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. Susan in NC

    If Sarah Palin's going to be a part of CNN's political ticker everyday, how about news of the other 49 Governors?

    February 6, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  2. aware

    Give it up Obama slobberers!

    Governor Sarah Palin is a force to be reckoned with and you know it! :)

    Obama has demonstrated his inadequacy in a very short time. He is no leader but he follows Pelosi quite well. Maybe because he has been mentored by Michelle for years?

    February 6, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  3. T in NV

    But Sarah – that pipeline would include spending on the government's part. Aren't you a Republican and against spending? Shouldn't you just give tax cuts to the pipeline company so they invest the savings into building the pipeline? Why do we (America) have to help build it? If it is a viable enterprise won't the free market just build it? Why isn't the pipeline company negotiating with Canada? We have a North America Free Trade Agreement. I am sure if the pot is sweet enough then the company can build it, operate it and have zero government involvement (just like the Republicans like). Why are you so involved? Why do you push this pipeline? Free Market is the Republican mantra. Are you really a Republican?

    February 6, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  4. Ugh

    I wish the people posting on this thread would actually stop for a minute and listen to themselves.

    According to this article, Sarah Palin is actively campaigning to fulfill something that President Obama said he wanted!

    It's unbelievable. If Palin goes against Obama, she's evil; if she's in lockstep with Obama, she's somehow "self-absorbed."

    I'm beginning to believe the claims of sexism and prejudice against people from rural American during the campaign were quite correct.

    February 6, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  5. Chris E.

    People Palin just want everyone to know what her state have to offer, she feel that there are jobs there and we all know there are alot of people who need a job so lets see what she is talking about we all know what kind of mind she have.

    February 6, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  6. tracy

    Oh you are all so obsessed with the hate, I am SURE you missed the part about the jobs that would be created AND the fact that your messiah is FOR it.

    But hey, it's just so much more fun to spew venom and keep the hate alive for you all isn't it?????

    Pathetic!

    February 6, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  7. John

    So, Sarah be all polite now?

    Just a few months ago she was shrieking Obama chummed around with terrorists.

    February 6, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  8. Joanna

    Sarah shut up! There was another article here about her kid Bristol and her name. Of course now we will talk about Bristols name, than she will bash us for talking about her. She brings her kids up. and in regard to this article, maybe a pipeline is OK, maybe not. but she will do anything and everything to stay in the spotlight. She is a joke. Her and Joe the tax evading fake plumber. Seriously GOP, is this the best you have?No wonder why our nation is such bad shape. You betcha, for sure!

    February 6, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  9. BillyJean

    Palin claimed Obama was palling around with terrorist and now she's asking for favors. I love how the Executive Branch of the government is snubbing Palin.

    February 6, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  10. Tom in S.A.

    This will make you're liberal gas bills go down, but you are just haters, can't stand a thing about Palin, you are pathetic. You're POTUS has more sense then you and will consider this, go to bed haters.......

    February 6, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  11. Franky

    Boy...she is hot when she sounds serious, huh? LOL!!!

    If I was my boy, I don't know if I can resist that call, LOL!!

    February 6, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  12. Ken in NC

    During the campaign she claimed the Pipeline deal was a "DONE DEAL". Now she is writing letters to the President to "remind him of how much Alaskans appreciate his continued support". This Village Idiot is a certified joke. She needs to move in with the Ground Hog and not come out until next year and then only for one moment.

    February 6, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  13. KFR

    This is two pieces of media on you today. I believe that one Republican made a suggestion that you go the desert for a while. But you just can not stay out of the media–poor sara. After the way that you treated Obama on the campaign trail and you can still write him a letter, if it suits your needs–then I guess it is OK for you.

    February 6, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  14. Deb

    Last I heard – no one had gotten permission from the Canadian Native tribes to cross thier reservations with this pipeline. Getting permission could take years, but when she was running for VP she acted like it was a donwe deal and all to her credit.

    Make her go away!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  15. martha

    “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.”

    What Palin has neglected is the fact that the sovereign First Nation Canadians want no part of this pipeline.

    Steven Harper and the Canadian government have NO control over their lands and the pipeline must go through more than a few of these.

    It will never happen. As a Canadian I'm more than familiar with First Nations, and many of my family members are First Nations peoples.

    February 6, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  16. Min

    Lady, Lady, please get a grip. You are a true nitwit and never be more than a person who happens to reside in Alaska and stands in front of the slatterering of poor turkeys.

    February 6, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  17. craig

    Just shut up Palin.

    February 6, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  18. debra from Georgia

    Got Darnit, will she just go away, go away Sarah Palin, I betcha you can't do that dog on it

    February 6, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  19. Bob

    Boy are you morons going to be mad when she is elected President in 2012!.....and PS.....She has paid her taxes, which puts her a leg up on your average democratic crook.

    February 6, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  20. Tina, NC

    I am beginning to really hate this woman!

    February 6, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  21. jamiejamiejamie

    Sarah Palin, has been Gov. of Alaska for two years longer than President Obama has been president. This is an ongoing project and she is trying to use polite politics to encourage the President to pull through with his campaign position. I am just glad that you all agree that this pipeline is needed for our economy! We will settle for that.
    This thought that is being batted around here that Sarah Palin is incompetent is called Bottle-necking.

    February 6, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  22. We Are The One

    Pain-Lin, after you have apologised for your "pallying around with terrorist" rascist campaign rallying cry, maybe then the door man at the white house can listen to you!

    February 6, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  23. tgram

    sorry...alaskans didn't vote for obama. please try again in 2012.

    February 6, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. craig

    And by the way Sarah, I would like to know how one minute you are accusing Obama of being a terrorist, and the next you are asking favors of him? What a low life you are Sarah.

    February 6, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  25. You are not in her league sheep....

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

    Any of you ever come in SECOND in a beauty contest, RUN a successful business, get ELECTED Mayor, get ELECTED Governor?

    All Barry has EVER done is uh, uh, uh, uh, RUN his mouth and it is being proven over and over.

    Have any of you been selected to be VP?

    Show of hands sheep, come on, anyone?

    But your "messiah in chief" can't VETT his own cabinet, but you and your media pals shoved vetting into McCains face over and over, what's the "messiah's excuse"?

    Someone else's fault I am sure, there goes a bus, who did the gutless one throw under this one?

    Here is a politician trying to reach across the aisle and say something positive and nice about this empty, empty vessel that is YOUR President and yet you take the time to ridicule the one doing the reaching?

    Taxes, false promises broken, bad decisions and "pork in a bill", good start Barry.

    One and done.

    01/22/2013

    February 6, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
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