September 11th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain campaign out to protect Palin's image

Gov. Palin waved at supporters who greeted her when she returned to Alaska Wednesday.
Gov. Palin waved at supporters who greeted her when she returned to Alaska Wednesday.

(CNN) - In the nearly two weeks since Sen. John McCain announced his vice presidential nominee to the world, the Internet rumors about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have been flying.

The McCain campaign is taking these seriously, and it's fighting back as well as rebutting charges in the mainstream media.

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soundoff (257 Responses)
  1. PA voter

    If they refrained from lying, I mean exagerating, her resume there would be no charged to refute.

    September 11, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. Steve in DC

    Good luck...your gonna need it!

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. scared

    Mr. McSame, forget about Palin's feelings she is a tough woman, now concentrate on us 300 million Americans and tell us how you will fix the economy, college tuition, inflation, gas prices, forclosures.....etc. We need you more than Palin now.

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Esmeralda

    Good Luck!

    How about just informing us the voters through actual hard-core interviews where questions can be asked in style of the missed Russert, and answered by Palin herself.

    We, the people, are not looking for attack adds, 'new names'.. slogans.. or the likes.. we are looking to understand our candidates on the issues.

    September 11, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  5. Frank

    Try to cover the sun with one finger.. good luck

    September 11, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    McCain would best serve his campaign by protecting his a$$......they will be coming for him......and not Gidget.

    September 11, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. E

    They going to deny her religious fervor? her denial of evolution? her support of abstinence only education? her cruelty to rape victims by charging them for their rape kits? her keeping the money for the bridge to nowhere?

    They going to erase all internet files of her insane preaching about holy wars?

    For someone who has so little experience and has barely left the country, she sure has already caused a good amount of damage!

    September 11, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  8. tennisguypitt

    Hmm... We have to fix this.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 11, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  9. Southerner For Obama

    PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE AND NOT ONLY THAT–GO OUT AND VOTE NOVEMBER 4TH

    September 11, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  10. McCain = Mr. 90%

    Even if Republicans and conservatives are agains the "MSM" or mainstream media, how do they explain that Palin has yet to even to and interview with one of the cronies over at Fox News?

    Surely Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity is available to toss Palin some softballs.

    Why can't she answer some questions for the American people?

    We are getting ready to vote and we need some info please!

    September 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  11. Jon Hussein Norwood Augusta,GA

    It will take more than Rovian dark magic to do that!

    I also wish the GOP luck.

    Go Obama-Biden

    September 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. Dave C - NJ

    So she DID pay herself to stay home? I didn't hear a denial.

    September 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  13. ralph

    You mean that she is a gun holdin bible thumping pro life inexperienced failed beauty queen. all true and a liar.

    September 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  14. Carl from va

    They have to protect her image because that's all she has...

    September 11, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Maddie, Hartford, Ct.

    Why bother? Only the gullibles were fooled by this woman's antics. It would be so refreshing to see a presidential election feel like one, instead of a one woman circus. Enough of Sara Palin...let's hear about this country's future!

    September 11, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  16. voter

    how by creating fake controversy and lies about Obama. your tactics will not stop the truth from coming out. Apparently, there was a conference call today from people in alaska saying she charged rape victims for their examination and rape kits. In addition, women are rallying aganist her in alaska because she is not funding domestic violence programs. it has been reported by abc news. Palin is not the woman she claims to be.

    September 11, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  17. Dave C - NJ

    So she DID ask someone to remove books?

    September 11, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  18. Palin 2012

    Pumas,

    Please take your witch Hillary home, We don't need either of you anymore.

    Palin 2012

    September 11, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  19. Ali

    There is a lot of work to be done there by the McCain campaing, because Palin is sure not snow white...

    Obama-Biden 08

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  20. Will the real John McCain please stand up, Palin-McCain ticket exposed

    You can only do so much. She has lied to the world and took per diem money from the people. She will get exposed for the extremist that she is.

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. Paul

    The article failed to mention Palin's flip-flop on the Bridge to Nowhere – she was for it (when Congress offered the money) and then against it (when Congress cut the funding).

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. Spencer from VA

    What image??? She hasn't even been on Oprah, lmfao!!!! She's a nobody. Every woman who is somebody goes on Oprah. Sorry Pale in the face Palin, you didn't make the cut!!!!

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  23. ken

    Palin has her own Palin Truth Squad. Right! What an oxymoron.

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  24. lore satt

    Yeah! They need to do it, because she has a dark past. And just to set the record strait, Obama never referred to Palin, when the pig w/ lipistik story came up. He was talking about McCain's ideas on the economy. It was very clear on the video. But the news channels play just that very part to confuse us all. People, don't believe the top channel news, they are known for taking sides while news should be neutral. It's disgusting. Don't let corporations command your lives, make your own decision, that is the power Americans have! Use it!

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  25. Tonya, Richmond, VA

    Wow, why is the campaign acting so protective of her as if she's a little child? Double standard at it's FINEST, either that or some fishy stuff is going down and I wouldnt be surprised if that were the case.

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
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