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April 16th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 04/16/09

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Gov. Sarah Plain is back in the spotlight tonight. She's giving her first speech this year in the lower 48. That has people talking about whether she'll run for the White House in 2012. Do you think she should? Share your thoughts below.

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soundoff (498 Responses)
  1. Beth - London, England

    Night all..

    Follow whoever is doing the most for charity... malaria is a very worthy cause remember guys!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  2. Jasmine-Spokane, WA

    Good night Anderson Erica and tweet yourselves to death everyone!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  3. carolyn cee yah

    erica white our big enough? lou has big choppers.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  4. Isabel Siaba

    Good night, Anderon and Erica

    Good night everyone!

    See you tomorrow!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  5. laura

    13,999 to go, I just sent a tweet.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Jacqueline, NY

    Ooh BEAT 360 Tee. I'm on it! LOL!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  7. LisaL - Canada

    mama looks fab!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  8. Scott Yeo

    I want a Beat 360 T-Shirt Soooooooooo Bad

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  9. Maureen, Georgia

    Anderson you don't look like Lou Dobbs.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  10. Nattada, Houston TX

    They do really look alike, like twins. I can't tell who is the mom, who is the daughter. I would feel a little freak if my mon wants to look exactly like me and does all the thing to look like me. If I have a daughter, I do not think I would want to look like her.

    Funny, I can't see you look like Lou Dobb. Thanks Erica fro the laugh.
    😀
    Good night everyone.
    Have a great Friday tomorrow.
    Sweet dreams all.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  11. Genevieve M, TX

    Re: The Shot

    The mother and daughter looking alike is not unusual nor is a mother looking as young as her daughter. My mother (up until her death 2 years ago) looked very young for her age. She was 56 and had no wrinkles on her face, or anywhere on her body. She had never had any surgery to "enhance her looks", it was all about wearing sunscreen, makeup, excercise, and a mostly vegetarian diet.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba

    @ Anderson Cooper

    Was that comparison that?
    It does not! lol ...

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  13. Steve - southern Illinois

    Erica Hill you light up a room with your smile.

    Good night all!!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  14. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Go CNNBRK! That was kind of a creepy shot!

    Good night Anderson, Erica and fellow bloggers! Have a good sleep and great tomorrow hope its a happy Friday!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  15. Cherry B - Ms

    Anderson and Lou...too funny. Goodnight everyone, sweet dreams.
    GO TWITTERS!!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  16. Miss J

    Ha! Yeah I can't tell who Anderson is in that photo. : )

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  17. Lauren--NY

    Anderson, I find it so amusing that you are so competitive, all anyone has to do is tell you that there is a contest of some kind and you are *in*.

    Good luck, CNN! Have fun. Night all!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  18. Claudia

    I signed up @CNNBRK !!
    GO CNN!! Ashton cannot win

    April 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  19. Linda

    Hey Anderson

    You are right 14,000 on your show no problem and regarding the mother who had plastic surgery to look like the daughter digusting. What daughter would want their mother to do that, and what mother would want to be so self-absorbed with looks.

    I would also just like to say

    April 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  20. Esma

    We're all a bunch of loyal Twits...ha ha.
    All I see in this picture are a couple of Barbie dolls. Seriously. Yikes.
    Goodnight, everyone!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  21. Steve - southern Illinois

    Mother on our right.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  22. Patty

    Polka dots are seldom a good fashion choice.....BTW: I twitter for Anderson!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  23. Elio

    i have no clue which one is the mom!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  24. alpacinofan

    Hello Anderson!!!! Glad to be a follower!!!!! JUST JOINED TODAY!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  25. LisaL - Canada

    who's updating "cnnbrk"? last update: 22 hours ago... ?

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  26. Jacqueline, NY

    My oh my! Where has the time gone. Is it just me or did the week just fly by? Goodnight all!

    Jackie

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  27. Caroline, Los Angeles

    @Heather-I confess I have dreamed of having cosmetic surgery. If I ever get a big pile of money I might do it. It's hard to resist it when you don't like your neck anymore, and when three pregnancies have taken their toll on you.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  28. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Well good night Anderson. Erica, Bloogers

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  29. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  30. Isabel Siaba

    I don't see any harm in a person use to the treatment of aesthetic and plastic surgery to improve their appearance and feel better, but there is a limit to everything

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  31. Maureen T, Canada

    Alright Andy, the mother is on my left and your right and you've got me on twitter, okay?! Thanks for another great show and thanks for making me smile, once again! Good night Andy, rest easy.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  32. Lori from IL

    Anderson, Erica, Team 360 and Fellow Bloggers -

    Good mix on the show tonight - loved Jeff Toobin and David Gergen in the house! Good mix of topics -

    Fellow bloggers, hope you have a sunny day tomorrow....until tomorrow night.... peace

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  33. Genevieve M, TX

    Anderson, you are so focused on getting 14,000 more people to sign up on twitter at cnnbrk!

    I like your competitiveness!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  34. Desmond Ayeni

    Just signed on to Twitter, one less 14,000.00 – don't forget to let people signing on to follow "CNNBRK".

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  35. Jasmine-Spokane, WA

    so I placed on my friend's wall on facebook about the twitter fun tweet nonsense....they'll comply since I will see them all at lunch tomorrow... 😉

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  36. gill - north of 49

    Watch out Ashton.... you've just triggered Anderson's obsessive competitive streak – now It's WAR.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  37. Niwat, Chicago

    What a depressing news to see youths whose their dreams should contain with hopes and dreams, but end up smuggling drugs.Shame on recruiters.

    The interlocutor's tactics to extract crucial infomation are soooo barbarian. Forced nudity, water boarding? i think not!
    .I'd rather spank! =P

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  38. Cherry B - Ms

    CNN was the first I followed when I joined Twitter. Been recruiting people since this AK thing started! He's ahead right now. Hurry up people!!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  39. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Goodnight yall

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  40. John, MD

    @Anderson,
    Are you kiddin? They are twins!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  41. Cristy Kirssin

    If Ashton Kutcher wins, then Cnn Doubles the donation that's more money for charity, then if CNN wins alone.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  42. starr formerly known as vincent

    Busy, busy night on the blog.

    Good night Anderson et al.

    Good night fellow bloggers!

    I'm off to twitter (hope CNN wins)

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  43. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    I already follow on twitter! Thanks for the Susan Boyle story.I smile every time I hear her sing.Great show! Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  44. Steve - southern Illinois

    I do not think that Boyle lady is in any way unattractive.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  45. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Erica...If I come to NY to get married will you officiate the wedding? (I can't get married in Calfornia anymore.) 🙂

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  46. mari, MA

    The singer's confidence! great!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  47. Beth - London, England

    I can't wait to see what happens to Susan Boyle if she actually wins Britain's got Talent – we've only just had the first episode!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  48. Sandra Robertson, GA

    Anderson, I created my twitter account today and just added "cnnbrk." Good luck and I pray for CNN. You are the best!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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