Jack Cafferty Quivers Over Possible Palin Run: 'God Help Us'

It's no secret that CNN's Jack Cafferty possesses a deep-seated loathing of Sarah Palin, and now that she may run for the Republican presidential ticket the grumpy CNN contributor has one more thing to grumble over.

"Palin recently said she plans to decide about 2012 in late August or September. God help us," Cafferty bemoaned Wednesday on The Situation Room. He fretted that the entry of Palin or Donald Trump into the Republican presidential race "would tend to fit nicely with the political insanity we've been watching the last couple of weeks."

Cafferty found reason to cheer up a bit when he reported the poor box office results of Palin's documentary film "The Undefeated." In the past, he has resorted to replaying his previous rants about Palin and featuring criticisms from her ex-aide, as well as saying he'd eat a building if she became President.

During his Wednesday diatribe, he also called Palin the "I quit after half-a-term" governor. "The 'I quit after half-a-term' governor of Alaska says the U.S. needs a 'restoration of all that is good and strong and free,' whatever the hell that means," Cafferty growled.

A transcript of the segment, which aired on August 3 at 6:17 p.m. EDT, is as follows:

JACK CAFFERTY: Wolf, with the 2000 [sic] election sneaking ever so closer – ever so closer, that's not right, but it's coming up – there is still a chance that Sarah Palin and Donald Trump might throw their hats in the ring. Which would tend to fit nicely with the political insanity we've been watching the last couple of weeks.

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As for Sarah Palin, she'll be keeping herself in the spotlight when she headlines a Tea Party rally near Des Moines, Iowa over Labor Day weekend. The "I quit after half-a-term" governor of Alaska says the U.S. needs a "restoration of all that is good and strong and free,” whatever the hell that means.

The September appearance will mark Palin's second in Iowa this year. In late June, she and her husband attended the premiere of a pro-Palin documentary film titled "The Undefeated." Well, the film has been soundly defeated at the box office, where it counts. The movie opened nationwide in the middle of July and earned a lousy $5,000 this past weekend, the worst performance yet. The popcorn stand at the theater took in more money. Palin recently said she plans to decide about 2012 in late August or September. God help us.

Here’s the question: Are Sarah Palin and Donald Trump the answer to the country's problems?

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014