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

And killing people with maps!! All true.

the_nile on August 31, 2011 at 1:22 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

A new wrinkle.

Allahpundit on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

This, from the headline thread…

Why no more little people? What’s up with that?

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:22 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

If anyone ever wants an example of the perils of mixing one’s metaphors, just direct them here.

JohnGalt23 on August 31, 2011 at 1:23 PM

A new wrinkle.

Allahpundit on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Sorry, the link had not carried over. Just inserted.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

ramrants on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Don’t be so quick to blame Sarah Palin. There is more to this flap than is being discussed. This TP organization from what I’ve read may have a problem/conflict if you will.

This Ken Crow & the other person have conflicting stories. Either COD contacted one of them directly or had someone do it for her and wanted to be in the event. They said yes. They have not identified who that person was. Then COD was to be on the stage. Then COD was going to be on prior to Sarah Palin.

More will come out about this.

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 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

Yep, I’m sure the reason he hasn’t responded is because he’s busy firing off an angry, tear-stained email to AP demanding my banning.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

The proof is in these comments. The anti-Palin bots are jumping on her for this, when it’s becoming clear she had nothing to do with it.

Speculating on “reasons” for anonymously sourced stories is bound to cause that, but since it generates comments, then why not just do it, and fall back on excuses, when the “stories” fall apart?

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

And killing people with maps!! All true.

the_nile on August 31, 2011 at 1:22 PM

I thought she was known for killing grizzly bears by beating them to death with frozen salmon.

JohnGalt23 on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Keep whining…

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:11 PM

…and you have the audacity to talk about irony?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:22 PM

You are supposed to be more objective.

Last night he put up a thread with her running, and in very good spirits supported all who’re for her. You are selective in yer pickings.

Good one, you must be better. Use that gray matter more than emotions and you’ll see better.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:25 PM

A little blip in the radar of Palin’s Non Campaign (psst..she hasn’t even anounced)

and the boys (oh, sorry..men????) at Hot Air start fighting.

I love Sarah Palin!!!

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 1:26 PM

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Never ceases to amaze me how some have to create genitals through internet comments.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Forget about Palin – Obama is gonna show off his newly acquired TOTOS reading abilities to a joint session of Congress the same night at the same time as the Republican Debate.
I hear he learned how to read without jerking his head back and forth.

lonestar1 on August 31, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Palin should reaffirm that the media are hacks, especially where she is concerned. This is clue #4,788,091.

SouthernGent on August 31, 2011 at 1:27 PM

I thought she was known for killing grizzly bears by beating them to death with frozen salmon.

JohnGalt23 on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

That too, from helicopters.

the_nile on August 31, 2011 at 1:28 PM

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

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I entirely am. Palin’s fanatics like you tend to think she’s some Machiavellian genius, blithely pulling the strings of her opponents and critics. To an extent, I agree…but it is astonishing to watch how selective that gets based on the angle, and who’s reporting it…and only more amusing to watch how much you attack anyone who delivers information that doesn’t please your worldview.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:29 PM

It’s hilarious to read all the comments from the ABP peanut gallery. you follow every move she makes with the whaling and gnashing of teeth. But if you really want to get all wee weed up, don’t forget to watch Sarah Palin on September 3rd, Live on C-SPAN, FOX and CNN.

idesign on August 31, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Quotes break…

Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ~ George Orwell

Fallon on August 31, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Then you aren’t trying hard enough.

Let me help you. :)

Brian1972 on August 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

LOL Brian, have you noticed this “explanation/blaming themselves” for this flap is strange? It seems like they can’t get their stories straight as to which one of them are at fault. One of them posted to Conservatives4Palin last night, but didn’t sign their name.

I hope Sarah makes a statement. The C4Palin site doesn’t have anything about it yet.

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 1:30 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

1. No one who thinks should give a rat’s azz about any Nobel Prize. That has gone to Hell, to the point where Mr. Nobel cries in his grave, every year, all year.

2. AP is not supposed to “do anything for us”, now, lately, or ever. He’s supposed to work for the site, which he does; he works very hard and we don’t have to like or approve.

