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. Bill

    Do You know what?

    If and Ever SARAH PALIN becomes the US President, She will Introduce New Wolf Hunting Techniques, “F-18 WOLF HUNTING”.....
    Ha Ha Ho Ho, what a Circus she would Create.....

    February 6, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  2. We Are The One

    Bet'cha, calling the guy who is "pallying with terrorist' to come spread the socialist wealth in Alaska!

    you have lost your mind deucebag Pain-Lin!!!

    February 6, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  3. Nick

    I don't know, I think the pipeline reeks of socialism, Palin. And really, why are you asking a terrorist for this?

    February 6, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  4. DavidinCA

    Democrats ( like those posting here ) really come unglued just at the mention of Sarah Palin. It's amusing.

    She strikes fear and she should, because the way things are going already, it's 4 and out for the Democrats. She still has tens of millions of Americans who like the way she gets things done.

    February 6, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  5. Tom Huntington, NY

    Sarah who ???

    February 6, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  6. Rural Virginia

    This is one of the most significant days for me and my family – our family business has laid off workers and we are scrambling to find work for those who are left. We are desperately waiting for news of the stimulus bill vote. We have a nephew is departing for Afghanistan for his third tour of duty and we are trying to track what happens in the hearings for state and defense department appointments. etc. etc. etc.
    WE HATE – absolutely despise having to open this website for pending news to find it headlined with a Sara Petroleum story -again and again and again and again. Dump the S. P. news or dump website interests. We strongly urge others to follow our lead!
    We're out until you sort your priorities out.
    When the Senate votes, we will read about it elsewhere.

    February 6, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  7. rogue

    Why don't you ask Joe the Plumber to help you with this pipeline? I'm sure his pretty good at this!!!!! wink wink wink, you betcha!

    February 6, 2009 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  8. Kelly, IN

    OH NO, Sarah can't send a letter to people who pal around with terrorist. She just can't. So take that letter and flush it down the toilet, or put it in a bottle and send it in the direction of Russia. She can watch the bottle, and the Russians from her house.

    Don't by any circumstances allow Sarah to "mingle" with Barack. If she runs for the presidency in 2012, she may get blamed for palling around with the enemy.

    So Secret Service keep her away (she's a nutcase anyway).
    I'm sure Barack is so glad he's "persona non gratis", as far as she's concerned.

    February 6, 2009 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  9. Wasilla Hill-William

    "kin I saye somethin' here??"

    February 6, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  10. Independant Vet

    DOWN DEEP , OBAMA DISLIKES HER. SO WHY SHOULD HE DO ANYTHING SHE WOULD ASK FOR.

    NOW IF IT WAS SOMETHING TO HELP OUT CHARVEZ , OR AHMADINEJAD . NO ONE WOULD HAVE TO REMIND HIM OF THAT .

    TO READ SOME OF THESE QUOTES. MOST SHOW THEY ARE NOT SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER . SO WE JUST PUT THEM IN ALONG WITH OUR DOPE SMOKING LYING , WEASEL OF THE YEAR PRESIDENT , FOR AS HIS FIRST JOB , IN ALL THE YEARS , HIS VOTE WAS, I AM PRESENT. NO UP OR DOWN VOTE . WRIGHT #### NOW IT IS FLIP AN FLOP. CORRECT.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    February 6, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  11. Dakota

    Palin...Go Away! Go take care of your priorities..Your Kids! You are nothing more than a whiny hillbilly sore loser. Get Lost !

    February 6, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  12. george

    the devil is a liar...she is a moose (since she kills wolves) in sheeps clothing. people please don't trust her....

    February 6, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  13. vic

    Tell Miss Alaska to pound sand.

    February 6, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  14. Angie

    I just want to take a moment to thank old man mcsame for punishing us with palin ( the pitbull in lipstick/hockey mom/wolf killer/paling around with drug addicts( the baby's daddy's momma). before you got so desparate to win the race (and we all know how that turned out) , we I never heard of this illiterate moron. If the repubs nominate her in 2012 they will again get what they deserve an a$$ whippin'.

    February 6, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  15. markscoular

    More welfare handouts for Alaska. They already receive more money per capita than any other state. They now pay a dividend to the residents equal to the amount of pork they received. Help the economy by letting them reinvest their oil windfall in their own state and quit asking for more pork....

    Alaska is the biggest welfare (and I might add meth lab) ste in the in the U.S.. Let them eat cake.....

    February 6, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  16. Georgia Girl

    You guys are cracking me up!! I do believe everyone has her number. :)

    February 6, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  17. TrueIndependent

    Political posturing. Ugly.

    February 6, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  18. sandee in Portland

    For someone who's against the stimulus, now she wants a piece of it in order to move forward with the pipeline construction. She needs to make up what little mind she has. This comment is from one of those pathetic bloggers she chastized.

    February 6, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  19. Cindy

    This is good... at least she's doing something for her state now, instead of only working on her own personal PR.

    February 6, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  20. The Truth

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

    February 6, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  21. Posn

    Suckling at the power teet.

    February 6, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  22. Gerry In Toronto

    Funny and here I thought support went both ways. Why would Sara expect any support from Obama when she offered him no support in the Renew America package..

    Frankly, the problem with this pipeline is the Canadian government put the entire project under review BECAUSE of manipulated bidding procedures in Alaska.

    It appears Caribou Sara rigged the bid, and awarded it to a company who made large donations to her election fund . The Canadian government isn't happy about it, because the company she awarded it to made no environmental protection committments; so Sara clean up your mess if you want the Canadian government support.

    We're not into bribes.

    February 6, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  23. mary

    Sarah Palin, do you know what hypocrisy is, I don't think so. After you called President Obama a crook. You are asking him for his support. I don't think so.

    February 6, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  24. Texas Teacher

    What is the matter with this woman? Is she losing her mind?

    Now she wants Obama to support her pet project to make herself and again her fat cat buddies richer! Forget this woman!

    She wants to slaughter wolves and bears from helicopters so her fat cat buddies can make more money off hunting the very animals she claims she wants to protect!

    February 6, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  25. Chanda- Cincinnati

    She is sooooooo obvious. This was already a topic for Obama to discuss. Now when he does...and the pipeline becomes functional...she will claim it was her "Gosh darn willingness to work across party lines by golly". Just SHUT- UPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
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