Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Appearance at Tea Party Rally in Iowa ‘No Longer Confirmed’
Posted on 08/31/2011 8:11:56 AM PDT by markomalley
Sarah Palin canceled her Saturday appearance at a tea party rally in Indianola, Iowa, a person close the former Alaska governor told The Wall Street Journal.
The person cited continual lying from event organizers at Tea Party of America, including a recent mixup over whether former U.S. Senate candidate Christine ODonnell of Delaware would also speak.
Ms. Palin is known for last-minute schedule changes that whipsaw supporters and media across the country. But the latest decision is puzzling. Ms. Palins speech at the rally was viewed as her most high-profile appearance of the summer, fueling speculation she was indeed plotting to run for the Republican presidential nomination.
Attendees were reportedly traveling from across the U.S. to attend the rally in Iowa, which holds the nations first nominating contest next year.
The former governor will now appear at a Friday event in Des Moines sponsored by the group Conservatives4Palin. It is currently scheduled for 8 p.m. at The Machine Shed Restaurant, though the location will probably have to be changed, the person close to Ms. Palin said. Ms. Palin is still scheduled to appear at a Tea Party Express tour stop Monday in New Hampshire.
Ms. Palin may still hold an event Saturday, the person said, though she has no firm plans. Its also possible she could still attend the Indianola tea party rally, the person said.
The former governors team decided to back out Tuesday night after rally organizers re-invited Ms. ODonnell to speak on stage. Organizers had booked Ms. ODonnell, who lost her 2010 bid for a U.S. Senate seat from Delaware, to speak but quickly withdrew the invitation in an effort to avoid controversy.
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She’s not running.
I am getting very impatient. She said she would decide whether or not she was running in September. I thought she would announce at this event. I am starting to feel jilted!
Whoa. Halt the presses.
This is getting strange. Sounds like they’re trying to portray it as a catfight between Palin and O’Donnell?
Are we allowed to suggest that?
The tea Party (?) organizers for that event are screwed up as Hogan’s goat.
Seems he can't get his poo together and Sarah is having none of it.
My thoughts exactly.
My thoughts exactly.
I’ll take that bet
I do feel sorry for those who have put their hearts and souls into this and now the rug has been pulled out from under them.
Palin made a commitment. She should have kept it.
[ Sarah Palin canceled her Saturday appearance at a tea party rally in Indianola, Iowa ]
Brilliant Gambit !!!.. keep em’ guessing..
You are correct.
She is not going to run, she waited too long and now Perry is running away with this nominating process. I would look for her to back Perry now.
so bein lied to and taking committed funds is cool with you
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