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    Default John McCain and Sarah Palin to continue campaigning together

    After Alaska trip, she'll be back by his side as early as next week, aide says

    Eric Risberg / AP
    Ruby Riddle, the city hostess of Fairbanks, Alaska, laughs at a campaign button while waiting in line to attend a welcome home rally for Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday.

    AIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will spend much of the next few weeks campaigning with Sen. John McCain, a move that not only capitalizes on the Republican enthusiasm for the vice presidential nominee but also limits her exposure to the news media.Palin, the little-known, first-term governor thrust into the national spotlight, arrived back in Alaska on Wednesday evening, her first trip home since being named to the ticket. She and her husband, Todd, boarded the plane after McCain and his wife, Cindy, escorted them to the aircraft.
    Palin arrived in Fairbanks to find supporters jammed in an aircraft hangar, there to see Palin's first appearance in Alaska since McCain named her to the national ticket Aug. 29.

    The crowd, estimated by the organizers, the Alaska Republican Party, at 3,000 went wild when Palin entered, shouting: "Sarah! Palin!"
    Palin told the crowd: "John McCain and I are ready, and with your help, we are going to win."
    The two are expected to begin appearing together again as early as next week, said a McCain adviser aboard Palin's flight.
    McCain and Palin traveling together limits her exposure to reporters and gives McCain's top aides more control of her. Palin has not done interviews since the first and only one she gave to People magazine on the day McCain introduced her as his vice presidential choice.
    Palin's plane made a brief refueling stop in Montana to finish the trip to Fairbanks. She is scheduled to make at least two public appearances in Alaska, including a homecoming rally set for Wednesday evening in Fairbanks.
    She also is scheduled for an interview with ABC News on Thursday, but no other media interviews are scheduled, campaign officials said. The campaign repeatedly has denied other interview requests.
    Reporters flock to first solo effort
    This is Palin's first venture away from McCain and his advisers, although several of the campaign's staff accompanied her to Alaska. She did not interact with reporters during the flight.
    Palin's first solo campaign trip drew a crowd of reporters so large that campaign officials had to force them to sacrifice 400 pounds of equipment and luggage before the plane could leave Dulles International Airport outside Washington.
    Meanwhile, in Palin's hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, a small group of supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama marched up and down a highway, chanting slogans and holding signs that said "8 years is Enough" and "Obama! Believe." Palin was mayor of the town of about 7,000 residents from 1996-2002. Some drivers honked and waved in support of Obama; others stopped and yelled "Sarah!"
    Earlier Wednesday, the Republican nominees equated lawmakers' requests for funding for special projects with corruption on Wednesday even though Palin herself has requested nearly $200 million in so-called "earmarks" this year.

    Campaigning in Virginia, McCain suggested earmarks are particularly shameful at a time when families are struggling with rising food, gas and home mortgage costs. He vowed again to veto any bill that contains such funding.
    "I got an old ink pen, my friends, and the first pork barrel-laden earmark, big-spending bill that comes across my desk, I will veto it. You will know their names. I will make them famous and we'll stop this corruption," McCain said during a rally at a park in suburban Washington, D.C.

    This is a long article, for more on the story click here:McCain, Palin to campaign together - John McCain News - MSNBC.com

    Nice button, almost makes you think Palin is running for President.

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    I'm sorry, if that's going to be used then let's call a pig a pig.

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    I can't figure out what is more ridiculous looking... that button the lady is holding or that lady? HAHAHA

    So Caribou Barbie wants to 'limit herself from the media" by campaigning w/ McCorpse.

    I don't get it.... you're running for office... why are you HIDING and not answering questions???

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    Ok the Repubs claim Palin has as much experience as Obama. when Obama was on Bill O'Reilly, I watched, mainly so see how Obama dealt with O'Reilly. O'Reilly asked him what his stance was on some defense shelter thing in Poland that I've never heard of. And Obama was very knowledgable on the subject and gave O'Reilly his answer.

    I doubt Palin's even heard of that shelter thing. THAT's why she's not answering any questions.

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