3. AP has been a declared atheist or agnost, always. Nothing new. You may like or dislike. Fortunately this is still a free country, from this aspect.

Still, I have hope that you return to your more objective reasoning, for the good of the land, which needs all of us. Fight yer real enemies. We have plenty.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Robert Stacy McCain has a report up on this:

Indianola ‘Clusterf**k’

Posted on | August 31, 2011 |

An uproar has suddenly erupted over Sarah Palin’s planned Sept. 3 appearance at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa. It has been reported she cancelled her appearance, but my impression — I can’t say who I’ve talked to — is that Governor Palin very much wants to appear at the event.

The reported cancellation might be best interpreted as a “final warning” gesture from Team Sarah to the event organizers: Get your act together.

Based on what I’m hearing, Ken Crow’s Tea Party of America has undergone predictable problems because the Indianola rally is the first event the group has ever sponsored. TPA gained instant credibility by recruiting longtime Des Moines Tea Party leader Charlie Gruschow, but Crow previously has had limited involvement in the movement. Once Palin was announced as the event headliner, many other people wanted to get involved, and basic problems common to volunteer organizations developed. Disputes arose over questions about what level of security was required for Governor Palin, and about who else would speak during the rally.

The recent controversy over whether Christine O’Donnell would speak at the Indianola rally was the public tip of a submerged iceberg of behind-the-scenes conflict surrounding the event, evidence of organizational ineptitude that one person described bluntly as a “clusterf–k.”

The very latest word — which arrived while I was writing this — is that Palin’s previously “cancelled” appearance is now un-cancelled, but this unfortunate public controversy can be taken as further indication of the risks involved in volunteer grassroots organizing.

Alex Pappas at the Daily Caller quotes Crow:

An organizer of the much-publicized tea party rally in Iowa this weekend says Sarah Palin would not be doing herself any favors if she drops out of the event.
“I hope that isn’t so…It would hurt her more than hurt us,” event organizer Ken Crow, the co-founder and president of the Tea Party of America, told TheDC.

Pathetic. You get Palin to headline your rally, screw up the planning and then — when Palin’s people become uncomfortable with your bungling — say her cancellation would hurt her more than it hurts you?

You never would have had a rally if it hadn’t been for Palin agreeing to appear, and she never would have agreed to it if Charlie Gruschow wasn’t involved. Everybody in the Iowa grassroots tells me they love Charlie, an experienced organizer, but Ken Crow? “Never heard of him before this.”

Interesting.
He seems to have talked to some Iowa Tea Partiers in the know.

Brian1972 on August 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Never ceases to amaze me how some have to create genitals through internet comments.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Oh, the irony.

Hey, why not polish your e-peen by dropping a few asterisked f-bombs to show us what a brave internet tough guy you are, champ.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:31 PM

It’s hilarious to read all the comments from the ABP peanut gallery.

idesign on August 31, 2011 at 1:29 PM

As it is to read all the comments from the NBP peanut gallery.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:31 PM

What most people care about: Will Sarah Palin be there?
Yes, she will. Most will go on with their day and never give this another thought.

Hot Airheads will continue to bang each others’ heads against the wall about such a non issue.
Good Times.

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 1:31 PM

don’t forget to watch Sarah Palin on September 3rd, Live on C-SPAN, FOX and CNN.

idesign on August 31, 2011 at 1:29 PM

I look forward for her to do an excellent job. The land needs it more than all these little nothings of conversations.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:31 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

Stop whining.

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

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

Damn, He’s Good!!! (you take the bait every time)

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Without firsthand knowledge, I’m guessing Sarah Palin doesn’t see herself as a brand, Tina.
SKYFOX on August 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

…….I damn near fell out of my chair when I read this.

You HAVE to be kidding me.

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

Good point. It’s amusing to see the Palin cultists argue that no, she isn’t a s***-stirrer at all. The woman named her memoirs “Going Rogue”!

