December 2nd, 2008
02:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin: Campaign is over, ‘appreciated’ NGA meeting

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Palin said she appreciated Obama and Biden meeting with the nation's governors Tuesday."]

(CNN) – Governor Sarah Palin told reporters following the National Governors Association meeting with President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday that she appreciated the new administration reaching out to the country’s governors, brushing aside ‘unflattering’ comments made by both tickets during the campaign.

Asked how she felt about a partnership with people she spoke unflatteringly about on the campaign trail, Palin replied that the jabs were “mutual.”

“But the campaign is over and I so appreciated this meeting that we had,” Palin said. “I'm quite optimistic about moving forward in a bi-partisan manner as we do forge this partnership between states and the federal government.

“I appreciated that President-elect Obama recognizes, first that he recognizes how valuable it is to have governors in his cabinet and we assume that all will go well and some of these governors will be in his cabinet,” she continued, adding that governors “know best” about the economic issues raised Tuesday.

“In fact, remember on the campaign trail I tried to convince the majority of voters that governors knew best. Obviously that didn't work, I'm here and VP-elect Biden is there,” she said, calling the meeting “overall great.”

The Alaska governor briefly waded into subject of Tuesday’s meeting, saying that she and other governors present had “great concerns” about increased spending under an Obama administration.

“When much of the economic problem that we are facing today perhaps was caused by too much debt, that solving those problems will not come from incurring more debt so we do have some concerns about these. This is going to be a matter of re-prioritizing federal dollars though and putting them to use in the wisest fashion for taxpayers, for constituents.”

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  1. Trish

    You Obama supporters complained when she didn't come out and speak during the election and now you complain because she does. You are all hypocrites and stupid for sure if you keep reading about someone that you hate so much. It's pretty funny how she is still out there and it angers you soooo much. I

    December 2, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  2. Kevin

    The 'unflattering jabs' were 'mutual'?!?!? What is she talking about?!?!? She lied continuously and unashamedly for the entire 9 weeks. The Republican campaign was disgusting in how low it was.

    Put a fork in Palin. We're all sick of her and don't need that kind of two-faced ignorance in our government.

    December 2, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  3. PG

    When will the nightmare end? When oh Lord, when????!!!!!

    December 2, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  4. California Gold

    Yes Sarah " you're a redneck if..." Palin, Senator Biden won and you lost. What clarity!

    December 2, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. Reese'-Rich, VA

    UGHHHHHH! Enough of this eskimo ALREADY.....

    December 2, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  6. Jerry

    Sarah Palin's attendance of six years of five colleges inbetween three states makes her dumb. She still talks like she is in a debate. Please, someone shut her up already!!!

    December 2, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  7. Christine

    Gloria Borger is on CNN right now saying that Sarah Palin is a star!!!What is with CNN's pundits dumming it down on Palin's behalf. If Palin is in fact the star of the Republican party, they will never get back to the White House. I cannot wait for her language skills to go up against the articulate eloquence of Obama. It will be hilarious. She can't even string a coherent sentence together, let alone come up with an original thought. She needs to go back to Alaska and hibernate!

    December 2, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  8. doruradu

    Sarah Palin can not go away because of you, people who hate her. Who asked you to read her saying? ... Obama was declared genius by media, analysts and movie stars, before doing anything. The press itself recognized it was biased with him. Bush, and now Palin, were both declared idiots from the begining. Were people in Texas and Alaska idiots when they elected them governors? If the "sublect" were Biden or Hilary there would be much less commentaries. Why? Because they were genial individuals when they both declared Obama not ready and dangerous... and now, they are brilliant choices to serve the president. Why? Campain is over! It's time to get serious about the country! Because before they were just joking...

    December 2, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. meena

    The lady needs to take a bow and disappear for a long time. Can someone close to her tell her PLEASE?

    December 2, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  10. Gary

    Michael, DannyLynn, Britny where are you? We need you now more than ever.

    December 2, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  11. jimmy

    With inane politicians like Palin, who needs enemies?

    December 2, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  12. lance king

    How is it possible that the media keeps covering this person? However, I want to thank them because if she is the frontrunner for the GOP they are going to be waiting to be in the white house for a very long time...

    December 2, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Alaskian Pride

    The more you talk about her the more she appears in our everyday life. If you don't like her or what the media has to say about her don't write. Just say nothing and maybe she will go away. But, the more everyone talks about her ,the more she appears to make an entrance into our everyday media. Keep talking everyone and be miserable. This is all I have to say

    December 2, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  14. malclave

    And the liberal morons here (sorry, I know that's redundant) just can't help but attack Palin.

    Get a life.

    Oh, and CNN, how come you haven't started reporting on Obama's background yet? Incompetent, or just malfeasant?

    December 2, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  15. britelite

    Here's a clue America – George W. Bush has been President for 8 years and Sarah Palin is Governor of the greatest state in the union.

    You Obama leftists can belly-ache all you want, but they got elected by VERY INTELLIGENT voters. They will not go away, because they really are the smart ones – I don't see you bloggers holding any office or even serving your country in any way, but just yammering to hear yourselves whine and to try to tear it down. I'll bet Obama will open up travel to Iran & Iraq soon, so be sure to buy your one-way tickets right away!!

    Four years will tell the tale. All of you whiners will be begging for Sarah and the rest of her team to save your sorry arses from the wreck and ruin of Obama's "hand-picked" team of "I owe them BIG time for getting me in office – who cares what they can do... but since they all worked for Clinton, and I know absolutely nothing about running anything, maybe they'll carry my butt through....."

    December 2, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  16. britelite

    For those of you who make fun of Sarah's accent - when was the last time you went to a fast food restaurant in Southern California or Texas??? OR one in Detroit or New Jersey?? Minnesota??? How about the Bronx or Brooklyn....

    You show your unmitigated ignorance in knocking her accent. Her accent reflects a mixture of accents from those who settled in Alaska from the North Central States and the Native Eskimos and Athabascan Indians of Central Alaska. You make fun not only of her, but all other Alaskans, as well as your own American heritage.

    But, based on the level of intelligence shown in your comments, I'm sure YOUR ignorance is bliss!!!!

    December 2, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  17. Russians here!

    Palin says: "In fact, remember... I tried to convince the majority of voters that governors knew best." If anybody told anything about governors don't know anything?! Palin, please!!!! THAT'S WHY Obama pledges to help governors and work with them closely.
    If anybody can send all these messages to her as reminder that she also tried to convince voters that she has so many things to do in Uulhaska...She knows as soon she comes back to Alaska, she will have to work hard, and even may be drill baby, driil. No, Sarah? This project, probably, is not a piece of cake, with current oil prices, hah?

    December 2, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  18. Dealt, Lisbon

    Sarah Palin makes me wonder if she's like the 40 odd % of americans who voted for her. I'd hate to think that. How she was even considered as vice-president material of a (the) major nation on Earth is beyond belief.

    Some women are saying she is "just one of them" but then most people are not presidential material (RIGHT?). Sarah Palin might be a good choice for newspaper cover pages (she has a nice smile, sometimes, good legs...) but she would have to reinvent everything else if her role included saying anything more substantial than "gotchya". And by then the good legs would be, most probably, long gone.

    Condie Rice also has great legs but most importantly a great BRAIN! Do you Republicans notice any difference? For heaven's sake, stop demeaning americans and find someone better. You can do it (I guess :S)...

    December 2, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  19. paul oregon

    isnt palin the best medinice for the dem. she sure can unite us dem.
    i know idont hate palin when ilook at her i see the lights on but theres nobody at home. kind of sad. sure glad alaska is stuck with her .

    December 2, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
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