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. John

    SHE IS DOING EVRYTHING SHE CAN TO KEEP HER NAME IN THE NEWS! She is like a drownimg victim in the ocean , fighting the water to stay afloat but give it time soon she will be standing on her head to get noticed.( Hint: Fifteen Minute Clock Has Expired )

    February 6, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. walkaboutstory

    Terrified of Marie Palinette? Don't make me laugh. snicker, snort, roll in the aisle. My family is from Alaska. As a former Alaska resident I am ready to mud wrestle the Queen of mochas until she inhales mud. Stuff it you stupid valley trash idiot. My mother was raised down the road from your trash town, on a homestead that actually valued work and ethics. Get a grip on reality and go home to nurture that poor little Trig.

    February 6, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  3. Dennis

    It seems that I recall there were some serious questions about the financial connections between Palin and the company she's trying make sure has the contract for this pipline. That may warrant some investigative news reporters attention or possible even someone in the Alaskan government........oh wait a minute, thats not going to happen.

    February 6, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  4. Mike O'Brien

    Governor Sarah Palin.., you did the right thing. Mike In Montana

    February 6, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  5. John

    She is the Govenor of Alaska it's her job to promote and bring jobs to the state.

    February 6, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  6. Limbot

    Run of the mill conservative hypocrite.

    February 6, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  7. Peg

    Palin can't get her famous pipeline built–remember, that was supposed to be her BIG accomplishment–and now she's manuevering to blame her failure on Obama.

    February 6, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  8. Steve

    It's another day: The sun rose, I went to work, and CNN and its faithful followers Palin. What will tomorrow's story be? I'm sure CNN will make up another reason to her, and give fresh red meat to you all. What a stupid way to get your kicks. But I guess it's better than talking about the phony stimulus bill.

    February 6, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  9. Amused

    Wow, the comments seem to be about 50/50 love/hate for Palin. The next four years are going to be interesting for sure!

    February 6, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  10. Giovanna

    Hey Julie, speak for yourself. I am a Hispanic, and I live in Nevada, and I loathe Sarah Palin and everything she represents. The only reason I'd want her to run for President in '12 is because it would guarantee President Obama's re-election.

    February 6, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  11. grahame

    OH YEAH! NOW WHEN SHE NEEDS A HANDOUT SHE GOES CRAWLING TO THE PERSON SHE ACCUSED OF HANGING OUT WITH TERRORISTS. HERE SARAH DEAR, HAVE SOME SALT AND PEPPER WITH YOUR PLATE OF CROW. HOPE IT CHOKES YA...

    February 6, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  12. propitiousmoment

    This would not be news if Palin had not put her foot in her mouth so egregiously during the campaign, from calling Obama names to claiming credit for the pipeline to claiming to be against pork. I'm sure governors ask presidents for help for their states all the time, and it doesn't make the national news. It's news when she does it, because she has made such a bad name for herself.

    February 6, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  13. Carole

    After all the garbage and innuendos that came out of her mouth about him during the campaign, if I were him, I'd tell her to go fly a kite.

    February 6, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  14. That's PRESIDENT Obama to you

    "Dear Governor Palin,

    You'll get nothing and like it.

    Sincerely, the man you accused of palling around with terrorists, of being a socialist and of speaking in San Francisco differently than in Eastern Pennsylvania,

    YOUR President Barack Obama"

    February 6, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  15. Richard

    Why would Obama want to help her? After the campaign she ran. If the roles were reverse, do you think Palin would help Obama?? I don't think so.

    February 6, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  16. Ric

    Now she's paling around with people who pal around with terrorists!

    February 6, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  17. tk in IL

    And all you Palin bashers are still reading every word you can grab about her and making nasty remarks the basically do nothing except reinforce your need to attempt to make her look lower than you.....and it's backfiring sadly.

    February 6, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  18. Perusing-Through

    QUOTE FROM walter:
    "Sara Palin is one smart woman and you Libs are terrified of her".
    - – - – -
    If you define Sarah Palin as "smart" because of the clever way she sabotage John McCain's campaign, then you may have a point. But if you define Sarah Palin as smart because she COULD NOT acknowledge reading a single book, magazine, or news article; than you must be one of those West Virginia low intensity voters who voted Bush-Cheney twice. And yes, Libs, Moderates, and Independents are afraid of the "Nasty Airhead Diva with Attitude" having her fingers on the nuclear launch buttons.

    February 6, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  19. Gina

    Wow, really, can you all just stop the hate. She didn't ask for money, She is asking for support from the President. Not your President, not my president. But the leader of this country. Stop buying into what the left wing media did to this woman, they went into a frenzy because they were scared to death of her. She never said the dumb things that Biden said (says), but you never hear anything about it, do you? Or maybe we should listen to Pelosi, Now there is an intelligent woman!. Did you know she said that 500,000,000 people loose there jobs in America every month. I wonder where she went to school. Google it if you don't believe me.

    February 6, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  20. Vgirl1

    No stimulus spending to or in GOP gubenatorial states. After all, the Republican Congress demanded spending cuts, so their states should take the cuts. Let Republican gubenatorial states live on tax cuts. That is all the Republican Congress says is needed.

    I wonder how that would go over?

    It makes sense to me though. Let the Republicans and their supporters put their lives where their mouths are.

    February 6, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  21. duke

    All the feminists are jealous of her – here is an attractive, successful career woman with a loving family – all the things feminists hate!

    February 6, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  22. Anne of PA.

    Make "IT" go away PLEASE!!!!

    I really cannot stand it a moment longer. When John Stewart tagged her "Blamey Whinehouse" I thought even the most self centered, narcissist alive would try to fly under the radar for a while.

    I'm not saying she is wrong for her "pipeline plea" but her M.O. if just such that of a mentally 16yr old brat that it would be lovely if she learned to open the hole in her head when appropriate and worthy not just to expel the mess stuck in her head!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  23. Richard S

    She wants to Obama to negotiate with the Canadians? But he's only a community organizer.............

    February 6, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  24. John

    I like how you guys on here think that you have a say in this.

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

    "NO no no Palin somebody who pal around terrorist or a community organizer can not negotiate a deal for you. "

    Do you really think that The President, Mrs. Palin, or anyone else cares what you think?

    Oh, and to everyone on the board who can't spell, loser only has one O, not two.

    February 6, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  25. Nick

    "Funny reading you nitwits who wish in your entire life to have ACCOMPLISHED half of what this women has. "

    You mean become governor of a state with a smaller population than most major cities?

    February 6, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
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