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. CNN loves McCain

    Does anyone REALLY CARE what Quayle-in has to say?

    September 3, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. CNN loves McCain

    Maverick = trigger happy

    September 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. Pierre dubois

    Zelda, you you need go kick rocks because you are making me sick. How dare you be judgmental of a person's family. Life happens. Man, you liberals make me sick

    September 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. monte

    heh-heh, reading the angry left commentary, i can't wait to vote for mccaine-palin. this cock-roach commentariat indulges the usual politics of personal destruction trotting out slime they read in kos and the tabloid trash organs of the far-left. i've observed them march in the streets of denver and minn-st, p. recently, and their m.o. is always the same: violence and shouting others down. in your face, anti-palin facists!

    September 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. Liviu

    I would like CNN to cover Todd Palin's afiliation with AIP.
    Also her speaches at the AIP conventions.

    September 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. She could be Ur next President anytime !

    – woman has been a governor for 20 months for a state that does not have its own budget.
    – woman has been a part time mayor for a less then 5000 people town
    – woman never travelled outside of the US
    – woman use political influence to have people fired
    – woman's pastor has issues
    – woman has small kids to take care of
    – woman does not know anything about the economy, the Major issue !
    – Woman doesn't know anything about healthcare

    That WOMAN IS NO HILLARY CLINTON ! While she was into beauty contest, hillary was being a tough attorney..let's be serious...

    If something happens to McCain, that former beaty queene is YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT !

    September 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. wow


    September 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. Stacey

    Why doesn't Palin ever seem to hold her baby? Why does she have that tiny baby out at the covention what seems to be all of the time? When my child was that young, I didn't even want him at the grocery store. Its all nuts.

    September 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. Nicole

    I think they thought just any PTA hockey mom would do...wrong, she's difinately no Hillary! Once again Republican's just don't get it...what an insult to women!!!

    September 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. David, Tampa, Fl

    She sounds like a female George Bush to me. Talks about reforming but engages in the same old feces while in office. Isn't her husband connected to the oil industry in Alaska? That all this country needs is another bought and paid for tool of Big Oil. Another reform measure, more tax breaks for the wealthy and an ever mounting national debt on the backs of future generations. Says McCain "I'll veto earmark legislation." Like that will last past the first year and all those Republicans looking for pork from the government wont do some arm twisting and howling about not getting their fair share. Why bother to watch this bunch. I didn't watch the Democrats either.

    September 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. wow

    Talk about earmarking!

    Talk about the Alaska Independence Party!

    Talk about your work in 527s!

    Talk about only being a part-time mayor!

    Talk about the flip-flop on the Bridge to Nowhere!


    September 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. reformed PUMA

    Coming from Sara Palin, REFORM is a dangerous word.

    September 3, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  13. Proud to be American

    She needs to cover a lot of stuff but I truly feel that if you can not run your home correctly how dare you even think to run my Country.... this is shameful!

    Obama & Biden 2008!

    September 3, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. Sighing

    Should have picked Romney.

    He would have taken Obama and Biden to task. Democrats are afraid of Romney because he can mop the floor with them.

    Palin can barely give a speech someone else wrote for her. Democrats everywhere are sighing with relief.

    September 3, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. Sandy

    Let's get this straight. She didn't have her brother-in-law fired. After many calls to the person who could fire him, and he didn't, she replaced the boss! In other words, it appears she may have fired her brother-in-law's boss for not doing as she asked. Said she wanted the division to go in a different direction.
    Pure speculation of course...but there were those 20 phone calls from her office and she DID replace the boss.

    September 3, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  16. mossadek ali

    how can a good christian mother allow her child to flirt with boys and get pregnant she must be a great shame to true christians she is a disaster

    September 3, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  17. DemforAmerica1st

    Mc Cain's choice shows an incredible lack of good judgement. He only picked her because she is a woman. Also, republicans always spout how they are the party with true family values, but what does it say about this woman's judgement who puts her own political ambition ahead of a child she just gave birth to 3 months ago. He should never have picked her and she should remain governor and attend to her family issues.

    September 3, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. NoMcSame No ReThuglicans

    Unfit mother. According to her beliefs her own daughter is going to HELL. Fornicators go to HELL is what they teach isn't it? First daughter is in love with a " redneck". Now that is America. That is the ReThuglican party.

    September 3, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Gail

    Her family has alot of problems. Now it is coming out that hubby has two DWI's (driving while impaired with alcohol or drugs) on his record...what next Ms. Palin?

    September 3, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. Tim

    How can a reformer leave the town she was the mayor of $20M in debt? How can a reformer take $27M in earmarks? She ius a reformer alright. She will reform everyday people into the same old style politics!!!

    September 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  21. Margo

    thump thump, thump thump, thump thump....she's just a heartbeat away. Now, that's compforting huh?

    September 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  22. Keith

    McCain's VP pick is a sham and being manipulated by Bush cronies at the last second to hobble an acceptance speech together. Two weeks ago she didn't even know what the Vice President's job was!

    September 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  23. DOUG N.M.


    September 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  24. Ron democrat turned independent

    she is a fundamentalist Muslim the she and Obama should get along

    September 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  25. Alice

    Last I heard, "the speechwriters" had prepared a very "masculine" speech – expecting it would be delivered by Pawlenty or Romney. They now are tweaking it for Palin.

    So, if nothing else, we'll learn something about Palin's acting ability when she reads a speech she had nothing to do with off a teleprompter.

    Gee . . . can't wait . . .

    September 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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