GOP committees dump Palin as keynote speaker for big fundraiser?

posted at 7:45 pm on March 31, 2009 by Allahpundit

Remember this? She was in, then she wasn’t in, now she’s out. The official word from the congressional committees is that she had to decline due to “gubernatorial responsibilities in Alaska,” but sources tell Politico that the dithering by her staff forced them to pull the plug as the deadline approached:

Palin’s withdrawal is her latest public stumble since Election Day 2008 and the latest evidence of miscommunication between her Washington-based political action committee and her gubernatorial staff in Alaska. The decision by national Republicans to pull the plug on Palin — a significant draw — also reflects the GOP establishment’s growing unease with the Alaska governor…

Palin was never completely confirmed as a speaker — which was precisely the problem, according to sources familiar with the deliberations about who would speak at the dinner…

Three people close to planning for the dinner said Palin’s aides proceeded to hem and haw about the appearance, both publicly and privately, leading the committees to decide to replace her because they were nearing a deadline to send invitations and other fundraising materials to their donors.

It’s undisputed that the initial scheduling screw-up was on her end (indeed, the NRSC’s statement today emphasizes that her team had confirmed her attendance), in which case what incentive do Politico’s sources have to lie? I could see if they had messed up and were now trying to pin the whole thing on her to cover their own rears, but they didn’t. Maybe she finally told them no definitively and they were so irritated that they decided to claim they dumped her instead? Pretty silly, if so: No sense needlessly alienating a draw as big as her.

Update: Blunt as can be, from NRCC spokesman Ken Spain: “We decided to go in another direction.”

Update: Fox News is hearing the same thing as Politico.

Sources familiar with the Palin snub fumed openly about how the governor handled this.

“She was a disaster,” one Republican source told FOX News. “We had confirmation.”…

Another source familiar with the invitation indicated that the campaign committees were so incensed with Palin that they did not even bother to officially notify her that they rescinded the invitation.

Update 4/1: Conservatives 4 Palin cites this quote from SarahPAC spokesman Meg Stapleton in Palin’s defense:

Stapleton said Palin would not agree to political events until after April 20, when the Alaska legislative session ends. “She is focused on Alaska,” Stapleton said today.

And while Palin’s camp claimed no hard feelings about being replaced by Gingrich, Stapleton said, “She probably would have said yes if they could have waited.”

NBC notes that Palin is still scheduled to attend an Indiana pro-life dinner on April 16th, but C4P argues that that’s not a “political,” i.e. partisan, event and therefore might not have the same ethics laws implications while the legislature’s in session. If that’s so, I’m not sure why Stapleton didn’t make that point to NBC.


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Let the AP bashing begin in haste…

Lance Murdock on March 31, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Glug glug glug!

My first drink of the day!

manofaiki on March 31, 2009 at 7:47 PM

What an incredibly disingenuous headliner AP.

Gov. Palin stated from the first day after the announcement that she never agreed to be at this event. That was about a month ago.

I know that the Carville-Emanuel contingent is dissing Palin, but what is your excuse?

Captain America on March 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM

well Mike I was tempted to send the 4th floor a check but more Ohio money going to Alaska…

sven10077 on March 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM

I’m actually hoping she leaves the party altogether – I’ll follow her – just sick and tired of castrated Republicans.

She should pull a Teddy Roosevelt and start a new “Bull Moose” party.

Call it the “Hot Moose” party. I’m in :)

HondaV65 on March 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Palin owes the RNC nothing. Why should she raise $2500 per plate at a dinner to a bunch of people who choose not to defend her against slander, and won’t support her in a Presidential run?

Let them listen to Newt and try not to fall asleep.

portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 7:49 PM

1000 comments or bust

msmveritas on March 31, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Pretty silly

Pretty much defines the Republican party at this point.

myrenovations on March 31, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Allahpundit is the only troll I know that has his own blog.

Apologetic California on March 31, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Palin will make heads explode when she announces her third
party candidacy the SarahCuda Straight Shooter Express. She’s
a maverick with nothing to lose with gobs of money.

BTW, did you know SarahPac has McCain’s donor list?

Sarah will be elected in 2016 to clean up the Obama mess.

LankyLou on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Unfortunately this will have lasting damages.

Amadeus on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

How dare she.

