Skip to comments.Palin to RNC: Take me off fundraiser( RNC is trying to trade on her name )
Posted on 03/31/2010 8:15:43 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has asked the Republican National Committee to remove her name from a fundraiser the committee is planning piggybacking off of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, POLITICO has learned.
Palins staff has twice told the RNC to remove her name from an invitation sent to donors, obtained by POLITICO on Wednesday, showing her as an invited speaker to the four-day fundraiser in New Orleans, timed to coincide with the SRLC event in Louisiana.
Palin, who will appear at SRLC, will not take part in any RNC fundraiser in New Orleans, an aide said.
The RNC invitation touts Palin along with other SRLC speakers, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Fox News host Sean Hannity, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), as invited speakers for the event.
Santorum is the only speaker advertised on the invitation who is confirmed to attend the fundraiser.
Palin previously asked to be removed from a Conservative Political Action Conference invitation, which twice listed her as an invited speaker though she hadnt agreed to attend the event.
The only Republicans confirmed to be attending the RNC event are Santorum, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.), Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.).
The invitation promises that other Republican superstars will attend the fundraiser, but does not say who those might be.
They never learn.
Are there really RNC Fundraisers like that? And how can I get invited?
The RNC has got no shame.
THAT is the kind of thing we want to see!
Good for you Sarah. Next on the list - ditch mcqueeg.
The lack of integrity the RNC keeps on showing is disgusting. What a shame when this country is in the fight for its very life.
maybe Michael Steele and the GOP has finally let her down too much....not that she was liked by the establishment of the Party much, but enough is enough.
Don’t mess with the ‘Cuda.
Is lying a qualification for being a politician?
Sarah want absolutely nothing to do with the RNC right now. She will build her own structure of influence. Sarah is working on the state and local level.
Because all Michael Steel and his good ole boys want to do is pimp her out to raise money and when the time comes for nominations, they will exclude her our of fear.
The GOP is a gang that couldn’t beat Hitler in an election for mayor of Tel Aviv.............Sheesh!!!!
Lets not forget all the BS Sarah went through when she was still Gov. (invite or no invite). Now Sarah can control the situation a lot better and she is.
The funny thing is Sarah has eyes everywhere.
Palin isn’t the only one saying no to RNC fund solicitations. I’ve been tossing RNC begging letters in the trash since just before the 2008 election fiasco.
If you see and like a good conservative candidate for office at any office level, send your money directly, not via the national or state party level. The RNC and most state GOPs seem stuck on loser RINO candidates.
You gotta think like these bums when you read their beg letters and fundraiser invites.
I forgot to add... it doesn’t matter to them that she won’t be there. If they can fool a few donors into thinking she will be there, they get money to donate to RINO campaigns.
The RNC wants to ride free and still give the marching orders!
It ain’t gonna happen Mikey!
Write a sentence or two on one of the enclosures on why you're NOT CONTRIBUTING....then mail it back.
If they get enough of these pithy missiles, the message MAY start getting through their thick skulls that we Republicans are fed up with RINOs and we're not going to take it any more!
I'm still a thoughtful enough Republican that I DO put my own stamp on their prepaid envelope. I may be angry, but I'm not cheap.
I believe that Haley Barbour is the CURRENT Governor of Mississippi.
I missed that...WOW! How incompetent......
I wonder if politico has anything wrong, because Haley Barbour is still the Governor of my state, NOT the former governor.
And polishing McCain’s apple and giving money to Lindsey Graham.
Exactly. Don’t mess with Sarah.
The last time I heard speak about Steele, it was complimentary.
This looks like a giant screw-up by an over-reaching RNC, taking her for granted.
This is just plain presumptuous of the RNC. Just because she might be in that neck of the woods at that time doesn’t mean the RNC can presume on her availability. Say what you will about dirty bastard Rats, but at least they seem to verify their speakers.
“You betcha” he is and I spotted that too.
TURD IN THE PUNCHBOWL!!!
Must be that Mavericky thing we all keep hearing about
Won’t appear with RNC but WILL appear with John McCain...
Exactly . . . and she is NOT getting a pass for it from me. Getting McCain and his ilk de-elected is necessary if we are going to stop the Obama-Pelosi machine.
I’ve thought about it for a long time and there is no good reason for Palin to endorse McCain and make appearances on his behalf.
She had to do it ONCE! She will not go there again so PLEASE...let it go! And then she will support JD WHEN Mccain will have lost! LET IT GO...
Let's see: Sarah campaigned with McCain, now she's campaigning with...OMG, Michele Bachmann's a RINO!!! (/sarc)
But, I think you already knew that.
