September 3rd, 2008
11:25 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin to highlight reform

Palin will speak Wednesday night.

Palin will speak Wednesday night.

(CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republicans' vice presidential candidate, will highlight her record as a governor and mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, when she speaks to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. She will also call for reform in Washington, a top aide to Palin told CNN.

Watch: Palin tours RNC stage

"She will speak as a governor, a former mayor and someone with both hands on the steering wheel of America's energy economy," Palin aide Tucker Eskew said. "She will detail her record of shaking up the status quo in Alaska and standing up to entrenched interests to put the government back on the side of the people. She will make the case for senator McCain as the only candidate who has fought for America and the best man to protect us in dangerous times."

Palin is slated to speak in the prime-time 10 p.m. ET hour.

soundoff (469 Responses)
  1. Confused in TX

    Does anyone know Palin's stance on birth control? Could this be the reason for five children and her 17 year-old daughter getting pregnant? Her religious beliefs may prevent her from taking any form of birth control.

    September 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. Mark W.

    There will be no speech on reform, because I think tonight Gov. Palin will regretfully not accept the nomination. Making room for what I believe Senator McCain wanted all along, and that is for Senator Lieberman to be his Vice Presidential choice. It was like we were set up, allowing Sen. Lieberman to let loose on the Democrats,and endorsing McCain and Palin, are you kidding me, at last look I thought Sen. Liebermans policies aligned more with those of Sen. Obama's then those of the Republicans.

    September 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. think.

    I just looked up 'total failure' in the dictionary, and it had the piucture above.

    September 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. Texas

    Don't bother watching or grading Sarah Palin's speech. CNN's Leslie Sanchez has graded it already an A. I sure wish I had Leslie's job, if it has to do a Democrat just boo and grade a C, and if it's a Republican cheer and grade an A! I think Leslie is just too overqualified, maybe she should be VP!! Oh, on second thought she doesn't have executive experience.....sorry!

    September 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  5. John McShame, Obama Is Going to Tax You & Cindy, but Not Me & 95% Americans Making < $250,000/Yr

    John McSame judgement in picking Palina as veepee is on the Bridge To Nowhere Double Express Lane...............................................

    September 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. Tim

    It is apparent that the liberals, or at least the extremists who've posted here believe in the strong woman, as long as she conforms to what they believe. And Obama and Biden brokering piece deals? Talk about selling America out. Biden won't do anything unless someone he knows wil get a kickback (then plagarize his thank you speech), and Obama doesn't have an original thought, only things that he is spoon fed by the special interest groups. And how about this for experience: Oversaw a failed committee that gave out over $100 million dollars, yet can't account for it. Been senator for 2 years, of which most of that time he's been dreaming about being president. No committees, no major legislation (except to kick back money to Biden's son). Yeah, he's experienced. Obama: Change. Yeah, change in the sense that absolutely nothing will get done. Change in the sense of that's all we'll have left in our pockets after he'd get done (unless of course you're a Dem, Oprah, Bill Ayers, or Rev. Wright).

    September 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. alvino

    I would like to hear from Sarah about the joy of killing a large animal and how delicious it is. By the way, the last time we fixed moose for supper, we put a little "pork" in it for moistness.

    As cute as that sounds, Fred Thompson and Joe Lieberman put their friendship with McCain above the country. AMERICA FIRST means a vote for Obama.

    September 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  8. No Way....

    No way, no McCain and No McPalin.

    September 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  9. Monica

    Everyone is talking about Palin not being able to have it all. Well maybe she can have it all. Five children & possibly the VP of the USA. I am not saying she is incapable, but I have to question her judgement. Why does she have to have it all now? Is it really a good time for her family. She has a 17 year old daughter who is going through the toughest time in her life. And a special needs newborn who really needs his mother. That is not a sexist comment. No matter what anyone says, Mothers & fathers have different relationships with their children. Yes of course the father will be there & be supportive but wouldn't it be easier with two parents available.

    Gov. Palin, remember...Just 'cause you can, doesn't mean you should.

    September 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. Ron democrat turned independent

    bottom line, she got more done as a mayor for her town, than sen. Obama got done for his state of Illinois. as a governor she got even more done. and all in just a few years can you imagine what she will accomplish with the backing of a government or maybe they can and that's what's bothering them.

    September 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  11. obamaton

    Obamanation, your fear in here stinks like hot metal and cold sweat. It must be what a lion smells before it rips the throat out of an antelope!

    September 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  12. Lisa

    This chick is dangerous....What was McCain thinking? He wasn't....

    September 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  13. Becky-WI

    Just heard someone on a CNN political panel call Palin a "breath of fresh air". Nothing new here that I can see.And the fact that she has not travelled IS important.My husband has traveled for the past 17 years,not as an exec that only stays in the posh digs,but as an electrical engineer spending his days working alongside other blue collar people both at work and in their homes.(England,Ireland,France,Germany,Spain etc.) The general opinion is that they like and admire the american as people..BUT FEEL OUR GOVERNMENT ACTS AS IF WE ARE AN ISLAND UNTO OURSELVES..THIS IS A GLOBAL ECONOMY,WE CANNOT COMPETE WHEN WE IGNORE EDUCATION AND SCIENCE.
    (Side point-abstinance only! Spend 5 minutes with my son-in-law who is a social worker in Milwaukee and you will have nightmares for the rest of your lives about children born to parents who are too young. Children having children without education and the hope of employment is nothing but a landslide of social ills.We all know this, but I guess pandering to the extreme right gets more votes.

    September 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. NYC Independent

    I hope she explains how as Mayor she inherited a balanced budget and when she left office the town was $20 million in debt. I guess this fits right in with the Bush/Chenny/McSame Republican concept of economics.

    September 3, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  15. John

    Insenstive people. She is more qualified to be president than Obama.
    Forget what her family is going through. Obama is an abandoned son. Even though that is not his fault he came from a worse background than Sarah. I am definitely leaning toward my first ever Republican Vote!!!!!

    September 3, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  16. c

    go to for pictures of sarah palin's daughter engaging in terrible behavior now tell me she can run the country and her family

    September 3, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    A model, a cheerleader, and a beauty queen – the three most important women in McCain's life.

    September 3, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. Jackson

    Welcome to the big leagues rookie!

    September 3, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  19. Bob E.


    Bristol Palin's MOM is Mulatto and ADOPTED!!!

    End this BS now.

    Bob E.

    September 3, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
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