Imagine, taking care of her state came first.

fogw on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Do we get to start a Palinamateurism of the day?

e-pirate on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

OK, so now we can get Rush? or give Bobby Jindal a chance to show what he can really do? And no Sarah bashing, it puts us on a level with Chris Matthews and Keith Olberman.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Let the RNC sell off all the garbage bags full of clothing Palin used during the campaign, which at last report are still sitting on the floor in the RNC offices.

If the RNC guttersnipes want to ride Palin’s popularity, let them beg her. She owes them nothing.

portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 7:52 PM

The official word from the congressional committees is that she had to decline due to “gubernatorial responsibilities in Alaska,” but sources tell Politico that the dithering by her staff forced them to pull the plug as the deadline approached:

Palin’s star is dimmed if not on the wane. She energized demoralized Republicans stuck with a bastard like John McCain as their candidate. It was what that idiotic campaign needed when they couldn’t woo leftists to their stale ideas even though they had no interest in any of the things Palin stands for (as evidenced by the way they trashed her after the predictable loss).

Bobby Jindal is the real star this season.

highhopes on March 31, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Palin has a job and she is laying low. Let Newt sell is DVD’s and let Barry hang himself. None of this matters for two more years.

Firebird on March 31, 2009 at 7:53 PM

I know you guys don’t like Ron Paul, so let’s compromise. Mark Sanford should be the leader of the party.

MedSchoolCatholic on March 31, 2009 at 7:53 PM

What’s up with the Palin bashing on this site? You’d think Olbermann himself was here. She said over a month ago that she never agreed to it. C’mon.

MrX on March 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Let’s just get this over with now.

(-) Allahpundit is a bad man for writing a headline/post that doesn’t praise Palin. He’s part of the Emanuel/Carville/Axelrod cabal against Palin.

(-) The GOP establishment never defended Palin, so why should she do anything for them? They’re lucky that she even bothers to be part of their party. Her fundraising for SarahPAC will put the rest of the political world to shame.

(-) We don’t understand how things work up in Alaska. She can’t even make phone calls from home without ethics lawsuits being filed against her.

What did I miss?

amerpundit on March 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Anything to make this woman look bad.

So what, she’s not headlining the fundraiser? For crying out loud, it’s only 2009. There are YEARS for her to do things like this. Just let her be a Governor and do her damn job.

This story will be twisted by “anonymous sources” in 3..2…1

seaplanes on March 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Z

artist on March 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM

And Palin needs the NRSC for what exactly? Don’t they need her more than she needs them?

She’ll be fine. By the way, if I wanted to invite McCain or any other politician to an event, I would start with his staff, not his PAC. Who does that?

EMD on March 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM

I’m actually hoping she leaves the party altogether – I’ll follow her – just sick and tired of castrated Republicans.

HondaV65 on March 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM

I agree. She is too good for the jokers in this party.

No one seems to understand (or maybe they do) that there is a significant number of people who have voted for their last RINO in Nov ’08. I’m looking at the person and their consistent acting upon principles, not an ‘R’ next to the name. The GOP does not own my vote and they aren’t going to get it unless it is earned by a principled candidate, period.

PrincipledPilgrim on March 31, 2009 at 7:55 PM

I think Palin certainly wanted to attend, but her attendance would have presented problems back home. I don’t blame her for holding out to see if she could work it, but I don’t blame the NRSC for booking someone else either. Not sure why some people are calling this some sort of gaffe on her part.

doug1981 on March 31, 2009 at 7:55 PM

I know you guys don’t like Ron Paul, so let’s compromise. Mark Sanford should be the leader of the party.

MedSchoolCatholic on March 31, 2009 at 7:53 PM

RuPaul is a paleocon moonbat libertarian….

sven10077 on March 31, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Palinites are Ronpaulizing Palin. She deserves better. Calm the fuck down.

Apologetic California on March 31, 2009 at 7:55 PM

This sort of thing shows us why Palin is not ready to be governor of Alaska.

frankj on March 31, 2009 at 7:55 PM

BTW, did you know SarahPac has McCain’s donor list?

Sarah will be elected in 2016 to clean up the Obama mess.

LankyLou on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

How do you know that ?

TimeTraveler on March 31, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Wasn’t there something under Alaska state law that the governor cannot work on such things as this until the legislature is out of session, including simply accepting speaking engagements? I thought that all those ethics claims were keeping her out of these?
Can anyone clarify?

