October 30th, 2008
11:37 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin to hold roundtable with foreign policy advisers

 Palin is working to reassure voters that she handle the role of commander-in-chief.
Palin is working to reassure voters that she handle the role of commander-in-chief.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri (CNN) – In an effort to address voter concerns that she is not prepared to step in as commander-in-chief, Sarah Palin will meet Thursday in Pennsylvania with a group of the campaign’s national security advisers.

Palin will meet with former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge; former CIA director James Woolsey; former Navy Secretary John Lehman; Richard Williamson, the U.S. special envoy to Sudan; and retired Navy Rear Admiral Marsha Evans.

“With the election coming on Tuesday, Gov. Palin and Sen. McCain are reviewing national security priorities with their top national security advisers,” an adviser to Palin said of the roundtable.

Thursday’s meeting in Erie will be the third policy-oriented campaign event for Palin. Over the last week, the vice presidential candidate has given two policy speeches focusing on special needs children and energy issues.

Aides to the governor say she has been dedicated to shoring up her policy portfolio over the last two months and is eager to demonstrate her grasp of substantive issues, despite the few remaining days in the campaign.

Unlike her two policy speeches, reporters will not be allowed to observe the roundtable. The governor and her advisers will participate in a “photo spray” for television cameras before the meetings, and she will make a statement to the press afterwards.


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soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. Dadedi

    If anyone thinks that this woman can run American, then please, please give me Paris Hilton, please! she can be a better president than this.

    October 30, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. GW

    Yeah, pose pretty for the cameras and then close the doors. sorry, can't let you listen to our secret discussions....

    No big deal, here's what we're missing...

    "Who had the roast beef?" "Oh, wait, this is pastrami" "Mine was chicken salad" "Where's the Dr pepper?" "Hey, there's no cookie in my box" "Are the chips all gone?"

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. Srikop

    Oh cummon! Tommy, Jimmy, Johnny, Dicky and Marshmellow, you guys know better. Why a roundtable, all you need to do is provide a cheat sheet to her, and she can read it out from it.

    Obama '08

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. M.lyons

    Would someone please put her on a missile back to Russia.. She should be able to walk to Alaska. It right over the bridge to Nowhere...Sarah Palin is a desperate clown.

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  5. Dave

    I guess this is her continuing effort to show she'll be ready in 4 years. To this I say – YES SARAH. PLEASE RUN IN 2012. And to the Republicans – Please keep getting your "news" from FOX, Hannity, and Limbaugh. This way, you'll be so detached from reality that you'll nominate her in 2012. Us non-republicans would like to see the Obama in the White House for two terms. SO again, Sarah, please run!

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  6. Educated Young Republicans for OBAMA

    A GREAT EXAMPLE OF MCGREEDY'S DECISION MAKING ????

    CHOOSING A SEPARATIST MOOSE BARBY FOR VP.

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  7. Michael, Farmington, NH

    Too little too late.

    October 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  8. ONLY 5 MORE DAYS IN WHICH WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO MOOSE FLATULENCE FROM THE NEWLY CROWNED 2008 MISS MOOSE ANAL SPHINCTER!

    Of course, the reporters are not allowed, Ridge is gonna give missy a roll of plastic sheeting and duct tape, and Evans is gonna ask her to point to Russia on a map.

    Meeting adjourned.

    October 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  9. Matt

    This confuses me? Why aren't reporters allowed to watch or be apart of? Why wouldnt they want this broadcasted?

    October 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Sammy

    Thanks, but no thanks to Sarah Palin

    October 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
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