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. Susan

    How in the name of goodness can anyone vote for McCain/Palin after their REFUSAL to release any report on Gov. Palin's medical condition? With the real possibility that she could be a true heartbeat away from being President of these United States and with Sen. McCain's medical history, we cannot allow this to happen! We don't need all the gruesome details of her medical history, but to refuse (even after agreeing to do so) any health records is insulting, dangerous, and questionable at best!

    November 3, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Molly

    Its like the female version of Cheney!

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

    Is this seriously an issue? Would anyone who is still undecided (if there's really any of them left) actually be swayed one way or the other because a woman in her 40s didn't release her medical records?

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. John

    Maybe she needs to go through them and change things like she did her expense reports? Or maybe Dr. Nick Riviera is writing up a new set that hides whatever they're hiding?

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. Pat Omaha, NE

    ??????What is Sarah Palin hiding in the records?????
    Probably nothing, but if she continues (only a day left, thank God!)
    to carry on about Obama's "hidden" relationships, then she needs to
    be open regarding her medical records.

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  6. NC Resident

    She doesn't want anyone to find out that her baby is really her daughter's.

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  7. Tom Westland

    Could it be mental health issues? If you google her, she attended several colleges. Why is that not something that has been investigated? What were her grades like in college? By her own words today she said issues in a candidates background were not meanness but the public's right to know. So let's have the truth Sarah!

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. Speider

    If she did, the lie about Trig being her child would come out and then it WOULD be over for her and McCain. Those records are sealed forever, now.

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  9. D King

    Perhaps an x-ray revealed that she has a hockey puck for a brain.

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  10. BOBBY K. FROM BIRMINGHAM, AL.

    After tommorow .... Who CARES!!!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  11. henderson

    Curious. She's young, appears healthy. The only thing I can think of is that old rumor about Trig not being her baby. One possibility is that she lied about the pregnancy to try and cover up the fact that her daughter was pregnant. When the cover got blown on that lie, she made a "cover" lie, saying that her daughter was now pregnant, but that Trig was still her baby.

    I'm not big on these theories, but the facts seem to fit. First, the whole thing about Palin never looking pregnant, then flying 9 hours from Texas to Alaska to deliver the baby while in labor the whole time and no one on the plane knew it. Odd. Second, her daughter, while later announced to be pregnant, has never appeared to grow more pregnant over this campaign. Odd. Now, Palin refuses to release her medical records. Odd.

    I don't really care if any of this is true, except for one thing. Is Palin a persistent lier?

    November 3, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  12. tom

    she has probably has had an abortion and that would scare away all the psycho religious voters...jk

    November 3, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  13. Steve, Madison WI

    Wonder why she is withholding records? Could it be that her last baby wasn't really hers, but her daughters?

    November 3, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  14. Rick in Florida

    WHO CARES?????????? ONE MORE DAY AND SHE'S HISTORY.

    November 3, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  15. Robin in SC

    A little late now...what's she got to hide?

    November 3, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  16. Hmmm

    There's only one reason to stonewall and that's because she has something to hide. I won't speculate, but it further proves that this woman is a dangerous fraud and liar. Nice moving picking her, McCain.

    November 3, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  17. Will the Real Maverick Please Stand Up?

    Could there be even more skeletons in Palin's history? Of course, she's unethical, corrupt and a cheat but it's clear she's hiding something else too. LOL.

    November 3, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  18. Michael in Houston

    She is not releasing her medical records due to she does not want the public to see that she has not prenatal, no dopplers, no history of post pardum care due to that's not her baby. I am shocked that the media has not pounced on this story. She has no pictures taken during her so called pregnacy that remotely shows any weight gain or "baby bump", but her daughter did between July 2007 and February 2008. It's like all the media outlets are afraid to bring up all the questionable things about her so called "son" which I and many others beilieve that is her grandson. I will be even more shocked to see this posted here. CNN never post my comments when I talk about htis subject. Well even if you don't CNN, you can share this with one of your reporters, maybe he/she will at least address this.

    November 3, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  19. texas

    Palin has continually said she is transparent. There is no reason to keep the records sealed unless she lied about something again. She is probabaly trying to have her medical records transformed like she did the travel expenses for her children.

    November 3, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  20. Jamal

    yeah. those records are going to show that Trig isn't hers.

    November 3, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  21. Dawn from Ada, Ohio

    Hey I don't usually go for all of that conspiracy stuff, but you know a few months ago there were a lot of rumors going around about Ms. Palin's youngest actually not being her child, but the child of her teen daughter. Might this show up in her medical records? It's probably not that, but hey it makes me wonder why she won't release those records. I can't imagine a whole hospital being in on forging records.

    November 3, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  22. Sandy

    Didn't one of her friends in AK say that the tanning bed installed at the gov mansion was to ward off depression?

    November 3, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  23. Betty the Beautician

    Wonder what is in Sarah Palin's medical records that she doesn't want released? Breast implants, tubes tied, takes birth control pills???? There is something there or she would have released her records a long time ago.

    Will this hurt McCain on election day? No. But she has made such a "big deal" about others being transparent and honest but she has not been. Two sets of rules this lady plays by. One for others and one for her. She is the last person I would want for as VP or any other elected offcial.

    November 3, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  24. Linda from Prescott AZ

    who really cares, she's not going to matter after tomorrow night.

    November 3, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  25. McCrazy

    Shocking.... Sarah Palin has utter disregard for policy.

    She sounds more and more like a less experienced Dick Cheney everyday. Fortunately, this will be the last day we have to hear about her.

    November 3, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
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