Sorry . . . we have let too many things go.
Some things you may not know about Sarah Palin:
What A Fisherman Says About Sarah Palin
by Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman
As posted in comments on Greta Van Susterens article referencing the MoveOn.org ad about Sarah Palin.
The last 45 of my 66 years Ive spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Heres the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. Its not about persona, style, rhetoric, its about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that Im about to mention here.
1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governors office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republicans Corrupt Bastards Club (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing la la la la (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar. But while youre thinking, Ill continue.
2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called ACES. Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them dont let the door hit you in the stern on your way out. They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.
3- The other thing she did when she walked into the governors office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as pork. She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the when-hell-freezes-over stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, well pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governors jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governors cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning-I imagine-that shes packing heat herself). Im still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.
4- Now, even with her much-ridiculed gosh and golly mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesnt impress you, then youre trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.
5- For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldnt start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. This summer, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.
6- President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewable by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But thats just a cover-up. Im still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I wont be holding my breath.
By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldnt let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers..
And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.
I support Sarah Palin.
Dewie Whetsell, Alaska
Everything I Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton
On July 3rd, 2009, Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska, and nailed the following sign to her door:
Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.
This, the most famous newspaper advertisement ever penned, placed its original author, Sir Ernest Shackleton, in the position of having to select the crew for an Antarctic expedition from among the 5,000 men the ad brought to his office. Comparing Sara Palin to the greatest explorer in history might appear to stretch the limits of metaphorical license, even for an Irishwoman given to hyperbole. I contend, however, that it pales when compared to likening a revolutionary idealist with two weeks of Presidential experience, to Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I believe that Sarah Palin, will be the next President of the United States, and that the secret to her success can, oddly enough, be found in characteristics she shares with one of the greatest Explorers of modern history, Sir Ernest Shackleton.
On December 5th, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail for the Weddell Sea in a ship that was fate-temptingly named, Endurance. Having participated in two unsuccessful expeditions to reach the South Pole, the immortal British explorer was returning to the land of ice that he loved in order to traverse Antarctica. Though Shackleton would not ultimately accomplish the crossing of the frozen continent, his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, would honor the parchment of history with some of the most awe-inspiring events ever recorded. The Endurance, belying her proud name, fell victim to the treacherous ice floes that clawed their way earlier and further north than usual. After weeks aboard the ice-encased ship, Shackleton gave the order to abandon Her, and the crew established camp on the ice. They watched in anguish as their only means of returning home was finally crushed and sought its place in the graveyard of the sea.
Having presided over the funeral of his ship, Shackleton addressed his crew, Men, since our ship and supplies are gone, I suggest we go home. The evident absurdity of this proposal was apparent to all, and perhaps to the boss himself. But, ice, freezing temperatures, lack of provisions, impending winter, and absence of transportation, were just logistical details to be navigated. Shackletons men trusted him implicitly. They instinctively perceived that elusive quality we rarely apprehend in our fellow man, that combination of sound judgment, courage, moral rectitude, and empathy, that are the unmistakable elements of a true leader.
Shackleton determined that he was not going to let his men bloody die. Having made their rescue, and no longer a stroll across Antarctica, his unique goal, the minor trifle that his endeavor was hopelessly unattainable was simply not worthy of consideration. The crew of the Endurance lived on the ice for four months, spent five days rowing three small lifeboats across the open ocean, and set up camp on Elephant Island, a small cluster of rock and thin beach. Knowing that his men would never be rescued from Elephant Island, Shackleton set out in one of the life boats with four other men, in a desperate and utterly ludicrous attempt to reach South Georgia. For fifteen days, five virtually frozen, starved men rowed preposterously towards a speck on the map.
No one could actually survive in a lifeboat for two weeks on the frozen ocean. Nor could they land on a speck, and undertake thirty-five hours of highly technical mountain climbing and hiking, before reaching the South Georgian whalers. Even if such mythology could come true, one could not arrange, in the middle of winter and a war, a successful rescue of the men left on Elephant Island who, by any sane estimation, must have long passed to a warmer world (hopefully, a world not too much the warmer!)
But you see, Shackleton had decided that not a single man in his care would die, so his certain failure, at any stage of this breathtaking mission was simply never a factor in his calculations. Shackleton did arrive at the whaling station, he did return to Elephant Island, and he did not let a single man bloody die. The crew of the Endurance would have undoubtedly perished on the ice of Antarctica, were it not for the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton. I sincerely believe that Sarah Palin possesses those same characteristics and that she will press forward, ignoring obstacles, inspiring her supporters and, as President, not let the Country bloody die.
