June 25th, 2009
09:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin visiting National Guard unit in Kosovo

(CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is visiting Alaska National Guard troops in Kosovo, her office said Thursday.

The governor is visiting the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, an army aviation unit deployed to the area on a peacekeeping mission. "A part of Governor Palin's duties while she is in country is to inspect the troops and ascertain how the experience in Kosovo will better prepare these service members for missions within Alaska and future deployments overseas," her office said in a statement.

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 (30 Responses)
  1. Eric

    Lib here wishing Sarah a save trip. There's plenty of other things to hit her on, this isn't one of them.

    June 25, 2009 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  2. Beth

    Let's get passed the gossip, and get to the real news. The economy is in peril. Jobless numbers reported this morning soared.

    I think the best way to fix the economy is to give CEO's of businesses and banks hoards of money, ridiculously exorbitant sums of money…just like we are doing now…until we can't afford to buy any products any more because they have all the money. They certainly need it more than we do. 11 Million Dollars in the bank is never enough. Better make it 12, or 15 , if that makes you happy. I can't afford health insurance right now. But, if I was an executive at a banking company, I could afford to buy health insurance for all the people in my city and state.

    June 25, 2009 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  3. cjg

    Guess this goes on her resume as foreign experience!

    June 25, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  4. gl, Pittsburgh

    Why is this news? She is not the President even though she would love to be. She is just media crazy and everybody can see right though her. She is a sick lady that onces to fight with people that is irrelavent. YOU WILL NEVER BE MY PRESIDENT -YU ARE A WEAK EMBARSSMENT TO WOMEN.

    June 25, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  5. lynn in NM

    I think that makes more trips than Obama has deigned to take to support our troops.

    June 25, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  6. Done with CNN

    ok... If Palin won't go away or the media quit reporting on her, I'm watching/reading news elsewhere. Anywhere she's not mentioned is a blessing. farewell CNN.

    June 25, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  7. Len in Washington

    CNN, your infatuation with this person is beyond the pale.

    To continue this is only proving the point that your "Journalistic Integrity" has been abandoned in a thinly veiled attempt to raise your ratings. Poor showing on your part.......

    June 25, 2009 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  8. Karen - Missouri

    Of all the news stories, why is THIS important to the rest of the country?
    Really now...can't you get over Palin? I'm sure there are other governors who also care about their national guard troops overseas. What a ridiculous story...who cares?

    June 25, 2009 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  9. Over It... Move On... Let Go...

    This isn't really news that needs to be covered. Let her go back to Alaska and leave national politics to real politicians.

    June 25, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  10. Robin in Tampa, FL

    Kosovo seems like an odd place to visit if you are trying to bolster your international credentials. The war there ended 10 years ago, so it's now a peaceful place with no much going on there. If she really wants to stand by the troops she should go visit them in Iraq or Afghanistan. I'm sure they are in more need of a moral boost than the guys stationed in Kosovo.

    June 25, 2009 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  11. Claudia in Houson

    Palin is building her resume on the blood of the countries finest. Enough said.

    June 25, 2009 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  12. Mcnoggin

    Obvious stunt. She's trying to beef up her foreign policy credentials before her 2012 bid. Duh.

    June 25, 2009 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  13. Tom in CA

    If we Kosovo some more foreign aid, then maybe they'll keep her!

    YOU BETCHA!

    June 26, 2009 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  14. F-Dog

    The governors typically take care of the day-to-day operations of a state. With all of the Sarah Palin travel coverage, what has she been doing for Alaska?

    June 26, 2009 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  15. Brandon4Hillary

    We love you Governor Palin.....

    June 26, 2009 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  16. The Closet Republican

    This is a joke. She's not helping anything in Kosovo. Indeed, officials going on junkets like hers just gum up the works and distract others from their jobs.

    This is part of her future presidential campaign, so that she could lay a phony claim of "foreign policy experience" other than the fact that one tiny part of Alaska is close to a tiny part of Russia (as if that makes any difference).

    Personal ambition first, country last.

    June 26, 2009 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  17. RobertnTexas

    Can't Palin save the taxpayer's money and see Kosovo from her house in Alaska?

    June 26, 2009 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  18. Jeffrey

    Can't Governor Palin see Kosovo from her home?

    June 26, 2009 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  19. John from California

    Sarah should be a good leader and stay over there with her troops, lord knows they need her more than we do.

    June 26, 2009 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  20. ThinkAboutIt

    I just can't help but thinking everything this woman does these days is with an eye to her 2012 presidential aspirations. It just nauseates me the way she twists everything she gets near into a story about her and how wonderful she is and how everyone is out to get her.

    I remember girls like her in high school; unfortunately for the human race, some people never grow up. And even more unfortunate, some even get elected to governorships.

    June 26, 2009 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  21. TRUTH

    this poor excuse for a lady is a joke worse then the duo that killed the gop bush/cheney GO DEMS

    June 26, 2009 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  22. Niel

    foreign policy and commander-in-chief experience at one shot...............

    June 26, 2009 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  23. Justin

    Uh-huh. How long till we get the news that she's shopping and using taxpayer dollars to pay for hotel rooms for her daughter?

    Palin's attempts to look like a serious, engaged leader are a joke. Don't check under the hood, folks, there's nothing there.

    June 26, 2009 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  24. Ben Gray

    I'm surprised she doesn't just stand on the shore. That's the place from which she sees most foreign countries I gather.

    June 26, 2009 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  25. Ray Collins, Yuma, AZ

    Surprise!! A governor doing her job.

    I guess it is a big deal, after all she may be the only one.

    If she's this good as governor maybe we should all be shouting:

    RUN, SARAH, RUN!!

    June 26, 2009 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
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