February 22nd, 2009
05:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Schweitzer wishes Palin showed up to NGA meeting


Gov. Schweitzer discussed his views of the stimulus and Sarah Palin's absence from the NGA this weekend.

(CNN) – Many of the nation’s governors descended on Washington for the National Governors’ Association meeting this weekend, but a famous face was absent: Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who co-chairs the NGA's Natural Resources Committee with Palin, told CNN he wishes she was there.

"Fewer TV cameras will be there and I have to stay all the way to the end to report, so I wish she was here," Schweitzer joked on CNN's State of the Union.

But the Montana Democrat did not fault his colleague from Alaska for missing the NGA's winter meeting.

"Governors have to balance their job," he said. "These meetings are important, but in some ways, we come here and restate the obvious."

While Palin chose to skip the meeting this year, her appearance at it one year ago may have been pivotal to her future: it was when she first met Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Filed under: Extra • Sarah Palin • State of the Union
soundoff (332 Responses)
  1. Jean

    Four years from now we will be addressing

    Madame President Palin.

    Some of you people are clueless.

    February 22, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  2. kaz

    Serioulsy can't you leave her alone. Why do you have to be so mean.
    She never did anything but accept the nomination for VP. You have an obsession with her. She is a good person who is Governor of a State
    who has done a good job. Why get down and dirty. Its really awful.
    Let her go in peace. Bashing her is in such poor taste.

    February 22, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  3. Irma

    God bless Sarah Palin and her family, in the name of Christ Jesus.
    I hope CNN will allow this comment, or are you afraid of Christ Jesus.

    February 22, 2009 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  4. Tammy in arizona

    keep Palin out of the news. lets forget her.

    February 22, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  5. Nadine

    It's when she first met John Mccain. I thought they said they'd never met until he asked her to be his running mate. Is this when that happend, at this Gov. meeting. If she co-chairs the NGA's National Resource Committee, shouldn't she be at this important meeting?Usually these days you can't get her away from the spotlight of media, it is odd that she's not attending this event.

    February 22, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  6. God Help Our Banks, God Help America.

    Couldn't say it any better, so its worth repeating:

    USMCmaxx February 22nd, 2009 7:15 pm ET

    Palin is the next President….Bunch of Palin bashers.
    LIBERALS wimps..trade your values for anything= power, money, a chance to sound smart & caring, hug a tree, kill a human to save a pet, freeze the nation out of energy, ahhhgrrrr!

    Libs r scared to death of her…she at least has some values.
    Bail outs r for liberals….your type can spin anything.
    Obama hates this country, he will spend us into socalism trying to save the ppl that don't play by any rules. Just feel good rules apply.

    Then this liberal site wont post any opposing views….it's not PC correct. In the Obama tank- CNN (Communist News Network)
    What a sad year for this great nation.

    February 22, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  7. TimZ

    bem wrote "Sarah Palin will be president one day."

    Not a snowball's chance! She would have to win the republican nomination first. Most republicans are not stupid. Romney has already put together his first attack add. The narrator talks about the issues with her per diem, her failure to pay taxes on it and compares her to Daschle. The video shows her being interviewed while turkeys are being slaughtered just behind her. After huge losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, she will finally disappear from public view.

    February 22, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
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