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the campaign committees were so incensed with Palin that they did not even bother to officially notify her that they rescinded the invitation.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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Yeah, got a post coming on it soon. Can’t wait to find out how none of it’s her fault
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“The Governor never confirmed her attendance at the event. She was honored to receive the invitation and asked to confirm her attendance at the end of the legislative session,” said Meghan Stapleton, a spokeswoman for SarahPAC. “Governor Palin is thrilled to hear that Newt Gingrich will address the audience as the governor continues to focus on Alaska.”

Your wait is over. In fact, it was over weeks ago when she stated that she had not agreed to attend because she had state business to conduct. I’m sure you knew that already. But, hey, you can’t pass up another sleazy attack on Palin, can you?

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:05 PM

This is good. The last thing she needs is to get more involved with those snakes in DC.

True_King on March 31, 2009 at 9:05 PM

hmmm yesterday a story comes out about the dems going on the attack with Palin. Now today the “reps” go on the attack on Palin. It is almost like they are working together. I wonder way that is….

unseen on March 31, 2009 at 9:07 PM

It’s hard enough trying to set up an engagement with someone thousands of miles and several time zones away, without people taking great personal offense at each and every delay or surprise.

pedestrian on March 31, 2009 at 9:08 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

LOL! Quote of the day!

sarahpalinfan99 on March 31, 2009 at 9:08 PM

anyone know whats going on in the new york race?? The whole limbaugh/palin strategy could royally backfire against the democrat in the race

ousoonerfan15 on March 31, 2009 at 9:08 PM

To bad the RNC didn’t defend her when they had the chance, now they can do (not so good) without her. I think the RNC may be in for a surprise when 2011 rolls around, I just wish they would get their act together, we can’t take 2 terms of obambi, and his thugs from Chicago.

Palin/Bachmann 2016!!!!!

clinker46 on March 31, 2009 at 9:09 PM

peski on March 31, 2009 at 9:04 PM

No, you give us a break. Little late to the Palin bash, aren’t you? This is only one of numerous posts that attempt to ridicule her and that are not supported by facts. Piss off.

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:10 PM

anyone know whats going on in the new york race?? The whole limbaugh/palin strategy could royally backfire against the democrat in the race

ousoonerfan15 on March 31, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Follow Twitter updates on the race here.

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ny20

TimeTraveler on March 31, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Your wait is over. In fact, it was over weeks ago when she stated that she had not agreed to attend because she had state business to conduct. I’m sure you knew that already. But, hey, you can’t pass up another sleazy attack on Palin, can you?

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:05 PM

$$$

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 9:11 PM

i have only said it about 1,000 times to refute the crap posts made on this website

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 9:05 PM

And I was responding to your comment where you didn’t mention it. Commenters aren’t expected to remember everything you’ve ever written.

You only said she couldn’t confirm for partisan activities and I responded by pointing out that she did. You respond by mocking my intelligence because I didn’t understand something you hadn’t written.

When you’re lecturing us or trying to make a point, make the full point. Don’t expect us to know something that you’ve written at some point in history. Teachers don’t expect students to know something because they had taught a previous class about it at some point.

amerpundit on March 31, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Can your provide the link please?

promachus on March 31, 2009 at 9:05 PM

To what?

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Let’s see … the Alaska Republican party hated her when she ran for Governor … looks like that didn’t work out for them

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 9:13 PM

anyone know whats going on in the new york race?? The whole limbaugh/palin strategy could royally backfire against the democrat in the race

ousoonerfan15 on March 31, 2009 at 9:08 PM

I think it’s a toss up right now, maybe a slight advantage for Tedisco.

lowandslow on March 31, 2009 at 9:13 PM

No, you give us a break. Little late to the Palin bash, aren’t you? This is only one of numerous posts that attempt to ridicule her and that are not supported by facts. Piss off.

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Piss off yourself, dickweed. I’ve never bashed her – I like her. She’s been very poorly treated by the media, and by pseudo conservative pundit-heads. But she has flaws, and if you can’t see that you’re just an idiot.

peski on March 31, 2009 at 9:13 PM

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

Carville’s useful idiot?

jp on March 31, 2009 at 9:13 PM

I no longer have to scan the internet for the daily libtard talking points…..I come here and read the last pile of crap allah dumped on this blog. Thanks.

