November 19th, 2010
10:34 PM ET

Barbara Bush gives her opinion of Sarah Palin

It appears that Sarah Palin does not have much of a fan in Barbara Bush.

In an interview on CNN's Larry King Live, the former first lady said she once sat next to Alaska's one-time governor.

Her impression?

"Thought she was beautiful. And she's very happy in Alaska," Bush said, chuckling. "I hope she'll stay there."

She made the remarks in an interview with CNN's Larry King scheduled to air Monday at 9 p.m. ET. Tune in to catch Bush and husband, former President George H.W. Bush, talk politics, Junior's book, and the Tea Party.

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  1. duke

    Even the mother of a idiot knows when she is sitting next to one!!
    Even the people of Alaska don't like,
    I mean wasn't that joe miller denial a referendum on SS Sarah?
    Only the fools looking for a hero by into her garbage,
    Shows how Scared America has become!
    SS Sarah is a celebrity now except to her fans,she's a encyclopedia of foreign knowledge.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monterey

      Eh, kinda, but not really. Alaska is a HUGE fan of pork and Joe wasn't going to bring home the bacon. I know Palin supporters who voted for Lisa. I also know Palin supporters who dropped Joe after his campaign imploded in the last month.

      November 20, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      My neighbors dog is names DUKE; Do all DUKES lick themselves the same way? Larry should have Babs how many Americans feel the same way about her son, Senore Doubleya.

      November 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      Duke: What's with the SS BS? Thousands of people just like Sarah Palin Fought, Bled and died to destroy that vermin; what have you done besides make snarkey punk remarks from the darkness behind a pc screen...Go away before the your momma catches you.

      November 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MrNoDoze

    Palin is ok with regurgitated Republican talking points. I think she's great at giving verbal jabs at a convention, but she's definitely not presidential material. I'm calling Jack Kevorkian if this country gets any dumber. I think the fact that my BlackBerry spell check has "Kevorkian" in it tells me all I need to know.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      Why wait? End your misery now and at the same time doing the world a solid!

      November 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sean Powell

    Mrs. Bush is a class act (no sarcasm, truly). But, sorry, ma'am. Many of us here in Alaska wish she would move somewhere else. Hey....maybe that could be her next reality show: finding a new home state! KY, how would you like a mamma Grizzley?

    November 20, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Celia

      i like that. Send her to Kentucky with Rand Paul. She would fit in real well with those Clampetts.

      November 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      II think she will be better fit in Russia where she can see her front yard since she claimed to have a long range vision

      November 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      Palin is the best advertisement for Alaska they ever had, but you are too stupid to know that. How much dicussion of Alaska did you see BEFORE Sarah Palin came on the scene? She will bring more tourist business to Alaska than YOU ever could. I would suggest that YOU move to Kentucky, but those folks wouldn't have you, as hospitable they are; maybe you should consider moving across the Bering to Kamchatka where you be more likely to fit in. You Betcha!

      November 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alaska Fisherman

      Way to go NYBill. I'm from Kentucky and we would be glad to take her, but I've also commercial fished Alaska for years and just consider the source of some of the comments from people that have no idea of what they are even talking about. You should look into what she has done for Alaska, not what she hasn't. Most of you would be so lucky to even set beside her. It's easy to be a sheep and just follow what you either hear or think you know about someone you most likely have never met or ever will meet.

      November 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      CHRIS: You have not been paying attention. what else is new, right? Sarah Palin never said she could see Russia from her home!!! Duh! That's what happens when you are mindless and repeat crap poured into your empty head by others. Just to clear it up for you...It was Tina Fey, while doing an impression of Sarah Palin on the Saturday Night Live Show who said, I can see Russia from my porch...Again, not Sarah Palin. Now I know that you do not care about the truth because you are a mindless moron, but at least you cannot say, you didn't know!!!

      November 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Eric Onassis

    Barbara Bush is an excellent lady and her husband a gentelman, they are good old timer. She cannot help if her son as you call him an idiot, when he was born he was so ugly that the Dr. slapped his mother. Then he walked to the waiting room and told his father, I am sorry sir we tried everything we could, but he survive. I met them in Miami back in 1993 and they were down to earth and so nice and friendly that I would never forget them. Long live Barbara and George Bush. I love them !

    November 20, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Old timer, BB, keeps a big foot in her mouth behind those dentures. I don't hold her opinion of high regard...she's a redneck with pearls. You must be one of those vendors who profited under the Bush regimen. Her bulging eyes and white hair is just freaky! The dumbest bone drop was her comment regarding displaced Katrina victims it was a step up to be housed in the astro dome.

      November 22, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. Patty

    Let's chip in and sarah to Mars. She be the first women president on mars.

    November 20, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Kai

      Never mind the Aztec Calendar or Nostradamus, Sarah Palin getting elected will be why the world ends in 2012.

      November 20, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Patty

    OOPS.. More misspelled words. I must be tired...

    November 20, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • gaetano

      Your words are not only misspelled, they show your Race,and your lack of education.

      January 20, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Xipitexa

    Yep! It ain't rocket science!

    November 20, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. pw

    You took the words out of my mouth, Mrs. Bush.

    November 20, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      Yeah, That makes more room for "junk"!

