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Sarah Palin Appearance at Tea Party Rally in Iowa ‘No Longer Confirmed’
WSJ ^ | August 31, 2011 | Danny Yadron

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 O’Donnell 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. Palin’s 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 nation’s 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. It’s also possible she could still attend the Indianola tea party rally, the person said.

The former governor’s team decided to back out Tuesday night after rally organizers re-invited Ms. O’Donnell to speak on stage. Organizers had booked Ms. O’Donnell, 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012; amateurhour; christineodonnell; ia2012; notagain; notrunning; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin; saveusosarah; teapartyofamerica
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1 posted on 08/31/2011 8:11:57 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
whipsaw

Word-of-the-decade.

oy.

2 posted on 08/31/2011 8:13:19 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: markomalley

She’s not running.


3 posted on 08/31/2011 8:14:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: markomalley

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!


4 posted on 08/31/2011 8:15:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: markomalley

Whoa. Halt the presses.


5 posted on 08/31/2011 8:15:38 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: markomalley

This is getting strange. Sounds like they’re trying to portray it as a catfight between Palin and O’Donnell?

}:-)4


6 posted on 08/31/2011 8:16:16 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Lazamataz

Are we allowed to suggest that?


7 posted on 08/31/2011 8:16:25 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: markomalley

The tea Party (?) organizers for that event are screwed up as Hogan’s goat.


8 posted on 08/31/2011 8:16:40 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: markomalley
Who & What is Tea Party of America ?

Seems he can't get his poo together and Sarah is having none of it.

9 posted on 08/31/2011 8:16:47 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Lazamataz

My thoughts exactly.


10 posted on 08/31/2011 8:16:54 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Lazamataz

My thoughts exactly.


11 posted on 08/31/2011 8:16:56 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Lazamataz

I’ll take that bet


12 posted on 08/31/2011 8:17:46 AM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: Lazamataz
Her goose is cooked now. This thing reeks of amateur hour. None of them know what they're doing.

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.

13 posted on 08/31/2011 8:17:50 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: markomalley

[ Sarah Palin canceled her Saturday appearance at a tea party rally in Indianola, Iowa ]

Brilliant Gambit !!!.. keep em’ guessing..


14 posted on 08/31/2011 8:18:26 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: markomalley

15 posted on 08/31/2011 8:18:33 AM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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To: Lazamataz

You are correct.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 8:18:39 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: markomalley

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.


17 posted on 08/31/2011 8:18:42 AM PDT by stockpirate (Is Perry an establishment Republican, New World Order Socialist, NWOS...let's verify)
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To: hosepipe

lol


18 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:09 AM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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To: Huck

Double LOL!!


19 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:10 AM PDT by Dave W
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

so bein lied to and taking committed funds is cool with you


20 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:17 AM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: Lazamataz

My theory is that she was thinking of running, but when Perry threw his hat into the ring she decided to opt out.


21 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:29 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s almost as if she has less an interest in running for president and more of an interest in keeping her name in the news.

Nah, that’s silly.


22 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:29 AM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: Moose4

That’s exactly what I was thinking. I wonder what’s up? I have to admit that I’m feeling a little “whipsawed” reading the stories about Palin and O’Donnell.


23 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:53 AM PDT by Warriormom
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To: markomalley

Just dang.


24 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:57 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: markomalley

Somebody who’s been lied about on a regular basis for the last three years really, really doesn’t like liars. There’s a shocker.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:57 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: hosepipe

Yeah, really brilliant. People like me, who were planning to travel to Iowa to see her on the 3rd, are just thrilled.


26 posted on 08/31/2011 8:20:19 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Lazamataz

Been saying the same thing for the past year or more.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 8:20:28 AM PDT by tatown (Why should the nation have to take food nutrition advice from a marxist woman with a fat @ss?)
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To: markomalley

I had 2 “tickets” for this and was planning to attend. I ma going to wad them up and use them both to light my grill this weekend to do do Hamburgers. Typical IOWA Cluster****! This State is SO ****ING STUPID alot of the time!


28 posted on 08/31/2011 8:20:49 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
deja vu?
29 posted on 08/31/2011 8:20:59 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

It is sad, but it’s a simple case of misplaced faith.


