February 7th, 2009
09:26 AM ET
6 years ago

Palin presses Obama on pipeline

In a letter to the president, the former vice presidential candidate urges Obama to discuss the construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline when he sits down with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In a letter to the president, the former vice presidential candidate urges Obama to discuss the construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline when he sits down with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

(CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made a special appeal to President Obama Friday, asking him to keep her state in mind when he travels to Canada in two weeks.

In a letter to the president, the former vice presidential candidate urges Obama to discuss the construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline when he sits down with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“Alaskans have appreciated your strong support for the construction of such a pipeline," Palin wrote. "This project is now moving forward, and I believe that a discussion between you and Prime Minister Harper would greatly facilitate the process now under way.”

The pipeline, currently in planning stages, could reportedly generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue for the state. Obama expressed support for the project during the campaign.


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soundoff (499 Responses)
  1. George the Democrat Obama fanatic.

    OMG enough of this woman already.

    February 6, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  2. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    An Obama-Palin ticket down the road?

    February 6, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. Jo

    Why should the president do anything for her when all she has done but bad mouth him and go against the stimulas package. She knows everything and according to her party she will become presdient herself, let her deal with it. i hope he tells her to take a long walk on the bridge to nowhere.

    February 6, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  4. Adrian Veidt

    Sarah Palin is the Paris Hilton of politics. Not too bright, not too popular, but somehow forces herself into the spotlight at every opportunity.

    February 6, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. JT

    Hey Palin, after Obama finishes his meeting with the Prime Minister, you should invite him to your house and take him into your backyard so he can see Russia also.

    February 6, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  6. Gary

    He'll get to it as soon as he approves your Bridge to NoWhere.
    So Sarah wrote a letter to One who hangs around with Terrorist.
    No longer a candidate so now it's OK to ask for Federal Money again.
    Not doing the Talk Show cercuit anymore so now you have time to govern.
    Did your daughter help you with the letter?
    and on
    and on

    February 6, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  7. Patriot

    Alaska will get its pipeline when the 'black widow spider' and wild life slaughterer is gone from the governor's office.

    February 6, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  8. ANGELA MCEWAN

    Palin needs to get a life, did she remember the campain, it is only couple of months.

    February 6, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  9. BM

    Since Palin considers herself treated unfarily by the media and McCain, maybe she wants to switch parties. By switching parties, you may get your pipline. You betcha!

    February 6, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  10. john

    Ok, that's it. This ticker has more palin than Washington. I'm moving on to another feed until Palin is gone from this "political" ticker.

    February 6, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. Carol, California

    When is this dumba$$ going to shut up?

    February 6, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  12. Putin still invading Alaskan airspace between Palin's ears

    Sure now that he's president, Little Miss Ice Chip wants to pal around with the likes of him. Money grubbing hypocrite that she is.

    February 6, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  13. Proud American

    This Moron will do and say anything to get her face and name in the news. Complete Idiot

    February 6, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  14. Robin

    I don't care how many of you hate Sarah Palin. This is a good thing and I hope President Obama still supports it.

    February 6, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  15. Kevin

    YOU DOMINATRIX-GONE WRONG- HARLOT!!!!! WHAT PART OF
    "HOW BOUT NOOOOOOOOO, YA CRAZY ALASKAN TROLLOP!!!!!" DIDN'T YOU UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  16. ruty

    Wait a minute! When Palin was running for VP she said the Alaskans were going to build a pipe line.What ever happened to promised made back then?

    February 6, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  17. Kevin

    YOU TRANSGENDERED SLING BLADE IMPERSONATOR!!!!!

    WHAT PART OF "HOW BOUT NOOOOO, YA CRAZY ALASKAN TROLLOP!!!" DIDN'T YOU UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  18. Sarty

    Soner you step down Palin, the sooner the pipe line will come

    February 6, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  19. HA! HA!

    In a letter to the president, the former vice presidential candidate urges Obama to discuss the construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline when he sits down with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ...ask McCcain to submit it for you****Someone who hangs with terroist in their living room!!!!

    February 6, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  20. Bill / California

    I'm impressed she could tear herself away from media interviews and book deals long enough to actual govern the state of Alaska for a couple of minutes.

    February 6, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  21. Daniel, Atlanta, GA

    OK CNN, stop the PALIN NEWS! My dead grandmother is smarter!

    February 6, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  22. America's lower 48

    We do not care of what Sarah Palin thinks or even Sarah Palin herself

    February 6, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  23. Kevin

    BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW, YOU GOT THE MESSAGE!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  24. America lower 48

    We do not care of what Sarah Palin thinks or even Sarah Palin herself

    February 6, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  25. Kevin

    February 6th, 2009 6:04 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    YOU TRANSGENDERED SLING BLADE IMPERSONATOR!!!!!

    WHAT PART OF "HOW BOUT NOOOOO, YA CRAZY ALASKAN TROLLOP!!!" DIDN'T YOU UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!

    Kevin February 6th, 2009 6:03 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    YOU DOMINATRIX-GONE WRONG- HARLOT!!!!! WHAT PART OF
    "HOW BOUT NOOOOOOOOO, YA CRAZY ALASKAN TROLLOP!!!!!" DIDN'T YOU UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!!

    BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW, YOU NOW HAVE YOUR ANSWER!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
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