ChicagoBlues on March 31, 2009 at 7:56 PM

These people need to realize that she is an elected official with a job to do. She is not your cheerleader or fundraiser, GOP. She will help you when she can.

doug1981 on March 31, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Palin to GOP RINO’s;

“Go suck an egg!”

Seven Percent Solution on March 31, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Palin will make heads explode when she announces her third
party candidacy the SarahCuda Straight Shooter Express. \

LankyLou on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Let’s make it … the Barracuda Moose Party!

Somebody design a T-Shirt!

HondaV65 on March 31, 2009 at 7:58 PM

These people need to realize that she is an elected official with a job to do. She is not your cheerleader or fundraiser, GOP. She will help you when she can.

doug1981 on March 31, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Amen.

seaplanes on March 31, 2009 at 7:58 PM

The bottom line: unsuccessful people always try to tear down the successful …that’s why the Libs HATE Palin…makes them face their own inadequacies…same with Romney envy…same with AP

winston on March 31, 2009 at 7:59 PM

[portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 7:49 PM]

I agree with that. And Newt can shove his American Solutions for all I care. It’s just another in a line of PAC’s soliciting donations for him to live off of.

That’s not to say there are some good R’s in the Senate and House doing yeoman work for the cause, but as I said mid last year, there really ought to be an alternate universe RNC, NRSC and NRCC to fund these people and up and comers who like them.

Dusty on March 31, 2009 at 7:59 PM

I am not bothered by this at all.

Palin was never completely confirmed as a speaker

That pretty much takes care of it in my book.

canditaylor68 on March 31, 2009 at 7:59 PM

There was too much Romney bashing in the “Romney praises Obama” Thread. This is called Chum.

Come & get it!! Palin Chum!!

portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 8:00 PM

The RNC thought that Sarah Palin was going to be a throw away V.P. candidate. They knew that McCain was going to lose in Nov. and didn’t want to damage any of their men as a loser on his ticket. The problem with that is that Sarah Palin brought out more support than expected. Now she has national support that isn’t tied to their national organization and they need to tear her apart and they have the left to help them. I feel this will not turn out well for either the Gov. or the GOP.

thomasaur on March 31, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Is it a question of the GOP bailing out Palin or Palin being asked to bail out the GOP ?

I think this has less to do with Palin’s staff and more to do with the GOP’s Washington crowds being incompetant.

William Amos on March 31, 2009 at 8:00 PM

portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Agreed

Another source familiar with the invitation indicated that the campaign committees were so incensed with Palin that they did not even bother to officially notify her that they rescinded the invitation.

So grown up of the NRSC. Now tell me again, why does she need to speak at your pathetic gathering? For you to grub onto her popularity to raise funds? You might want to rethink your goals there kids.
Publicly kicking someone to the curb that can bring your organization $$ isn’t too smart.

PappaMac on March 31, 2009 at 8:00 PM

The GOP is only doing this because they hate Sarah Palin because they are RINOs, and also they are afraid of her.

Proud Rino on March 31, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Allah -

You any closer to getting the jobs you’ve been interviewing for at the Daily Kos or Huffington Post? I’ll be glad to give you a reference stating that you don’t have a conservative bone in your body.

Go away and dream about having a threesome – you and Meghan McCain.

bw222 on March 31, 2009 at 8:02 PM

I say again, so what!! She’s entitled to her reasons. Lots of others out there. Just imagine what kind of money Rush could raise if he’d do it!! And, I think it would be great to give Jindal another chance. That last speech of his I heard was really good. He could raise cash too. (and..I’ll ask again. Please no Sarah bashing. Let’s show some respect)

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 8:02 PM

artist on March 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM

x2

NY Conservative on March 31, 2009 at 8:03 PM

They should let Frum speak and let him inform everyone that the party needs to nominate someone like McCain or Bush in order to win.

V15J on March 31, 2009 at 8:03 PM

[canditaylor68 on March 31, 2009 at 7:59 PM]

Yeah, but what chaps is that the R’s are, again, attacking Palin and making her the scapegoat.

Dusty on March 31, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Do we get to start a Palinamateurism of the day?

e-pirate on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

OMG, the whole house is laughing so hard at your joke. Oh my, we can’t stop. Post some more PLEASE!

hawkdriver on March 31, 2009 at 8:03 PM

For the first time I understand Palin’s seeming hesitancy…she is not so sure she wants to join that club…VERY smart move

winston on March 31, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Can I just post:

what’s with the palin bashing on this site what is this kos you are a troll AP worse than olberman AP is not a conservative

about 150 times and go ahead and close the thread?

