Palin Photo Gallery
|Transcript from "On the Record ," November 10, 2008.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Tonight, Governor Sarah Palin goes "On the Record," her first national television interview since the election. We are live in Anchorage, Alaska, and you're not going to see this anywhere else. For the past two days, we've spent hours with the governor of Alaska, and our cameras have been rolling all the time. And so tonight, you will see part one of our interview as we see her at work and at home. And here is the governor.
VAN SUSTEREN: Governor, it must be fun to be back in your office here in Anchorage.
GOV. SARAH PALIN (R-AK), FORMER VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It's great. It's great. A lot of work to do, so it's good to be back.
VAN SUSTEREN: What's on the agenda today?
PALIN: Cabinet meeting this morning, and then working with our gas line team, ramping up production of what we have to do to start supplying the U.S. with more domestic sources of energy. That's always the top of our agenda here in the state of Alaska. But working on that today.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Let me clarify some loose ends here. The clothes -- what is the story on the clothes?
PALIN: The clothes. When I arrived at the convention, there were clothes waiting for me and clothes being ordered for me and for the family, for eight of us. And ever since then, those clothes, knowing that they didn't belong to me, many of them had been returned, many of them were put in the belly of the airplane, and some of them were returned home with me. We boxed them all up, sent them back to the rightful owners, the Republican National Committee. And that's the story on the clothes.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you order the clothes?
PALIN: Did not order the clothes. Did not ask for the clothes. I would have been happy to have worn my own clothes from day one. But you know, that turned into kind of an odd issue, an odd campaign issue as things were wrapping up there, as to who ordered what and who demanded what.
But you know, I was happy to get to come home to my own closet and put my own clothes on again, which we had done, of course, through most of the campaign also. But the convention clothes were belonging to the RNC.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you know whose idea that was or how that even evolved?
PALIN: Haven't really heard how all that evolved and hadn't really pursued it until we started getting criticized for supposedly asking for all these clothes, my family and me. And still don't have all of the answers. But it just, at this point, especially seems so irrelevant, unless the criticism continues in regards to my family or me demanding anything.