November 3rd, 2008
09:45 AM ET
6 years ago

Palin campaign stonewalls on medical records

 Palin has not yet released her medical records.
Palin has not yet released her medical records.

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (CNN) – With less than 24 hours to go before the presidential election, Sarah Palin still has not released her medical records and there is no indication the campaign is planning to do so.

Two weeks ago, Palin’s campaign told several reporters traveling with the campaign that a summary of the governor’s medical history would be made public before election day.

Reporters were told that details on Palin’s medical background would be released early last week. Last Thursday, after that timeframe had passed, a campaign aide backed off the previous pledge, saying the campaign wasn’t sure when the information would be released.

John McCain, Barack Obama and Joseph Biden have all provided details about their medical history.


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soundoff (264 Responses)
  1. Billy McCain

    S.T.D.'s???????????????????????????????????????????????

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  2. Pat in Cali

    Sarah Palin is a LIAR.

    The worst lie is "country first" when her husband wanted to secede from the United States. This is the worse fraud ever perpetrated on the American people ever. When the people find out just how much they were lied to, McCain's legacy will be completely tarnished.

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. tiffany in ohio

    no medical records mean no new baby of hers means shes hiding something.just a thought?

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  4. Jeff Brown

    Just another lying sack in the GOP turd pile!

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  5. gl, Pittsburgh

    Yea, You bet becasue that last baby is not Palin it is her daughters. Please just look when the Palin family is all together not once do Sara Palin or Todd Palin have the baby and the baby looks very comfortable with the daughter. Any body that have kids and grandkids will not the differents.

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  6. Steven

    What's to hide? She looks healthy and good for a middle aged woman. Oh – oh yeah.

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. Sad for GOP

    More arrogance from her, Mcain says that she has been good for campaign,almost 60% of people say she was a bad choice for VP.He could have won until he selected her..

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  8. stephy

    When theres a child you claim to have had and no medical records to prove it, that could be a problem.

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  9. Ken, Republican Voted for Obama

    What is she hiding she suffered from STD's or whatm we want to know

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  10. js

    She must have something really bad to hide. Something that would infuriate the few who have been foolish enough to admire her.

    Send her back to the Tundra a defeated witch

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  11. Say it ain't so Sarah

    No recent pregnancy records available......

    November 3, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  12. johnrj08

    There are several websites dedicated to the mystery behind Palin's medical history, and they appear to raise legitimate questions about her motives for not releasing her medical records. Those who have researched her recent history are convinced that the infant with Down Syndrome which Palin has been dragging from city to city is not her child, but her daughter's first child. Her medical records would make it clear that she hasn't been pregnant in the last several years, and that's why she doesn't want them released. Palin has been aware of the controversy surrounding her pregnancy since before "Trig" was born, yet she has done NOTHING to address it satisfactorily. Her refusal to release medical records just adds credibility to these suspicions. Even if she is this infant's mother, she is guilty of exploiting the child for political gain while exposing him to the disorienting travel and extreme noise of her political campaign.

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  13. Jan the Janitor

    Why does Palin's resistance to disclose her medical records not surprise me? She's rarely done what was asked of her, as first noted in the debates in her refusal to answer the questions. What does she have to hide apart from ignorance?
    Best she return to the unconnected state of Alaska because she's certainly not connected with the norms of all things political.

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  14. ednadavid

    This is not okay – all candidates should be held to the same standard – what is there to hide??

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  15. educated white woman for Obama

    hummmm....? What's the deal Sarah? You certainly want the American Public to know every detail of Obama's life!
    Hand the records over! What ugly secret lurks in that file?

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  16. RT

    Take notice, McCain/Palin supporters-this is the transparency and reform they keep talking about. Abuse of power, ethics violation, using your tax money to pay for daughters' hotel stays, and no respect for their own words, their own promise. Take a close look, and think hard. Are these 'mavericks', or are they Bush/Cheney Version 2.0?

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  17. JohnLee

    What is she hiding?

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  18. Tina

    Well you betcha it will show that she probably has something to hide............She is done done done....................

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  19. Susie

    Much as I dislike Palin, I have a hard time believing all the rumors about why she is not releasing her records ... but she is not helping her cause with the stonewalling.

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  20. Matt

    something smells fishy!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08!

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  21. Cathy

    This looks suspicious or is it her usual arrogant behaviour. I f all the candidates provided their medical report, Why not Sarah. Or is it again considered sexist.

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  22. Reggie

    Perhaps she doesn't want to release the medical records because they might show she has not recently had a baby?

    November 3, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  23. Dixie AZ

    We know her first pregnancy came before her wedding. So what doesn't she want us to know? Its another case of Palin already putting herself above the rules.

    November 3, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  24. Red, white and blue

    Why is sarah doing this? Unless, of course, she is hiding something. Skeletons in the cupboard or cobwebs in her brain? Either way, she is out of time and on the wrong side of history this election. As Obama said recently, "a righteous wind" is behind his back. Amen to that.

    November 3, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  25. Nita

    Because the medical records will reveal that she is not Trig's mother she is the grand mother

    November 3, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
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