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Palin Takes Questions From Reporters at Ground Zero

Katya Ryder
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Sep 25, 2008

Politico reports that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a few questions from her traveling press corps for the first time today at Ground Zero in New York City — but she largely steered clear of taking any firm positions, other than offering strong support the Bush administration’s terror policies.

During the session, she declined to say whether she will endorse indicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens or Rep. Don Young. Jury selection in Stevens’ corruption trial finished yesterday in Washington. Young himself is under federal investigation for corruption as well.

“Ted Stevens’ trial started a couple days ago. We’ll see where that goes,” she told reporters in what amounted to her first press conference since accepting the Republican vice presidential nomination.

She ignored a follow-up question on whether she would vote for Stevens and Young and wouldn’t say whether she would have done anything differently than the Bush administration in its war on terror.

“I agree with the Bush administration that we take the fight to them,” she said. “We never again let them come onto our soil and try to destroy not only our democracy, but communities like the community of New York. Never again. So yes, I do agree with taking the fight to the terrorists and stopping them over there.”

She deflected a follow-up question about whether she felt the continued U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan have inflamed Islamic extremists.

“I think our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to further security of our nation, again, because the mission is to take the fight over there. Do not let them come over here and attempt again what they accomplished here, and that was some destruction, terrible destruction on that day. But since September 11, Americans are uniting and rebuilding and committing to never letting that happen again.”

Palin also withheld her support for the Washington bailout package being negotiated in Washington “until the provisions that Sen. McCain has offered are implemented in Paulson’s proposals.”

On the bright side, the McCain campaign appears to have finally succumbed to pressure to allow Palin to talk to the reporters assigned to cover her — now all they need to do is get her to offer substantive answers to their questions.

Katya Ryder | School teacher, earned National Board Certification in 2013 I have a passion for science and majored in biology at Arizona State University, where I also earned teaching certificate and Master of Education

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