September 28th, 2008
06:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin in 'debate camp' until Thursday

Gov. Sarah Palin will prepare for Thursday's debate from Arizona.
Gov. Sarah Palin will prepare for Thursday's debate from Arizona.

(CNN)– Gov. Sarah Palin will now spend two and a half days near Sedona, Arizona, to prepare for Thursday's debate, instead of prepping in St Louis, as originally planned.

Sarah Palin will be at John McCain's rustic creek side home outside Sedona for what a top aide calls "debate camp."

The aide, who's part of the team prepping Palin, tells CNN they decided to take her to debate camp there because it is an "invigorating and enjoyable place to prepare for Thursday."

"SP [Sarah Palin] loves it and has her kids and Todd coming," wrote the aide in an email.

The aide said "John McCain himself came up with the idea after thinking it would be great before his next debate.

Pailin has already been hunkered down for four days in a Philadelphia hotel for debate prep with advisers.

She will take a short break Monday to attend a rally with McCain in Ohio, before heading to Arizona.


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soundoff (107 Responses)
  1. Kyle M.

    Sarah Palin will call in sick.

    September 28, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. Jill

    Palin is trying hard to be something she's not. What a fool!

    September 28, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  3. baffled

    If Sarah Palin "goofed" with her Pakistan comment and seemed to support Obama's position- how then can the Obama supporters call her ignorant or a moron?

    Seems like unscripted, Sarah is as good as Obama is after 2 years of carefully crafting his messaged.

    September 28, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  4. Richard

    Why aren't her kids staying in school?

    September 28, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. Former PUMA

    OK, so let's see..... Palin is once again out of touch with the rest of candidates, sequestered from the press until debate day. She gets to relax in one of McCains 8 homes, this one a nice rustic getaway... She gets to stay away from press, not answer any more questions..... Either from the press or the people.... Can someone say "Damage prevention".

    September 28, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  6. Obama/Biden 08

    She'll need the practice. Then again, a few days of debate will be nothing compared to Biden's 35 years of experience. Anybody who saw the debates during the Democratic primaries knows that Biden is tough.

    He will tear Palin to pieces.

    September 28, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  7. Maggie

    If all she spew is lies and hate, practicing will not help her.

    September 28, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  8. Kaylee

    Americans are finally finding out what is REALLY important. They are about to lose their life savings, retirements, and pensions, but at least the abortion issse has been placed on the back burner.

    September 28, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  9. Too funny

    Sarah Palin was a total moron with her Pakistan comment- just like Obama is for holding basically the same position.

    September 28, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  10. Deb, Allentown,PA

    Yeah, umm...good luck with that.

    September 28, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  11. Sara

    Seems like Ms. Palin is under house arrest.

    September 28, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  12. anyonmous

    « Back to mainPrevious article:
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    September 28, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  13. voter

    she will need more than a few days to prepare. If she is anything like her interview with Katie Couric, then she is heading for a disaster at the debate. I don't feel sorry for her because she is allowing herself to be used by the McCain camp. She should have enough self-awareness to know that she is not qualified for the vp job.

    September 28, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  14. lou

    The mccain campaign just released an ad saying Sarah Palin Has won Thursdays debate.......Give me a break.

    September 28, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  15. Meagan

    The McCain/Palin ticket is an absolute mess. This ticket is done.

    September 28, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  16. Confused

    If Sarah Palin and Obama agree on Pakistan- why do the Obama supporters fear her foreign policy expertise?

    If she is ignorant and moronic then so is Obama.

    September 28, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  17. JD in NC

    Too bad she has to debate, not regurgitate. I guess she'll have to hope she gets the same softball questions that Hannity and Couric toss her. Maybe this time she'll hit one.

    September 28, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  18. R. Cooper

    There is no debate camp in the world that can prepare SP! She'll need to use her line: "Let me research that, and I'll get back to ya!"

    September 28, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  19. Palin 2012

    If the McCain camp even know where McCain stands it would be a good idea.. And may even help her a little...

    September 28, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  20. Ally

    Ohhhhhh, that voice!! i'd rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard

    September 28, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  21. VETS4Obama

    Will they be able to program her in 2 1/2 days? McCain's "eye candy" is just that! What a joke! She deserve everything she gets after being such a smart mouth at her convention!

    September 28, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  22. Bulldog

    Is this one of McCain's 8 houses and does Cindy own it? Because if Cindy owns it without John on the deed that would be a conflict of interest just like John using Cindy's private jet. She is there for presidential campaign preparations so this very well could be a conflict of interest with the campaign ethics rules.

    September 28, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  23. McCain still suffers from PTSD

    Are they performing a brain operation? Is Dr. Frankenstein in the room with her?

    September 28, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  24. Dan

    @Baffled, because she's off message and spoke her mind. Even a blind squirrel can find a nut every once and a while.

    September 28, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  25. LouAnn

    Oh, please! It sounds like Palin is off to girl scouts summer camp. Do they really think they can make her smart in 2 1/2 days? They might be able to make her appear smart, but we now all know the truth. She'll probably come off sounding like McCain, ignorant, lost, and cranky.

    September 28, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
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