Posted on 14 April 2013.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was in the Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona area this weekend both for her daughter Willow to graduate from Penrose Academy and to walk with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in Strikeout Child Abuse.
In her interview with a local Fox affiliate, Gov. Palin said she spends a lot of time in Arizona “because our kids take different classes down here. They’ve chosen Arizona as the place to be and it’s not just because of the weather, which is heavenly.” The reporter asked her if the American public would support the “Gang of Eight’s” immigration package, which is a hot issue in the state. “If they first will make sure the borders are secure then I think American public will be open to hearing what bureaucratic regulatory solutions are, but first and foremost is securing the border,” she said.
The reporter asked if Gov. Palin is going to run for President in 2016. “Don’t know what I’m going to do in 2016, but I’m going to walk today and I’m happy to get to do that,” Gov. Palin said.
In her interview with a local CBS affiliate, Gov. Palin expounded on her immigration position. “There needs to be truth in this issue. The American public can’t keep being told that the border is as secure as ever or more secure than ever when that is not true,” she said.
Photo retrieved from and courtesy of Lauden Bruce. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin with her daughters Bristol, Willow, Piper, and three of their friends at the Palin’s Scottsdale, Arizona home, April 12, 2013.
Photo retrieved from and courtesy of Mary Beth Faller. @SarahPalinUSA, @BristolsBlog “were hanging out at Harold’s in #CaveCreek Friday night [April 12, 2013]. Looks like a good time.”
Photo retrieved from and courtesy of Jill Monier. Gov. Palin signs autographs for children at the Strikeout Child Abuse Walk in Phoenix, Arizona April 13, 2013.
Photo retrieved from and courtesy of: Allison Van Putten. Gov. Palin walks to Strike Out Child Abuse on April 13, 2013.
Photo retrieved from and courtesy of Brittany Schmidt. “Just your average walk with the Palins #strikeoutchildabusewalk #hopeandafuture”
Photo retrieved from and courtesy of @Katybeth_14 who subsequently pulled it from her Twitter account. Palins at an Arizona Diamondbacks game.
H/T Lynda Armstrong , “The Teacher’s Daughter: a Tribute to Sarah Palin” Facebook Group for Fox video lead, Ian Lazaran, Conservatives4Palin for CBS video lead, M. Joseph Sheppard, Palin4President2016, and Palin4America for photo leads.