February 7th, 2009
09:26 AM ET
14 years ago

Palin presses Obama on pipeline

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/06/art.getty.palin.jpg caption="In a letter to the president, the former vice presidential candidate urges Obama to discuss the construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline when he sits down with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper."](CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made a special appeal to President Obama Friday, asking him to keep her state in mind when he travels to Canada in two weeks.

In a letter to the president, the former vice presidential candidate urges Obama to discuss the construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline when he sits down with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“Alaskans have appreciated your strong support for the construction of such a pipeline," Palin wrote. "This project is now moving forward, and I believe that a discussion between you and Prime Minister Harper would greatly facilitate the process now under way.”

The pipeline, currently in planning stages, could reportedly generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue for the state. Obama expressed support for the project during the campaign.

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soundoff (499 Responses)
  1. Randy-Seward, AK

    Perhaps Palin should ask Marc Antoine Audette of CKOI Radio Montreal to impersonate Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, so she can speak with him personally. (For those who may have forgotten, Audette previously duped Palin into thinking he was French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the Presidential campaign).

    February 6, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  2. Jerzjen

    If she stand outside her house and faces Russia, and then make a 180 degree turn she'll be facing Canada. Since she can see Canada from, why doesn't she put all that foreign policy experience to work!

    February 6, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  3. Is Failin' Palin Still Wailin'

    Word has it half-wit that the survey team found a warren of 2 day old baby rabbits, grab the gun and the helicopter!

    February 6, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  4. j

    The Country is so over SARAH!!! What a disgrace she is!!!

    February 6, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  5. Tony

    Sarah is simply doing her job. No need for the hostility, and I'm not even a fan of hers. I agree with a previous poster, that the election is over and we should move on. Stop feeding into every little story about Mrs. Palin.

    February 6, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  6. Mel of Alexandria, Virginia

    This is our oil. The people of Alaska are our people. Yes we can build the pipeline and we should. Some of us are not thinking. We are so locked into our disdain for the Governor that we are willing to throw the baby out with the bath water.

    February 6, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  7. mark

    She said he palled around with terrorists because HE DID!

    February 6, 2009 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  8. Dave

    Sarah...you're hot, you do a decent job of governing a tiny state, but just get out of the way. You represent the fringe and that last thing right wingers need is more fringe talk. They already have Rush Savage Hannity for that.

    But I will not replace Bush with you, Sarah. Bush's awful presidency will be everlasting...

    February 6, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  9. JD

    Until she apologizes for the terrorist/unAmerican/not one of us hate speech she spewed throughout the campaign this woman will be on my list of Those Who Truly Belong In Hell. And she's supposed to be "religious" what a hypocrite.

    February 6, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  10. Harry from Lansing, MI

    Alaska pipeline? Nah, that sounds like Socialism!

    February 6, 2009 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  11. Cheryl from MN

    Palin has been pushing this oil exploration in Alaska ever since we started hearing about her. I would really like to know what is in it for her, because her husband works for BP I hope you all know!!!

    February 6, 2009 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  12. Mike in Dallas

    Palin is wonderful. I'll sign up in her Army any day. Just say the word Sarah and we'll start to take back our country. We've had enough of this BS!

    February 6, 2009 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  13. wal

    she doesn't believe anymore that the government needs to be out of our way.

    February 6, 2009 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  14. Nolan

    As a black/conservative democrat I am sometimes ashamed as to what some of other dem's post here about Gov. Palin. Show some respect people. The election is so long over so please get on with worrying about what matters, getting our Country out of the mess it is in. Obama needs ALL of our support & we need his help, even Alaska. Which, last I checked, is still part of the United States.

    February 6, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  15. tdw

    Umm, is this the same pipeline that she said she built? You know, the one she said over and over again that she had gotten built as govenor of Alaska? Now she wants heip with getting it built?? For real? I, uh, thought she did that ...

    February 6, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  16. John

    I like how you guys on here think that you have a say in this.

    "Alaska will get its pipeline when the 'black widow spider' and wild life slaughterer is gone from the governor's office."

    "NO no no Palin somebody who pal around terrorist or a community organizer can not negotiate a deal for you. "

    Do you really think that The President, Mrs. Palin, or anyone else cares what you think?

    Oh, and to everyone on the board who can't spell, loser only has one O, not two.

    February 6, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  17. Simmy

    The title of the article is misleading.

    Palin does not "press" President Obama for anything. The only person she intimidates are her fellow comrades......Since she has decided to make staying in the spotlight her new career, she should resign from her elected position.

    February 6, 2009 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  18. david

    The nerve of this woman, she should have been arrested nearly
    inciting riots, now she wants to pal around with the president.
    These hypocrites are unbelievable.

    February 6, 2009 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  19. laura

    To those here that say she is doing such a great job in her state-thats because it is the only socialist state in the U.S. Every citizen gets oil revunue checks for each household member-the more children you have ,the more you get–the highest highschool dropout rate-the highst number of rapes -the highest number of sex abuse among children,the highest rate of teen pregnancy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Need I go on.

    February 6, 2009 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  20. Joe Terrogano

    Walter, you putz. No one is afraid of Sarah Palin. They are just tired of her pathetic attempts to keep the publicity going. If it would just be a disaster for you, I would hope that she actually became your president.

    February 6, 2009 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  21. Elizabeth

    When you speak about welfare hand outs I hope you are referring to the bankers

    February 6, 2009 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  22. Avi Shlomo

    Sara is Palin with Bama!!
    I think she is trying to make herself relveant like the mother of the bride. I thought she was sent to self exile. I guess she wants to come east for shopping. God Help Alaska for this dummy

    February 6, 2009 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  23. tdw

    Ummm, WOW!!
    How long did it take you to look up all those BIG words?

    Tom:February 6th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

    Those who disrespect Gov. Palin are only disrespecting themselves. If there were a compilation (and there may be somewhere) of all the unprecedented vitriolic slander directed at this absolutely charming intelligent and RESPECTFUL woman, it would deserve a place of honor in a Hall Of Shame.
    I have come to the conclusion that certain types of people need scapegoats and sacrificial victims to satisfy some kind of atavistic sadism that compels them to attack what is beautiful and good. Any NORMAL human being, would be able to see that Sarah Palin is a down to earth good person and agree or disagree with her policies and positions, afford the high respect that is her DUE, that she DESERVES, for her honest work on behalf of the American People and her lifelong efforts to live in a loving, intelligent and moral life..

    February 6, 2009 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  24. Jean

    Happy Birthday President Ronald Regan

    Once you begin a great movement there is no telling where it will end……….President Regan

    Donate and Support SarahPAC.com

    February 6, 2009 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
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