SouthernDem on March 31, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Daniel Hannan supports Ron Paul.

MedSchoolCatholic on March 31, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Yes, because I know that I always look to the choice of a British politician who is enjoying 15 minutes of fame when I’m looking for a party leader.

You know who else Daniel Hannan supported? Barack Obama. He thought (and apparently still thinks) that Obama’s overreachings, wealth redistribution, and socialistic tendencies were the better choice.

amerpundit on March 31, 2009 at 8:05 PM

The GOP is only doing this because they hate Sarah Palin because they are RINOs, and also they are afraid of her.

Proud Rino on March 31, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Actually they just don’t know what to do about her on both accounts.

thomasaur on March 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM

What is the name of that new Republican Blog ?

Wade on March 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM

All of these politicians are children with their temper tantrums and hissy fits. Screw ‘em all!

Vince on March 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM

I don’t see why this has to be a big deal, except for the annonymous source people who want to make it a big deal.

myrenovations on March 31, 2009 at 8:07 PM

All those anonymous sources..

the_nile on March 31, 2009 at 8:07 PM

The RINOS liberal moderates in the Republican party that haven’t jumped ship yet are circling the wagons and trying like hell to figure out how they’re going to get another RINO like McCain the nomination for 2012, and right now it doesn’t look good.

We were treated to the spectacle of the 2008 election where Brooks, Buckley, et. al. assured us running a moderate like McCain was our ONLY chance – go the DEMOCRAT-LITE route and voters would stream to the ticket.

Then we watched these same people ABANDON MCCAIN BEFORE THE ELECTION EVEN TOOK PLACE, after he ran exactly the kind of campaing THEY SAID THEY WANTED.

Oh.

Well except for one thing.

See, he picked PALIN for his VP.

So naturally people like Brooks and Buckley want to claim it was all working great until PALIN came on board.

SHE’S the one who messed up everything!

Well face it, RINO’s and DEMOCRAT-LITE ‘tards: YOU’RE NOT FOOLING ANYBODY ANYMORE.

We know what conservatives have to do to win the next election.

And we are NOT picking a RINO or some DEMOCRAT-LITE person for 2012.

Just quit while you’re ahead.

manofaiki on March 31, 2009 at 8:08 PM

I think the RNC is suffering from Fundenvy. If the dinner has big bucks it will make Sarah seem more competant than Michael Steele at fundraising. Sarahpac is already doing that.

William Amos on March 31, 2009 at 8:08 PM

RNCC: Palin? Palin? Palin?
Unnamed sources: Um, She’s Busy. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Sarah Palin Governing the State of Alaska. I guess it’s pretty serious.
RNCC: Thank you.
Unnamed source: No problem whatsoever.

portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM

I can’t believe AP resorts to putting a question mark at the end of his headlines, as if that’s an out to this baseless speculation.

That’s the kind of garbage you see on an MSNBC caption (or Fox News for that matter).

commodore on March 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM

(-) Allahpundit is a bad man for writing a headline/post that doesn’t praise Palin. He’s part of the Emanuel/Carville/Axelrod cabal against Palin.

What did I miss?

amerpundit on March 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Allah is evil but he never praised Palin. He supported the filthy liar in the White House over McCain out of spite. He demonized McCain for his selection of Palin as pandering to the right instead of embracing the leftists like the criminals that are destroying this nation.

In short Allah is just as guilty as any other Obama supporter in bringing this nation down.

highhopes on March 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Allahpundit is the only troll I know that has his own blog.

Apologetic California on March 31, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Complete with plenty of feeders (me included).

Fletch54 on March 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM

The GOP is full of RINOs anyway. Sarah Palin needs to start her own party!

Proud Rino on March 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Palin-bashing blogger outed. My take on it is, for all the talk of the blogger’s right to free speech, what about the right of her targets to face their accuser?

Sekhmet on March 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM

These people need to realize that she is an elected official with a job to do. She is not your cheerleader or fundraiser, GOP. She will help you when she can.

doug1981 on March 31, 2009 at 7:57 PM

yep…

and

Imagine, taking care of her state came first.

fogw on March 31, 2009 at 7:51 PM

yep

alexraye on March 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM

The three-ring circus: bobo, congress, Palin. When is the RNC going to get it together? This goes from ridiculous to insane, and still, we can’t find a Republican, aside from Mark Sanford, who will stand up to the nonsense in Washington. Oh, and if we had a five-ring circus: Romney and Huckaby.

pcpower1 on March 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM

It will be interesting to see what the result of this will be……………..

