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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  1. Eugene

    A rumor is no longer a rumor if it is a fact.

    September 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. Carolyn

    AMERICA ESPECIALLY DEMOCRATIC LETS STOP WASTING OUT TIMES TALKING ABOUT SARAH PALIN. SHE NOT WORTH IT...SHE'S NOT GOING HELP WITH THE ECONOMY. AS LONG AS THE MEDIA AND THE REPULICAN CAN USE HER TO DESTRACT US THAT'S WHAT THEY WILL DO. THE DEMOCRATIC ARE GOING TO WIN THE ELECTION.

    GOD BLESS OBAMA AND BIDEN!

    September 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  3. HF from PA

    Day one of Plain Presidency in the unfortunate event something happens to McCain: Memo#1: All white house staff members will not enter the oval office when you hear the president speaking in tongues...she is asking God how to deal with Iranian nuclear weapons and must not be interrupted.

    September 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. Obama 08: White, 60 yr old female

    The evangelists have been watching Palin for months now. and pushed her onto McCain. Palin's stance on issues changed a few months ago. Who really is behind Palin??

    Time for her to clearly and without a script to talk to the American people about what she stands for.

    I am looking forward to the ABC interview to see how Gibson avoids all of the issues and controversy. His "image" is on the line in the next two days: will he pander or will he do an objective job??

    One question would be don't McCain and Palin wear American Flag pins???

    September 11, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  5. JJ

    You know the McCain campaign are a bunch of whiners. They will set out and try and destroy Obama's character and reputation but the slightest negative thing that comes out about Palin they want to cry about it. They can dish the garbage but can't take it.

    Like my parents always have said to me: "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!"

    September 11, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  6. Lia

    Why Palin always needs to be protected? Do we need such a president??

    September 11, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. Joe Regis

    Hee yahh, hee yahhh, hee yahhhh!

    The repubs are doomed.

    September 11, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. how

    Silence Dogood and FRIENDS.... September 11th, 2008 3:27 pm ET
    Once the Obama smear machine is in gear against a powerful woman, watch your back. And friends and families are not off limits.
    Look how they slandered Geraldine, Hillary, Chelsea… There is a theme here
    ----------------------------
    YOU all can Stop with the SCARE tactic or claiming that Obama has a problem with women of power, he's married that is an example of a woman WITH power.........THAT'S play OUT!. We want her to TALK to reporters about her stance on the SERIOUS ISSUE of our COUNTRY.

    NEXT LIE..........................

    September 11, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  9. ZANE

    Palin is self-destructing at a record pace. This election is over. . . . .

    September 11, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. Debby

    What are the Dems. so afraid of like they keep saying she was a small town mayor and only served as Governor for 2 years. What can they possibly find that hasn't come out already. Its a fishing expedition by the Obama campaign and where best than in Alaska to catch FRESH salmon.

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. socalgal59

    The real question is why hasn't the McCain let Palin speak for herself?

    Everyone under the sun in the republican party has spoken for Palin–except Palin. Why can't Palin defend her own record–after all, it's her record.

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. Travelgal

    What image?? She's a nobody from the nation's freezer. I only heard of her prior to her selection as VP when she endorsed the bridge to nowhere.

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. tony

    You guys haven't figured this out yet-You have got to ignore her becausethe more you attack her -the more you are making her a victim-
    You are not helping the Obama cause-because most people think people on this blog are wack Jobs–

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. Tom in Delaware

    Length of time before Sarah Palin conducted her first interview after the convention...one week.

    Length of time before Joe Biden conducted his first interview after the convention...one week.

    Length of time it will take you morons to fiqure that out...infinity...because you'd rather remain in denial and fantasyland like your tin god Barack, than ever admit that you're mistaken.

    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has it's limits" – Albert Einstein

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. TyWebb

    You can't spell Sarah Palin without L I A R.

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. BVS Maine

    If they have to protect it, than there is something wrong, like no integrity, flip flopper, religious freak (yeah right, the war in Iraq is God's will), and so it goes on the bridge to NOWHERE!

    Please fellow Americans, wake up, our country is way too important for this circus act!

    Obama!

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  17. RT

    So if the McCain campaign wants to protect Mrs. Palin's image, why don't they let her SPEAK FOR HERSELF!!?? Instead, she is being kept from the media and is not answering any questions. I don't know about you my fellow Americans, but if somebody was interviewing for the 2nd most improtant job in the world, wouldn't you want to ask her some QUALIFYING QUESTIONS? I find it ABSURD that we are not talking about how ABSURD THIS IS!!!

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. Tom in Delaware

    Length of time before Sarah Palin conducted her first interview after the convention...one week.

    Length of time before Joe Biden conducted his first interview after the convention...one week.

    Length of time it will take you morons to fiqure that out...infinity...because you'd rather remain in denial and fantasyland like your tin god Barack, than ever admit that you're mistaken.

    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has it's limits" – Albert Einstein

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  19. Bushwhacked in Eugene, OR

    Y'know, I like the female mayor of Eugene just fine - but I sure as hell wouldn't want to see her as president, or even vice president. Eugene's population doesn't quite equal the population of Alaska, but it's a whole lot bigger than Wasilla, so my guess is that Eugene's mayor is actually a lot more qualified than this power-hungry, ego-fed wannabee. Still doesn't make her qualified for the highest office in the land - perhaps the world.

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  20. Deborah

    The Liberal Press kept their Knowledge about Obama out of the press, which is why we didn't find out about Rev Wright until it was already too late for him to be "voted out" by the public.

    Now they are doing their level best to get Obama elected by destroying a candidate before she is even introduced.

    The LIES she is credited with are all "Made Up" and soon the American People will elect her VP and the VERY LIBERAL PRESS will be exposed for their criminal activity!

    McCain/Palin-08-In a Landslide!

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  21. Sexist Obama

    Obama and Axelrod dispalyed their ill-feelings for Women when they killed Hillary's efforts in primaries.

    Obama will do so for Palin, and this time he will use Hillary as a tool.
    This guy can do anything to get elected.

    How desperate Obama is to get into the WH, with him will also enter Rev Wright's philosophy and Bill Aiter's ideology, thats' just shameful.

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  22. BVS Maine

    If they have to protect it, than there is something wrong, like no integrity, flip flopper, religious freak (yeah right, the war in Iraq is God's will), and so it goes on the bridge to NOWHERE!

    Please fellow Americans, wake up, our country is way too important for this circus act!

    Obama!

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  23. Mickie in PA

    If her image needs protecting, yeah – the republicans are the ones to do it (lmao)! They can say they are protecting her from being accosted by the press, but if that is hard for her to take, she better run the other way from Washington because you can't protect someone from their past.

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  24. jimmy

    IF YOU WANT UNBIASED COMMENTS FORM CNN. TUNE IN OR WATCH LOU DOBBS THE TRULY INDEPENDENT. OTHER WISE FORGET ABOUT THIS BLOG SITE.. THEY ARE PRO-OBAMA.

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  25. Obama 08: White, 60 yr old female

    So now McCain is claiming that Palin is the top expert on energy!!! What a sad, shell of himself this man who USED to put country first!!

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
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