June 24th, 2009
04:54 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin to take overseas trip to visit troops

Palin (here visiting son Track’s Army brigade) plans to visit members of the Alaska National Guard.
Palin (here visiting son Track’s Army brigade) plans to visit members of the Alaska National Guard.

(CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will head overseas to visit troops serving in the National Guard, her office said Wednesday.

On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the Alaska governor tweeted that she had received permission to see the troops. "Travel now to bring appreciation from their Alaska family & Natl Guard leadership to heroes in US European Command's area of responsibility," she wrote Wednesday in shorthand that is often used on the social networking Web site Twitter.

The governor's office said the Defense Department had asked that further details of her trip not be released yet, for security reasons.

Two years ago, Palin visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait and wounded soldiers on a U.S. base in Germany, as well as a border crossing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.

Palin's son Track, who serves in the Army, deployed to Iraq last year.


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soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. FAYE, NV

    She will claim this as overseas experience. lol

    June 24, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Bill Sampson

    Will Alaska taxpayers fund this political trip? Visiting troops does not constitute foreign affairs experience, Sarah.

    June 24, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. The Game

    Brace yourselves, oversea folks, brace yourseves.!!!

    June 24, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. moosehead

    why does she need to go overseas,.. when she can probably see them from her kitchen window?

    June 24, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. Larry

    Palin, this is just another of your stupid photo ops.

    Give it up. There's no way you'll ever make it to the White House. No one in their right mind would vote for you.

    June 24, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. tom

    How shallow can we get? This is about her not the troops. Do people really want this as commander in chief? How would she have reacted to the Iran situation, the Koreans ? Do you really think there is enough up there to deal with the world. This isn't about abortion,gay rights, and hating Mexicans . This about real stuff like War, Health Care, Diplomacy and the ability to form complete sentences.

    June 24, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  7. Randolph Carter

    I hereby declare that next week will be a Sarah Palin free week. No news stories or coverage of any kind involving her will be in the media. Who's with me on this? Have a nice day!

    June 24, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  8. Pancho

    Nobody could have predicted that!

    June 24, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  9. Peoples Voice

    And stay there.

    June 24, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  10. Big John

    It better not come at the Ak. taxpayers expense or she'll come under another ethics violation

    June 24, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. wakeupamerica

    Go and don't come back!

    June 24, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. LoLo

    @Faye, NV I agree with you. She will also say that she has foreign policy experience too. This lady is a hoot. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 24, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  13. Joe in CA

    Is she taking her kids too on the taxpayers $$$? Maybe an incoming will take her out once and for all. Isn't she suppose to be running Alaska anyway and not in the lower 48 or overseas for that matter. What a waste of OUR money to send this useless human being on any trip.

    June 24, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  14. Middle man

    Sorry Carter, but I do believe the press will follow her and report on every move.

    June 24, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I wonder what the people of Alaska think about all the leisure time Palin has been spending out of the state. Ms. Unethical figures that a photo op with the troops and a trip to the region will give her foreign policy knowledge.

    June 24, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  16. Pat

    Leave her there!

    June 24, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. Michael B

    This is no bigger of a photo-op than Obama's before his Presidency, photo-ops he also claimed as political experience.

    The difference is before she even thought of running in the national spotlight, she made visits like this. It's less likely a political tactic. She also now has a son overseas. She has a lot of good reasons to visit.

    June 24, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. stormerF

    Why all the fear of Sara Palin?Are you all afraid of the truth,as the Main stream Media is?

    June 24, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  19. Sea.gem

    Wonderfully dismissive comments...by the logic here, Obama's visits are just publicity stunts since he was not in the military and has chastized the troops...

    June 24, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  20. Tomas E

    A personal trip at the taxpayers expense, I'm sure. Or maybe she is funding this trip completely on her own and not as a "Governor". The same old same old republican party. Of course this should make her a foreign policy expert now. She'll be able to at least say overseas in a speech.

    June 24, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  21. Stay Active

    Please, keep her away from anyone. She is an embarassment to this country.

    June 24, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  22. Failed Politics and A Wink!!!

    @Randolph Carter June 24th, 2009 4:47 pm ET
    I hereby declare that next week will be a Sarah Palin free week. No news stories or coverage of any kind involving her will be in the media. Who's with me on this? Have a nice day!***I am with you 100%

    June 24, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  23. Willa

    Go away Sarah Palin and why is she still in the news...she will NEVER be president of the the US . She is the party of No and HYPOCRISY with their moral preaching and bible thumping hypocrites...The democrats are not the party of morality but at least they don't preach it and make it part of the election mantra...:-(

    June 24, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  24. Fritzy

    This will go about as well as that USO show in Apocalypse Now . . . .

    June 24, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  25. Emma

    Good, as a result she will be a foreign policy expert. Is she thinking she is the subject in the making of a president? No matter how she tries to expand her expertise, she will never be America's choice.

    June 24, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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