November 3rd, 2008
09:45 AM ET
14 years ago

Palin campaign stonewalls on medical records

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Palin has not yet released her medical records."]

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (CNN) - With less than 24 hours to go before the presidential election, Sarah Palin still has not released her medical records and there is no indication the campaign is planning to do so.

Two weeks ago, Palin’s campaign told several reporters traveling with the campaign that a summary of the governor’s medical history would be made public before election day.

Reporters were told that details on Palin’s medical background would be released early last week. Last Thursday, after that timeframe had passed, a campaign aide backed off the previous pledge, saying the campaign wasn’t sure when the information would be released.

John McCain, Barack Obama and Joseph Biden have all provided details about their medical history.

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  1. Who is Sarah Palin

    Before she was put under wraps, a reporter asked her about McCain's opposition to drilling in Anwar. Her response: she 'will try to change his (little) mind on that' Can you spell insubordination
    Todd votes to fund pro choice groups.
    Palin is against birth control and sex education in schools
    Todd believes in shooting wolves from planes, that global warming is a myth, and polar bears are not endangered?
    Palin charging for rape kits.
    Todd and Palin, Independence for Alaska
    Palin collective narcissism
    Palin, WITCH CRAFT: Pastor Hagee or Rod Parsely
    Palin, total moral corruption while simultaneously claiming righteous holders of faith;
    Palin project incompetence and lack of ethics onto others, religious indoctrination, enial of facts, narrow-mindedness.

    WHERE ARE HER MEDICAL RECORDS? What doesn't she want the public to see? She said all should be an "open book"….

    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  2. american

    why so secretive?

    baby isn't hers?
    mental problems?

    I don't wish her any ill will (well except for mayby laryngitis) but we should see her medical records...

    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  3. Obama Supporter

    I wonder if this is 'Trig' related?

    I mean seriously... what heavily pregnant woman would do a speech AFTER her water broke and then get on a plane for a few hours and then drive from the airport past several hospitals to get to where she was going to have the baby... get real.

    Add this to the fact her daughter was 'absent' from school for the last 5 month's of 'Sarah's pregnancy' and it doesn't take a genius to figure out why she won't release her health records.

    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  4. LTD

    It's not the medical records -or rather, lack of- it's the LYING, Palin'. We've had more than enough of the "say one thing and do another" regime.

    Obama, Biden and McCain have opened their medical records; why won't you, after you promised to do so???

    And for the dittohead up-thread, to answer your questions:
    1. Hawaii State Dept had Obama's original birth certificate. So get over it.
    2. Obama's tax records have been released. So get over it.
    3. Obama's medical records were opened to reporters, if you'd bothered to read the entire article you would have known that.
    So get over it.


    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  5. Abel

    There is something Unreal about this woman, America is highly blessed with great women but if Palin is the best amongst them from the Republican perspective? then its pathetic , & for those that compare her to Hillary Clinton...... they must be checked twice for a mental problem

    November 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  6. LIP

    Well, so what CNN...
    Obama hasn't released his medical records either and along with that, his birth certificate has been sealed by the Governor of Hawaii. What the heck is that all about, huh CNN?
    Do a little research on that one will you and stop discriminating against McCain and Palin.

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  7. Tj oh

    That's because she hasn't really been pregnant in the last 4 years.

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  8. Leave Sarah alone

    You Obama supporters are down right hateful. Saying Trig isn't hers and she really had more kids but is hiding them. Act like human beings instead of acting like your candidate. (Just kidding). Obama will be horrified if he actually had time to sit down and read this blog site.

    Maybe he would come out and denounce all of you the way he did Rev Wright. Heaven knows your all just as hateful a group of people as Rev Wright is. And that "My Friends" is nothing to be proud of.

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |

    She wont release her records because it shows her last brain scan came back negetive.

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  10. Tom in Wheaton, Illinois

    I really thought that pregnancy stuff was just internet rumor. Could it really be true? If so, it will come out after the election and Palin's political career will be over. I still think it's just a rumor, but who knows.

    OBAMA will WIN anyway.

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  11. Go Johni

    Obama is not who you are hoping for! John McCain is the REAL DEAL!

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  12. Samuel

    There is something fishy here. Mark my words, John McCAin will be impeached if he wins. He thre weeks into Gov Sarah Palin's normination that something was wrong and some other things do not add up. The GOP and Sen. McCain kept quiet over it. Why? So much for Country First.

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  13. Just Make Her Go Away!

    After tomorrow it won't matter and Sarah can go back to shooting wolves from helicopters.

    Let's just all VOTE

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  14. Hugh coldwar vet from California

    Palin must be hiding something. She's pulling a Dick Cheney, by characteristically stonewalling information from the media and ultimately the American people. Maybe these medical documents are
    hidden in an unknown location!

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  15. candis

    From all indications of all her lies and deceptions she is going to have a tough time explaining herself to the people for all of her corruptions. I sure to want to know the outcome of her house that is in question being paid for illegally with perhaps taxpayers money. That is going to verr..................ry interesting. There is also Troopergate, Tax records, shooting poor animals from her plane, which is so cruel.
    Good ridden Sarah

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  16. Ken

    I am definitely not a Palin fan and I intend to vote for Barack Obama. However, I think it's much ado about nothing with the Palin stonewalling on medical records issue. I am more worried about the 47 million who don't have health insurance and what measures the new government will take to address that. We spend too much time, energy and money chasing the windmills of mediocrity in this country.

    November 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  17. LB

    Palin is a drag on the GOP ticket......another McCain decision the USA cannot afford to dismiss.......not this for OBAMA for real change............

    November 3, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  18. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

    That 8 or 9 hour trip from Texas to Alaska to give birth to Trip has always sounded fishy to me. Palin has spoken many times about transparency. Apparently her kind of transparency is the equivalent of running out the clock.

    November 3, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  19. Corie FL

    Women shouldn't be allowed to run for office... too many issues.

    Obama/Biden 08

    November 3, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  20. Independent for Obama

    Of course she won't release them. If she did we would all find out that Trig is actually Piper's baby (Sarah's grandson) . And another Palin lie would be exposed.

    November 3, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  21. QLee

    Once again, the rules don't apply to Sarah Palin. This is precisely why I cannot vote for her. During the debate, she flat out said she would not answer a question. She tried to stall Troopergate after telling us she would appear. Now, she does not release her medical records like she said she would. This woman is indeed a whack job! Does she not think the American people want answers? McCain did himself a great disservice by choosing this woman as his running mate. She did not bring in the female vote because any woman with half a brain can see right through her.

    November 3, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  22. Peter of Oregon

    Maybe the McCain/Palin campaign don't want America to find out that her son Trig is really her daughter's son.

    November 3, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  23. I voted for the guy with one house and one spouse

    The more Palin stonewalls, the more people will push to know. Heck, we knew more about Joe the Plummer in 24 hrs than we did Palin in 8 wks. Why hasn't the medica vetted Palin like they've been vettng Obama for the past 4 yrs? Yes, the vetting of Obama started right after his keynote speech at the DNC in 2004.

    November 3, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  24. edd

    It doesn't matter, does it. I mean they are not going to win.


    November 3, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  25. bob

    we don't need them now!

    November 3, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
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