Hillary Clinton could say she was a woman and running for president. And Sarah Palin could say she was a woman and running for vice-president. But Obama couldn't say, 'I'm black and I'm running for president.' It couldn't come out of his mouth. He couldn't say that because, if he did, he'd lose votes.

— Paul Mooney

Jaw-dropping Palin quotations

But to say that Sarah Palin and the tea party movement is responsible for vandalism or threats is just a way to dismiss the American people and, and their dissatisfaction with this health care bill.

I'll show you Obama's birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin's high school diploma.

Sarah Palin has decided not to run for President and go straight to the quitting part.

Well I think that, if you want to look at polarizing people right now, I wouldn't look at Palin, I'd look at Barack Obama.

You know, I just want to say to her (Sarah Palin), just very quickly...F-- you.

It is sometimes hard to know what Sarah Palin means, just on a day to day basis.

Sometimes it is hard to follow what she is talking about.

I need to know if she [Sarah Palin] thinks dinosaurs were here four thousand years ago... because she's going to have the nuclear code.

Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa have me and my friends retching into our handbags. She's such a power-mad, backwater beauty-pageant casualty, it's easy to write her off and make fun of her. But in reality I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism.

I believe Sarah Palin is a true statesman, whose experience as a failed vice presidential candidate, half-term governor and eight-episode reality star has fully prepared her to take control of our nuclear arsenal.

When words come out of politician's mouth that are linguistically incorrect, people see it reflecting their intelligence. Sarah Palin was called out for "refudiate," which seemed to combine refute and repudiate. One favourite Bushism was "misunderestimate."

Sarah Palin has been hired back by Fox News, and she only left five months ago.

She has now effectively quit quitting. She can't even commit to being uncommitted.

I want you [Sarah Palin] to know you have my support.

But please look into protection for your family. An attempt on you could bring the republic down.

Folks, Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska.

Mitt Romney talks like he's only seen Russia by watching 'Rocky IV.'

Sarah Palin - now don't laugh - is writing a book.

Not just reading a book, writing a book. Actually, in the word of the publisher, she's 'collaborating' on a book. What an embarrassment! It's one of these 'I told you,' books that jocks do.

Consider Palin for President? The most powerful job on earth? You don't give the dumb cheerleader the Uzi. That's in the Bible.

Sarah Palin is very pro-life of course, unless the life is that of an Iraqi civilian or a wolf running frantically from a roaring helicopter while being strafed with ribbons of automatic weapons fire.

I do not make jokes about Sarah Palin simply because I could not live in this world if I believed she was a real person.

A man I admire and respect - Congressman John Lewis, an American hero, made allegations that Sarah Palin and I were somehow associated with the worst chapter in American history, segregation, deaths of children in church bombings, George Wallace. That, to me, was so hurtful.

I'm thankful for Sarah Palin's vice presidential bid, which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California.

In choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has chosen for the future.

The backlash to [Sarah] Palin`s comments was swift, with veterans and veterans` groups criticizing the apparent politicization of post-traumatic stress disorder.

I respect Sarah Palin. I appreciate her and her husband enormously. I think she will continue to play a major role in the future of the Republican Party.

Sarah Palin is backing in be to Republican presidential politics in a big way with a big high profile endorsement decision.That is, I think, probably going to cause a lot of upset in one particular part of the Republican establishment.

Allow me to introduce myself. I am a traitor and an idiot. Also, my mother should have aborted me and left me in a dumpster, but since she didn't, I should 'off' myself.

Sarah Palin is Latina. Pay-leen. She has an infant and a grandkid the same age. Latina!

Sarah Palin, part-time Governor of Alaska, is angry because Michele Obama is encouraging kids to eat healthy. Sarah Palin believes the government shouldn't tell us what to do. Sarah Palin believes she should tell us what to do.

Our system doesn't work, and it doesn't work, ultimately, not because of Sarah Palin, or the christian right, or Glenn Beck. It doesn't work because the liberal class failed us. The liberal class failed to find the intellectual and moral fortitude to defend liberal values at a time that they were under egregious assault.

Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she's demanding that we invade 'Tsunami.'

I have criticisms of Ronald Reagan, but he lives in another universe from the kind of political theater that is represented by people, like Sarah Palin, who aren't really public servants.

Tina Fey could run this country before Sarah Palin could!

Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.

Sarah Palin uses me as a laugh line in her stump speeches.

If you're willing to turn me into a joke, you should also be willing to talk to me.

In fact Sarah Palin has created more jobs than Obama has.

She created eleven jobs fact-checking at the AP just for the Palin autobiography.

Sarah Palin is an attractive candidate, but based on her background, she only was governor for what, two years. I don`t think she passed that test.