      November 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. diane

    Honestly, I used to be a fan and I met her at a picnic in Anchorage. I am tired of the whole Palin clan. I think she was refreshing, but when she resigned most of her supporters in Alaska were ashamed they ever voted for her. Plus, lowering herself to a reality show is pretty sad. You never know what to believe with this family. Track reportedly vandalized school busses in h.s., Bristol got prenant, Willow is a cyberbully, and now there is a rumor she is pregnant too. Geez these people. Plus, Levi's mother sold drugs in parking lots. Do we really want that in the White House?

    November 20, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • sodakhic

      If the American people can put up with Monicas pizza deliveries to Slick Willie I think we can handle the Palins.

      November 20, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Monterey

      Nice try. "reportedly" is right. Most of what you listed off is total bull found on the anti-Palin blogs.

      As for wishing you hadn't voted for her, if you're stupid enough to not realize that Palin literally saved you as an Alaskan millions of dollars by leaving office because of the lawsuits, then you can go ahead and be sorry. She did what she had to do.

      November 20, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Dante

      "Geez these people. Plus, Levi's mother sold drugs in parking lots. Do we really want that in the White House?"

      Palin is responsible for the fact that Levi's mother sold drugs? Are YOU on drugs?

      November 20, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      Diane

      You seem to keep up on all of the latest Palin gossip; what's the matter, you don't have a life of your own? You state that Willow may be pregnant; given a choice between Sarah Palin and some zero rumormonger like you, I believe most would pick Sarah. What does dirt bag Levi's mother have to do with the Palins? Are YOU reponsible for your neighbors behavior...and how about your own unfortunate offspring? Please tell us you do not have kids!!!!!!!

      November 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Angela

    If there were no Sarah Palin, who would all you haters hate? I have never seen such an attack on a woman.

    November 20, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
    • spikepine

      You have never seen such an attack on a woman?!! I have never seen such a slimmy female who pretends to be a consideration for the Presidency, but is making a lot of money fooling fools. You people who love Sarah Palin love her bigotry and racism. You love her hate filled polluted, limited mind. Anyone with an ounce of decency would see that Sarah Palin is out for Sarah Palin and her family and is milking you cows until the milk runs out. She is laughing all the way to the bank with the 12 million dollars she has made. I guarantee you if anyone of you needed a dollar to buy your medication, she would not give it to you.

      November 20, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • LakeLucilleLoon

      Well, many of us have never had such a hypocritical, loudmouth mentally-compromised person put herself in our faces long after she should have disappeared gracefully into obscurity. The minute she quit the job that Alaskans elected her to she lost credibility here in our State. There are very few that will give her the time of day here in Alaska; only her inner circle and a few others; possibly less than the 25% overall that approve of her.. Her Lt. Governor, Sean Parnell, now Governor, is removing all traces of her from our Government, beginning with all of her appointees and ending with undoing some of her oil tax legislation. We are wiping the slate clean of all traces of Palin in Alaska; she's gone Hollywood and most here in AK could not be happier.

      November 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Celia

      You know when a former presidents wife makes a comment like that??????? Sarah Palin bashes people daily. Most people are tired of her relentless opinions which make her look like an idiot. Every time she opens her mouth I cringe at the statements she makes. She is a bad apple and her family is a joke. She love the media attention but can't take the heat. Well all the bashing the Obama's have had from the birthers to Kenyan Muslim idiots, they take it is stride because they have class. The Palin family is as close to white trash that will ever come close to the White House.

      November 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      If there was no Barack Obama, who would all you haters hate? I have never seen such an attack on a President.

      November 22, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      Angela: They would have to go back to the self hatred that is the driving force behind their neurosis. She is the exact opposite of the losers and they hate her for it...Envy and jealousy are strong emotions. If you notice, these same hirudineans will attack anyone who is a winner, especially if they are woman as misogyny runs real deep in their midless rants.

      November 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      Hey,spikepine, Is this your idea of rational thought? Quote,... " You people who love Sarah Palin love her bigotry and racism. You love her hate filled polluted, limited mind." Unquote. You mindless moron, How about you give an example of Palin's bigotry and racism, you already have given an example of a deseased and polluted mind. You are so fuxion stupid, you think by using those trite and worn out epithets you are making a statement. You are making a statement alright, announceing to all that you are a prime example of a rectal wart virus!
      Go away dummy.

      November 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ideas

    No.

    November 20, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. duke

    Sure you have!
    Ever heard of hillary clinton?
    How about her daughter who was never given the respect that the promiscuous miscreants of the Palins are afforded..

    November 20, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. richrocket

    Wanna' be oligarchs just aren't the real thing! Even John McSame couldn't out B.S. SS Sarah though, too bad. Citizens must be getting Swiss LSD instead of their Prozac in order to watch Mon. night. Will CNN ask Popy about MK Ultra, and how they used it to murder John Lennon?

    November 20, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. xanax

    Thanx for eating me out of a cereal bowl Barbara. And Sarah, I am stocking up on myself for you should you ever becomme the First Lady.

    November 20, 2010 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  15. dude

    What? Getting more and more abstract. Yuoz guys must be smok'n the late november utah weed.
    🙂

    November 20, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • NYBill

      They are not that hip...They are smokin' each others junk!

      November 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
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