November 19th, 2009
01:54 PM ET
5 years ago

Parnell on Palin book: 'I have enjoyed it'

Parnell on Palin book: 'I have enjoyed it'
Parnell on Palin book: 'I have enjoyed it'

Cedar Creek, Texas (CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday he has read "significant portions" of Sarah Palin's new memoir and called it "a great re-telling of her story thus far."

Parnell, who succeeded Palin in Juneau when she resigned her office in July, said he read parts of the book during his flight from Alaska to Texas, where he is attending the Republican Governors Association's annual conference. Palin did not send him a copy of the book, he said.

"It's such a conversational tone, and there is so much in there that I have lived with her, except for the presidential campaign," Parnell told CNN. "I have enjoyed it."

But Parnell said Alaskans have moved on from the drama of the 2008 campaign and are now primarily concerned with local economic issues.

"Most of our focus has returned to our state issues, the gas line, resource development," he said. "People are just concerned about their jobs, just like here. People are focused on the economy.


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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Neal Page

    I like Sarah Palin. Just for the record. Thanks. Oh, and "Hi", all you libs!
    May you be blessed this Christmas season!

    November 19, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. The Other Michael in Houston

    Wow that was a very P.C. statement. Admit it, you hate her guts like the rest of us and you are glad she is gone.

    November 19, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. malabar

    Go Sarah! Go!!!! talk about a breath of fresh air, a politician who actually has the same beliefs and values regardless of which city or state she is visiting.....groundbreaking

    November 19, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. Thomas

    "a great re-telling of her story thus far"

    Is that slang for she made stuff up?

    November 19, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. Cynthia

    LOL he has enjoyed it, wow that's a bit scary. that goes to show the new governor has about the same IQ as the nit wit that quit. LOL

    November 19, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. mike

    Parnell what you think does not matter for one reason votes the
    republicans will say anything keep the bible thumpers happy

    November 19, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. Matt

    How is this news?

    November 19, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. HarryB

    Did he finish coloring all the pictures?

    November 19, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  9. Beverly in NC

    People in Alaska must be really desperate for reading material to waste time on Palin's tabloid book. I guess that is why Palin could not name a single book or magazine or newspaper she read in the Katie Couric interview.

    If you want real Palin entertainment, just wait for the Barbara Walters interview with Palin. I have seen clips and Palin did even worse than the disastrous Couric interviews. Palin STIIL has no clue on current foreign policy issues our country is dealing with right now. Her answers were so stupid, it was laugh-out-loud funny. She had that deer-in-headlights look the whole time. Lord, she is one stupid nobody!

    November 19, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. Grahame

    Here's the deal.

    The book starts with
    "ONCE UPON A TIME."

    then continues with repeaded lies and blaming everyone but herself and ends with.
    Yes you guessed it,

    "THE END."

    November 19, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  11. Todd M

    You certainly won't see too many news sites posting significant passages from the book. Copyright law protects works of fiction.

    November 19, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Rick

    Thank goodness Alaska has a governor again! Win-and-quit Sarah left those pesky Alaska constituents for a higher calling: Money.

    November 19, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  13. AC

    File under 'brown-noser'.

    November 19, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  14. me

    Gov Parnell said :
    "Most of our focus has returned to our state issues, the gas line, resource development," he said. "People are just concerned about their jobs, just like here. People are focused on the economy.

    Yes, Alaska can now concentrate on local issues again. Yes, Sarah made the right choice. How many more millions of dollars on ethics charges would have been spent in the last few months had she not resigned?

    November 19, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  15. Chas

    And, what is he supposed to say? "Thanks for quitting and leaving me the mess you created in Alaska? DUH DUH DUH

    November 19, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  16. Ann, MI

    I found the portion of the book dealing with the presidential campaign to be whiny and immature. I wish the rest of the country would move on like Alaskans have. Sarah Palin should go the way of the dinosaur!

    November 19, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  17. Ex-NC-Pub

    CNN, thanks for this important "breaking news item!" Any word on the numer of restroom trips Sarah has made today?

    November 19, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  18. Linda C

    Her book is great! What an awesome woman!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 19, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  19. Chris from NC

    Stop sugar-coating it, man. Tell us how you REALLY feel about the book!!!!

    November 19, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. Angi's mom

    Slow news day? I'm sick of hearing about this book.

    November 19, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  21. you betcha

    C N N
    Cant igNore paliN

    November 19, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  22. you betcha

    CNN,

    What is your total obsession with Sarah Palin?

    OR,,,,, because of your liberal agenda, you just feel the need to write about her every day so you can get 300 or more comments on a ticker?

    Ohhh, wait a minute,,,, you need to get your ratings up,,,, too bad, you will never beat Fox

    November 19, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  23. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    He doesn't read much either then does he.

    November 19, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  24. hongli

    TWO BLIND MICE. PALIN and PARNELL . Alaska needs better than that.

    November 19, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  25. Lynne

    Where is a report on WHAT she is saying CNN like confusing Iraq with Iran, stating that Israel has every "right" to settle on Palestinian land... Who cares what she FEELS about the tour!!!

    November 19, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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