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. j.williams, san diego

    speaking of pigs with lipstick-where has Michelle been lately ???

    September 11, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. RepubNoMore

    Tim Russert..........WE MISS YOU! Where are the REAL journalist willing to ask the tough questions and not cower to the McCain camp?????

    September 11, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. Maureen

    Atta girl Sarah Cheney - sniping wolves from a helicopter – no difference than hunting on a game farm – and you advocate pro-life – – -animals matter / haven't you heard??? Evidently you stand for anti environment as well – drill, drill, drill -- can hardly wait for the debates –
    regarding hunting harmless animals (you do eat the wolves you shoot – I'm sure) remember – what goes around comes around!!!

    September 11, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. Ron

    to Open your 3rd eye.

    are you suggesting that all young people are incapable of making a decision that does not involve voting for Obama. being young does not mean you are incapable of forming your own opinion

    September 11, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. bruja

    PLEASE: We shoul just ignore her. She is irrelevant. Let's concentrate on the issues.
    BTW: Let's not insult animals: She is not a pig, a barracuda or a pitt bull. She is just a stupid, narrowminded extremist.

    September 11, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  6. Greg in AR

    Let's give the organ grinder and his monkey a rest.....IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID.....all this other crap is nothing more than a republican distraction.

    September 11, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. bibek

    Why can't she talk to the Media. WHY? WHY? WHY?

    I guess the lessons she is taking on foreign policy (frankly all policies) from GOP is not over yet.

    Let your student talk to the media McCain!!!

    September 11, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. McCain/Palin

    She has to be protected because the media is going after her more than they ever went after Obama and she's not running for President, he is. She has been in elected office 13 yrs. altogether, she has executive experience, and he has almost none. Don't people feel hypocritical when they question her experience?????

    September 11, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  9. Justin in CA

    Until she begins her vetting process and stops hiding from reporters, CNN should run her only response to any question she has ever answered regarding her being the VP. The one were she answered "someone needs to tell me what the Vice President does exactly." You have been giving her a free ride CNN, please do your job and start holding Palin accountable.l

    September 11, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Right Angle

    What's the difference between Obama and Osama... a little 'bs'...ha!

    September 11, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. cad

    palin is a wacky crazy red neck keep her in alsaka where she has almost no effect on us as far as mccain tell him to do a house inventory - his houses,

    September 11, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Selecting Palin was not a stroke of genius. Who would want to be the VP on a ticket representing the 3rd Bush term. You are likely to lose, and will have the stigma attached to you forever.

    I think the popular choices for GOP VP all declined. Palin was the only one who accepted, or maybe the first one. The poor lady does not even realize that she has been thrown under the proverbial bus.

    September 11, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  13. Montana Thinker

    They wouldn't have to go to this extreme if her image was as squeaky clean as they like to pretend. I don't believe she is a good person, there are too many examples of her abuse of power, her failure within her own family due to her rigid views, the fact that she believes a victim of rape or incest should be forced to bear any resulting child. The Republican Party is not polishing her image, they are playing with words and fostering lies to cover up the fact that this woman has no business running our government, being the protector of our precious freedoms, or telling anyone what to do in their own homes or with their own bodies. I will not let a woman like this impose her own values on my relationship with God.

    September 11, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  14. Vic of New York

    The Guys on the "Morning Joe" show had a great time today showing clips of wierd religious practices in India and Japan. With "holier than thow" repugnance, they displayed an indian sect breaking coconuts over parishoner's heads!

    They missed showing any clips of weird religious practices here in America, however: Like Pentacostals "Speaking in Tongues"

    Oh, that's right – Sarah Palin is a Pentacostal. Opps!

    September 11, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  15. Jerry Ohio

    Palin is a crook,,,,,,,,Everybody is really open there eyes to see what kind of person Palin really is... It sad that these people is cheering for her across American and nobody really know her even McCain only met her one time before he announce his running mate.

    September 11, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  16. danel

    If she is what they said she is: Let's the vetting begin. They're treating her as if she needs a training wheel, come on!!

    September 11, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  17. Tara Johnson

    After viewing both conventions, I switched party affiliations from Republican to Democrat as I believe their ideas will help the overall common good society and not just "me" which needs to happen in this country. As a woman, I am outraged that Governor Palin may end up being a role model for many women in this country. The problem with this is that she is merely being used by the Republican establishment that has kept women down for generations. If she does not see this, then she is a fool. I do not want a 'fool' to end up being my Vice President. She may be good for the Republicans to win the election, however I honestly do not believe that she has the experience or wisdom to possibly hold the highest office in the United States.

    September 11, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  18. Ron Pab,San Francisco

    Mccain group has all the reason to do this beause this election is now throwing muds.Thats why Obama send an army to dig the dirt in alaska then tell the media.

    why media not looking to his birth certificate.

    Sarah/Mccain 2008

    September 11, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  19. Tonya, Richmond, VA

    It's obvious the Republican Party doesn't care about us. They are too self absorbed with Palin's image and have yet to put out some plans about how to deal with our issues.

    When I say that I dont mean you're going to fight for us, I mean LITERALLY WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

    Maybe they are waiting for the debates?

    September 11, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  20. HUH?

    Maybe if the Republicans were a little more daring they would put out a Rev. Wright ad because as we ALL know Mr. Obama did attend a racist church for 20 years! Or have the Democrats swept this one under the rug too?

    September 11, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  21. Anyonmous

    She stood up to big oil and WON. I thought you guys cared about such things?

    Take you head out of the sand regarding her and you will find thing there even you hate spewing Obama supporters might like.

    Its no wonder she isn't giving interviews with such open minds and tolerance you all are displaying.

    The truth about her is not something you haters really want to hear me thinks.

    September 11, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  22. Latinos for Obama/Biden

    By lying!

    September 11, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  23. Justin in CA

    Not only did she pay herself to stay at her home in Anchorage, She flew her family around the state and the country on tax payers dollars. I think the lipstick is starting to come off the pig.

    September 11, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  24. Lee-- Dallas, TX

    PB & J [They just go together.] Out the door that is.

    PalinBush & John McCain.

    September 11, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  25. Darrel from Denver

    Protect Palin's false image, you meant to say, I am sure.

    September 11, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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