Palin Will NOT Attend Reagan Library Event

@anniepa (27244)
United States
July 31, 2009 4:42pm CST
Sorry, guys, I guess my Palin obsession is really in high gear today. It must be the gloomy, rainy weather here bringing out the worst in me...lol! Just kidding, but I recall that as soon as Palin had announced that she'd be stepping down as Governor of Alaska it was posted here that she'd be speaking at this huge conservative event at the Reagan Library in California. Reportedly tickets were selling "like hotcakes" or whatever they said. However, read this from the link provided below the excerpt: It's been written about as a given, and a logical step for Palin: A speech at the Reagan library. But Jonathan Martin suggested recently it wasn't a sure thing, and sure enough, the latest statement pops up on Palin's Facebook page: As repeatedly stated to several in the media over the last week, former Governor Sarah Palin is not committed to attend the Simi Valley Republican Women’s event at the Reagan Library and in fact is not attending the event. Neither the Governor’s state staff nor SarahPAC has ever committed to attending this event or speaking at this event, and even requested that the Governor's name be removed from the invitation several weeks ago. The Governor has other work and commitments to take care of at that time. She looks forward to visiting her friends in California soon. All event requests must be confirmed with Meghan Stapleton of SarahPAC. Additionally, all invitations bearing the Governor’s name must be approved by her attorney before proceeding. Thank you. Meghan Stapleton http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0709/Palin_wont_attend_Reagan_library_event.html I'm not sure if she really didn't ever intend to speak at this even or if she backed out for some reason. Maybe they even "disinvited" her, who knows! Could it have something to do with this new NBC/WSJ poll which shows a whopping 67% - that's tewo-thirds - of all Americans don't want her EVER to be President? http://www.uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=100016.0 Also, what do you think about Palin's alleged interest in taking on Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing radio hosts? I understand Clear Channel has already said "Thanks but no thanks..." http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blog/Fates_Fortunes/20621-Syndicating_Sarah_Palin_Part_2_The_Next_Rush_Limbaugh_.php Any comments? Annie
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@spalladino (17926)
• United States
31 Jul 09
My opinion...saying that she will be speaking at the Simi Valley Republican Women’s event at the Reagan Library sounded good while Palin was still in office but, now that she's out, maybe campaigning for all those good Republicans has lost it's charm when compared to other income producing ventures. After all SaraPAC can continue to raise money while she does other things...like a book tour. I didn't know about the radio gig...I can't imagine that being a success considering that she normally talks in circles.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Well she never said she'd speak there in the first place so it doesn't really matter how it would have sounded.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Did I say she did?
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
1 Aug 09
"Did I say she did?" That's what it sounded like right here. "saying that she will be speaking at the Simi Valley Republican Women’s event at the Reagan Library sounded good while Palin was still in office"
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Flippety Flop to the candy shop to get a stick of candy.... Sarah fell down and her polls are way down down down... and you can finish it any way you want.... Yep.. She was going to be the guest speaker but "you betcha" she's not even going now!
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
4 Aug 09
I guess IF she said she'd be there they didn't catch the wink. Annie
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@irishidid (8521)
• United States
1 Aug 09
This deserves only this one fitting response: "So?" Annie, give me your home address and I'll knit you a Sarah Palin pillow to keep and cuddle for your obsession.
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@spalladino (17926)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Now Irish, you have to be fair. If you're going to be knitting pillows you're going to have to knit a Birth Certificate pillow for Rose.
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@irishidid (8521)
• United States
1 Aug 09
That might have to be done in cross-stitch.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
1 Aug 09
You might have to find a way to mass produce those BC pillows because I could name a lot here that would like one too
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@jb78000 (15178)
1 Aug 09
annie, sorry, this is an intervention. yep, palin is a twerp. but i'd like you to join in arguments that don't refer to palin. we need you.
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Where am I needed? Just let me know and I'm there! Annie
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@jb78000 (15178)
4 Aug 09
will do i know that comment was abrupt but i've got to the point where i feel like throttling the posters every time i see more obama or palin discussions (or in certain cases 'discussions'...) jb
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• United States
1 Aug 09
I think that its a given that palin has put off some govenor duties where as she isn't govenor of alaska anymore. I think that a lot of people were very proud of her standing up and taking her place like she did with the elections but after the first debate she had with the other vps there was just not many people convinced that she could handle the job and the criticism that comes with the job. Palin got a lot of grief because of her daughter having a baby and being under age 18. The fact that she was standing up and saying that she was not going to let a baby die because her daughter was with a guy. A mother knows a lot more of what to do in a situation than most would give her credit for. I admired her for stepping up to the plate. I liked Hillary Clinton and voted for Obama just because I didn't want a republican president back in office. I strongly disagreed with both sides but felt one had better handle over americas situation than the other did. I think Palin might have felt that she would have to many unanswered questions and so to cover her a******** she decided that it wouldn't be agood idea. Sometimes a woman has to protect herself and her family and the job that she does before answering to the media.Her family and other concerns were her top priority according to what you are sayin.
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
1 Aug 09
You do seem a tad bit obsessed with Sarah Palin.
@irishidid (8521)
• United States
1 Aug 09
See my response above Knitting as fast as I can!!!
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
1 Aug 09
That's putting it lightly...
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I wonder how many people bought tickets to this event thinking that Palin would be there, I mean we have several people here that I think would travel to California to see her speak. If I "loved" her and thought she was going to be there and wasn't I would want a refund. But, I'm really puzzled about that whole approved by attorney thing. WTF is that about? I wouldn't listen to Palin or Rush so I hope that they put her on AM if she has be on the radio.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
1 Aug 09
I think it's just a matter of people assuming she'll be places when she won't It makes perfect sense for her to say such things must be officially approved either through her spokesperson or lawyer. If these people were told by whomever was selling the tickets that she would be there then yes, they should demand their money back. If they just assumed it or read it on a blog, that's their problem.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Her appearance wasn't assumed or read on a blog. The Republican Women Federated of Simi Valley issued a statement that was published in several newspapers including this article from the San Jose Mercury News. http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_12821717 [i]"LOS ANGELES—Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is slated to appear at a Republican gala in suburban Los Angeles next month as she moves to broaden her national influence after stepping down as Alaska governor. Republican Women Federated of Simi Valley said in a statement Sunday that Palin is scheduled to attend the group's 50th anniversary gala at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Aug. 8. The disclosure came on the same day that an interview published in The Washington Times revealed that Palin plans to write a book, build a right-of-center coalition and campaign for political candidates from coast to coast—even Democrats who share her views on limited government, national defense and energy independence. The details were the first to emerge since the Alaska governor announced earlier this month that she plans to resign July 26, a decision that shocked even her closest friends. Republican Women Federated spokeswoman Pat Saraceno said the invitation-only gala is closed to the media. Several hundred people are expected. The master of ceremonies for the event will be conservative radio talk-show host and filmmaker John Ziegler."[/i] The article ends with "Saraceno said she respected Palin's right to change her plans at any time. She said in an e-mail that correspondence with the governor's office has been "positive but cautious," but she added, "we know she will come." So it appears that tickets weren't on sale to the general public but there was communication between Palin's staff and the RWF which generated enough confidence for them to make the announcement. Looks like just another case of her playing rock star....
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