“The disinvitation from speaking, said a campaign committee official, was done ‘out of respect’ for Gingrich.

‘You dance with the one who brung ya,’ said the official, who stressed that event organizers were still happy to have Palin appear and be introduced…

Palin’s staff had even been sent an agenda with the governor’s speaking slot included.

But then a finance official with the NRSC called Palin aide Meg Stapleton Saturday night to say that Sessions didn’t want Palin to speak.

Recounting the conversation Sunday, Stapleton said she told the NRSC staffer: ‘Why, at a time when we’re trying to build the party, would you pull a move like that on somebody who earlier in the day just attracted 20,000 people?”