…………. more attendees and contributions, or less?

Seven Percent Solution on March 31, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Palin’s thought process:

Should I stay here to deal with the @#$%^& VOLCANO erupting a few miles away from our biggest city? -OR-

Go to DC and hang out with a bunch of whiny rinos?
——
Now ask yourself again if she’s done something wrong…

innominatus on March 31, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Dusty on March 31, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Which is exactly why I think our pushback should be exactly what I listed. Its a scheduling miscommunication-no scapegoat needed,if the R’s want to play immature with it,they only hurt themselves. =)

I think its time we all get our act together-2010 is coming soon.

canditaylor68 on March 31, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Some sources say…
A source says…
A republican said…

Wow- color me unimpressed with the sources for this story.

jewells45 on March 31, 2009 at 8:12 PM

We love Sarah and Mitt. Screw this current bunch of ball less Republicans. I use that term loosely. Rebranding is what we need: The Conservative movement. Let the people decide – Republicans are neutered and it’s time to start anew. They can either come along and fight or go home.

I don’t care for Huckabee but I heard him say something today on Fox that I totally agree with. Abolish the 17th Amendment of the Constitution. Let the States appoint their Senators as the Framers originally put in the Constitution. Then, the States have control and the Senators have to reflect what their constituents want and there are term limits. Bring it on.

suzyk on March 31, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Whether you approve or disapprove of Sarah, she is one of our own and none of us are perfect either.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 8:12 PM

short Allah is just as guilty as any other Obama supporter in bringing this nation down.

highhopes on March 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Wow. When did this nation “go down?” Stoplights all work. My bank still gives me money. I bought a grape soda and I paid is Ameros like I’m supposed to now.

What’s the problem?

Proud Rino on March 31, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Whether you approve or disapprove of Sarah, she is one of our own and none of us are perfect either.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 8:12 PM

At least she isnt kissing Obama’s butt at every turn to get some table scraps.

William Amos on March 31, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Allah is just as guilty as any other Obama supporter in bringing this nation down.

highhopes on March 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Allah is part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor. Take him away!

SouthernDem on March 31, 2009 at 8:14 PM

I know you guys don’t like Ron Paul, so let’s compromise. Mark Sanford should be the leader of the party.

MedSchoolCatholic on March 31, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Screw running the RNC, I saw Sanford on Beck again today and I’m hoping he’ll run in 2012.

OT….BOR has a dude on talking about the Biden daughter/video. Ya, I know BOR sucks, but he does manage to pull out a good one once in a while.

Knucklehead on March 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM

innominatus on March 31, 2009 at 8:11 PM

How do you know her thought process? Can you tell us what she was thinking when she thought it’d be a good idea to wink several times at the camera during the VP debate when she already had a reputation for being a lightweight?

Proud Rino on March 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Another source familiar with the invitation indicated that the campaign committees were so incensed with Palin that they did not even bother to officially notify her that they rescinded the invitation.

In other words they trough a tantrum? Kids!

MB4 on March 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Wasn’t there something under Alaska state law that the governor cannot work on such things as this until the legislature is out of session, including simply accepting speaking engagements? I thought that all those ethics claims were keeping her out of these?
Can anyone clarify?

ChicagoBlues on March 31, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Several things to keep in mind:
1. Palin has plenty of enemies in Alaska and some are being directed by the DNC or the Obama Administration
2. There are no direct flights from Anchorage to Washington, DC or most other cities in the lower 48 states. Typically, it’s a 12 hour flight each way.

bw222 on March 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM

through threw

MB4 on March 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM

sarah, meet kathleen harris.

benny shakar on March 31, 2009 at 8:16 PM

2. There are no direct flights from Anchorage to Washington, DC or most other cities in the lower 48 states. Typically, it’s a 12 hour flight each way.

This is a new excuse, but I’m going to add it my book, “A Treasury of Hilarious Excuses as to Why Sarah Palin isn’t going to be the Keynote Speaker at the Big Fundraiser.”

I need to work on a snappier title.

