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. Wake Up Zombies!!!

    I can't wait for this debate. You republicans are such stupid sheep. You let McCain sucker you into this one...it's just sad.

    September 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  2. L. MIAMI, FLORIDA

    MRS. SARAH MCFAILING 6 DIFFERENT COLLEGES ,

    YOU ARE UNFIT TO COMMAND JUST LIKE OLD ANGRY MAC SHAME !

    ENOUGH !

    GO OBAMA / BIDEN

    September 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  3. GT

    ...why bother mccain is going to retract everything palin said on friday

    September 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  4. Abe

    Sarah Pain doesn't need to debate,all she needs to do on thursday is put on a lipstick and watch Putin in Russia from her house.

    September 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  5. Michael, watching from Canada

    So the Republican bloggers, unlike McCain, do admit that Palin agreed with Obama on taking out Bin Laden if the Pakistanis would not.

    How can the US improve its image around the world?

    Show respect to others.

    When you shake someone’s hand, you should be able to look at them in the eye.

    But no, at the beginning of the debate when Obama approached McCain and shook his hand, McCain could not look at Obama……in fact, McCain almost grimaced when he shook Obama’s hand!
    Whatever happened to respect?

    McCain was rude, condescending, and during the debate, exuded an air of superiority, looking down at his opponent.

    How can anyone hoping to raise the image of America around the world show such a superior attitude? Regardless of which country you come from, God did create all men and women equal.

    Yes, America is the most powerful nation in the world…….

    But, no matter how powerful a country is, it is not power (and the almighty Bush/McCain superior attitude) that engenders good relations…..

    But whether you show some respect to others!

    September 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  6. Lets be nice

    We should all hope that our politicians are the best they can be.

    Hoping for disaster is just silly and mean- not to mention dangerous for us a a nation.

    Unity anyone?

    September 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. Glenn in California

    After she spoke in public and further imploded the McLame campaign, he wants to make sure she's locked up until the debate. I'm thinking there's still a 92% chance he finds an angle to try to get her out of the debate.

    Thanks, but no thanks, for Bush 44 and Caribou Barbie.

    Go Obama/Biden!!!

    September 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  8. Michael Vick ATL GA

    I'm sure she'll do just fine at the "debate". Most questions are already made available, and she'll come with scripted answers, no matter how different the questions will be....she'll take a rip at Obama, and democrats with some one-liners (like lipstick and pitbull types) and that's more than enuf for the far right to be enthused, and gleefully accept her as a VP.
    Even though Obama isn't too experienced, all the right wing kool-aid drinkers comparing him to Sarah are ...well..just kool-aid drinkers. That's just no comparison at all.
    I like McCain, but Sarah Palin is a joke, sry to say.
    But then again, to be elected in this country, all you have to do is – be white, say you love Jesus, and you hate abortion. Done deal!!!

    September 28, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  9. deborah, WV

    If I needed any other reason NOT to vote for McCain, it would be his selection of a running mate. McCain shows that he is dismissing the American People (just like he did Senator Obama during the debate) by picking someone so unqualified to lead. He could care less what is good for America.

    Sign me EX-REPUBLICAN

    September 28, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  10. Are you kidding me?

    This is a smoke and mirrors campaign. What boggles me is that there are people who think that she would be great for this country...Are you kidding me. I know some district managers at McDonalds that has more understanding tha she does.

    September 28, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  11. Maggie

    For those that are confused... The Obama-Biden supporters say Palin is stupid for her last gaffe because she is supposed to agree with her running mate McCain. That's politics 101. The bottom line is that McCain is wrong, as Palin has pointed out.

    Hopefully that clears up any "confusion". But then again, these are the people that voted for Bush "twice"!

    September 28, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  12. Michael, Pensacola, FL

    Until further notice, the McCain Campaign has barred all graduate students, college graduates, political science majors, anyone with aspirations of pre-law or government, librarians, legal secretaries or any high school student with an above average ACT or SAT score from communicating with, approaching or standing within 2000 feet of Gov. Sarah Palin because they don't need another intelligent question asked! I finally realized who she sounds like, Miss South Carolina USA! A better debate would be Palin versus Miss South Carolina USA to see who is more incoherent!

