November 6, 2008

Palin Returns to Day Job As Governor

Gov. Sarah Palin returned to Alaska, telling a group of supporters she would reach out to President-elect Barack Obama on a number of issues.

The Republican vice presidential candidate also said she was looking forward to returning to her job of running Alaska and promised to work to expand development of the state's oil and gas resources and be a voice for families, such as her own, that have children with special needs, The New York Times reported on its Web site Thursday.

"I just thank God for this opportunity that I have to be your governor," Palin said to the group of supporters at the Anchorage airport.

Palin also tried to dispel rumors that she and GOP standard-bearer Sen. John McCain of Arizona didn't get along in the waning days of the campaign before they lost to President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday.

"We had a great relationship," she said, adding, "I love him."