Palin on CNBC: Energy, Public Service and Role of VP

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin made history on Friday as the first woman to be a Republican vice presidential nominee. Below is a roundup of her recent appearances on CNBC, including her speech today after being chosen as John McCain's running mate.

Palin on Alaskan Oil

“More and more Americans are recognizing it is time to ramp up American supply of energy… More and more Americans are recognizing your sister state up in the artic in Alaska has these supplies. We have trillions of cubic feet of natural gas; we have billions of barrels of oil still sitting underground.”

Gov. Sarah Palin, (R) Alaska, air date: Aug. 29, 2008

Palin Joins McCain on GOP Ticket

“The people of America expect us to seek public office and serve for the right reasons. And the right reason is to challenge the status quo and to serve the common good. No one expects us to agree on everything, whether in Juneau or in Washington, but we are expected to govern with integrity, and good will, and clear conviction, and a servant’s heart.”

Gov. Sarah Palin, (R) Alaska: Aug. 29, 2008

Palin on VP Job

"As for that VP talk all the time, I still can't answer that question until someone answers for me 'What is it exactly that the VP does every day?' I'm used to being very productive and working real hard in the administration. We want to make sure that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position."

Gov. Sarah Palin, (R) Alaska: July 31, 2008

Palin on Governorship

"I really enjoy my job here in Alaska as governor. I believe that there's a lot Alaska could be and should be doing to contribute to the rest of the U.S., and I think I can do that in my job here in Alaska,'s really probably out of the realm of possibility to be tapped for that position, so I don't even have to worry about it."

Gov. Sarah Palin, (R) Alaska: June 25, 2008

Palin on Alaskan Energy

“Putting a value on Alaska’s oil and gas, I don’t really like though think of it as raising a tax… What we’re doing though is trying to determine and share an appropriate value for the nonrenewable resource that Alaskans own.”

Gov. Sarah Palin, (R) Alaska, profiled air date: Nov. 27, 2007