David in ATL on March 31, 2009 at 9:15 PM

I’m very very fond of Sarah. I’m also impressed by Bobby Jindal. Based on what each governor’s done & said since the election, Jindal inspires more confidence. Sarah’s been looking amateurish lately.

But c’mon, guys. We’re on the cusp of April 2009. Give them a few months to succeed or fall flat. Then let’s pick a frontrunner for 2012.

OhioCoastie on March 31, 2009 at 9:16 PM

It’s hard enough trying to set up an engagement with someone thousands of miles and several time zones away, without people taking great personal offense at each and every delay or surprise.

pedestrian on March 31, 2009 at 9:08 PM

True, she’s the first politician of national prominence from either Alaska or Hawaii.

That also relates to something I want to say about her staff. I hope at some point soon, her PAC will have enough money to hire someone really smart to work for her who will be able to get in front of stories like this. That person would need to move to Alaska if there’s no (?former?) Alaskan D.C. staffer there who knows the national political ropes and who fits the bill.

INC on March 31, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Who will be the first person one of these reps or senators call when they are in a tight election?

Sarah Palin

Chambliss called in Romney – 500 people showed up
McCain – 2000 people showed up

Palin – Thousands of people at two events in one day

give me a break

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 9:18 PM

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Your story about Indiana pro-life event.

promachus on March 31, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Piss off yourself, dickweed. I’ve never bashed her – I like her. She’s been very poorly treated by the media, and by pseudo conservative pundit-heads. But she has flaws, and if you can’t see that you’re just an idiot.

peski on March 31, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Look, shithead, if you are not offended by the constant bashing and sleazy dishonest posts AP links to, you’re the idiot.

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:23 PM

so let me get this straight … the politico writes a hit piece a couple of days ago that quotes “anonymous Republicans” and then this comes out …

yeah ok

Let me see what she has on her plate here:

She is the governor (a real job … something Newt and Romney do not have)

She is facing 500,000 in legal bills to to ankle biting ethics complaints

Her PAC is only 3 months old and staffed by 4 people

She is dealing with a volcano eruption

Budget battles

The politics of replacing a state senator

Media requests from everybody

A wall between her and the pac that makes it nearly impossible for her to communicate

The media smearing her

The democrats about to launch attacks on her

So called “conservatives” ripping her every little move

National organizations who use her name to gin up interest (with no confirmation of attendance) and then whine when she can’t make it

Being 4 times zones away from D.C. and 10 hour flights to the lower 48

All while raising a 15 year old girl, a elementary aged child and special needs child

All while going through a brutal campaign where her family was smeared

Going through the smears of the McCain campaign

AND SHE STILL STANDS STRONG

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 9:25 PM

NY 20
Glimmer of Hope early returns in.

Amadeus on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Your story about Indiana pro-life event.

promachus on March 31, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Here you go.

That dinner has a little controversy attached to it.

Roman Catholic Bishop To Shun Steele Address

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 9:27 PM

AP– you clipped the quote.. I expect that from MSNBC but not you.. most of the time.

“She was a disaster,” one Republican source told FOX News. “We had confirmation. Now we have Newt. Like he will bring in the money. Sarah was our one shot at a sold out event. At this rate, we are going to have to pay people to show up and fill seats.”…

DaveC on March 31, 2009 at 9:27 PM

GOP committees dump Palin as keynote speaker for big fundraiser?

Sooooooooooo………….

…………… who’s going to speak?

Seven Percent Solution on March 31, 2009 at 9:28 PM

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Thank you. I thought it was quite charming. Am posting it at C4P, with credit to you, sir.

promachus on March 31, 2009 at 9:29 PM

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 9:25 PM

And the snark from a beta male blogger. And I use Beta loosely.

DaveC on March 31, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Your wait is over. In fact, it was over weeks ago when she stated that she had not agreed to attend because she had state business to conduct. I’m sure you knew that already. But, hey, you can’t pass up another sleazy attack on Palin, can you?

Wrong. Her PAC screwed up the scheduling and the buck stops with her. Don’t be such a shrieking little toady your whole life.

