June 24th, 2009
04:54 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin to take overseas trip to visit troops

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/24/art.palin1.gi.jpg caption="Palin (here visiting son Track’s Army brigade) plans to visit members of the Alaska National Guard."](CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will head overseas to visit troops serving in the National Guard, her office said Wednesday.

On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the Alaska governor tweeted that she had received permission to see the troops. "Travel now to bring appreciation from their Alaska family & Natl Guard leadership to heroes in US European Command's area of responsibility," she wrote Wednesday in shorthand that is often used on the social networking Web site Twitter.

The governor's office said the Defense Department had asked that further details of her trip not be released yet, for security reasons.

Two years ago, Palin visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait and wounded soldiers on a U.S. base in Germany, as well as a border crossing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.

Palin's son Track, who serves in the Army, deployed to Iraq last year.

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soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. Larry

    I guess she is taking her Kids along for free Plane rides at Government expense. She will return the Money later. That is a good idea.

    June 24, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. sandi

    Wouldn't it be nice if mothersof soldiers serving in Iraq, that were not tied down with their jobs as important as a govenor, got to go oversees on the pentagon's (taxpayers) dime!!!!!

    June 24, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  3. Purple Alaska

    Desperately trying to drum-up more supporters, eh Gov? You are so very transparent; and yet when it comes to ethics in Alaska...not so much. You can run ~ but you surely cannot hide!

    We are watchin' your every move. You betcha!

    June 24, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  4. Matt Easton

    I hear later tonight she and Tina Fey are going to have a pole dance competition and mud wrestle for our troops. That ought to lift their moral .

    June 24, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. Jasmine in Germany

    She's getting her "foreign relations" experience to prepare for her next candidacy, folks. Seeing Russia from Alaska doesn't cut the mustard. I hope that on the return flight the US port of entry airport examines her luggage for unclaimed duty items and follows procedure.

    Sorry, I'm not too pleasant this evening, but I find Palin embarrassing to the USA as a public office figure. I'd prefer she start a TV show rather than run for public office again. I'd wish her all the success in the entertainment field.

    June 24, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. Bob Fleming

    Govenors should stay home and govern.

    June 24, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. kate (KS)

    Does she think this will help her beccome president in 2012? It won't get my vote. She will NOT ever make a good president.

    June 24, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. Tom Paine

    Here's a clue Palin haters (CNN included) – this is a standard trip for all state governors with state National Guard troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    So, Palin can't make the same trip that every other governor does?

    Plus, Palin's son is serving in Iraq.....I mean really serving – not in the JAG corps (lawyers behind desks) like Biden's kid.

    June 24, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
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