December 2nd, 2008
02:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin: Campaign is over, ‘appreciated’ NGA meeting

Palin said she appreciated Obama and Biden meeting with the nation's governors Tuesday.
Palin said she appreciated Obama and Biden meeting with the nation's governors Tuesday.

(CNN) – Governor Sarah Palin told reporters following the National Governors Association meeting with President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday that she appreciated the new administration reaching out to the country’s governors, brushing aside ‘unflattering’ comments made by both tickets during the campaign.

Asked how she felt about a partnership with people she spoke unflatteringly about on the campaign trail, Palin replied that the jabs were “mutual.”

“But the campaign is over and I so appreciated this meeting that we had,” Palin said. “I'm quite optimistic about moving forward in a bi-partisan manner as we do forge this partnership between states and the federal government.

“I appreciated that President-elect Obama recognizes, first that he recognizes how valuable it is to have governors in his cabinet and we assume that all will go well and some of these governors will be in his cabinet,” she continued, adding that governors “know best” about the economic issues raised Tuesday.

“In fact, remember on the campaign trail I tried to convince the majority of voters that governors knew best. Obviously that didn't work, I'm here and VP-elect Biden is there,” she said, calling the meeting “overall great.”

The Alaska governor briefly waded into subject of Tuesday’s meeting, saying that she and other governors present had “great concerns” about increased spending under an Obama administration.

“When much of the economic problem that we are facing today perhaps was caused by too much debt, that solving those problems will not come from incurring more debt so we do have some concerns about these. This is going to be a matter of re-prioritizing federal dollars though and putting them to use in the wisest fashion for taxpayers, for constituents.”


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soundoff (344 Responses)
  1. Lorna, NY

    My wish has not been granted. This woman will never go AWAY!

    December 2, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. FreeNLovIt

    Increased spending under Obama? W's spending was like 13 trillion dollars... He needs to increase spending to save America. It is needed to create jobs.

    December 2, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. SDunn

    Please go away.

    December 2, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. Brina

    She needs to pull Arnold over to the side and educate him about this debt thing. He has his hand out for CA and I think she could help.

    December 2, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Florida Joe

    The Alaska governor briefly waded into subject of Tuesday’s meeting, saying that she and other governors present had “great concerns” about increased spending under an Obama administration.

    “When much of the economic problem that we are facing today perhaps was caused by too much debt, that solving those problems will not come from incurring more debt so we do have some concerns about these. This is going to be a matter of re-prioritizing federal dollars though and putting them to use in the wisest fashion for taxpayers, for constituents.”

    Does she have a plan?
    Does she understand that her party had the Presidency and wasted away the surplus that was left?
    Will she EVER GO AWAY?

    December 2, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. TEXAS LONGHORNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did she just slightly ADMIT that she was lying!!!!!!!??????

    Not Funny she should have said remember when i called him a socialist, and a terrorist??? that was a lie!

    December 2, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Anne E.

    Ah, Sarah Palin......you are the only person who can ramble endlessly, say nothing, and look like a bigger fool by the time you end a sentence.

    December 2, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. Drone

    What is this womans educational background, DEAR GOD. Why can she not articulate her thoughts well. My 4 year old newphew does a better job at structuring his sentences... I mean geez, give me a break..

    Am I the only person that recognizes this.. Either she is extremelly smart, or the institutions she went to are extremely stupid, but something aint right!

    December 2, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. nikka

    Is it me or what Gov. Palin sais is always hard to read or understand

    December 2, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. obama-mama

    There goes Sarah, palling around with terrorists.......

    December 2, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Charlene

    Learn to speak english before showing up again!

    December 2, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  12. chuck

    It's good to have Governors with brains in the Obama 's cabinet and not idiots like Sarah Palin.

    December 2, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  13. J.G.

    Sarah Palin was not qualified to be President then, she is not qualified now, and she will not be qualified in 2012.

    Why do the Republicans STILL insist on perpetuating this lie?

    December 2, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. Kenzie from Texas

    "governors “know best” about the economic issues raised Tuesday."

    SO, the President leading us headfirst into this economic mess was a what before taking office? A Governor you say? Hmm..

    December 2, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  15. FreeNLovIt

    She is here to stay. There may not an America in 2012 or 2016, the way we run GREED first over RESPONSIBILITY.

    December 2, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  16. Yamini Balachandran

    hmmmm!! u STILL there....

    wow – the GOP does not seem to learn any lessons....

    December 2, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. Diane Panama City Fl

    Palin needs to remember that she's the only one that ran around spewing hate-mongering, race-baiting rhetoric during the campaign. Hers were much more than just "Jabs". Further, how nice of her to state the obvious. Perhaps with Senator Stevens not in the Senate anymore, giving multi-million dollar pork-barrell projects like the bridge to nowhere, we will finally have real fiscal prioritization from the Obama administration. She can count on that – ya-betcha!!!

    December 2, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  18. Terri Ann the Tex Ann ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

    Why is it whenever Palin is quoted, I have to go back and re-read her comments about 3 times to figure out exactly what she's saying. She starts a sentence, changes directions, adds unnecessary words, repeats portions of the sentence.... and my head is just dizzy by the time I finish trying to figure out what it is that she said.

    December 2, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  19. Todd Palin

    I dare someone to insult my wife.

    December 2, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  20. Jeff Brown

    Sarah who?

    December 2, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  21. Keep it Real

    I am begging you to stop covering her. Please, we have had enough.

    December 2, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. Tom in Delaware

    Increasing our debt to solve our debt problem is something that real-life bill-payers couldn't possibly understand...because we actually have to deal with bill collectors, instead of just printing up some more money like the economic geniuses profess.

    But what do you know Sarah, you're state of Alaska has a budget surplus. How dare you speak the truth!

    December 2, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  23. FreeNLovIt

    It's funny how everyone is aiming for 2012 or 2016 and beyond. Who knows, we may not even exists as the most powerful nation if we cant come together to do the right thing.

    December 2, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  24. alvy singer

    Enough with this woman! Please! Enough!

    December 2, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  25. Dan, TX

    Not worth commenting on.

    December 2, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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