ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) – Sarah Palin’s most recent visit to Alaska may have been her last – at least until Election Day.
At a rally in Anchorage on Saturday morning, there was a wistful note in Palin’s voice as she spoke about the coming weeks of campaigning.
Her speech came after spending two days in her home state doing an interview with ABC News and seeing her eldest son off to Iraq. Palin spent two nights at her home in Wasilla overlooking Lake Lucille.
“We've got a little travel planned for the next 52 days,” Palin said, “but I'll be home come November and I would like to bring along my friend - our friend Senator John McCain as the President-elect.”
The governor said she will take comfort in having her husband Todd at her side throughout the campaign. And she promised to keep Alaska in mind while on the road.
Palin noted that she has been criticized for governing a sparsely populated state, but, she said, “thank you God for that, because we’re small enough to be family.”
“So Alaska, the lessons you have taught me in these years of service as a mayor and as a commissioner and then as a governor, I thank you for what you have instilled in me,” she said. “There is no better place to come from than Alaska.”
At the airport before departing for a campaign stop in Reno, Nevada, Palin hugged family members goodbye on the tarmac and waved to television cameras before taking off.
Can I throw up now?
I am a Christian and very religious person but I am not going to use God name to gain any benefit issues.
Republican has been using God name for their political benefits and that is shameful and sad. I am a pro-life but I am not going to tell or force others base on my belief that is not Christian. I will help voluntary community to convince and have program to help pregnant women to decrease abortion – adoption or special programs.
This Palin/McCain ticket is a HUGE error on the part of the GOP. I don't think after 8 years of Bush that they can win w/o criminal behavior....and that too has started. Millions of absentee ballots have been sent to Obama supporters with confusing or incorrect information. BE ON THE LOOKOUT PLEASE!
Bull! She heads back to ehr protectors to stick to the script. Why in teh hell do you think she will NOT be giving anymore interviews and why she is NOT being allowed to campaign without McCain?
WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA AND GET OFF YOUR APATHETIC, IGNORANT BACKSIDES!
please dont come over here, stay in alaska oh thats a state also didnt know that
Where is Palin's interview with Gibson???
No sane American or European leader would ever ever ever give an answer like that. You do not get into hypotheticals about nuclear war. You just don't. Palin references the Cold War. The only reason the Cold War stayed cold is because our leaders understood the stakes of getting things wrong and saying things that could lead to catastrophic nuclear war. During the Cuban Missile Crisis every word, every public statement, and any message that the Kennedy administration sent to the Soviets was checked, double checked, and triple checked to make sure it was sending precisely the right signal. This is what you are forced to do when you have thousands of nuclear weapons and so does your opponent. The stakes are simply too high. And yet there is a nominee for the vice presidency of the United States who may one day have her hand on the button and she is casually talking about potential catastrophic nuclear war.
It's time for the American Public to see SaraliaMcPalin's income tax returns for the last (10) years! And its PAST time for Ms. Blink Blink to speak to the media – SOLO that is!
Do us all a favor and go back there and spend the rest of your life hunting the wolves. Just can't stand anymore of those lies
Don't forget your way home to ALASKA, Sarah!
You are NOT qualified to be local dog catcher, let alone VP or president of the free world.
You terrify me, girl!
It has nothing to do with your being a female, other than you ARE fertile, and the men who drool over you can smell you a mile away.
I wonder if Governor Palin will be sequestered from interviews until the debates or will she be locked up in an “undisclosed location” like Vice President Cheney? I hope she gets the chance to speak at a press conference that is live and unscripted. Since our government officials are accountable to the people, it would be nice for her to meet that standard.
You can stay – not a problem. We'll send John.
Her husband has to travel with her and sleep with one eye open as both her and McCain have a pretty shoddy past.
John McCain during the primaries: "I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn’t a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn’t a governor for a short period of time.”
Now John McCain sings the praises of his short-term mayor, short-term governor VP running mate as if she is prepared and needs no on-the-job training...things that make you go hmmm.
JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN ARE A DISGRACE TO AMERICA.
WINNING AT ANY COST IS THEIR ONLY CONCERN!
So who's watching the new baby?
Joe Biden said, "As my pop used to say," he tells audiences daily, "it's not how many times you get knocked down. It's how quickly you get back up."
Shouldn't that be, "It's not how many times you get knocked down. It's how many times you get knocked up" ?????
And who will be breast feeding Trigg? your 4 months son?
and the males voters drool over the bimbo.
What about your other girl supposing she gets pregnant? Plain, stay at home and look after your family.
"John McCain believes the Vietnam War was winnable. He argues that an Obama administration would accept defeat in Iraq, with grave costs to American honor and national security. Is McCain’s quest for victory a reflection of an antiquated pre-Vietnam mind-set?…Is there any war McCain thinks can’t be won?"
"…McCain believes, among other things, that “some political problems have military solutions.” A related McCain belief that’s even more out of sync with America’s current mood…."
Read – "The Wars of John McCain" by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic Monthly, October, 2008
She is going to come back to Alaska not being a VP
SHE PROBABLY WENT TO DESTROY SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS THAT WILL NAIL HER.
NO NO MCCAIN, NO NO PALIN.
I know it isn't politically correct to say, but I couldn't be away from my kids for 52 days.