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM

2. AP is not supposed to “do anything for us”, now, lately, or ever. He’s supposed to work for the site, which he does; he works very hard and we don’t have to like or approve.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM

What? I was told that dips**ts like fossten were chained to computers whose browsers were rigged to only recognize HotAir.com. I’m so disillusioned.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM

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

Damn, you’re whiny.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Still, I have hope that you return to your more objective reasoning, for the good of the land, which needs all of us. Fight yer real enemies. We have plenty.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM

I was not the only one who pointed out, objectively, Tina’s unfounded accusation against Palin. If the bloggers are going to act that way, they should expect to be called out for it.

And I expect you to address MadCow the same way. You know, objectively and all.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:33 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

Good point. It’s amusing to see the Palin cultists argue that no, she isn’t a s***-stirrer at all. The woman named her memoirs “Going Rogue”!

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Uh oh…when Vyce is agreeing with you, you know your reputation is in tatters.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM

You weren’t breastfed were you?

LOL (sorry, I just couldn’t resist)

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Hey, why not polish your e-peen by dropping a few asterisked f-bombs to show us what a brave internet tough guy you are, champ.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Not my fault if you’re frightened by profanity. CURSE WORDS!!! OOOOO SCARY!!!

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM

[whiny voice] 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

Damn, you’re whiny.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Oh, the irony.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Not my fault if you’re frightened by profanity. CURSE WORDS!!! OOOOO SCARY!!!

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM

No no, it makes you a real man. Keep it up.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:36 PM

This election will probably be the death blow to at least one major media organization. The benefit of having their vanity media outlet will be dwarfed by the cost of their embarrassment.

CBS could go down for the penchant for mischief. NBC might see their upcoming “insert Obama into every program” strategy as damaging the network so badly they have to be spun out. I predict one of them will shut down their news operation after this election.

All of this confusion was the result of ambush journalism on someone who was reluctant to speak for someone else. This tactic will continue, but we’re catching on, and will trap vermin accordingly.

Jason Coleman on August 31, 2011 at 1:36 PM

You weren’t breastfed were you?

LOL (sorry, I just couldn’t resist)

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Do mother trolls have breasts?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Oh, the irony.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:35 PM

LOL

idesign on August 31, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Do mother trolls have breasts?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Why, are you looking for a hook-up?

idesign on August 31, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Sorry the invitation is denied because of alternative choices.

Oh, I thought this was about Boehner’s response to Obama.

Don L on August 31, 2011 at 1:39 PM

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

Actually, she isn’t. People invent crap about her and then blame her for changing her plans. She followed through on the Tea Party Convention in 2009 despite organizational incompetence because she said she’d be there and she keeps her word, and she’ll do the same here.

alwaysfiredup on August 31, 2011 at 1:39 PM

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

That’s what many of us want to know. I think this newly formed TP is in coverup mode. From what I read last night COD herself or someone on her behalf contacted the TP and they said she could participate. Was this after the venue was set and the participants were scheduled? There is more to this than meets the eye as I posted earlier. Sounds to me COD or the TP or someone was trying to co-opt SP.

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 1:39 PM

idesign on August 31, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Shouldn’t you be off in a Bachmann thread, slandering her as much as possible while whining about the poor treatment Palin gets?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM

The proof is in these comments. The anti-Palin bots are jumping on her for this, when it’s becoming clear she had nothing to do with it.

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Nothing at all? So that’s why, all of a sudden, her people where whining about about the organizers were “dishonest about the speaking program and how the rally was being promoted” and how there were “issues with the planning”?

It’s okay, Palinistas. Your Beloved Sarah was just throwing COD under the bus. That means you can finally do the same too. Finally, Sarah Palin can unite us!

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Well, he does seem rather unsatisfied with his new marital status.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Wow. For you, the bottom of the barrel is more like the ceiling, isn’t it?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Shouldn’t you be off in a Bachmann thread, slandering her as much as possible while whining about the poor treatment Palin gets?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM

I Think I hit a nerve…LOL

idesign on August 31, 2011 at 1:42 PM

The proof is in these comments. The anti-Palin bots are jumping on her for this, when it’s becoming clear she had nothing to do with it.

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Nothing at all? So that’s why, all of a sudden, her people where whining about about the organizers were “dishonest about the speaking program and how the rally was being promoted” and how there were “issues with the planning”?

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM

These are not mutually exclusive. There are issues with the rally planning that Palin had nothing to do with. Ken Crow seems like a neophyte with questionable motives.

alwaysfiredup on August 31, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Wow. For you, the bottom of the barrel is more like the ceiling, isn’t it?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Yeah, because you’re such a classy, guy, right? Why don’t both of you put a sock in it? I doubt there are many who enjoy your pissing contest.

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Do mother trolls have breasts?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:36 PM

That’s funny

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Wow. For you, the bottom of the barrel is more like the ceiling, isn’t it?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Wow, this from the guy who attacked my mother.

How ironic.

Don’t start none, won’t be none, douche.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Yeah, because you’re such a classy, guy, right?

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I never get that personal, though I’m sure people like you would imagine otherwise.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Wow. For you, the bottom of the barrel is more like the ceiling, isn’t it?

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Oh, and…

Stop whining.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM

I never get that personal, though I’m sure people like you would imagine otherwise.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Sure you don’t.

Retards are funny.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2011 at 4:55 PM

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I thought she was known for killing grizzly bears by beating them to death with frozen salmon.
JohnGalt23 on August 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

No, the bears take one look at Sarah and kill themselves – it’s quicker and less painful.

Another favorite is to throw a rock at a bear and outrun your companion. She tried this with Kate Gosslin but Kate didn’t go for it.

turfmann on August 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Wow, this from the guy who attacked my mother.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:44 PM

You have to be kidding. Jesus…

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM

You have a history of backing eunuchs, which is odd for a gay man. :P

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:47 PM

And I expect you to address MadCow the same way. You know, objectively and all.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I don’t know who MadCow is.

In regards to Madison Conservative, as the hot-headed but very good kid knows, I’ve addressed his rants, at least a few times. We can always walk away still liking/respecting each other. He is 90% on point, even if we/you don’t like what he says; he’s just sometimes hot-tempered. Plus, he is of this parlor, has been forever. He knows the rat tracks very good and is not shy to spray them, lethally.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:47 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

Nah. mr. seven is also Hollowhead. I never see them together.

Lanceman on August 31, 2011 at 1:47 PM

You have to be kidding. Jesus…

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM

And now you move on to blasphemy.

“For you, the bottom of the barrel is more like the ceiling, isn’t it?”

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Nothing at all? So that’s why, all of a sudden, her people where whining about about the organizers were “dishonest about the speaking program and how the rally was being promoted” and how there were “issues with the planning”?

It’s okay, Palinistas. Your Beloved Sarah was just throwing COD under the bus. That means you can finally do the same too. Finally, Sarah Palin can unite us!

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM

There is absolutely no credible evidence that is what happened. It’s nothing more than assumptions based on more assumptions based on dubious reporting from anonymous sources. Not credible. Sorry. You just proved my point again.

And I’ve defended Bachmann and Perry, who, BTW is currently my preferred candidate, unless Palin jumps in, from smears like this. So shove your Palinistas crap where it don’t shine, pal.

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:48 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

This TP of America is newly formed from what I’ve read. I would also like to know what all of the TP Organizations have to do with the Tea Party Movement?

http://www.teapartyofamerica.org/about-us/

This is the Tea Party org. that is sponsoring SP on 9/3/11 in Iowa

I don’t know if anyone knows what is going on with the 9/3/11 event. There were so many on & off updates. I hope SP makes a statement.

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/08/29/christine-odonnell-will-speak-before-sarah-palin-at-iowa-tea-party-rally-saturday/

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Palin is more of a man than the fighting boys around here, I’ll tell ya that much!
Yep, you betcha!

bridgetown on August 31, 2011 at 1:48 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

And once again the LSM says something of dubious heritage and the rubes buy it up in droves.

