February 7th, 2009
09:26 AM ET
5 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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  1. Jim

    Isn't this the same pipeline that, when she was running, she claimed she had built already? To pay for it, is she looking for money from the stimulus package that she opposed just a few days ago? She was against it but now she's for it? Just wondering ;-))

    February 6, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  2. frank in mich

    of course not gerry canadians only house terrorists. you guys are more gutless than the french

    February 6, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. Barbara Campbell

    How about some wind turbines instead? Palin is Exxon's puppet.

    February 6, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  4. walter

    Sara Palin is one smart woman and you Libs are terrified of her!

    February 6, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  5. julie

    as a Hispanic, and Here in Nevada we love GOV. Sarah Palin I Hope she runs in 2012. She is the American dream we want to follow. A nation of self made people, and not welfare handouts.

    February 6, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  6. T

    Numskulls,

    She is still a governor of a state! Why wouldn't she press for something that could benefit Alaska? The election is over people. Get over your hatred for this woman. Despite what some commentators on CNN would have you believe, there are more pressing matters.

    February 6, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  7. christy

    Gov. Palin's approach to the stimulus is pragmatic. She's putting Alaska first, but with the understanding that Alaska is part of the nation. She's not being as greedy for pork as some in her state want her to be because she understands that our nation as a whole will not benefit from running up deficits and debts.

    February 6, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  8. Jim

    I thought that she was a maverick, she shouldn't need any help from a
    socialist that pals around with terrorist. What, for once the woman can't
    speak for herself.

    February 6, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  9. So sick of this lady!!!

    Go Away!!! No one is afraid to take you on. Stop being an attention hogger. Geez!

    February 6, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  10. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    Dear Republican Party,

    Please, please nominate Sarah Palin as your presidential candidate in 2012.

    Sincerely,

    The Democrats

    February 6, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  11. Ken

    I find it interesting that Palin wants Obama to keep Alaska in mind when she just attacked Obama's stimulus package. Palin seems to be playing the "lets see what I can do to be in the spotlight" card. Hypocrite.

    February 6, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  12. Lochmon

    I'm not sure I want my president pallin' around with crazy people.

    February 6, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  13. Sue

    Boy, once she got a taste of the national spotlight she's sure loathe for a day to go by without being in the news. But that's OK - whenever she opens her mouth she reminds the nation how lame she is.

    February 6, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  14. Paul

    Wait! Can she also see Canada from her house?!?

    February 6, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  15. Matt

    When did all liberals become such hateful douche bags?

    February 6, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  16. jill

    Sarah has a leadership aura. she is so engaged with everything, and brings that charismatic charm wherever she goes.

    February 6, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  17. BRG

    The Truth February 6th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

    I don't know why Palin is asking Obama to help. He's never accomplished anything in his life.

    Say Truth, did you fall asleep on November 3rd and now just waking up? Never accomplished anything in his life!!! Time to go back to that dream in which Sarah Palin is Gaia....

    February 6, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Blah Palin, when will she disappear.

    February 6, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  19. BJ

    So my comment about the USS Cole bomber gets the ax by the moderator and not the sexist, rude comments being made of Governor Sarah Palin?

    I see.

    February 6, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  20. Vic

    Dick Cheney and Grizzly Sarah proves my point , that any jacka$$ can pull a trigger!!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  21. Terry

    Let me see if I get this right. Sarah Palin has gas and wants the President of the United States to discuss this matter with the Prime Minister of Canada. Here Sarah, let me pull your finger!

    February 6, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  22. gg

    the wicked witch of the north things she tap her shoes together and get a pipe line

    February 6, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  23. Liberal4Obama

    The President has better things to do than to pal' around with terrorists, ehem, I mean republicans.

    February 6, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  24. vicky

    I love Sarah palin’s no-nonsense approach to the issues. She’s not one of these good ole boy types that does nothing but worry about how many pet projects he or she might get.

    sarah palin is a very smart women. She has great Management skill, and gets people moving.

    February 6, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  25. LMC in Seattle

    I thought she had the pipeline deal all wrapped up! What? Another lie? She handed oil bonus checks to Alaskans just a few months ago!

    February 6, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
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