Allahpundit on March 31, 2009 at 9:30 PM

“Sarah’s been looking amateurish lately.”

Shock, you mean the media is still portraying her that way? How dare they.

Personally I don’t see Gov. Palin running for President again because of the way the press destroyed her. There is at least 35% of the population who would never forget all the lies told about her and never vote for her.

JeffinSac on March 31, 2009 at 9:31 PM

All while raising a 15 year old girl, a elementary aged child and special needs child

All while going through a brutal campaign where her family was smeared

Going through the smears of the McCain campaign

AND SHE STILL STANDS STRONG

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 9:25 PM

This post really should be set to The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha.

Interesting she’s making the trip to Indiana a day or so before the legislative session ends.

This part of the Washington Times article is worth noting:

Pro-life Republicans informed by The Times of the developments in Vanderburgh County agreed Mrs. Palin’s appearance could tie her to a fuss in which she played no part. They also called the bishop’s boycott an indication of how both the church and the pro-life community might continue to react to Mr. Steele’s leadership of a political party with a platform that stands firmly against abortion.

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Listen, I wouldn’t go and speak to that pack of wolves. There is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. They all talk out of both sides of their mouths and leave their constituents on the side of the road to hitch their wagons to the lobbyists and special interest groups. I can tell you exactly what happened.

They invited her, she said she was honored and would confirm as soon as she was sure that she would be free to do so. Someone leaked it to Politico who constantly gets crap wrong and then she had to tell the truth and say she had not confirmed yet. People get pissed all the time about this stuff and it is usually some underling who is at fault, but when you are the leader you are the one who looks bad.

I think the less she aligns herself with these idiots the better off she will be. I admire her for not fawning all over them and sticking to her guns. She is a smart woman and this world just loves to take down a smart woman. We scare the hell out of people.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 9:32 PM

I pushed my 53 year old body to better than a 14 mph avg. for over 90 minutes of central Massachusetts rolling beauty in preparation for the conflict we will force. May God (I certainly will not) have mercy on the souls of those that stand against us.

dmann on March 31, 2009 at 8:34 PM

A couple of weeks running up and down the hills in western ny. chopping down trees and this 49 year old body will be ready to go.

heshtesh on March 31, 2009 at 9:32 PM

The Republicans wonder why their numbers decline. It’s because people cannont tell the difference between the DNC & the RNC. Both are a hierarchy of FAIL.

Palin was told to “Go home and focus on Alaska” by the Frumettes & Parker-Noonan crowd. Now they beg her to come and raise money at a $2500 dollar a dinner fund raiser?

All the while:

1.There is a Volcano erupting daily just outside the largest city in Alaska, threatening an oil terminal in the area.
2. She has filled an empty seat in the legislature (Pending approval) which is more than I can say for Barry O’Bumbler who can’t fill his hown cabinet let alone the Treasury.
3.She has ethics complaints filed weekly, causing her to fall into extreme debt. (remember, her family income is middle class).

The RNCC wants her to come down for a dinner.

Priorities.

This is what voters & her constituence will remember.

portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Update:

Asked about possible miscommunications between the leadership committee and the governor’s office, Stapleton said, “We are always working hard to make sure the bright line exists between official and unofficial business as we respond to thousands of requests for Governor Palin’s time.”

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Sooooooooooo………….

…………… who’s going to speak?

Seven Percent Solution on March 31, 2009 at 9:28 PM

NEWT!!1111!!!

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMFG!!!!11

*squeel*

*squirt*

*faint*

Kensington on March 31, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Ef the GOP! What have they done for you lately?

Gave us McCain for a candidate, open primaries early in liberal states, a Mcain/Huckelberry tag team on Mitt, thus a closet American hater for POTUS. Totally ineffective in getting a message out or blocking socialism! Clueless and balless!

She and we are better off without the GOP. Build a new party of her own liking and institute term limits on all the senile old codgers hanging out in D.C. and fleecing the American taxpayer.

Tea Party! Time!

dhunter on March 31, 2009 at 9:38 PM

It should be noted that true conservatives don’t throw hissy fits.

frankj on March 31, 2009 at 9:38 PM

There is no difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Not true. They’re both stupid, yes, but Democrats are stupid and dangerous.