It’s so nice to see the DNC and LSM agenda working so well and without a lot of effort on their part. At least make them work for it.

It’s sad to see so many people unable to think for themselves and do their own work.

HINT: Unless it comes from someone’s lips directly or their official spokesperson’s lips directly, then don’t buy it immediately.

kim roy on August 31, 2011 at 1:48 PM

These are not mutually exclusive. There are issues with the rally planning that Palin had nothing to do with. alwaysfiredup on August 31, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Yes, and those issues appear to be summed up as “the planners invited COD to speak. Twice.”

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:48 PM

You have to be kidding. Jesus…

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Heh, aren’t you and Atheist?

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Oh, and…

Stop whining.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Oh, the irony.

Wow, this from the guy who attacked my mother.

How ironic.

Don’t start none, won’t be none, douche.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Good Lt on August 31, 2011 at 1:49 PM

he’s just sometimes hot-tempered.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:47 PM

I take offense to that. I’m usually hot-tempered.

fossten is now bound and determined to troll like a boss. I will not deter him.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:50 PM

I never get that personal, though I’m sure people like you would imagine otherwise.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM

People like me? My, what a hateful bigot you are.

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Yes, and those issues appear to be summed up as “the planners invited COD to speak. Twice.”

Vyce on August 31, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Care to prove that?

alwaysfiredup on August 31, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Heh, aren’t you and Atheist?

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Agnostic. The dude existed, I just don’t know if he was anything more than a gutsy rebel with good ideas.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:50 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 posted once to a thread yesterday but no-one responded. This is probably enough to get me accused of obsession but I’ll take one for the team.

gh on August 31, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Good Lt on August 31, 2011 at 1:49 PM

No, because you are a dishonest troll.

fossten on April 21, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Fine.

Good Lt on April 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:51 PM

My, what a hateful bigot you are.

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:50 PM

See, fossten, this is irony.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:51 PM

I take offense to that. I’m usually hot-tempered.

fossten is now bound and determined to troll like a boss. I will not deter him.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Desperate words from the self appointed Blog Monitor.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:52 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

You, good one, should repent for this comment, soon.

csdeven is a Romney adherent and has a right to be so. I’m no longer for Romney, for many reasons, but csdeven should NOT be banned. He is a Veteran who has two kids in the service fighting so we can banter over here. YOU should and I know you will pray for them. Of course, you may disagree with all that csdeven writes.

Banning s/b extremely rare to non-existent around here. Otherwise liberty and freedom are lost.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Rumors swirl about Palin that turn out to not be true. That darn Palin!!!

Really?

tom on August 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM

See, fossten, this is irony.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Did you get a response from AP yet, whiner? I’m sure he has a file folder entitled “MadCon whiny complaints” where he sticks the hundreds of tear-stained emails he gets from you.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Confirmed: Palin haters still hate. Palin lovers still love. Nobody’s mind is changed in either camp. All is right with the world.

Extrafishy on August 31, 2011 at 1:53 PM

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 was this newly formed Tea Party of America that said COD could be in the event after she or someone on her behalf contacted them.

Did they inform Palin before they gave COD permission to be part of the event? It doesn’t sound like it from what I’ve read.

Wait until all of the facts come out before placing blame on Palin.

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 1:53 PM

No, the bears take one look at Sarah and kill themselves – it’s quicker and less painful.

Another favorite is to throw a rock at a bear and outrun your companion. She tried this with Kate Gosslin but Kate didn’t go for it.

turfmann on August 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Geez. The country should vote for Palin based on just this; if she was successful make her Queen.

kim roy on August 31, 2011 at 1:53 PM

I take offense to that. I’m usually hot-tempered.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:50 PM

My bad :)

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:54 PM

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 1:48 PM

We all need a laugh. From post on c4p.

benpoliticoBen Smith
by RealClearScott
RT @BenjySarlin: BREAKING: Tea Party of America will make Christine O’Donnell invitation contingent on whether or not she floats in river

derft on August 31, 2011 at 1:54 PM

I doubt there are many who enjoy your pissing contest.

