obama's State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn."—Facebook note and video in response to the Tucson shooting, Jan. 12, 2011
"This isn't about me, and my response four days after this horrendous event, and in my response I talked about defending those who were innocent, had nothing to do with the shooting, and my defense wasn't self-defense, it was defending those who were falsely accused."—to Fox News' Sean Hannity, in response to criticism of her initial response, Jan. 18, 2011
"On this day celebrating the legacy and the life of Martin Luther King Jr, we would be well to remember one of his famous quotes. He had reminded listeners that a lie cannot live. And I believe that in not every situation it's just going to be providence that sheds light on what the truth is. We have to do our part also, so in a situation like we have just faced in these last eight days of being falsely accused of being accessory to murder, I and others need to make sure that we too are shedding true, shedding light on truth so a lie cannot continue to live, because if a lie does live then of course your career is over, your reputation is thrashed and you will be ineffective in what it is that you are trying to do, so I will continue to speak out, they're not going to shut me up."—to Fox News' Sean Hannity, in response to criticism of her initial response, Jan. 18, 2011
"Not necessarily me being sat down and shut up, but having the voice of respectful dissent being sat down and shut up, that would destroy our republic."—to Fox News' Sean Hannity, in response to criticism of her initial response, Jan. 18, 2011
"I studied journalism, who, what, where, when, and why of reporting. I will speak to reporters who still understand that cornerstone of our democracy, that expectation that the public has for truth to be reported. And then we get to decide our own opinion based on the facts reported to us."—To Sean Hannity, in a Fox News interview, Nov. 22, 2010.
"I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree."—To Sean Hannity, in a Fox News interview, Nov. 22, 2010.
"This speaks to a bigger picture here that certainly scares me in terms of our national security policy. But obviously we've gotta stand with our North Korean allies."—Discussing Obama's foreign policy in an interview with Glenn Beck, Nov. 24, 2010.
"We know that Obama wasn't vetted through the campaign, and now, you know, some things are coming home to roost, if you will, which is inexperience, his associations, and that ultimately harms our republic when a candidate isn't—isn't vetted by the media, that cornerstone of our democracy."—In an interview with Anchorage radio station KWHL's Bob and Mark Show, Nov. 16, 2010.
"2 PA school speech; I'll intro kids 2 beauty of laissez-faire via serving them cookies amidst school cookie ban debate;Nanny state run amok!"—Tweet, Nov. 9, 2010.
"As always, proud to be American! Thanks, Commonsense Constitutional Conservatives,u didn't sit down & shut up...u 'refudiated' extreme left."—Tweet reacting to Republicans' success in midterm elections, Nov. 3, 2010.
"I suppose I could play their immature, unprofessional, waste-of-time game, too, by claiming these reporters and politicos are homophobe, child molesting, tax evading, anti-dentite, puppy-kicking, chain smoking porn producers … really, they are. … I've seen it myself … but I'll only give you the information off-the-record, on deep, deep background; attribute these 'facts' to an 'anonymous source' and I'll give you more."—In an e-mail to the Daily Caller, about Politico's use of anonymous sources in a story about Republican resistance to a Palin presidency, Nov. 1, 2010.
"What I think she could add to that even is to explain what the real witchcraft and voodoo politics and economics is, and that's what's going on in D.C. And that's why she's determined to get to D.C., to write some laws and get some truth in Washington D.C. so that our economy can get roaring back to life."—On what was missing from Christine O'Donnell's "I'm You" campaign ad, to Fox News' Sean Hannity, Sept. 6, 2010.
"She's going to have to learn very quickly to dismiss what some of her handlers want... She's going to dismiss that, go with her gut get out there, speak to the American people, speak through Fox news and let the independents who are tuning in to you know what she stands for."
—Discussing Christine O'Donnell's media strategy with Bill O'Reilly in a Fox news interview, Sept. 15, 2010.
"CQ Politics - c'mon guys, get it right. No one told Christine to only speak to FOX news. C'mon now, print truth. Thanks very much."
—Tweet, Sept. 18, 2010.
"The Hill: get it right, please; I did NOT tell O'Donnell to only speak to Fox News. Where do u all get this stuff? Pls report truth. Thanks"
—Tweet, Sept. 19, 2010.
"Spenard Builders called and they said, 'We're gathering a lot of people in the valley we're goin' to go up to the Lutheran church and the Baptist church and we're going to start praying for our country.' So we shut down City Hall for a while and we all ran up to the churches and we started prayin' for America."
—Describing her reaction to the terrorist attacks with Glenn Beck at a 9/11 memorial event in Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2010.
"People show up to hear Glenn Beck. They show up because he has such an infectious eagerness to learn."
"Freedom is worth fighting for and that's why he is out doing what he does every day, and I'll tell you he is out there on the front lines. He is on the front lines in a tough and a brutal leftist media world that takes their shots at him every single day. He reminds me of a lot of good Alaskans."
—Introducing Glenn Beck at a Sept. 11 memorial event in Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2010.
"… in this most perfect state in America, Alaska, where we are independent and we've got a pioneering spirit that more of America should hopefully get to look into this state and understand."
—At a Sept. 11 memorial event in Wasilla, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2010.
"I did, I did! I'm so proud of myself. I have caribou blood under my fingernails still."
—When asked by a fan whether she'd killed a caribou recently, at a Sept. 11 memorial event in Wasilla, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2010.
"Obama speech tonite may make u dig out ur old Orwell books so rewritten history can be deciphered, depending on who gets credit 4 Iraq surge."
—Tweet, Aug. 31, 2010.
"Wow,media goofballs rearing heads this wk,big time!Wonder what's up?Taking the cake:ink re:Bristol=a diva? Silly;obviously have nvr met her"
—Tweet, Sept. 1, 2010.
"@ HeyTammyBruce @ JoeWMiller g'night!May Alaska's opportunity to export our pioneering, independent spirit come to fruition w/a miracle on ice"
—Tweeting about the possibility that Palin-endorsed Joe Miller will upset incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (the daughter of one of Palin's former rivals, and the woman who was appointed to the Senate seat Palin was considered for in 2002) in Alaska's GOP Senate primary, Aug. 25, 2010.