November 3rd, 2008
09:45 AM ET
5 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. Hard Working American for McCain

    Don't give in to the ignorant threats and claims of the democraps. This time Wed. you and John will be scheduled to take oath in January '09. Maybe if we should be so lucky the leftover dems will be on a boat back to their country they claim to be from.

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  2. Voting for "That One"

    I agree that she is not releasing her records because she is actually Trig's grandmother!

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  3. Michelle

    Is she hiding a terminal disease?

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  4. Al, NY NY

    She in fact has an empty skull, proven by the EEG performed by doctors. I would LOVE to see her records show that she had an abortion so all her rightoues prattling to pander to the zealots running the GOP would be ruined

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  5. Arlene, Illinois

    After tomorrow we will hear less of Sarah Palin PERIOD!

    Her records must be frozen in the ice of Alaska.

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  6. Jamie -- Asheville, NC

    Maybe she will release the records tonight....and that will be the *November surprise* for this election.

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  7. AL

    What is she trying to hide?????????
    Everyone said from the beginning the baby was her daughter Willow's, maybe they were right, maybe she is not the biological mother of Trig.
    Two pictures were posted in a magazine of both pregnancies, she was a the same point in her preg when the pictures were taken, they were of her first and her last baby. She was huge with her first and did not look pregnant with her last. Maybe records will prove it.

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  8. Very Suspicious.

    What could the reason be? Why would they not release her medical records? She may have caught a strange Russian disease when Putin reared his head over Alaska. Perhaps she has dyslexia which is why she couldn't name any papers or magazines she reads. Perhaps she has a heart condition meaning two people of dubious longevity in the white house.

    And I hate to say this, but perhaps ... just perhaps ...she had an abortion many years ago and they are afraid of the mushroom cloud that would produce over the McCain campaign.

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  9. Andrew

    Sounds like the convenience of her daughter being married – after the election. LOL. We'll see if this ever actually happens...

    Actually, I think this releasing medical records is ridiculous. It could serve as a subtle way of coercing other candidates to release theirs, without actually demanding they do so.

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  10. Palin is Sleazy

    More deception from Palin. What's she hiding? She's so fond of disclosure, exept when it comes to her own dirty laundry. This woman hasn't got the cranial horspower, the honesty, nor the integrity to be a milk maid, much less the VP of the United States.

    November 3, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  11. theogracias

    Fraud not even close to being able, never mind ready. This is a national disgrace.

    November 3, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  12. LS, Austin, Texas

    There is something wrong here. I believe the baby isn't Palins, but her daughters baby.

    When Palin's supposedly went into labor, she was in Texas, gave a speach, got on a plane . . .then went to the hospital?? There is no way she would have made it through all of that. Maybe after having 1 child, but not being the 4th child.

    The more babies a woman has had, the faster they come.

    Palin is covering up something that's for sure.

    November 3, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  13. Irony

    Does she not realize that this implies that she is hiding something?

    Of wait, she is a Republican, what am I thinking...

    November 3, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  14. Betty the Beautician

    I am so sick of the "birth certificate" lies on Obama. The State of Hawaii officials have verified that Obama's birth certificate is authentic and that he was indeed born in Hawaii. So, give it a rest. No big conspiracy as the far right win GOP put out. There is a reason for separation of church and state and Sarah Palin is a poster child for that reason.

    November 3, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  15. Thebe

    And Cindy McCain has the GALL to say that Palin has been treated unfairly.

    Ye reaps what ye sows and Palin/McCain reap and sow ugliness and untruths.

    Go ahead, Palin. Keep thumbing your nose at the educated electorate. See where that gets you in the next election. Your arse will be beat so bad you'll be sorry you ever tried.

    November 3, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  16. CL

    Maybe the skeleton is a secret abortion sometime in her past.

    November 3, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  17. Sean

    Hypocrisy. That's the motto of the Republican Campaign. As a result, I smell a big rat. a big one.

    November 3, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  18. cmc

    Makes you wonder what she is hiding. Where is the transparency? What a joke this woman is. To be sure, she had no intention of releasing the records. She said that just to shut the media up.

    November 3, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  19. Peg

    Palin has seemed very defensive about releasing her medical records right from the start. She acted like she was the only candidate who was expected to do this all the while she is the only one who hasn't done so already. Strange.

    November 3, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  20. Loving Obama

    This woman is inadequate and her medical records just doesn't matter to me.

    Now vote for the intelligent one. Democrats 2008******

    November 3, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  21. m. mckenzie

    Palin has a huge problem. She is sooooooo unqualified to be vice-president and the thought of her becoming president if anything happens will mean the downfall of United States of America. Anyone who votes for McCain-Palin does not consider or care about the future of America.

    Obama/Biden is the best thing that has ever happend to America!!!

    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  22. frustrated democrat

    I wonder why this hasn't gotten more press. Kudos to CNN for not letting this get forgotten (God knows why NBC isn't pressing the issue more – they are the ones she made the promise to).

    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  23. mark from philadelphia

    it is because the baby that she has is not hers. it is for her daughter

    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  24. GrammieJ

    Makes me wonder also if there might be "skeleton" in the closet. I am 64 years old, in pretty good health, had 4 children and have not had serious illness (thank goodness) in many years. I think my health report would be about 20 pages.
    Wonder what is up with hers. Anyway, probably won't have to after all, tomorrow is vote day, perhaps "d-day" for all of us.
    Guess the mystery of Palin health will remain for all to speculate.

    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  25. Donna

    Obama HAS released his birth certificate, a summary from his doctor, and his tax returns. The fool who tries to deflect attention from Palin by saying that is like those clowns who keep saying "he hasn't explained Ayers."

    Palin is the most cynical of politicians. She said she would release them in order to give the appearance of transparency–but that's all this was. A stunt.

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