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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soundoff (499 Responses)
  1. One vote

    Absolutely not. What part of "CHANGE" does this woman not understand that the rest of us used our vote on? Stop for the oil addiction. Put the good minds and hard working people to work on something else – being other forms of energy. Its bogus to continue the drilling for, dependency on and burning of any sort of fossil fuels. Enough is enough.

    February 6, 2009 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  2. kim

    Geez... now that the election is over, the pipeline is "in the works". It was one of those things that she and McCain touted as "she got it done" when the election was on. Some of us have very good memories. Why don't they remember what they say from day to day.

    February 6, 2009 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  3. Jeanne H.

    I can't believe this. Palin's skin is certainly as thick as a moose's skin. This woman has no shame and no self respect whatsoever. She (and the "real" americans who shouted "Kill him!") should be terrified of Obama and should never talk to him or ask anything of him, since he is "somebody who doesn't see america as she and the "real americans" see it". She makes me want to puke.

    February 6, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  4. thinker

    my God she is hot! Just not v.p. material though.

    February 6, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  5. Feel the love

    Looks like the transfer of hatred for Bush to Palin is well ahead of schedule!

    February 6, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. come on

    Sarah Palin has had her turn. Let's have a different governor take the spotlight.

    February 6, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. BKMC

    Governor Sarah Palin has every right to ask her president Barak Obama to do something she believes is right for Alaska. For the first time I have seen Sarah reasonable in her behaviour, let us get out of the election mode and get into the normalcy.

    February 6, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  8. arkebo

    So Sarah who are you trying to pal around with now ? are trying to take credit for something that Is already in the works ? YOU BETCHA !!

    February 6, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. Gene

    Though I can't stand Palin... this is exactly the type of projects we should be spending money on... creating jobs and moving towards energy independence.

    February 6, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. Phillip Bunn

    I live in North Carolina, and our Gov. Beverly Perdue is trying very hard to find solutions to the economic crises we face. She is also the first woman governor in North Carolina's history. WHY not print something about her? WHY does CNN continue to print ANYTHING about someone as idiotic as Sarah Palin? Leave her hideous exploits to the fine journalism of publications such as The National Enquiror.

    February 6, 2009 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  11. Not Fooled

    Where was this person on behalf of her constituency before? It seems she has gotten a taste of the National spotlight and now we can't get her to stay in Alaska like she used to. Please somebody, tell her to get back to her kids and stop imposing herself on us here in the lower 48.

    Michelle Obama she aint. Poor Piper's chances of graduating H.S. look slimmer and slimmer.

    February 6, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  12. GO DEMO

    She always want to take credit on somebody work....Never does research. When McCain choose her as VP...I was surprise to see her on TV.. I thought she work in big corp office. Did not knew she was Gov. Does she know the history of America?

    February 6, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  13. malclave

    And the liberal sheep continue to bleat out their hatred.

    February 6, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  14. Tiff of lithia springs

    Dialogue that sounds like people are working together for the same cause of jobs and enriching our economy. Imagine that!

    WHY IS THIS NEWS!

    February 6, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  15. arc, Lugano CH

    President Obama isn't one of the 'people' who Palin affectionately referred to as 'us'. So why is she appealing to President Obama now? She is going to lose the support of her followers who cried out 'terrorist', 'Arab' and other ignorant mutterings throughout her comedy campaign! She’ll need them when she runs on her ‘job creationism’ slogan in 2012. Oh Dear!

    February 6, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  16. Josh In ATX

    gl in pittsburg, enough with the race card, it's clearly not effective (let alone true). This has also gotten outragous that liberal bloggers always complain about stories on her.....but yet they read them. I think Palin is trying to help her state and country at the same time, enough attacking her for EVERYTHING thing she does. If she tries helping Obama (like right now), you attack her. If shes against Obama, you attack her. Face it, you just hate her because shes a Republican and your terrified of her. If we want to get out of this mess we need to work together end of story!!!!

    February 6, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  17. Denise

    Sarah – wink, wink. – say it ain't so!! You are a hick and a hypocrite. Mostly you are a lying egomaniac.

    February 6, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  18. David in Minneapolis

    Well...I can't stand her either, but I really think the kind of crappy back-biting seen here lately isn't necessary and certainly isn't in the spirit of what President Obama was elected to do. She's a Governor and she has every bit of a right as any other to ask for help like this...she may or may not get it, but climb back into your cages people.

    February 6, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  19. Carl Justus

    Is she going to call some republican senators to support his stimulus bill? Is she going to criticize after he gets some agreement on the pipeline and call him a tax and spend democrat and say she has more experience than he has?
    My mother used to tell me to spit in one hand and wish in the other and see which would fill up the fastest.

    February 6, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  20. ANNA

    @Kim in Canada February 6th, 2009 6:41 pm ET
    Wow… she knows our Prime Minister's name! Google sure comes in handy, gosh darnnit!--I was really feeling down ..I needed the HA!HA! Now that is Funny

    February 6, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  21. Big John

    Nice Sarah...now you're asking President Obama for help to build the gasline that you sold to the Canadian company. Nothing against our friends in Canada but it would have been better to put Alaskans to work.

    February 6, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  22. Rachel in Nebraska

    This woman just cannot stay out of the news!!!!!!!!!! It is ridiculous for a governor. Every other day, CNN has 2 or 3 press releases from her. Give it a REST PALIN!

    February 6, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  23. Camilla

    Wait Palin – You are now talking with a terrorist? Holy smokes. CNN why is this news?

    February 6, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  24. Denise

    She's not pals with anybody – just a flaming hypocrite. Go away. Go away. Go away. Go away. You are transparent. All this is to call attention to the picked on, misunderstood, whiny egomaniac we love to call "Sarah the terror".

    February 6, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. Joe

    Is she trying to get some media attention

    February 6, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
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