    September 28, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  13. Joseph Regis

    At least she had to meet expectation to stay in this race.

    September 28, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  14. Polly

    You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. Sarah has become more laughable as days go by. I'd say McCain made a HUGE mistake.

    September 28, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  15. Julie

    Lord knows she needs it....good luck Palin..

    September 28, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  16. RM

    The problem with Palin is that all her talking points have been falsified. Her resume is gone. She has 20 months as a governor, and that’s about it. She has accomplished nothing special nor taken any great risks. Yet, I can see her winning on Thursday. She won’t debate. She will give a speech and avoid all the questions she can. If she can perfect the question dodge, she can win. She has proven herself as a pit bull (and full of bull) so if she can spit venom instead of debate she can at least get some talking points in and land an uppercut or two. The debate will be ridiculous, substance free, and the spin will be disgusting afterwards.
    Personally, I see another McCain distraction to delay the debate and a new VP—Palin will step down.

    September 28, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  17. Observer

    This is where experience would be to her advantage.... if she had been plugged into these topics close-up for the past several years she'd be familiar with the details.

    Then again, look at Obama. ... he was in the Senate for only 143 days - notice that... DAYS!.... before he started campaigning for the presidency! I got that info from our newspaper this morning!

    Where are the qualified people to fill these positions?????

    September 28, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  18. welches, oregon

    Palin is follower and now a leader. She was just pandering to the questioner. Agreeing with him, hoping to make nice. This is what she does.

    Now today McCain is out trying his best to spin what she said into something she didn't say

    Why are Republicans so reluctant to call them themselves that, but instead want to be referred to as GOP – are we dumb?

    WASP

    Obama/Biden 'till 2024

    September 28, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  19. Lisa

    This woman is totally clueless and boy does it show!

    September 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  20. Barney

    I just hope she doesn't lie to Biden's face like McShame lied to Obama's face.

    McShame has no honor – he's turned into a liar !

    September 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  21. Sean

    A "debate camp"?!! Are you kiding me? She wants to be VP of the strongest country in the world?! and she has to go to a camp to get ready for the debate?!!! Suppose she will show an excellent performance in the debate, but is it really means that she is ready and qualified to be in that position?!!! Is it the meaning of "country first"?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  22. Give me a breake

    Sarah palin ... Mcpoor judgments biggest mistake . Now she can see mexico from mccains house

    September 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  23. Arkansan 4 Obama

    I'm no Palin fan, but I agree with her and Obama. If we know where they are and if Pakistan does not or will not act then yes we should go get them. If they are our allies then they should understand and should want us to destroy the terrorist.

    What's really bad is that McCain does not want her to have her own mind. This has happened before. Even if they are on the same ticket she does have her own views. They don't have to agree 100% on everything. MAYBE THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS SOMEONE WITH SO OPINION THAT WILL JUST DO WHAT HE SAYS. I'VE HEARD HE WAS SEXIST. SEEMS MORE AND MORE THAT HE IS.

    September 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  24. tillman

    THE SAHRA PALIN DUMB DUMB POEM

    MY HEAD IS MADE OF AFRICAN IVORY AND TENNESSE MARBLE

    IT SEVES AS A IMPENATRABLE BARRIER FOR THOSE WHO SEEK

    THE INTERCONVOLUTES OF MY POOR CEREBRUM

    IN OTHER WORDS AMERICA I AM DUMB

    DUMB

    DUMB

    AND DO NOT UNDERSTAND

    THIS IS A POEM SHE SHOULD USE DURING THE DEBATE WHEN SHE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND OR DOES NOT NOW HOW TO ANSWER A QUESTION.

    September 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  25. Jesse from Berlin

    Here`s my prediction.....
    In the next 2 days she´ll decide to step aside for the sake of her family...

    September 28, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
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