30 posted on 08/31/2011 8:21:04 AM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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To: stockpirate

I agree. I think she’ll back Perry and start the speculation as to whether she’s going to be his running mate.


31 posted on 08/31/2011 8:21:45 AM PDT by Warriormom
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To: markomalley

I guess it all depends on who the highest bidder is.


32 posted on 08/31/2011 8:22:02 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: markomalley

Maybe Dancing with the Stars or Kate plus 8 made her a better offer.


33 posted on 08/31/2011 8:22:02 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
more of an interest in keeping her name in the news.

Sort of like O'Donnell.

34 posted on 08/31/2011 8:22:04 AM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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To: stockpirate

That would be huge.


35 posted on 08/31/2011 8:22:43 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

Apostate!


36 posted on 08/31/2011 8:23:33 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: Huck

She will support Perry...VP Palin...


37 posted on 08/31/2011 8:23:46 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Astronaut

*..ouch..*


38 posted on 08/31/2011 8:23:53 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: markomalley

well, at least this keeps here in the news!

Sounds like she is in Iowa on Friday, and NH on Saturday.

At this stage of the game, there are only two logical possibilities as to why such a schedule would be kept. One, presidential campaign. Or two, egomania/limelight hog.

I have no earthly idea which is true. But logically, those are the only two possibilities......


39 posted on 08/31/2011 8:23:53 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: KansasGirl

Your commitment (like many others who planned to go there) being cast aside is my biggest concern. I hope that she is on the phone right now securing a different venue in that town.

Otherwise this is a complete debacle.


40 posted on 08/31/2011 8:24:04 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Warriormom

There is NO WAY she is going to be anyone’s running mate, unless they are intent on losing. I believe there is no chance Perry would ever pick Palin. Never going to happen. But you are right—the speculation will happen.


41 posted on 08/31/2011 8:24:11 AM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

I think if she really wanted to run, she would already be running. I think her life is good now and maybe she just doesn’t want the aggravation. I don’t think being president is much fun, especially now days.


42 posted on 08/31/2011 8:24:37 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Yep.


43 posted on 08/31/2011 8:24:42 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The GOP elites have already decided for you, obligatory lip service notwithstanding.)
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To: KansasGirl

She will announce that she’s indeed “running”...she’s going to do a 5k on Labor..


44 posted on 08/31/2011 8:24:49 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: KansasGirl

She will announce that she’s indeed “running”...she’s going to do a 5k on Labor. Day.


45 posted on 08/31/2011 8:24:58 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: KansasGirl

She will announce that she’s indeed “running”...she’s going to do a 5k on Labor. Day.


46 posted on 08/31/2011 8:24:58 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: markomalley

Another self-inflicted wound. Although she has been abused like no one else by the msm, some of her problems are her own. How hard would it have been to say, “Katie, as Governor of Alaska I constantly get news from public officials before it’s reported. So although I do read the local Alsakan papers and the WSJ, most of the time the things I read aren’t news to me anymore.” Or, “Katie, being Governor of Alaska does give me a unique insight to foreign affairs because Russia is not an abstraction to us, it’s our neighbor. And we ahve to deal with it on a variety of issues. The same goes for AK’s relationship with America’s largest trading partner, Canada.” Or not have Kate Freakin Goslein on your reality tv show.


47 posted on 08/31/2011 8:25:09 AM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Sea Parrot

That’s what I’m thinking (”they lied”), and waiting to see how it plays out. At first reaction this was a “Oh Noes!!!”. But, she’ll be at other events “nearby”, and sounds like maybe another one to replace the one she is declining. (If this story is true.)

“Ya know, this is the kind of stuff we’re trying to get rid of in Washington - the “politics as usual”. Mr. Obama campaigned on that - but it’s not his version that I want. And I’m pretty sure that the great folks of Iowa, and across America don’t want it either.

I fought this cronyism up in Alaska, and we should have to put up with it in politics ANYWHERE.”


48 posted on 08/31/2011 8:25:09 AM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: advertising guy
Where does it say anything about anyone taking commited funds?

I know someone very close to this and this person is as honest as they come.

This is a very sad situation for some very good people.

49 posted on 08/31/2011 8:25:18 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Hojczyk

See my post 41 re: the completely idiotic notion that Palin will be considered, let alone chosen, as a VP nominee again.


50 posted on 08/31/2011 8:25:27 AM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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