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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  1. JO

    Say anything against the Republicans and it will get posted......not so when it is against the dimocrats. CNN biased? ... NAH!

    February 6, 2009 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  2. D

    But Sarah, why would you want someone who pals around with terrorists to help you with a pipeline?

    She needs to go away already.

    February 6, 2009 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  3. Jeffery

    She-Palin is like the hore in Detroit who will find any reason to pay her debts.

    February 6, 2009 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  4. Sally

    Oh! the hypocrisy!! Why is Sarah Palin asking for favors from someone she accused of palling around with terrorists???

    February 6, 2009 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  5. Vic

    I applaud what this woman is trying to do for her state and others who would benefit by the pipeline. But one thing I cannot understand and that's why does she get such negative criticism even when just her name appears? As far as I can recall, she's never done anything that brings harm to any one, and certainly she should be admired for what she had done for her state. As to her personal, family affairs - that is her responsibility alone and no one else's. What a wonderful world this would be if we all tried to love one another just a little bit.

    February 6, 2009 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  6. betty saly hillary cnn nancy

    why don't we just all say we are teribly envious of Palin. that would cover it all

    February 6, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  7. bethi in alaska

    most of us in Alaska know firsthand how foolish and unlikely this "gas pipeline " is.It's bad enough that this whole project was motivated by narcissism, but it is also an extemely expensive furtherance of her ego.She has stupidly arranged not only for a Canadian company to "build" this thing, but has also promised them $500 million to "get started".
    ANYONE who hasnt learned from her extensive show of ignorance and just plain poor English just how inane and dishonest this woman is better look again.And frankly, we Alaskans are real sick of her always backpeddling , and consistent blaming of everyone else for what is essentially her own vast shortcomings, both intellectual and ethical.She is a nightmare that will hopefully end soon.

    February 6, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  8. Kingssman

    Before this gets too full of Palin bashing,

    Yea a pipeline will be a good thing, as long as it's american contractors and workers working on it. Still no on ANWR, <- thats our WW3 oil reserve.

    February 6, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  9. Hope for the future

    I would love to hear from some Alaskans about that deal. Didn't Alaska already pay a few billions to Canada, and where did that money go? Will the pipeline go through Canada? So who will pay for those jobs, and how many jobs for American workers would be created? CNN, more info on that pipeline, please.

    February 6, 2009 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  10. betty,saly,hillary,cnn,nancy

    why don't we just all say we are teribly envious of Palin. that would cover it all

    February 6, 2009 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  11. windfall

    EVERY DAY with the Palin crap. She's trying to stay in the spotlight for her own political aspirations, and you're helping her.

    GO AWAY SARAH.

    February 6, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  12. Cathy from Colorado

    From what I understand, the pipeline is at least 10 yrs. off (if funding can be found), but what really concerns me is the winning contractor is a Canadian company. A lot of money has been spent so far, but little work has been done and how will this stimulate the economy?

    Is she still asking for money for the road to Nome, which is estimated to cost 3-4 million dollars/mile?

    This info is readily available on the Alaskan state gov. website for any of you doubters out there.

    February 6, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  13. wendy

    Sarah Sarah Sarah,

    you are starting to really make a fool of yourself. You have your foot so far down your throat, I can't imagine you would have the nerve to ask or expect anthing from Obama. How about this, wait until he takes a trip to Russia and you 2 can meet half way...

    February 6, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  14. CM

    I think Sarah Palin is a great gov. and I hope she becomes President. I wonder what Ashley Judd would if a wolf ate her two dogs. Also I am tired of you animals animal lovers because animals do not have human feelings!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  15. Wheres Delaware?

    What scared me was that 46,000,000 million people wanted a senile old man and this moron in the White House

    February 6, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  16. Annie, Atlanta

    This may generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars for AK, but what about solar and/or wind powered energy instead. Wouldn't that do the same thing and save the environment at the same time?

    February 6, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  17. Alan

    MORE PALIN, PLEASE!!!! I WANT TO KNOW HER EVERY MOVE... IF SHE SNEEZES I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT. NO STORY IS TOO SMALL, NO DETAIL TOO TRIVIAL. SHOW ME LOTS OF PICTURES OF HER TOO, BECAUSE SHE IS SO BOOTIFUL! WE SHOULD MAKE HER QUEEN, THEN OUR COUNTRY COULD BE GREAT AGAIN. MORE PALIN, PLEASE!!!!

    February 6, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  18. colley1962

    Everyone really should get used to seeing Sarah Palin and hearing what she has to say. She will probably be your next president. That is, if the United States survives President Obama's 4 years. And with a lot of prayer and pushing the Republican Party back to it's feet, I'm sure the good old USA will survive just fine! Looking forward to 2012!

    February 6, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  19. John, Encino, California

    SARAH PALIN MADE HER BED DURING THE NATIONAL ELECTION WITH HER DEVISIVE, POLARIZING ATTACKS ON OBAMA'S CHARACTER AND BACKGROUND. NOW, SHE HAS TO SLEEP IN THAT BED. MY GUESS IS THAT OBAMA WILL DO WHAT IS RIGHT ON THE PIPELINE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT PALIN SUPPORTS ITS CONSTRUCTION. PALIN IS A NON-PLAYER IN THE ISSUE AND HER REQUEST PROBABLY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO BE MADE.

    February 6, 2009 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  20. Sensible Joe

    After bearing false witness against her neighbor Barack Obama by smearing him as a "socialist" who "pals around" with terrorists, Sister Christian Sarah Palin has some nerve asking him for the kind of government handout she railed against during her ill-begotten campaign. What hypocrisy!

    February 6, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  21. Cindy Hoffman

    Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't I see Gov. Palin calling Barack Obama a terrorist about 5 times a day during the Presidential campaign? Do you really think he wants to talk to her? But knowing what an admirable man he is, yes maybe he will. Take a lesson Gov. Palin!!!

    February 6, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  22. tom????

    Hey Tom. (see below) what's with all that fancy talk??? Up hear in the North Land we do not go for your type of fellers...We just talk plain ole talk down at the gas station. Now you should write you a book about using them big words and help us hillbillies out. We just are to dumb to know when a fish is old enough to be stinky!

    February 6, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  23. Ron H

    Revenue for Alaska would be OK if they used ALL the money to run the state instead of giving it to the residents of Alaska and then turning around and asking the rest of the country (Washington) for money to run Alaska like they have done with oil money.

    Remember the road to no where for the bridge to no where funded by the rest of the country.

    February 6, 2009 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  24. Sandy Springs Georgian

    Sarah Palin is a walking, talking, living and breathing....

    Hypocrite.

    She comes to Obama pleading for that 1 Billion that Obama would send to her state, then she says she's [Against Obama's Stimulus Plan]

    Then she send Obama a Oil Greedy letter asking him to plead this case of a Alaskan-Canadian Gas Pipeline....

    Do you have any Idea how much that Lame Brained Deal is going to Cost.....

    1 Billion Dollars and the Pipeline won't be built any time soon either...

    Because the Native Canadian Indians don't want the pipeline on their land...

    It will take years of Litigation of Billions of Tax payers Money for this to happen.

    Sarah Palin is a [No Brainer] Govenor

    February 6, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  25. mike

    Is Sarah a republican? She definitely changes from day to day that's for sure – depending on the direction of the Clouds. Sarah go away

    February 6, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
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