October 3rd, 2008
04:09 PM ET
10 years ago

McCain-Palin campaign releases two years of Palin tax returns

 McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's tax returns.

McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's tax returns.

(CNN) - The McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's 2006 and 2007 tax returns Friday afternoon. The campaign says the Palins paid $36,682 in federal taxes for those years, and contributed $8,205 to charity. The campaign also released a financial disclosure report for Todd Palin.

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  1. Herman In LA

    I don't believe there taxes for one bit... Why only two years?

    October 3, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  2. midnight

    When the Republican Party advises her to provide the returns with a clue card, then she will provide the tax returns.

    October 3, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. tedious898

    Cheryl...what are you whining about? What indepth reporting have you heard about Keating 5? Half of today's electorate couldn't tell you what that investigation was all about. I'd bet John McNasty could tell us all about...though I doubt he would.

    So ...in...other words....shut your pie hole! : -)

    October 3, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. willetta suttle

    Palin did far better than I expected, however if she wasn't comfortable answering a question she would twist an answer to something she had been prompted for. I have been a Biden fan for years because he just tells it like it is as he did last night.

    October 3, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. MEP

    She apparently believes she is above the law– can the American people only count to 2? The Alaska court did not shut down the state inquiry despite heavy pressure from Republicans. I wonder what else she has tucked away under her bouffant hairdo. She is running for VP, not Miss Congeniality.

    October 3, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  6. derrick

    Why does it matter to any of you that you can't see her tax returns? Where are your tax returns JUSTIN ROOD and MARCUS BARAM. Are you looking to get back at someone who asked for the Clinton's tax returns and now think "Yeah, now we'll get them." Try reporting on things that our great country really need to know about like why our economy is failing, why the oil companies are fleecing us to death and why no one, seems interested in bringing our men and women home from these wars.

    October 3, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  7. Anita from Arizona

    Hey Cheryl,

    Maybe CNN hasn't reported on that because there's no evidence to support your claim. Did you hear that from some Obama slamming email made up by the worse brand of people who are full of hate?

    October 3, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |

    its about time....waht about the last 5 years. joe bide released his 10 year tax returns....he's still way more creditable than the mccain/palin ticket. how about grandma barbie cindy release her tax returns...what is she trying to hide. VOTE FOR HOPE.

    October 3, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  9. Terry

    Why only 2 years? What are they hiding? Shouldn't they release all income tax returns for at least the last 10 years? This refusal to release information only generates more questions than answers. As an independent voter, if Palin won't grant access to even routine information I have real choice but to vote for Obama.

    A real "maverick" would release ALL income tax returns.

    October 3, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  10. Al Ram

    Oh I forgot. Congratulations on your debate with Sen. Biden. Now the American people know that you can memorize. Congratulations again!!!

    October 3, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  11. Frodo

    This year congress directly went against the majority of American's interests. Having been confronted with Democrats AND Republicans both siding against the wishes of voters, a large number of voters are shifting to the largest third party, the Libertarian Party.

    Candidate Bob Barr is experiencing a groundswell of support after the two major parties voted against their constituencies while Barr has been steady in his opposition to a government bailout.

    October 3, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  12. kc in hick-town texas

    Cheryl – no offense but you are a moron. I know that sounds harsh, but CNN is actually very fair and balanced in their reporting. You just don't like it because it doesn’t match the spam e-mails you get or the crap you find on FOX "news". I mean, "we report it, you decide"? I decided a long time ago that they were full of s&^t.

    Obama is a strong leader, he has a strong running mate, and I want someone in the white house who can speak a complete sentence without sounding like a... well, I'll settle for a complete sentence. McShame can hardly remember who to speak to or about, Palin is a liar.

    I want to know how Todd runs 2 businesses (fishing and snowmobiling?) and makes nearly half of their gross income. Just HOW much does the GV of Alaska make? I think there is some unaccounted for revenue stream somewhere. And if they only make that much a year how can they have so much in the Stock Market that they lost $20,000 the day it fell almost 900 points. hmmm. I am not a math major, nor an accountant, but this just doesn't add up...

    October 3, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  13. Wow, Okay

    Dear Cheryl. Do a search for "Keating Five". McCain is a done.

    October 3, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  14. derrick

    How do you thrust someone to VP that is hiding taxes. I wanna see more than 10years of your tax record, till then,

    Obama gat my vote!

    October 3, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  15. Robert Deming

    Giving to a "charity" doesn't mean much! A charity just got busted for child abuse.

    This is a "Monty Python Flying Circus". The line below is as old as the dizzy bimbo is:

    "Wink Wink....say no more! Say no more!"

    So Palin Palin....say no more! Say no more! But tell us who the charities were!

    October 3, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |


    October 3, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  17. Nick

    Let's investigate her record in Alaska too!!

    October 3, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  18. energy expert my arse

    is she really an expert??? she took on BP and ConocoPhillips by giving the alaska pipeline project to transcanada...good on her...BUT GUESS WHAT? BP and ConocoPhillips operate the gas fields that would feed that pipeline. they are so ticked off, they are now planning another pipeline.....they dont need Alaska's approval....just the FERC's (federal energy regulary commission) approval.

    here's the best part.....if transcanada's pipeline fails, they have to be re-imbursed 3 times...YES 3 TIMES what they have invested...and where is she going to get the money from....me and you.


    October 3, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. John Tucker NY, NY

    " Cheryl " :

    Speaking of voter fraud, weren't the republicans who invented that? Bush won TWICE due to voter fraud hence stealing the election! Obama is playing fair and I am worried McSame will use some dirty tactics to get more votes and steal the election again! So please CNN make sure McCain is playing fair, because I am sure he will do ANYTHING to win this election! I hope you don't let McCain off the hook! We need him exposed as well as Palin, something is fishy about her, and I don't like it!

    Go Obama 08/12!!

    October 3, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  20. vision

    Hagel"s comments say it all.It doesn"t matter if PALEN is guilty or not in Troopergate or if she shares her tax returns. She just isn"t qualified to be President, and that"s what she could become. It is S-T-U-P-I-D to suggest that seeing Alaska from your state gives you foriegn policy experience. Yet, this was first heard on FOX News, then repeated by Cindy McCAIN, Then repeated by Sarah Palen, then repeated by the McCAIN Campaign Manager, the repeated by McCAIN and then repeated at least a dozen more times by PALEN. So, I say we don"t vote for the PALEN/McCAIN ticket and then "Troopergate" is Alaska"s problem, not ours. Listen to Republican Senator Chuck Hagel when he says "it is a huge stretch to say that Ms. Palen could become Cammander and Chief". And that is what she could become. Oh, and before someone says it, this is NOT about PALEN being a woman. There are many qualified women in both the GOP and The Democratic Party, PALEN just isn"t one of them.

    It is about the Vision of America and Americans future!

    October 3, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. jaydemo


    Obama has already addressed such issues during the democratic race. Repugs didn't see this because they weren't paying attention to the democratic primaries. So if it would help sway votes Obamas way then yes please CNN replay the stories.

    Obama/Biden- for the good of the country.

    October 3, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  22. Palin 2012

    8.000 to charity, which ones ?? not to the bridge to no where

    October 3, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  23. Jerry Ohio

    I wondering how much Todd Palin brought in I guess nothing because he use Sarah for her income ....Todd how much you made in 10 years

    October 3, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  24. Dutch-VA

    It took them long enough to cook the numbers. Where are old Johnny boy's and Cindy the Wicked Witch's?

    October 3, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  25. Sydney S.

    What category is the oil bribes listed under?!

    October 3, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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