Proud Rino on March 31, 2009 at 8:17 PM

The NRSC called Palin’s PAC, not her office, and was never given a confirmation. They tried jumping the gun to pressure her into attending, from the sounds of it. This faux outrage is their retaliation for her telling them, “Thanks, but no thanks” instead of dragging their sorry butts to reelection.

chunderroad on March 31, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Proud Rino on March 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM

I’m saying that jetting around to fundraisers while there’s a volcano erupting in your home state might not play so well on tv…

As to your other issue, she slaughtered Biden in every way during that debate. I’m willing to bet the winks got her WAY more votes than they may have cost.

innominatus on March 31, 2009 at 8:18 PM

sarah, meet kathleen harris.

benny shakar on March 31, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Benny, shut up and go back to DK where you belong.

Lance Murdock on March 31, 2009 at 8:18 PM

I think this is funny as all get out. I hope the story is true, good for her. Didn’t all the speakers get upset with her at CPAC for talking to long? She got muted during the campaign by the McCain people and she won’t let it happen again. Good for her.

Seems like the RINOs are upset that she won’t allow herself to be used to rally the base when they know they can’t. Start defending her when attacked and maybe she will give you the time of day, until then?

Go.Pound.Sand.

broker1 on March 31, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Let’s get this on the table:

Neither Sarah Palin nor her representative Meg Stapleton of SarahPAC could commit Sarah to be the keynote speaker without violating the ethics rules in Alaska which state clearly that the Alaska governor CANNOT participate in any PARTISAN activities (including decisions) until the legislature adjourns which is April 17th.

That somebody committed Sarah to the dinner was a mistake, not by Sarah, but by a SarahPAC rep. But the more egregious error was the GOP Congressional committee announcing that Sarah was going to be the keynote speaker, forcing Sarah to deny any knowledge of the invitation or agreeing to appearing.

Do you folks want Sarah to be more in debt or get impeached or even go to jail for violating these ethics rules?

Of course you trolls do and you supporters of Sarah’s potential GOP rivals also do.

But for Sarah supporters it is what it is–Sarah is like Tiger Woods when he was rehabbing his knee-she is out of action until she comes back–after April 17th.

technopeasant on March 31, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Palin-bashing blogger outed. My take on it is, for all the talk of the blogger’s right to free speech, what about the right of her targets to face their accuser?

Sekhmet on March 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Go ahead and post your name, address and telephone number and I’ll either call or stop over and we’ll talk about it.

lowandslow on March 31, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Allah is evil but he never praised Palin. He supported the filthy liar in the White House over McCain out of spite. He demonized McCain for his selection of Palin as pandering to the right instead of embracing the leftists like the criminals that are destroying this nation.

In short Allah is just as guilty as any other Obama supporter in bringing this nation down.

highhopes on March 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM

I think we have our first case of what Andrew Breitbart was talking about.

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/30/quotes-of-the-day-85/

Lance Murdock on March 31, 2009 at 8:20 PM

I don’t see why this has to be a big deal, except for the annonymous source people who want to make it a big deal.

myrenovations on March 31, 2009 at 8:07 PM

You mean the anonymous AP ?

Wade on March 31, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Oddly I dont get Allah’s posting myself at times.

I just sent him these stories

White House to have America rejoin UN Human Rights Commission

and

Congress spends Taxayer dollars on fancy rides as it takes over Congress

Think they are bigger stories than this

William Amos on March 31, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Not Ready For Primetime Palin.

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 8:21 PM

I smell April Fools coming.

msmveritas on March 31, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Not Ready For Primetime Palin.

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 8:21 PM

You are probably right… Glenn Beck would be a better option for that tv slot. The Governor’s workload would probably make it difficult for her to conduct a regular tv show.

TimeTraveler on March 31, 2009 at 8:23 PM

All those anonymous sources..

the_nile on March 31, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Anonymous sources: Allah, PopTurd and The Wall?

bw222 on March 31, 2009 at 8:24 PM

JUst keep in mind that these Sarah bashers, annoying as they are, are having the same effect as AP–they serve only to consolidate and strengthen the general approval of the rest of us have for Sarah. So let them rant. I suspect that AP knows this, but the others have yet to realize it.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 8:25 PM

OT

BOR is talking about Palin’s extensive legal fee’s, didn’t throw her under the bus and is going to start a fund to pay them off.

Carry on.

Knucklehead on March 31, 2009 at 8:25 PM

She’s probably busy fighting the 10 ethics complaints filed AFTER the election by the left. Because, you know, she has not chance to make a comeback.

V15J on March 31, 2009 at 8:25 PM

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