Palin Sorry for 'Pro-America' Remark

Candidate says sorry for misunderstanding; discusses what she'd do as VP
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2008 7:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Palin apologized last night for any misunderstandings created by her remarks about "pro-America areas of this great nation." The candidate told a CNN interviewer she hadn't meant to imply that parts of the country are unpatriotic. "If that's the way it came across, I apologize," she said. She promised to tackle energy independence and government reform if elected.

"That's been my forte as the governor of an energy producing state and as a former chair of the, of the energy regulator—entity up there in Alaska," Palin said, noting that her executive credentials make her more experienced than Barack Obama. Other “missions” she said she’s discussed with running mate John McCain include Wall Street reform and aid to families with special needs kids.