Blames media for her plunging popularity numbers


$3.8 trillion is such a big number that Sarah Palin can't remember it without writing notes on her hand.

In February, Palin found herself the butt of many jokes after she was caught using answers written on her hand a speech to the Tea Party. Palin called the trick "a poor man's version of a teleprompter."

The former Alaska governor returned to the use of crib notes during an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday. Palin explained that the expiring Bush tax cuts would mean the largest tax increase in American history.

"Democrats are poised now to cause this largest tax increase in US history," Palin told Wallace. "It's tax increase of $3.8 trillion over the next ten years and it will have an effect on every single American who pays income tax.

"My palm isn't large enough to have written all my notes down on," she admitted.

"What do you have written on your hand?" asked Wallace.

"$3.8 trillion in the next ten years so I didn't say $3.7 trillion and get dinged by the liberals saying I didn't know what I was talking about," Palin answered.

Palin's estimate is debatable. While the number $3.8 trillion has been circulating as the cost of extending the Bush tax cuts, CBO estimates put the cost closer to $2.2 trillion.

Liberals may also question Palin's claim that all Americans will be hit by increasing taxes. A chart by the Wall Street Journal shows that taxes for single Americans making less than $300,000 will stay the same under President Barack Obama's tax policy for 2011. Taxes for married couples making less than $300,000 will actually go down.

This video is from Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast Aug. 1, 2010.


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PALIN: OBAMA DOESN'T HAVE 'COJONES' TO TACKLE IMMIGRATION

Sarah Palin believes that President Barack Obama doesn't have what it takes to enforce immigration laws but Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer does.

"Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have to look out for all Americans, not just Arizonans, but all Americans in our desire of our to secure our borders and allow legal immigration to help build this country as was the purpose of immigration laws," Palin said during an appearance on Fox Sunday.

Palin also blamed the media for her low approval numbers.

"If I believed everything I read or heard in the media, I wouldn't like me either," she said.

This video is from Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast Aug. 1, 2010.


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