E-mails show GOP circling Palin in late 2008
June 11th, 2011
12:46 PM ET
4 years ago

E-mails show GOP circling Palin in late 2008

Juneau, Alaska (CNN) - Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign and other Republicans began circling Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the weeks before McCain picked her as his 2008 running mate, according to e-mails from her old office.

Prominent Republicans had touted Palin as a possible running mate for a few months before. But the courtship appears to have accelerated in early August of 2008, just as the biggest controversy of her administration was gathering steam, according to some of the 24,000 pages of e-mails released by Alaska's state government Friday.

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  1. gary davis

    the only reason the GOP picked Palin is no other woman or man wanted to be on the loosing team with John McCain . and he was to old to matter if he didn't win , so sonner or latter people will wake up and see what Palin realy is a narsassitic tea bagging carpet bagger looking for the fast buck . and she actually is making it from stupid people . if Obama wasn't president there wouldn't be a tea party . or nut jobs like Bachmann or Palin doinb anything . we would be in the middle of world war 3 . and not doing well . because every one of our allies would be mad at us because of people like Bush , Cheney , hallaberton and black water . and the rest of the republican war mongers . thank you President Obama for continuing to do a great job as the leader of the most powerful free nation in the world . Obama 2012 and beyond :)

    June 11, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. Heather

    So, when do we get to see all of Obama's emails from when he was a state senator?

    June 11, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. libsrretard

    well...the crime rate is down so far this weekend across the nation. The media must have a lot of libs reading those emails.....just keep it up. See what happens when a liberal is busy..... crime goes down. I am surprised you libs know how to read though.

    June 11, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Indy

    Interesting that Newt wanted to adopt Alaska's socialist payment system from oil revenues. These e-mails are pretty boring thus far and they are mostly about gossip and Palin bactracking on everything she did wrong, there is little about actually running a state. It will be more exciting when they get to the illegal talks Palin had with Trans Canada gas where Todd and Sarah messed up big time and to this day the pipeline project is on hold. It is no secret in Alaska that Todd was really running the show and those e-mails will at least have some interesting moments.

    June 11, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |