Status of Sarah Palin’s Tea Party appearance in Iowa unconfirmed, then reconfirmed

posted at 12:45 pm on August 31, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Rumors swirled this morning that Sarah Palin’s appearance at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa, was “no longer confirmed,” but the event’s organizers insist she’ll still be there Saturday:

“As far as I know, everything is still a go,” Tea Party of America organizer Charlie Gruschow told POLITICO in an email Wednesday morning, shortly after a report in The Wall Street Journal stated that she had pulled out of the rally on Saturday near Des Moines.

Palin’s trip to Iowa had renewed speculation of a presidential bid, which she’s left open as an option.

Palin had committed to the rally and announced she would attend. But a source close to Palin told the Journal Wednesday that organizers’ “continued lying,” particularly the confusion over whether former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell would speak at the event, prompted her withdrawal. O’Donnell’s appearance had been cancelled and then put back on the agenda Tuesday night.

Ken Crow, founder of Tea Party for America, took the blame for the confusion, saying he’s “naive when it comes to politics and what you are supposed to say and not say.”

“We made mistakes and now we are fixing them,” Crow told ABC News this morning, after talking to Palin’s people to confirm her appearance. “It’s all good.”

Specifically, Crow called the O’Donnell mixup “a mistake.” ”I didn’t handle it the way I should have,” he said. “I handled it incorrectly.”

Very nice of Crow to call himself naive and reassure supporters that Palin is “a lady of her word and impeccably honest” (as he also did). But it’s also possible the “sources close to the former Alaska governor” who suggested to both the WSJ and RealClearPolitics that Palin was reconsidering her appearance knew a flap like this would generate additional media coverage. It’s also possible Palin really is a little nervous that appearing alongside O’Donnell will tarnish her brand. (O’Donnell, for her part, is doing her best to turn this to her advantage, tweeting that she accepted her re-invitation to speak because she believes in “rising above it,” whatever “it” is.)

No matter the explanation, the calculated chaos is vintage Palin. As WSJ’s Danny Yadron put it, “Ms. Palin is known for last-minute schedule changes that whipsaw supporters and media across the country.”


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No matter the explanation, the calculated chaos is vintage Palin.

No matter the explanation, it’s Palin’s fault. Couldn’t see that coming.

Missy on August 31, 2011 at 12:47 PM

It’s also possible Palin really is a little nervous that appearing alongside O’Donnell will tarnish her brand.

The same O’Donnell that Palin endorsed for Senate last year?

DarkCurrent on August 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM

“Ms. Palin is known for last-minute schedule changes that whipsaw supporters and media across the country.”

Such as?

steebo77 on August 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

15th dimension chess. This stuff requires string theory.

Apologetic California on August 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Multidimensional chess, has the media right where she wants them, you go girl, living rent free in our heads, brilliant strategy, the left fears her, etc.

YYZ on August 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

oh man, just need AP to make some remarks in the comments section and we’re set for 1000+ comments.

There’s gotta be a way to work GoProud into this… maybe that Chris Barron chap could invite himself and then decline to attend…

Jeddite on August 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Don’t worry Ken Crow. You’re doing a fine job. Look at Obama sitting at hurricane central while Irene draws near. Look at Obama partying and golfing at Martha’s Vineyard while the country crumbles. I could go on and on and on. THAT is what you call political foolishness.

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

No matter the explanation, the calculated chaos is vintage Palin.

No matter the explanation, it’s Palin’s fault. Couldn’t see that coming.

Missy on August 31, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Tina’s just a carbon copy of AP, isn’t she? Gotta insert the insulting snark about Palin just to ‘balance’ the post.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Sorry… but this isn’t the behavior of a serious Presidential candidate. Sorry, ‘Cuda: no one is better at personal appearances, blogging, appearing on TV, writing books, and whipping the base into a frenzy… but I simply cannot see you sitting in the Oval Office.

VastRightWingConspirator on August 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM

So your blaming Palin for this? Who’s tank are you in Tina?

ChuckTX on August 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

I actually think AllahPundits thoughts on this issue are probably right on.
Weird.

Amadeus on August 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

All about the thread count. Yanking strings.

For somebody who “doesn’t stand a chance” “sniff…sniff” Palin sure does generate hits around here.

kingsjester on August 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

VastRightWingConspirator on August 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM

What part of this is Palin’s doing? This appears to be almost entirely on the organizers of this event.

Aitch748 on August 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

But it’s also possible…
It’s also possible…

Ad it’s also possible I have a check for a million dollars waiting in my mailbox.

This is reporting?

You need to refine your skills of agenda “journalism.” This is juvenile.

And why I come here less and less often.

rrpjr on August 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Ken Crow, founder of Tea Party for America, took the blame for the confusion, saying he’s “naive when it comes to politics and what you are supposed to say and not say.”

But it’s also possible the “sources close to the former Alaska governor” who suggested to both the WSJ and RealClearPolitics

Call me a cynic but Crow has gotten plenty of free publicity and some backlash against Palin just based on anonymous sources who are probably no closer to Palin than my cat is.

And surprise, surprise, Palin is the one who looks bad, note the comments about “she always is doing this because she’s so unorganized.”

katiejane on August 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Such as?

steebo77 on August 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Remember when all these organizations like the Simi Valley Republicans would make announcements that Sarah Palin was “scheduled to appear” just based on inviting her?

Ted Torgerson on August 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

The same O’Donnell that Palin endorsed for Senate last year? DarkCurrent on August 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Yes, to glorious effect, thank you.

Akzed on August 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

No matter the explanation, the calculated chaos is vintage Palin.

Seriously disappointed in you, Tina.

Fallon on August 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

No matter the explanation, the calculated chaos is vintage Palin.

Yes, Crow admitting that he made mistakes, and didn’t handle things properly is clearly Palin’s fault, and her MO.

Jeeze, Tina, I like you, but either be more obvious about your bias, or less. One or the other, please.

DrAllecon on August 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Warning, Twitter Storm Tina nearing landfall.

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Multidimensional chess, has the media right where she wants them, you go girl, living rent free in our heads, brilliant strategy, the left fears her, etc.

Palin = the mountain that became a mole hill.

rickyricardo on August 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Tina’s just a carbon copy of AP, isn’t she?

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

AP is a hot chick? That’s not what I was imagining.

pedestrian on August 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

No matter the explanation, the calculated chaos is vintage Palin. As WSJ’s Danny Yadron put it, “Ms. Palin is known for last-minute schedule changes that whipsaw supporters and media across the country.”

Well I think they’re getting just a pissed about this frankly.

Frigging run or let Perry have it and we’ll just take our chances.

So freaking ridiculous. And the stories about her waiting until after some kind of fishing rights are completed for Todd or whatever. Really? Really?

This is not a serious contender for the Presidency. People see this “unorthodox” behavior and they DON’T LIKE IT. You might get the rabid 20% of people that might support it but ya gotta get 271 electoral votes against a Community organizer of WORLD CLASS proportions.

WE need a FEARLESS CONSERVATIVE……..that can WIN!!!!

PappyD61 on August 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM

The same O’Donnell that Palin endorsed for Senate last year?

But, we know that she is a witch now, you silly.

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM

I thought Mr. Crow said it was his fault..?

d1carter on August 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Looks like Tina got the C4P crowds panties in a wad.

Not very hard to do evidently.

rickyricardo on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

VastRightWingConspirator on August 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Where is the part where Palin did anything in this story? Where is Palin? WTF are you talking about?

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Calculated chaos is vintage Palin?
Seems the media floats this stuff constantly in their attempt to diminish her every way they can.

I hear Obama wants to read to a joint session of Congress the same night as the Republican debate at the Reagan Library. This man-child sure is an attention whore!

lonestar1 on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

So your blaming Palin for this? Who’s tank are you in Tina?

ChuckTX on August 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

I don’t think Tina is blaming Palin. Maybe giving her too much credit by implying it was “Calculated”. No?

Amadeus on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Such as?

steebo77 on August 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

It has been documented multiple times on here and other websites. Please don’t play dumb and act like this is something people are making up. Palin is famous for flaking out at the last minute. But according to her supporters, it’s part of her evil genius.

I used to be a major supporter of Palin’s. When her VP candidacy was announced, I donated to the McCain campaign, made calls for the campaign, etc. However, I have come to the conclusion Palin is extremely disorganized, doesn’t hold to commitments she makes (due to her disorganization), etc. This whole incident smells of a PR stunt, much like the President miraculously finding his long form birth certificate, which he said for 2 years he didn’t have. He dragged that thing out because he thought it helped him politically. It annoys me when Obama does it and it annoys me when Palin does it.

ramrants on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Wow, this site is starting to turn into RedState.

ChuckTX on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

If prior to this kerfuffle, Palin was your first choice for potus and now because of this she has dropped to # 2 or lower, please speak up. If I don’t see any hands raised, I’ll go with my initial impression that this is much ado about nothing that Palin detractors are feverishly attempting tp turn into something that diminishes her.

Kataklysmic on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Sorry… but this isn’t the behavior of a serious Presidential candidate. Sorry, ‘Cuda: no one is better at personal appearances, blogging, appearing on TV, writing books, and whipping the base into a frenzy… but I simply cannot see you sitting in the Oval Office.

VastRightWingConspirator on August 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Then you aren’t trying hard enough.

Let me help you. :)

Brian1972 on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

rickyricardo on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Apparently not.

Amadeus on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

What part of this is Palin’s doing? This appears to be almost entirely on the organizers of this event.

Aitch748 on August 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Seemingly none of it, but that doesn’t stop everyone from jumping on the bash Palin wagon.

darwin on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

And sorry for the repeat (but it bares repeating), but C.O.D. is MEDIA POISON.

FLEE CHRISTINE.

Abandon her, Jettison her, she is a self-described “TROUBLEMAKER”.

She is a CAT 5 Political disaster in the making.

Go back to Dover and stay.

PappyD61 on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Tina’s just a carbon copy of AP, isn’t she?

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Nice shark you just hopped over, there.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Tina’s just a carbon copy of AP, isn’t she? Gotta insert the insulting snark about Palin just to ‘balance’ the post.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Tina isn’t even that good. At least AP’s snark is, or can be, extraordinarily funny, and he has a much more intuitive understanding of the political landscape with which to work.

I really love HotAir and have no plans not to continue reading it every day, but Tina is a very weak addition to the slate here.

Missy on August 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Well the original story came out in the WSJ with “sources” saying the Palin camp was mad or something. The remarks after the article are pure hate. She has a lot of enemies…

sandee on August 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Someone needs to remind Palin that her reality TV show is no longer filming. Manufactured drama from a celebrity diva might be acceptable in that role, but not while pretending to be considering a presidential run.

For all the whining about the media, “establishment” TV analysts and everyone else who isn’t a member of the cult of St. Sarah (pbuh) Our Sacred Lady of the Perpetual Victim there’s one and only one reason for Palin’s lousy approval rating and unelectability: Sarah Palin.

Hollowpoint on August 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

It has been documented multiple times on here and other websites. Please don’t play dumb and act like this is something people are making up. Palin is famous for flaking out at the last minute. But according to her supporters, it’s part of her evil genius.

ramrants on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

If Palin is famous for “flaking out” at the last minute then you should have no problem presenting when she “flaked out”.

darwin on August 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

I hear Obama wants to read to a joint session of Congress the same night as the Republican debate at the Reagan Library. This man-child sure is an attention whore!

lonestar1 on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

What I did on my summer vacay at The Vineyard?

Fallon on August 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

This is not a serious contender for the Presidency. People see this “unorthodox” behavior and they DON’T LIKE IT.

What part of “you go girl!” do you not understand?

YYZ on August 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Nice shark you just hopped over, there.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Retards are funny.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Oh, the irony.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I really love HotAir and have no plans not to continue reading it every day, but Tina is a very weak addition to the slate here.

Missy on August 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Sorry Missy, i respectfully disagree. I like Tina’s threads. So in the immortal words of SGT. Hulka”Lighten up Francis.”

sandee on August 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I have never met the lady, but I hope someday I can visit her house in D.C.. Without firsthand knowledge, I’m guessing Sarah Palin doesn’t see herself as a brand, Tina. Retract your claws, kitten.

SKYFOX on August 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Rumors swirled this morning

Yes … rumors, which in ABP speak equals facts.

darwin on August 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

hollowhead, I feel sorry for you, really.

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

I sure hope all of this silly crap gets directed at OBAMA and the MSM next year.
This is so tedious.

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/sarah-palin-master-media-manipulator/2011/08/31/gIQAcsn3rJ_blog.html?wprss=the-fix

Sarah Palin is the puppeteer. We, the media, are her puppets.

A quick look back at Palin’s actions over the last few years shows a consistent pattern of defying media expectations and the conventions that govern campaigns.

William Amos on August 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

No matter the explanation, the calculated chaos is vintage Palin. As WSJ’s Danny Yadron put it, “Ms. Palin is known for last-minute schedule changes that whipsaw supporters and media across the country.”

Which is absolutely true, and when she does it to f**k with the media, her supporters typically laud her for it. Why do they refuse to embrace her s**t-stirring attitude? I like it. She truly is a rogue.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

I know I shouldn’t speak the name, but, has “csd” been banned? (I hope.) I have not seen him lately on Palin Threads.

kingsjester on August 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

It has been documented multiple times on here and other websites. Please don’t play dumb and act like this is something people are making up. Palin is famous for flaking out at the last minute. But according to her supporters, it’s part of her evil genius.

ramrants on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Really? Embarrass us with the facts then; you know you want to — list some of those times when Palin “flaked out at the last minute.”

Aitch748 on August 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Sorry Missy, i respectfully disagree. I like Tina’s threads. So in the immortal words of SGT. Hulka”Lighten up Francis.”

sandee on August 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

So, you agree with Tina that this is some sort of calculated chaos cooked up by Palin to generate attention?

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

So very sick of Palin. or get off the pot Sarah.

tpw on August 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Oh, the irony.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Are you serious? You still just pull out that stupid quote from months ago whenever I point out that you’re being a jackass? Damn, you’re pathetic.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Luv ya ta deth, Sarah, butja gotta stop this, OK?

Bruno Strozek on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Someone needs to remind Palin that her reality TV show is no longer filming. Manufactured drama from a celebrity diva might be acceptable in that role, but not while pretending to be considering a presidential run.

For all the whining about the media, “establishment” TV analysts and everyone else who isn’t a member of the cult of St. Sarah (pbuh) Our Sacred Lady of the Perpetual Victim there’s one and only one reason for Palin’s lousy approval rating and unelectability: Sarah Palin.

Hollowpoint on August 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Isn’t this what all this is about? The show. The Hollywood potential since for the first time ever, Republican rank-and-file are pretty happy with the candidates. I have no freaking idea to this day why the Kardashians keep getting attention since the entire family has absolutely no jobs to speak of. Yet they rake in millions from attention-whoring. The. little. trivial. stuff. that they do is worth millions for some reason. And they get there by making sure that you are paying attention.

Apologetic California on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

…must be the meds have finally kicked in ‘cuz this is the funniest thread in days….

Skandia Recluse on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Looks like Tina got the C4P crowds panties in a wad.

Not very hard to do evidently.

rickyricardo on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Quotes from an article that aren’t 100% pro-Palin are to the Palinistas what a Mohammed cartoon is to Middle East Muslims.

Hollowpoint on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Ken Crow, founder of Tea Party for America, took the blame for the confusion, saying he’s “naive when it comes to politics and what you are supposed to say and not say.”

The best advice on what to say, if for no other reason than it poses no problems trying to keep your story straight, is the truth.

So, Mr Crow, what exactly is the truth?

JohnGalt23 on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

When did we begin mistaking the Tea Party of America with the TEA Party?

Sarah Palin has never been associated with “The Tea Party of America”

At least, not to my knowledge.

franksalterego on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Warning, Twitter Storm Tina nearing landfall.

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

How about Palin being the only person that can out “storm” the DOTUS.

He’s trying to pre-empt the Reagan GOP Debate on 9/7 with his WORTHLESS SACK o’ crap speech and SP has guaranteed major media firestorm in Iowa instead.

PappyD61 on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Tina, I have a question. Is COD speaking? Or not?

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Which is absolutely true, and when she does it to f**k with the media, her supporters typically laud her for it. Why do they refuse to embrace her s**t-stirring attitude? I like it. She truly is a rogue.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Your shallow thinking notwithstanding, it would be out of character for Palin to treat her supporters in the Tea Party the way she treats the media.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

So, you agree with Tina that this is some sort of calculated chaos cooked up by Palin to generate attention?

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I didn’t say that. I said I liked Tiny’s threads. I don’t have to agree with everything in them.

sandee on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

First of all, Palin did not “calculate chaos” and it is NOT
vintage Palin.

That said, I must also state that Palin’s camp should have taken
steps to prevent the possibility of these types of mishaps.

If one is going to give a speech, placement in the rotation is important. Also important is who is going to be on the list
of speakers. What is the format? Contracts signed; no exceptions. Those that were involved in this debacle in Palin’s camp should be fired and new more capable organizers hired.

In politics one must always bring their “A” game.

Amjean on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

It’s also possible Palin really is a little nervous that appearing alongside O’Donnell will tarnish her brand.

The same O’Donnell that Palin endorsed for Senate last year?

DarkCurrent on August 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Pretty high mountain to climb, but just a single stumble,…..Oops, but there is also the McCain re-election endorsement thingy.

a capella on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Luv ya ta deth, Sarah, butja gotta stop this, OK?

Bruno Strozek on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Psst – This should be directed to Scott Conroy.

Fallon on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Are you serious? You still just pull out that stupid quote from months ago whenever I point out that you’re being a jackass? Damn, you’re pathetic.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

You’re a stalker, dude. Go find yourself another wife if the one you have isn’t enough for you.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

And, the good ship Palin continues it’s train wreck in slow motion.

Moesart on August 31, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Tina’s just a carbon copy of AP, isn’t she? Gotta insert the insulting snark about Palin just to ‘balance’ the post.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Stop whining.

Good Lt on August 31, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Luv ya ta deth, Sarah, butja gotta stop this, OK?

Bruno Strozek on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

What is the “this” that she has to stop? Palin haters squealing with glee that they think they’ve caught Palin doing something flaky because the people behind this event in Iowa dropped the ball?

Aitch748 on August 31, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Quotes from an article that aren’t 100% pro-Palin are to the Palinistas what a Mohammed cartoon is to Middle East Muslims.

Hollowpoint on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

^^^ Stupid

darwin on August 31, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Hollowpoint on August 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

They’re still not biting, hollow. Try harder. Maybe do a “you betcha!” or two.

The Mega Independent on August 31, 2011 at 1:08 PM

must be the meds have finally kicked in ‘cuz this is the funniest thread in days….

Skandia Recluse on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Just feed it a little from time to time. Much better than another poll.

a capella on August 31, 2011 at 1:09 PM

It has been documented multiple times on here and other websites. Please don’t play dumb and act like this is something people are making up. Palin is famous for flaking out at the last minute. But according to her supporters, it’s part of her evil genius.

ramrants on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

If it’s so well documented, then why don’t you provide some links?

steebo77 on August 31, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Your shallow thinking notwithstanding, it would be out of character for Palin to treat her supporters in the Tea Party the way she treats the media.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Is it her fault if some of her supporters drink from the same trough as the media?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:09 PM

And, the good ship Palin continues it’s train wreck in slow motion.

Moesart on August 31, 2011 at 1:07 PM

How can a ship suffer a train wreck? You are incoherent.

steebo77 on August 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM

You’re a stalker, dude.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

You’re preserving old quotes of mine, and I’m the stalker.

Got it.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM

You’re preserving old quotes of mine, and I’m the stalker.

Got it.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Keep whining, and keep following me around, and you make it rather obvious.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Luv ya ta deth, Sarah, butja gotta stop this, OK?

Bruno Strozek on August 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Or else what? She won’t get your vote? Ohhh! Scary!

gryphon202 on August 31, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Is it her fault if some of her supporters drink from the same trough as the media?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Glib, but shallow. You aren’t accounting for Tina’s ACCUSATION that Palin CALCULATED this.

Try reading more carefully instead of your usual kneejerk Tasmanian devil-like reaction to everything.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:12 PM

What I find interesting is that Sarah always wins the Hotair popularity polls

Hmm.

William Amos on August 31, 2011 at 1:13 PM

It’s also possible Palin really is a little nervous that appearing alongside O’Donnell will tarnish her brand.

The same O’Donnell that Palin endorsed for Senate last year?