It is obvious that the election of Sarah Palin as the next President is absolutely impossible. Not only is she consistently attacked and misrepresented in the media and by the majority of opinion makers, but even in the Republican Party, her own ship, she is considered something of an Jonah, better to be thrown to the sea. The Endurance is a perfect image of Sarahs political career, as it sank beneath the weight of external belligerence and the unrelenting, grinding pressure of her opponents. Her prospects were also mangled by the internal betrayal of former supporters and promoters because of their desperate need to pin their own failures on a woman they underestimated and deemed expendable. Like Sir Ernest, one can literally picture Sarah surveying the wreckage, and it is precisely in this moment that we see her leadership emerge.
Sarah knows what the Tea Party Patriots know. Only a real conservative will reach the harbor of the White House, if there is to be a new administration in 2012. The concepts of love of God, love of Country, love of family, love or our troops and commitment the War on Terror, fearless denunciation of Communist Chinas human-rights violations, faith in our free-market, faith in American self-reliance and independence were not slogans she used to get a job in Washington, but deeply held personal values. These values are the future of our country. Sarah, without a moment wasted on disdain for those who tell her that her endeavor to bring these values to the White House is futile, has already started dragging the lifeboats of American conservative principles across the frozen wasteland of a triumphant Marxist administration, and her own virtually-emasculated Party that wants nothing to do with her cargo of gritty, Reagan conservatism.
When the ice disintegrates, that is, when the last remnants of support from the GOB (Good Old Boys Party) finally abandon her, Sarah will put to sea in her boats and go on alone, alone, that is, with those millions and millions of supporters who were brought by her, in 2008, from a state of near despondency, to a storm of enthusiasm, the expression of which shocked the Nation and eclipsed the vapid haranguing of the opposition. Sir Ernests conviction that he would not fail was so clear and strong, that his men believed that he would bring them home. The crew also loved and followed Shackleton because they saw that he was one of them, that he shared their sufferings and their hard work.
One day during the campaign, Sarah got off the bus, went into Wal-Mart and bought store-brand diapers and a toy for her little boy with Downs Syndrome. I compare this to Michelle Obama, in numerous Antoinettian vignettes, wearing five hundred dollar sneakers to serve soup, shutting down the Beltway to put organic lettuce in her market-basket, and donning a New York fashion-week belt to commiserate with women who could not afford Tylenol for their children. While the elites wrote Sarah off as unsophisticated, the ordinary people reveled in her leading by example, sensing a simple life that embodied her spoken principles.
It is impossible that any political figure can withstand the battering from elements, both external and internal, that Sarah Palin has endured, yet unlike Shackletons ship, she remains. Like Sir Ernest, she continues, she follows her own compass. I am looking forward with veritable glee to the next months. Constantly given up for lost, she will continue the hazardous journey. Fellow Republicans will look, not only to GM (Goebbels Media,) but to their own moth-eaten, comfortable Admirals, back in the officers club, and shake their heads at her doubtful safe return. They will have their wigs powered and raise money for both the plastic and the absurd chameleons we, a dozen times, cringed to call leader, and only tolerated as the lesser of two evils. At their rallies, all two hundred compromisers will take a pinch of snuff and congratulate themselves that they have someone that will not upset the independents and the moderates.
Meanwhile, the people will answer Sarahs advertisement and sign on for the hazardous journey. She will continue to draw thousands of willing crew members, as she did during the 2008 Campaign, when venues needed to be enlarged to accommodate those who wished to express their support for all she represented. Of course, we hope that the leaders of the GOB will get off the ice before it is too late. Hopefully they will not be left behind to sink into the oblivion of history because of petty jealousy or because they were so ignorant of what the Tea Party Radicals, truly want. It will be good if they have enough love of country to leave their personal effects at camp, get on board and help row.
As for the honor and recognition in case of success, the only honor and recognition we hope for, in supporting this intrepid woman, is that of our children and all those who will benefit, because of Sarah Palins leadership, from the safe harbor of a truly free America.
Palin Shackleton 2012.
Listen, you've REALLY got to get over this "Obama is the enemy" thing. We've got more important things to deal with, like...Oh, wait...DOH!
As I asked before, “What major contribution have you made?” Sitting on your butt and bashing Palin on FR doesn't count.
It is embarrassing to see some people around here still wringing their hands because Palin is not the disloyal, rude ingrate they want her to be. It makes me question their character and by extension, their opinions.
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