Kensington on March 31, 2009 at 9:38 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

I think this sentence from Ms Devon (or Chilton, or Devon Chilton, or Chilton Devon) has a really strange ring to it:

And with that, Mudflatters, I need to take a little time off to assess things, and take stock of how life will be changing for me and my family.

ddrintn on March 31, 2009 at 9:39 PM

Kensington on March 31, 2009 at 9:35 PM

He does have plenty of time on his hands.

DaveC on March 31, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Wrong. Her PAC screwed up the scheduling and the buck stops with her. Don’t be such a shrieking little toady your whole life.

Allahpundit on March 31, 2009 at 9:30 PM

I agree it doesn’t look good. I would also agree with whoever said Frum, Brooks or Parker should speak. It’s time to put the theories to the test.

ddrintn on March 31, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Allah what is your problem with Palin exactly? It seems that you ignore some things just to make her look as bad as possible when in reality she’s not even the one causing your “bump of trouble”. Do you have another option? Anyone who can even come close to the mark? Please don’t tell me you are another closet Ron Paul loonie.

denniscb on March 31, 2009 at 9:41 PM

There is no difference between Republicans and Democrats.
Not true. They’re both stupid, yes, but Democrats are stupid and dangerous.
Kensington on March 31, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Wrong. Republican who have been allowing democrats unfettered & unchallenged to do what they want while saying things like “bi-partisan” & “Geithner is the only person who can do the job” is DANGEROUS & STUPID.

portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Look, shithead, if you are not offended by the constant bashing and sleazy dishonest posts AP links to, you’re the idiot.

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:23 PM

If you’re so offended by one of the two main posters on HA, why are you here? Apparently not to discuss our differing opinions and look for agreement or new ideas, so possibly just to whine and gripe and fling crap at those who don’t swallow your bile. AP doesn’t seem to think much of Palin, and he’s got the power to illuminate his view. So what? Why not just put forth cogent arguments for why he’s wrong, rather than retreat into pouting and whining?

peski on March 31, 2009 at 9:43 PM

heshtesh on March 31, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Hard work will never be ignored

We will…we will rock you….pain is the master, acceptance is the commitment that leads to capability. Capability requires more pain, and so it goes, round and round until pain nor commitment matter, they just are analogies to breathing….BRING IT!

dmann on March 31, 2009 at 9:43 PM

It should be noted that true conservatives don’t throw hissy fits.

frankj on March 31, 2009 at 9:38 PM

I think this calls for stick figures ranting about Palintologists. Whaddaya say, Frank?

OhioCoastie on March 31, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Let’s make it … the Barracuda Moose Party!

Let’s simply call it the Conservative Party.

jimmy2shoes on March 31, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Let’s see how the next couple of years go. Run your state well, work with other repub govs, watch the RNC and RINOs implode, then step in to help pick up the pieces or go independent.

califdreamnred on March 31, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Wrong. Republican who have been allowing democrats unfettered & unchallenged to do what they want while saying things like “bi-partisan” & “Geithner is the only person who can do the job” is DANGEROUS & STUPID.

—————————————–
Totally agree. My Republican Senator votes on the side of the Dems just to get his arse buttered. They are namby pamby, “I’ll scratch your back, if you scratch mine..” little worms.

All of them are DANGEROUS & STUPID (most are just dangerously stupid) and when the idiots that toe the party line “wake-up” and realize that the Republicans are as bad as the Democrats and none of them give a rat’s hind end about US, the people that put them there, the better off we will be.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Wrong. Republican who have been allowing democrats unfettered & unchallenged to do what they want while saying things like “bi-partisan” & “Geithner is the only person who can do the job” is DANGEROUS & STUPID.

—————————————–
Totally agree. My Republican Senator votes on the side of the Dems just to get his arse buttered. They are namby pamby, “I’ll scratch your back, if you scratch mine..” little worms.