JannyMae on August 31, 2011 at 1:43 PM

More fun than another poll thread.

a capella on August 31, 2011 at 1:55 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

What behavior? When you can list Palin’s specific behavior that was unpresidential, you have a point. Rumors tend to be just rumors.

tom on August 31, 2011 at 1:55 PM

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Troll harder.

Good Lt on August 31, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Desperate words from the self appointed Blog Monitor.

fossten on August 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Stop whining, whiner.

Good Lt on August 31, 2011 at 1:56 PM

It looks like to me that this is just another example of the media reporting on other media reports and then packaging it as if it’s an original report based on info from named sources. It’s kinda like that ol “rumor” game you played as a kid. Within a short time, the elephant turned into a pissant.

NoNails on August 31, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Banning s/b extremely rare to non-existent around here. Otherwise liberty and freedom are lost.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Should be. But I would imagine Upstater85 and Daggett would agree. Both were banned out of petulance.
Narutoputz was the last I can recall to be banned for legitimate reasons.

Lanceman on August 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM

It’s very annoying though.

gh on August 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Banning s/b extremely rare to non-existent around here. Otherwise liberty and freedom are lost.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM

True. However, when a poster completely takes over a thread for no other purpose than disruption and self-aggrandizement, then it should be considered, as the poster in question has done numberous times on Palin Threads.

I am aware of his family’s service, and salute them for it. However, after being double-teamed and called everything but a child of God one weekend by this individual and his buddy, MJB, excuse me if I do not stand up and cheer for him, personally.

kingsjester on August 31, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Gosh! I hope she doesn’t fart..

tinkerthinker on August 31, 2011 at 1:58 PM

csdeven should NOT be banned. He is a Veteran who has two kids in the service fighting so we can banter over here. YOU should and I know you will pray for them. Of course, you may disagree with all that csdeven writes.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM

I take particular exception to the fact that csdeven has, in past, used his/her(a point of contention) supposed children in the military as a shield against personal attacks, when he/she dishes them out as good as anyone. Lost all respect for he/she/it that day.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Gosh! I hope she doesn’t fart..

tinkerthinker on August 31, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Tina’s a lady. Please.

gh on August 31, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Wait until all of the facts come out before placing blame on Palin.

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 1:53 PM

It might indeed be a contractual thing. In which case, not knowing the contract details, we don’t know the reasons for what’s happening. We make up reasons which may or may not be true. They may not even be reasons. :)

Paul-Cincy on August 31, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Ken Crow seems like a neophyte with questionable motives.

alwaysfiredup on August 31, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I agree. They caused this mess and are now trying to get out of it.
I smell a rat!

He & the other guy are now trying to plead “inexperience”. Well, they have some others that were in former campaigns but not named on their website. With from what has happened and what I’ve read, I don’t trust this TP outfit at all. But then I’m a suspicious character anyway:-)

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM

I suspect all of this will eventually resolve itself with an anouncement to run or not to run before the end of September.

And the Tea Party is a grass roots organization. Of course the leaders are going to make mistakes from time to time. The unfortunate part is that one can only make so many of them before their opposition eats them alive.

The MSM won’t be happy unless Palin complies with the template that they have written for all the GOP candidates. Frankly, it does my heart joy to see them lose their minds like this when it comes to reporting her.

If I could go to Iowa to hear the speech, I would. But I will definitely be there in spirit.

itzWicks on August 31, 2011 at 2:00 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.

ramrants on August 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Oh come on! Rumors swirl that Palin is backing out. Truth is Palin didn’t back out. Even though there is zero evidence of any flaky behavior, it’s still Palin’s fault because it somehow sounds like something she would do?

“Playing dumb” would be jumping on a story of something Palin didn’t do as proof that she always does something. Which raises the question: are you playing dumb here? Or did you just not think this through?

tom on August 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Narutoputz was the last I can recall to be banned for legitimate reasons.

Lanceman on August 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Only because he called everyone in sight a Klansman.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM

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