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.
She will be back before november to face a court date about the firing of the commisioner who would not fire her brother in law. Then she will be back in alaska after oboma is elected and mccain has a mental breakdown.
The rest of the world want you (Palin) to stay home and practice your lies there.
"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."
Did she file for per-diem for that?
So BOTH the mother and the father are leaving the infant to be tended by others and the teenagers to be on their own – so much for Republican family values.
Keep dreamin' redneck hockey mom. You're getting nowhere near the White House.
I wanna go to Alaska and eat a mooseburger.
Palin with her husband always in tow. Who is taking care of that poor baby?
You'll be home to stay soon enough and one day we'll all sit around and have a big laugh over the whole affair.
Will press be allowed to question her so called Iraq visit?
Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska where she belongs. Just last month, she dissed the VP job to Larry Kudlow of CNBC: "“As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”
"Especially for Alaskans?" She cares more about what the VP job will do for Alaska than the "lower 48." This provincial, backwater Alaskan should stay home.
I realize it's sexist to expect Palin to stay home and take care of her special needs child but, if she isn't going to, shouldn't her husband do it?
Palin will be a great VP, that USA has ever seen.
Spent two night's at home...and how much did she get for that? Is she sure she was in Alaska? Oh, maybe it was a diplomatic trip to
Russia since it's just miles away.
Who is watching the children at home? It's nice that she will take comfort in having her husband at her side throughout the campaign but who is providing comfort to the children at home? I don't care which parent does the parenting but at least one of them needs to. What happened to family values?
Does this count as a trip to a foreign country ????????
Good luck... We are with you.. (One of 18 million Hillary Supporter).
Husband at her side, and with my understanding that the son is not leaving for Iraq as of now.... guess the children will be okay as IT IS COUNTRY FIRST AS WITH McCain!!!
That must make some feel better.
We hope you're home in November too, Sarah.
You don't belong anywhere else.
Without Palin, McCain can hardly fill a diner. With Palin....well, really, WHO KNOWS since the McCain campaign has been lying about the inflated crowd sizes.
Obama/Biden is the only SANE and respectable choice!!
Where are the kids? Who is talking care of the 5-month Down Syndrome baby, the 7-year old and the 14-year old? The pregnant 17-year old is pretty much on her own.
Yes like you said, you'll be back in Alaska....but if Johnny boy goes with
you it will be to both cry and hide for a while after losing the election.
Is she really leaving her infant baby behind? Wow – what a mom!
Yep, a little travel over the next 52 days; after that she'll have plenty of time to catch up with things back in Alaska.
i like palin but i am going for democrat this election. i think she should stay in alaska as gov. why? mccain will ruin her reputation with all the lies on the campaign trail and she needs less responsibility to maintain her family values. i am a single mom of four and have been a high profile in my career. yeah you can manage but i learned it really caused damage to my boys that i wasnt there in special time of need. as time went on it caused hardship. i left my firm but the damage was there in my boys. if i had to do it again-i wouldnt. so palin-you are no hillary-you are not god-and i hope your family well but you want have my vote
Alaska Air LInes Favors to Palin?
Any conflict of interests there! Who is listening to her conversations!