DarkCurrent on August 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Pretty high mountain to climb, but just a single stumble,…..Oops, but there is also the McCain re-election endorsement thingy.

a capella on August 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

It doesn’t matter if Palin endorsed her or not; actually,
O’Donnell would have made a much better choice.

However, since then, O’Donnell has written a book that she is
promoting (not selling well I heard), walked off a CNN show
for reasons she explained that don’t make a whole lot of sense;
then there are a lot of questions about what she is doing with
the millions of donations the tea partiers gave her, etc.

It would be unwise to have her at the same function as Palin for
purely political reasons. O’Donnell’s antics and the media’s attention to them would threaten to overshadow what Palin had
to say. Nothing would be said about Palin’s speech; all eyes
would be on the latest Christine O’s gaffe.

That is why someone of Palin’s stature should have insisted
on approval of speakers and their placement in the schedule.

It doesn’t matter if it was Christine O or Mickey Mouse. Again,
it is time for the “A” game.

Amjean on August 31, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Or what if the

“sources close to the former Alaska governor”

weren’t really close to the former governor at all and just trying to make her look bad.

matthew26 on August 31, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Okay, PDSers. The media throwing a fit about not knowing where she’s going to be =/= “Palin flaking out at the last minute.” For being something Palin is supposedly famous for, I’ve not seen one actual concrete example of it yet in this post. Not to say there aren’t any, but feel free to direct me to them. I could use a good laugh.

gryphon202 on August 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM

doesn’t this tweet, from the 25th of August basically confirm that she was going to be there while also suggesting the topic of the speech/appearance?

rslancer14 on August 31, 2011 at 1:15 PM

I hear Obama wants to read to a joint session of Congress the same night as the Republican debate at the Reagan Library. This man-child sure is an attention whore!

lonestar1 on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

I’m listening to Rush and he’s discussing this. Rush is telling Boehner to have B.O. pick another date! Let’s see if Boehner has more courage than he had in the debt ceiling issue.

Think I’ll call his office.

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 1:15 PM

You’re preserving old quotes of mine

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Preserving? Nah, they pickle themselves.

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Being 21, and reasoning with that capability is one of this site’s commentary requirements.

Tina is NOT AP. She’s a nice young lady, trying hard to learn, including from her mistakes.

AP is one of the most seasoned bloggers, one of the few who brought down Dan Rather, for crying out loud. Grow up, a few of you.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I wish we would stop tearing each other up. This site sounds like a democratic site right now.

William Amos on August 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM

No matter the explanation, the calculated chaos is vintage Palin. As WSJ’s Danny Yadron put it, “Ms. Palin is known for last-minute schedule changes that whipsaw supporters and media across the country.”

Uh oh, Tina, that’s enough to put you in RINO-status with some of the commenters here.

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM

You’re preserving old quotes of mine

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Preserving? Nah, they pickle themselves.

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 1:17 PM

LOL

I’m wondering why he doesn’t sack up and proudly own his own words.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Poor Sarah. She’s so confused. She can’t even decide when not to decide.

NickDeringer on August 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Palin’s biggest weakest is her psychotic supporters who go around poisoning the wells. She would probably be showing twice the level of support if they weren’t so busily about the business of turning people off.

Oh, well, at least they seem to have good hygiene, so that puts them ahead of the Paulbots.

Adjoran on August 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM

So your blaming Palin for this? Who’s tank are you in Tina?

ChuckTX on August 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

She’s secretly on the Perry / Romney / Bachmann “dirty tricks” payroll.

Oops, I’ve said too much….

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM

AP is one of the most seasoned bloggers, one of the few who brought down Dan Rather, for crying out loud. Grow up, a few of you.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Hey, Krugman won a Nobel Prize once.

What has he done for us lately?

Bash Palin left and right, agitate Christians against atheists…

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:22 PM

You’re preserving old quotes of mine

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Preserving? Nah, they pickle themselves.

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 1:17 PM

They are needed as a defense against you and show a pattern with you.

You use your status to be more equal than the rest of us pigs and try to get people banned.

cozmo on August 31, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Ms. Palin is known for last-minute schedule changes that whipsaw supporters and media across the country.”

Well you have to admit she did have fun with the media on her bus tour. They never knew where she was going to be…

sandee on August 31, 2011 at 1:22 PM

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