September 11th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain campaign out to protect Palin's image

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Gov. Palin waved at supporters who greeted her when she returned to Alaska Wednesday."]
(CNN) - In the nearly two weeks since Sen. John McCain announced his vice presidential nominee to the world, the Internet rumors about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have been flying.

The McCain campaign is taking these seriously, and it's fighting back as well as rebutting charges in the mainstream media.

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    Pitbulls dont need protection, don't they do the protecting?

    The media dropped the ball with this story. They should be pressing this issue more. If Obama or Biden declined speaking with the media because of the way a question was asked, the GOP would have annihilated them. Why is the media so afraid of the Republicans???? I want to see this woman HAMMERED!!! Just like everyone else has been for 19 FRIGGIN MONTHS! Why is this woman being protected??? She can handle a gun, she doesn't need any protection–until she has to apply lipstick. GIVE ME A BREAK!!! RIP HER APART TOO!

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. claudia

    as a Canadian I find your election process to be much too long and expensive for all. However looking on the bright side of things the
    Repuclican lies are only re-inforcing the need to vote for all democrats.
    To sit on their duffs thinking ther election is in the bag for Democrats would be a very serious and false sense of securty for them.
    Today I wish I could be an American and vote for common sense and decency that I see only on the Obama/Biden ticket.
    Don't sit back and relax just yet – the end of your fight and reward is too close at hand.

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    the Obama Whaaaaambulance

    This is the by far the most ridiculous new talking point I've seen from either side. Whose creation was this? Rush? Hannity? Orally?

    Really, you can surely come up with better snark than that.

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |

    Republicans are certainly showing us plenty of the this traveling circus' "family values" they are alway harping on and want to use as an example for all to follow.

    My gene pool is shallow, but it is deeper than this Clampett clan!

    McCrypt was bashing Obama about celebrity and comparing him to Britney then the Republicans come out with Bristol.

    Teenage pregancy because Sarah denies kids have sex and want "abstinence for all" and do not use any kind of contraception.

    Forced wedding on two young people so the whole issue will be "scrubbed and sealed" for the rabid Right.

    Husband that is on record as endangering the lives of others with his reckless(at least Obama's admitted drug use did not endanger anyone but his own health)

    Palin was FOR the bridge to nowhere, BEFORE she was against, a lie she stated in her first public appearance.

    Now, what was "just a legislative issue" on Saturday during her address, now requires legal counsel.

    This bullseye just keeps getting bigger and bigger!

    And to believe this is the best nominee McCrypt could find in all of the Republican party. Now there is a double dose of "good judgment" and putting the "Country First"

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Republican for Obama

    This whole election is becoming a joke. Young people will forever think the political process is a joke. Just because people want to vote based on gender or bias towards another based on color.

    People are willing to put our futures on the line over cultural warfare. Old people who won't vote based on prejudices are selling their childrens and grandchildrens lives to the devil himself.

    The responsible choice is obama/Biden – it seems like they are the only one's talking about ISSUES. I could care less that Sarah is a hockey mom, or a woman. What can she do to for this country???…the answer is pretty much nothing. We already know what McCain is offering....more of the same!

    Thanks but no thanks!!!!

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. chelle

    Like Charlie Gibson is going to be allowed to ask her anything "off the cuff". It will be a planned interview...questions already vetted by the McCain campaign. The Palin lovers will continue to adore her, and the rest of us to think....she is a figurehead, nothing more. Not allowed to talk to anyone, not allowed to stick her foot in her mouth, or tell us what really happened with the librarian, her brother-in-law, his boss, the pipeline, the bridge, and on and on.....

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. Al, NY NY

    If she's so tough, why do they need to protect her?

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
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