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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  1. We Demand Our Country Back!

    I don't like Sarah Palin at all, but some of the posts are completely out of line and I am ashamed of my fellow Obama Supporters.

    Sarah Palin may be an unqualified train wreck but to pursue rumors of a hidden abortion or that her children are not her own is just plain rude.

    Let's grow up, Dems...we do not need to act like Repubs.

    November 3, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  2. jon

    i bet they find out that she in fact is not a woman, but a man with a very large penis

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  3. MaJiS Austin Tx

    Maybe her medical records aren't hiding anything. The point seems to be a willingness to disregard the rules. There is ample evidence of this, medical records or not.

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  4. proud army and navy mom

    so she lied, yet again. How can this woman call herself a christian when she shots and kills innocent animals for fun?

    Did anybody see this whack job a Greta (FOX). (I don't watch fauxnews but I monitor what's being said and they never cease to amaze me with the deceptive reporting and inept reporters.)

    but anyway Palin had her kids and husband with her and she was uninformed as usual. She really is a pitiful candidate, but i don't feel sorry for her because she begged for the ridicule that has come down on her.

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  5. Karen - Tired of McCain and Bush Administration

    This is getting interesting... because she claims she had a baby 8 months ago... hmmm.. More lies spewing from the McCain camp.. Just another reason to get an vote tomorrow.

    Please, please people get out to vote.

    Obama/Biden '08

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  6. Darnell

    I'm not understanding why her medical records are such a big issue and this "oh so professionally written" article also didn't mention it. From what I can tell, its just another (lame) reason democrats have found to attack her.

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  7. Mr. Hamilton

    What could Mrs. Palin possibly have to hide, and from whom? Husband Todd, perhaps? All of us unwitting victims?? Who really cares whether she had the 17 yr old high school abortion before Todd hooked up with her. Who really cares what her records say unless they're as dire as her 72 yr old running mate's prognosis. I think it's pretty moot... unless she's hiding something!

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  8. Jim

    Makes you wonder why she went to 4 different colleges and probably completed her best effort at a communcity college.

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  9. Goddess

    I am curious what she could be hiding.........guess we will never know.

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. Nathan,

    Perhaps those records won't show that she had a baby earlier this year. Would you fly 5000 miles in labor to have your baby in your home state? What difference does it make what state your baby is born in as long as its in America? Anybody seen any pictures of her pregnant? The best thing about the Republicans losing tomorrow is not defeating McCain who was a pretty good guy until he wanted to be President more than be a pretty good guy. The best thing will be watching that woman get on a plane back to Alaska.

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. Jeff

    I think she is hiding something - we knows she's good at hidiing - like her most recent pregnancy. Hello, I can only laugh!

    (Thanks Joe Biden's granddaugther and John McCain for providing me with the Hello and ONly laugh lines!)

    What a joke, this woman and her running mate have shown us clearly how they would run an administration (in secret) and how they live up to promises made (they do not, even on administrative requests).

    Now, go vote and do the right thing. Vote for a capable, forthright, confident team who understands the big picture including the important of the technology boom out there (the web, duh!) and how it creates much of how our world operates today.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08!

    November 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. Darrell

    I won't speculate why she will not release her records but here she go's again above everyone.She has never played by the rules and this is a sign of an elitist.Republican rules are to break any rules you want.She simply is not suited for politics,and definetly not on the big stage.

    November 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  13. Laura, Boston

    Obama didn't release his medical documents unless you want to call a one page note from his doctor records.

    What do you Obamabots say about that? HUH?

    November 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. Jim From Philadelphia

    Is she hiding something? Perhaps she had an abortion or something when she was younger? Young unwed Palin's seem to be in these days.

    November 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  15. Independent for Obama

    I meant Bristol's baby, not Piper's.

    November 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  16. Bussing kids or abducting kids?

    The cover-ups continue.

    November 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  17. Sheila H. of New Jersey

    Could it be that Sarla Pa Lie err, Palin, doesn't want anyone to know that she's not the real mother of the baby? Or, maybe she's had an abortion? I recall clearly that she said the baby was autistic, and now its evident that he has Downs Syndrome. What mom would make such a mistake in their little babies health? Only one that would Lie Lie Lie.

    November 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  18. Susan

    She looks healthy & glowing, therefore there is little doubt she has any medical problems. She's young & healthy. Not an important issue even at this point.

    There's more important issues than that.

    Good Grief

    November 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  19. Vegas

    Maybe she's waiting on Obama's birth certificate?

    November 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  20. Allan

    More evidence that Sarah Palin is unfit for elective office.

    Send her home to Alaska where she can face the music for her multiple crimes. Next stop, impeachment as governor.

    I predict that the Palin children are finally about to get a real mom in their lives. One that puts them first.

    November 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  21. Anthony, Dallas, Tx

    It is because Palin did not have that baby. It is very sad to me that she would do something like this to the American people and her family.

    November 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  22. Carlo

    I think she's backing her self into a corner thinking that the "liberal elite media is out to get her". I think she should chill on those paranoia's, seriously out side of a handful of people in the media there are very few reporters that actually are out to get candidates of a particular party, and here's a hint. Katie Currick isn't one of those people.

    November 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  23. Hockey Mom for Obama!

    It will all come out after the election that she is Trig grandmother.

    November 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  24. LaToya

    I think that its bc she's had plastic surgery done on her nose. Look at her past pics when she was in the beauty pagents and now look at her......the nose looks very different.
    She is no Wal-Mart mom!!!

    November 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  25. Jim D

    The problem is that for someone who says they are for transparency, this makes me stand up and take notice of ehy Gov. Palin is so evasive.

    If there is nothing to be concerned about, what is the problem. By stonewalling, it only makes people feel there is something being hidden or doctored up.

    Hopefully, it won't matter much after Tuesday.

    In the end....I blame this on John McCain......for not gettiong all the info on her before his knee-jerk picking of her.

    November 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
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