POLITICS
11/02/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sarah Palin Arrives In St. Louis For The Debate (VIDEO)

Watch video below of Sarah Palin arriving by plane in St. Louis with her family ahead of Thursday night's vice presidential debate.

Here's the press pool report from the airport:

On the flight from Flagstaff, Arizona to St. Louis, Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt said that the Alaska governor is looking forward to tonight's debate, "She is eager to lay out the contrast of her record of executive leadership and Joe Biden's 35 years in the halls of congress."

While in the air, we learned that while running on the McCain ranch on Monday afternoon Palin slipped on some gravel and cut the palm of her right hand. She is wearing a large band-aid on the palm of her hand.

Yesterday, debate prep went all day on the ranch. She spent another day doing mock debates outside with McCain Senior Foreign Policy Advisor Randy Schneumann who "played" the role of Joe Biden. The group broke for dinner at 7:30pm local and her advisors along with her family which include Todd, Willow, Piper and Trig. They ate steaks and twice baked potatoes on picnic tables outside.

Also during the flight, Willow and Piper came to the back of the plane to pass out black licorice and stickers. Willow was wearing a grey T-shirt and jeans while Piper wore a blue sweatshirt that read "Alaska Grown", jeans and missing her two front teeth which apparently is not a new development, but a few months old.

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