All of them are DANGEROUS & STUPID (most are just dangerously stupid) and when the idiots that toe the party line “wake-up” and realize that the Republicans are as bad as the Democrats and none of them give a rat’s hind end about US, the people that put them there, the better off we will be.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Barry O’Bumbler

portlandon on March 31, 2009 at 9:34 PM

-
Thank you. Hehehe

RalphyBoy on March 31, 2009 at 10:07 PM

It strikes me that if we can’t tell if the people with the R behind thier names are Republican or Dimwits how the hell can we have any faith in what comes from the GOP committees.

heshtesh on March 31, 2009 at 10:09 PM

We can’t have any faith in the Committee’s because their sole purpose is to elect Republicans. Unfortunately, a lot of people who would do a good job don’t run. Instead we get a pack of vapid egomaniacs who just like to be the center of attention. Most of them don’t have any moral center or if they do it gets sucked up by the vacuum of power and prestige that they think they live in and then feel they are entitled to.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Romney gets thrown under the bus this morning, Caribou Barbie getting trashed now, who are you goopers gonna run now? Mikey Steele says if its God’s will he would run. I guess no one is “pure” enough to be your standard bearer. But keep on self-destructing, its good theater.

athensboy on March 31, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Wrong. Her PAC screwed up the scheduling and the buck stops with her. Don’t be such a shrieking little toady your whole life.

Allahpundit on March 31, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Sez you! She cleared it up a couple of weeks ago. Yet you and the club that doesn’t want you as a member are still whining about it. Don’t be such an a$$licker your whole life. And while we are talking about bucks stopping, you are the one responsible for your misleading and slimy editing.

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 10:21 PM

I like Sarah. I truly do, but obviously something has happened.

I’m happy that Newt’s doing it. I really, truly think Newt’s the guy for the job. I think he’s brilliant and he obviously knows the ropes.

The GOP needs to pull out the big guns and I think that’s Newt. Sarah or Bobby Jindal would certainly be novel, but we need experience at this time. We can’t have gaffes, blunders, etc. Too much is at stake.

I’m going for Newt 2012. (for now)

Oink on March 31, 2009 at 10:23 PM

athensboy on March 31, 2009 at 10:16 PM

noted

dmann on March 31, 2009 at 10:24 PM

wonder what Michelle thinks about all these constant misleading, and in some past cases, flat out lies/post by AP against Palin?

meanwhile, Obama is showing his commie face and our one Star some are determined to trash and highlight it, to the pleasure of the leftist the world over.

jp on March 31, 2009 at 10:25 PM

It amazes me how much Sarah scares the panties off the RINO’s and even some “conservative” Republicans. It makes her that much more attractive to me as a Presidential candidate.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 10:26 PM

If you’re so offended by one of the two main posters on HA, why are you here?

We already know you’re an idiot but apparently you’re blind, too.

AP doesn’t seem to think much of Palin, and he’s got the power to illuminate his view. So what?

peski on March 31, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Yeah, like the editor of Pravda reviewing a Reagan speech. We’re not impressed.

If you got your lips off his a$$, maybe you would be able to think clearer.

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 10:26 PM

how long is the flight from Alaska to DC or NY?

if its anything like flying from the East coast to Hawaii, and the Jet lag that comes with it, its not a simple thing for her to regularly do.

jp on March 31, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Newt’s time has passed as a Presidential candidate, although I think he would have made a much better RNC chair than Michael Steele. Crap, I would make a much better RNC chair than Michael Steele and I’m one of those pesky Independents.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Sez you! She cleared it up a couple of weeks ago. Yet you and the club that doesn’t want you as a member are still whining about it. Don’t be such an a$$licker your whole life. And while we are talking about bucks stopping, you are the one responsible for your misleading and slimy editing.

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Did you really just call Allah an asslicker?

$$$$$x50

SnarkVader on March 31, 2009 at 10:30 PM

The “snub” or whatever happened early-on, was fortuitous for Palin. If she didn’t agree and they said she did, then I smell a set-up. They should have confirmed directly with her. If they wanted her so desperately, they’d have come grovelling and smoothed it over in a RINO second.

They betrayed themselves and Palin is still there, waiting. Give no money to organized parties — individual candidates only. Better yet, give it to the poor families of those murdered officers in Oakland.

Political parties = political collectivism.

Leaking insufferable skanks; they can go to hell.

Feedie on March 31, 2009 at 10:32 PM

If I were SP, I wouldn’t trust anybody and I certainly wouldn’t bend over backwards to make the GOP or the media happy.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 10:36 PM

why would anybody want to be associated with a GOP who is in 1975 mode?

