Sarah Palin to visit Washington next month

November 6, 2009

Look out Washington, Sarah Palin is coming.

Palin will be the Republican speaker at the annual winter dinner of the Gridiron Club of journalists in Washington on Dec. 5.

“The governor is very excited and was honored to accept the invitation,” said her spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton.

The former Alaska governor, who rose to fame as John McCain’s vice presidential nominee last year, is about to go on a book tour to promote her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”

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Photo credit: Reuters/Nathaniel Wilder (Palin talks to well-wishers in Fairbanks in July)


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Geez, this is news? I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but she isn’t exactly the best at following through on her commitments, so I’d wait until she actually showed up to begin reporting.

Posted by cheese | Report as abusive

She is doing exactly what she wants to do and doing it well. Have fun in Washington.

Posted by Harold | Report as abusive

Sarah who?… whatever… Isn’t there still guys dying in Iraq and Afghanistan that could use some news coverage?

Posted by Ghost | Report as abusive

go sarah! kick butt
liberals are running scared

Posted by jonathan | Report as abusive

Who is ghost writing her book? Tom Clansey? lol

Posted by V | Report as abusive

Running scared? Of Palin? This silly little book that she dictated while some one else wrote will be a bestseller and then she’ll fade away faster than she did during the election. She doesn’t have the intellect to remain relevant.

Posted by Liebshen | Report as abusive

I’m sorry, but the conservatives are pathetic if they think Sarah Palin is an icon. There are a lot of very capable, intelligent, WELL EDUCATED women that could actually make the right look good. It’s insulting to women. But they’ve chosen a nobody who couldn’t even finish her first term as governor. Get a life you guys; her fifteen minutes are up.

Posted by larrupin | Report as abusive

Palin is a model idiot, the Forest Gump of politics.

Strangehow Americans ralley behind her. She is a joke on the international political stage.

Posted by Jared | Report as abusive

It is interesting that REUTERS allows disparaging comments for articles about a US Vice Presidential candidate, but doesn’t allow this for articles about an American Muslim who kills his own countrymen….. Are you afraid of what you might get back in feedback??????

Posted by John C | Report as abusive

Some pretty insulting comments about Sarah, but with nothing to back them up. Sounds like what people do when they’re frustrated because they have no real argument. I love Sarah for being a real person just like me and not the typical Ivy League educated politician. She’s the kind of public servant the founding fathers envisioned would serve the country.

Posted by Brenda | Report as abusive

Sarah Palin may not be the Ivy League sophistigate that would “impress” the State-Run Media, Wall Street or the Beltway Boys, but she is definitely a powerhouse of energy with unabashed conservative values. They diss her because they’re afraid of her surprising power to draw good people together. I applaud her enthusiasm for attempting to salvage our country’s rich heritage and American culture. The U.S.A. will prevail, in spite of Obama, Pelosi & Reid’s Big Deception, and Sarah will go down in history as a beloved Patriot.

Posted by Debbi | Report as abusive

I hope Sarah Palin urges our President to stay home and attend to business and stop trying to be a Foreign Ambassador. We have ambassadors, we even have a Secretary of State! Let them do their jobs and have our President stay home and do his!

Posted by M2 | Report as abusive

Sarah who? Isn’t she just another empty headed political wannabe?

She really doesn’t deserve our attention. If I were a Republican I would want to keep her in the closet (a real embarrassment). If I were a Democrat I would want her front and center (to embarrass the Republicans).

Let’s face it, she’s a fool and everytime she opens her mouth she removes all doubt.

Posted by John Bob Palin | Report as abusive

It is great that she gets all these publicity and public scrutiny. We will know her well enough before the next Presidential Election!

Posted by Lim Boon Chuan | Report as abusive

All this energy toward Palin continues to keep her in the public eye. She is getting a $1.25 million book advance and speaks around the country. Like Rush Limbaugh, she is a celebrity, not a politician. As such, she really doesn’t need to back anything up. What she needs is an audience. And with everyone of us who has read this article and even more so the ones of us who felt compelled to comment we help to keep her in the public eye and make her in demand for future performances. I wish I were to smart–I would take a gig like that in a second!

Posted by Big Al | Report as abusive

An outsider, with capacity to reinvigorate national pride, America’s Iron Lady in waiting…

Posted by Dan | Report as abusive

sarah palin is the gift to liberals that just keeps on giving and giving. with the intellect of a potato and the personality of a pitbull, the more she blabs the better we like it. hey sarah, rock on!

Posted by karen | Report as abusive

Palin is good looking therefore she is still in the public eye. If she weren’t attractive no one would care. Pretty simple.

Posted by Lea | Report as abusive

Palin scares the hell out of liberals; especially the men. The ‘good ‘ol boys’ club never had to contend with a strong woman politician the likes of her. Sic ’em, Sarah!

Posted by Vanoy | Report as abusive

I find her refreshing.I cannot wait to see if she will run for office,I am very interested in hearing more about her ideas.

Posted by Pam | Report as abusive

At least there will be one normal person in washington

Posted by honest | Report as abusive

Even though she quit with 18 months remaining in her term, Sarah Palin’s achievements as Alaska‚Äôs governor will be of great interest to her readers (those of them who read) and political supporters.

How about expanding that section of the book to a full chapter?

Posted by Grifo | Report as abusive