Palin pays visit to Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (WMC-TV) - Decision 2008 made a stop in the Mid-South Thursday, as Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate Governor Sara Palin visited Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The day started early for party faithful. Excited to see the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, neither the cold or the long lines could keep them away.

Carlene and Jim Burden made the short drive from the Missouri Bootheel town Sikesten.

Jim Burden came to the Show Me Center to hear Palin talk about what she and John McCain will do about the issues that matter most to him.

"I hope she talks about energy about oil, I hope she talks about, they've just put Iraq on the back burner since this stock market thing has come on," Burden said.

Inside the Show Me Center, electricity as Palin made the pitch for the GOP ticket like a hopeful employee seeking a new job. But it wasn't a hard sell.

"Missouri, I'm asking you, will you hire us? Will you send us to Washington," Palin asked.

Palin did talk about the issues that mattered most to Jim and Carlene Burden, and to the crowd of roughly 8,000.

On the economy and taxes, Palin said, "The plan is pretty simple, we're going to lower your income taxes."

On energy, Palin said, "John McCain and I are going to develop new energy sources, we'll tap into what we've already got.  We will drill baby drill."

And on the war, Palin said, "We need someone who talk about the wars America is fight, and isn't afraid to use the word victory."

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