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Viva Sarah!! She has the courage to do and be what SHE thinks she should be. I admire that.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 10:42 PM

AP– you clipped the quote.. I expect that from MSNBC but not you.. most of the time.

“She was a disaster,” one Republican source told FOX News. “We had confirmation. Now we have Newt. Like he will bring in the money. Sarah was our one shot at a sold out event. At this rate, we are going to have to pay people to show up and fill seats.”…

DaveC on March 31, 2009 at 9:27 PM

“$$$$$”

That’s ‘Money Quote’ for those of you that don’t get it.

manofaiki on March 31, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Allah, Allah….what are we going to do with you.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 10:52 PM

The GOP gave us McCain for that I give the GOP the middle digit!

Go Sarah, Mitt! Start a new party.

dhunter on March 31, 2009 at 10:53 PM

have Newt.

Tell me you’re kidding. Newt’s fine and I like him, but there’s no way I’d contribute on his say so. He’s a blast from the past. Hate to have to say it but it’s true. We have so many great people, why on earth him?

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 10:59 PM

Asslicker, dickhead, shithead, shrieking little toady?

Has everyone gone insane?

All this while our president spends like numbers are money, taxes like capitalists are evil, and creates a permanent dependency class.

Way to watch the ball, ladies.

It’s people like Sarah Palin who are our best defense against the ignoramuses running the government now. We should be supporting her future candidacy, not creating talking points for the leftards.

Tennman on March 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Newt’s great service was when he was that unknown white-haired man, ranting in the House well, against corrupt Democrat one-party rule.

After an initial flourish of reform, it was all about him and his re-election. Today, his place is on that couch with Nancy Pelosi.

Moe Howard was funny playing a psychiatrist in The Three Stooges. I’m sure he’d take the case.

Feedie on March 31, 2009 at 11:10 PM

It amazes me how much Sarah scares the panties off the RINO’s and even some “conservative” Republicans. It makes her that much more attractive to me as a Presidential candidate.

shomegirl on March 31, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Agreed!

heshtesh on March 31, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Meow!
Cattiepundit strikes again.

james23 on March 31, 2009 at 11:11 PM

I am a big Palin fan but she needs to get it together on her end. I watched the Greta interview with Bristol and what a disaster. Was Sarah expecting positive spin from her 18 year old on teenage pregnancy? Why did she let her go on camera talking about something we all would rather put behind us. I get the feeling Palin thinks she is invincable and does stupid things. Now she thinks she can completely stay out of the conversation about this speaking engagement. Sorry don’t do press releases about this mix-up. Frggin talk to people I don’t care how you feel about the RNC they at least deserve a personal conversation they are just making things worse if they can’t comment correctly on the situation.

Conan on March 31, 2009 at 11:23 PM

OMG, everyone is sooooo scared of Palin….

Sarah Palin Can’t Name a Newspaper She Reads (Video)
Fox News: Palin didn’t know Africa was a continent (Video)

More like everyone is afraid of laughing too hard. ROFLMAO!

Poptech on March 31, 2009 at 11:26 PM

I thought Bristol did a good job with a difficult subject and exposure to a one on one interview before millions of people. I think she is to be complimented on her demeanor and obvious sincerity. Bristol is her own person and I suspect she made her own decision. Well done Bristol

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 11:30 PM

hey.. cut and paste ‘I shit myself’ Poptech is here..

late to the party, aren’t you?

DaveC on March 31, 2009 at 11:31 PM

Conan on March 31, 2009 at 11:23 PM

Picture Sarah vs the Messiah in 2012-do you really think anybody will vote against Sarah because of an interview her daughter did in January 2009?

For your information, Sarah ‘did not let her daughter go on camera…’; Bristol is 18; she consented to the interview without Sarah’s knowledge.

If you argue that Bristol should have talked to her mother first, then I agree. But Sarah is not at fault, although that’s how the MSM would like to spin it.

I agree that Sarah has to get a top notch media advisor who is in constant contact with the family to make sure these type of events do not happen again, but again Sarah was not at fault regarding the Bristol interview.

technopeasant on March 31, 2009 at 11:32 PM

do you really think anybody will vote against Sarah because of an interview her daughter did in January 2009?

