October 27th, 2008
06:04 PM ET
14 years ago

Stevens verdict: Palin reacts

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/27/art.palin.10.27.jpg caption="Gov. Sarah Palin reacted to Sen. Ted Stevens' guilty verdict Monday."]
RICHMOND, Virginia (CNN) - Sarah Palin said Monday Sen. Ted Stevens' guilty verdict "is a sad day for Alaska."

"This is a sad day for Alaska and a sad day for Senator Stevens and his family," she said on the tarmac at Richmond International Airport. "The verdict shines a light on the corrupting influence of the big oil service company up there in Alaska that was allowed to control too much of our state. And that control was part of the culture of corruption that I was elected to fight, and that fight must always move forward regardless of party affiliation or seniority or even past service.

"As Governor of the State of Alaska, I will carefully now monitor the situation and I'll take any appropriate action as needed. In the meantime, I ask the people of Alaska to join me in respecting the workings of our judicial system and I'm confident that Senator Stevens from this point on will do the right thing for the people of Alaska," she said.

Palin did not respond when asked if she will vote for Sen. Stevens next week and promptly boarded her campaign plane.

Filed under: Sarah Palin • Ted Stevens
soundoff (159 Responses)
  1. Paying Attention

    Palin you are next..........

    October 27, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  2. Kimmie

    Politicians without accountability – steal OUR liberties.

    AGAIN the call goes out: "Give me liberty – or give me death"

    October 27, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  3. Dori in AZ

    Stevens and Palin worked closely together. She has also been corrupt which is now becoming more and more evident on a daily basis. In the meantime, she has been fueling rallies with hateful comments, and now 2 men have been arrested in a plot to kill over 100 black Americans, including Sen. Obama.

    What is wrong with this picture????

    October 27, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  4. Timothy

    The Republicans talk about conservative and family values and Christians values But have the biggest CORRUPTION AND LIES among them. This is a promble people we can'nt vote in another Republican look at the results corruptions, lies and failed poliicies BushMccain/Palin say NO

    October 27, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  5. BKrause

    Palin, whose own ethical behavior while in office is under scrutiny, needs to reflect on the sadness of her own life and actions.

    October 27, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  6. Dal CA

    DIVA , Hey the alsaka newspaper said this
    "Alaska's Anchorage Daily News, said governor Mrs Palin was "too risky" to be one step away from the presidency."

    What was McCain thinking was he using is big head or the small head

    October 27, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  7. tishoogle

    Yes, wondering when charges are going to be taken
    for Palin having her house built for free by AIP! Im waiting!! She
    is not to be trusted!

    October 27, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  8. john

    Sarah must be a little nervous that she will be next in line for criminal charges! Hopefully Alaskans will give them both the boot.

    October 27, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  9. Kate

    It will always amaze me how the republicans will never admit to doing anything wrong, even after being caught and convicted. Just excuse after excuse, and blaming everyone but the one that did wrong. You guys would never allow that sort of crap from your kids – why do you tolerate it in your politicians? Ted Stevens didn't get into trouble becasue the media was mean to him. You republicans sound like my father after Nixon got in trouble: "The only thing he did wrong was to get caught."

    October 27, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
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