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. NoMcSame

    Not much pressure from a nobody.

    February 6, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  2. joe plummer

    She should become the ceo for Exxon Mobil,shes their mouth piece now.

    February 6, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  3. Busted !

    Excuse me but wasn't this pipeline one of those ACCOMPLISHMENTS that the Republicans ... including Mr. Honorable (John McCain) ... tried to sell us on when trying to convince us that Mrs. Palin was "executive material"?

    This is right up there with the jet that wasn't sold on Ebay and her claim of refusing the money from the bridge to no where.

    Can you say lies and resume inflation?

    February 6, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  4. alberta treadway

    I hope we can get away from foreign oil. But, I would like to see canada have jobs too, and feed their own. but do we have to see palin again/

    February 6, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  5. Wolf-Woman Palin Charlotte, NC

    What? According to Annie Oakley Palin and Maverick John, this pipeline was a done deal and going to save the lower 48. Just more of their "B.S. to no-where!"

    She better be careful paling with "domestic terrorist" Obama, he may try to sabatoge the pipeline.

    February 6, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  6. Joe Independent

    you guys just can't help but bash, eh? It's almost too easy to get a rile out of you kids.

    February 6, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  7. Approve My Comments CNN!

    Leave Palin alone, she just trying to create thousands of jobs and billions in revenue for our country.

    You democraps act like this is a bad thing, especially with this economic crisis going on right now!

    February 6, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  8. jan

    Really Sara
    I thought your state did not need any money for anything. Why don't you ask Russia to help. You can practically walk to Putins Office.. right?

    February 6, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  9. Citizen Abu, CA

    Obama will do anything for you, Sarah. Just keep watching the Russians, and reading everything.

    Oh, keep working on the African thing. I am convinced that by now you know that South Africa is a country. I am proud of you!!!

    February 6, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  10. Don

    Sarah just has to get her share of the pork. Carrying on the tradition of Ted Stevens.

    February 6, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  11. Nancy in Montana

    This is news? There are other governors, and certainly 1 million more issues of more interest, please stop giving this poor quality politician coverage- except for entertainment value, there is none.

    February 6, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  12. Moe, NY

    This is just great news, now we will have to pay for a pipeline to nowhere!

    February 6, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  13. Twisted Melvin

    maybe she can respond as well as she did with the Canadian radio guys from Montreal. she is a dumb loser, but we have to suffer her her in Nome.

    February 6, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  14. TjayeInLA

    Isn't it funny how Republicans are the last to support this stimulus, but the first ones in line begging for money from it? LOL

    February 6, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  15. TODD'S MISTRESS

    What a STUPID woman. She claimed Obama was palling around with terrorists and now she's asking for favors. Sarah Palin is the epitome of DUMB!

    February 6, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  16. virginia for obama

    "It does look like Palin is stalking Obama"

    1) Cancelling a GOP invent to go to a dinner where Obama attended

    2) At the dinner she slithered where Obama was sitting ( and he did'nt acknowlege her THANK GOD!)

    3) Tracking his move to Canada.

    Okay! Michelle its time to jump in. She's clocking your Man!

    February 6, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  17. TODD'S MISTRESS

    What a STUPID woman! Palin claimed Obama was palling around with terrorist and now she's asking for favors. She is the epitome of DUMB. I love how the Executive Branch of the government is snubbing Palin.

    February 6, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  18. Jon in CA

    Forget Alaska! The greatest resource of hot natural gas just moved into the White House. Get a pipeline in fast!!

    February 6, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  19. karen

    PULEEASE stop...no one cares what in the world she says/does. She needs to return to AK and help re-located the Ididerod dog before the volcano errupts.

    February 6, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  20. Aunty

    Sarah Palin obsessed with Obama.

    February 6, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  21. CMG

    She is the only governor who seemingly can not survive without seeing her face on the television at least every three days. Isn't it unfortunate enough that we are in one of the worst economical crisis in the history of this country, without having to listen and view firsthand her ignorance?

    February 6, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  22. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    SARAH, YOU ARE NOT A SENATOR, YOU ARE JUST A GOVERNOR WITH NO SENATE VOTE. SARAH PALIN HAS A LOT TO LEARN AND SHE CAN START BY TALKING TO THE SENATOR OF HER STATE WHO DOES TALKS TO OBAMA ONLY THEN WILL YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. UNTIL THEN, SHUT UP AND DO YOUR STATE THE HONOR OF BEING GOVERNOR.

    February 6, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  23. Dexter Skagway

    Next up, Sarah Palin battles courageously for the right of private Alaskan citizens to hunt chipmunks with helicopter gunships, because, gosh darn it, Joe Sixpack deserves a bit of fun, don't cha know.

    February 6, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  24. larry

    sissy, he won. now go away and get ready for armaggedon.

    February 6, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  25. Susan

    Wow, the times they are a changin;, huh? Now, Silly Sarah's writing a letter to someone she not-so-lovingly called a "socialist" (among many other hateful and nonsensical things) just a few short months ago and is she now pallin' around with someone who she claims "palls around with terrorists"? Goodness, Sarah, are you changing stripes before our eyes? Give it up, Girlfriend!

    February 6, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
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