Loks like super smart Palintologists missed the 2008 elections. Maybe you guys should attend journalism school and become genius like Sarah…

Sarah Palin

Education:
- Attended, Hawaii Pacific University, 1982
- Attended, North Idaho College, 1983-1984
- Attended, University of Idaho, 1984-1985
- Attended, Matanuska-Susitna College, 1985
- B.S. Journalism, University of Idaho, 1987

Poptech on March 31, 2009 at 11:34 PM

why would anybody want to be associated with a GOP who is in 1975 mode?

joey24007 on March 31, 2009 at 10:38 PM

You’ve got problems of your own, pal. Mike Huckabee was one of the first people to defend Sarah Palin when McCain picked her as his running mate and she was getting a lot of criticism from the left and from within her own party. Huckabee spoke in defense of Palin and that decision certainly, uh, was a move in the right direction in the eyes of Grassroots Conservatives. So what did people like you do to return the favour? You sick, imbecillic, disgusting, evil voters, attack Huckabee! You were condemning a decent man, and you continue to condemn him to this day. So before you go pointing any fingers at anybody look in the mirror buddy. It’s so hypocritical to bash Huckabee and then support Palin when they are pretty much identical on the important issues. It was astonishing to see you tearing down life-long committed pro-life conservative like Huckabee in the primaries and give Palin a pass in the general. Especially when Governor Huckabee defended Palin when she most needed it. Disgraceful.

apacalyps on March 31, 2009 at 11:34 PM

Sarah is the kind of person who doesn’t bring out laughs, but her genunineness and clarity of thought does bring out smiles of good will from people of good will.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 11:36 PM

Huckasuck is a dumb idiot who doesn’t understand economics and thinks government can be used to help people, he is not better than the progressive left.

Poptech on March 31, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Sarah is the kind of person who doesn’t bring out laughs

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 11:36 PM

Yes she does!

Palin Couric Interview (Video)

Poptech on March 31, 2009 at 11:38 PM

Calm down, folks. We’ve got more important & urgent stuff to do than taking shots @ our 2012 field.

Let’s focus on resisting Obama’s statist idiocy, and on taking back the House next year.

OhioCoastie on March 31, 2009 at 11:38 PM

Poptech on March 31, 2009 at 11:34 PM

I see you have made a comprehensive list of all the colleges and universities that though highly enough of Sarah to see her great potential.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Huckasuck is a dumb idiot

Poptech on March 31, 2009 at 11:37 PM

How did you get in here? Did someone leave your cage open?

apacalyps on March 31, 2009 at 11:41 PM

I see you have made a comprehensive list of all the colleges and universities that though highly enough of Sarah to see her great potential.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 11:39 PM

LMAO! No it is a list of all the colleges she attended because she was too stupid to go to just one and graduate.

Poptech on March 31, 2009 at 11:41 PM

LMAO at Pop ‘I shit in my pants’ tech.

DaveC on March 31, 2009 at 11:43 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.

Oh, alrighty then. Another round of donations to SarahPAC and NOT for the RNC. Did you catch that NRSC/NRCC? NOT FOR YOU.

unwashed minion on March 31, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Oh, good Poptech showed up. Someone break out the booze.

unwashed minion on March 31, 2009 at 11:44 PM

LMAO! No it is a list of all the colleges she attended because she was too stupid to go to just one and graduate.

You do realize that you are making fun of most people. The whole out in four years and all at the same school has long been a thing of the past.

America1st on March 31, 2009 at 11:45 PM

well that quote function backfired and I went to one University and was out in four years : )

America1st on March 31, 2009 at 11:46 PM

Most people attend 5 colleges? Not, LMAO!!! OMG, Palintologists are really dumb not just their leader.

Sarah Palin May Not Be Dumb, but She’s Not Smart (U.S. News & World Report)

Poptech on March 31, 2009 at 11:51 PM

Poptech starred in the lemon party video.

ZMG!! LOL

DaveC on March 31, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Geez Allah…try to hide your excitement a little why don’t ya…

Noe I have to go to Conservatives4Palin to get the real story…

CCRWM on March 31, 2009 at 11:53 PM

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