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August 15th, 2011
12:50 AM ET

No Talking Points: Bachmann & Palin

CNN's Don Lemon takes Rep. Michele Bachmann to task for relying too heavily on talking points after her win in the Iowa straw poll, but commends Sarah Palin for giving direct answers to everything she was asked during her visit to the state.


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  1. Holly

    Great job on Michele Bachmann "Talking point". I watched her on every program this Sunday and I swear I answered the questions she was asked a head of her. What a robot.
    Noone except you called her on it.

    Thanks Don

    August 15, 2011 at 2:00 am |
  2. Sandra

    Don...I guess you know now WHY those of us that support Sarah Palin support her! She IS a real, genuine, just one of us Americans. The media caricature they created is NOT the way she really is. And it was nice to FINALLY see a story that showed Sarah Palin in the light that we do!

    Thanks, Don!!!

    August 15, 2011 at 10:38 am |
  3. Terry Anderson

    Of course Bachman gave the same answers to the same questions, d'uh! You would be raking her over the coals if she changes an answer. I am no big fan of hers but I really dislike slanted "news" features. And at this very moment I am listening to Obama use the same catch-phrases he has used in every speech this past week. So what is this difference? The difference is you got pushed aside by Bachman's staff. Quit being a cry baby.

    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
  4. dadirt00

    palin is running for v.p. from the start she has that, only

    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
  5. Donna Richard

    You go, Don Lemon. Thanks so much for calling out the annoying use of talking points by politicians. So frustrating and annoying to never hear an honest answer to a question. And when they lie and filibuster and aren't called on it, I just want to scream. Keep it up and maybe you can get your fellow hosts to do the same. Would be quite refreshing and I would probably watch more of CNN if they started doing this.

    August 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  6. Sharon Peters

    Maybe once in a lifetime will a person experience what we are! When has there ever been such a spontaneous and enthusiastic response by the everyday hard-working people of America to one person. She is not an elitist. She is not arrogant, proud, condescending, typical politician which are a dime a dozen. She is one of us! We are in the midst of a historical event. A political revival! The hard-working everyday people are waking up. Were watching our beloved nation crumble at our feet because of self-centered, self seeking, self loving politicians. Turn your plows into swords, (spiritually speaking) grab your helmet and your shield. Let us rise up and go forth. I hear the sound of a mighty army marching as to war. Sarah Palin will not have to do the typical down and dirty political ploys! This is Destiny! We are at a cross road! America must decide! Choose you today the good or the evil? Righteousness or wickedness? Freedom as our forefathers experienced it, or slavery as socialism and communism would have it. Self-governance or government control? What will it be? Let us rise up in the name of freedom and go forth! Sarah Palin is not the answer, she is simply the instrument that God is using to give us a choice. Choose Well, it may be our last choice!

    August 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  7. Claire Solt

    If she were inconsistant, someone would sic a federal prosecutor on her. How about some different questions, instead?

    August 16, 2011 at 12:32 am |
  8. Benon

    I spupsoe that sounds and smells just about right.

    August 19, 2011 at 1:33 am |
  9. Craig

    Thanks Don for being up front and being a real journalist when talking to Sarah. Other journalist need to look to you for your up front out front leadership in asking questions to the potential leaders of our country. I checked out your Wiki page and I find your honesty and integrity very refreshing. God bless you and please continue your unbiased and honest questioning when dealing with Sara Palin, a politician that is a regular person just like you and me.

    August 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  10. rk

    Both Palin and Bachmann lack the intelligence to lead this country.
    I do not want someone "just like me" to lead, I want someone who is the best, most intelligent, best educated to lead.
    Neither Palin nor Bachmann have shown an understanding of many of the problems we face as a nation. They spend a great deal of time complaining and finding fault, but I have heard few ideas. Why would we want to give them power?

    August 25, 2011 at 9:26 am |
  11. Craig

    George H. W. Bush;(Yale University);Bill Clinton;(Georgetown University);George W. Bush;(Yale College);(Harvard Business School);Barack Obama;(Columbia University);(Harvard Law School) perhaps being the best educated is not as useful as people think. Perhaps being a common sense person like George Washington who did not have a formal education would be better to lead our country.

    August 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  12. Frylock

    Don't drop them. Write them on your hand! Thanks Sarah, you're the best.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
  13. jwatts

    I find it amusing that a reputable news organization would co host anything with "the tea party" I've yet to figure out how many "tea Parties " are out there. They are just extreme right wing republicans they try to act like democrats etc are part of them , what rubbish. They are a minority in the country thinking they have the right to shove their ideas down the majority of our throats. They like to talk about Constitution and founding fathers, but what they don't understand is they disagreed and compromised all the time, a trait they don't have.Shame on you CNN for giving right wing extremist any recognition

    September 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  14. jwatts

    Love all this Palin adoration, she's using the situation to make a much money as she can. She quit being a governor half way through, and played little game with media will she run or not run for President trying to stay relevant. What has happened to the intelligence in our citizens? And when did being educated become a negative quality, its really a sad situation and embarrassing.

    September 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm |

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