February 1st, 2009
09:19 AM ET
6 years ago

Palin lying low during Washington trip

 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at the meeting of the National Governor's Association in December.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at the meeting of the National Governor's Association in December.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sarah Palin has firmly remained in the media spotlight since her bid for the vice presidency ended four months ago, but the Alaska governor embraced a decidedly lower profile when she traveled to the nation's capital this weekend.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate has scheduled a busy itinerary of closed-door events and face time with congressional Democrats and Republicans.

She also announced earlier this week she's making the 4,500-mile trek from Alaska to Washington primarily to attend the Alfalfa Club Dinner Saturday night - an annual closed-door roast of the nation's political elite.

But it's what's missing from Palin's schedule that is causing more than a few heads to turn. In a city that is ground-zero for national political journalists, Palin has not scheduled a single media interview or indicated she will hold a press conference.

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  1. Cristal

    If you all hate her so much why are you reading the news articles in the first place?? If you don't like her leave her alone and don't read anything the media puts out there!! Making such comments speaks loudly about the kind of people that are constantly on here and then you all will call republicans the evil ones!

    January 31, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  2. Proud American

    If Sarah Palin really loved this country as much as she claims she would stay home, keep her daugthers legs closed and shut her mouth. Now that's what I would call really loving your country.

    January 31, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  3. mdog

    Wanna guarentee another dem. blowout in 2012? Put palin on the ticket again!

    January 31, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  4. Marissa

    Sarah Palin is a narcissistic lip sticked on a pig harpy, I have zero respect for her , ZERO........ again ignoring her baby per usual...... Shes not bright and a hypocrite. Of course shes staying away from the media. unless shes in charge of her agenda the woman cant answer a question without appearing like a fool.
    As for people who say I must be an hourly paid person , Nope sorry I am a salaried manager who with my husband are paying a truckload of federal income tax.

    Palin go home and attend to your out of wedlock grandchild

    January 31, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  5. Peter TX

    hallelujah! finally change has began, Pallin not chasing the media for headlines is change we will take anytime

    January 31, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  6. Bill A

    ALBERT, Brush your one tooth and go to bed....

    January 31, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  7. Marissa

    Caroline Kennedys children arent drug users or have out of wedlock kids.

    January 31, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  8. BobP

    We want MORE interviews! Interviews with questions from the press! Lots and lots of them.
    Hey, Sara, when is the wedding anyway?

    January 31, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  9. Tim in Seattle

    CNN – The Palin News Network!

    January 31, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  10. BC in NC

    TO CNN--–I know the real scoop--She's had a secret meeting with RUSH. Be on guard for a big suprise.

    January 31, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  11. Sleepless in Colorado

    Who cares about Sarah Paloon and John McRage. I'm glad that these clowns are out of the picture. That would've been a nightmare to have the two of them running around the White House.

    January 31, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  12. Bill A

    Pali being interviewed by the Fox Ditto Heads,what a journalist joke.Interviewed by Fox,Haaaaaaa!

    January 31, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  13. Carramea

    Perhaps if Palin wanted to prove her mettle she would have stayed in Alaska to be there to direct any disaster relief if that volcano blows instead of feathering her nest

    Just because you are a govenor doesnt mean you have much sense look at our ex governor Blagojvech.........

    January 31, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  14. William

    Doesn't she have to go back home to make sure that Volcano doesn't blow Alaska into Russia. Why is she palling around in DC?????
    Enough of Caribou barbie. Please go away

    January 31, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  15. Katie

    This Republican female can tell you EXACTLY why she's been so quiet.

    Nobody wants to talk to her.

    We understand quite well the destruction she caused to the GOP every time she opened her mouth. Not to mention helping elect a Democratic president.

    January 31, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  16. TheTruthHurts

    Wow CNN, comments on this story are still open while comments for the story about Obama's half brother closed quickly. Why is that? Oh yeah, Liberal bias.

    January 31, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  17. Carramea

    Aware I would never accept her as anything but a fool....... I would tell her so to her face if I could...

    January 31, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  18. And still she lies

    Palin lying low is a real departure for her. Normally, she just plain lies.

    January 31, 2009 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  19. KWaterhouse

    Just wait and see if she don't spout off a few lines of jibberish before she leaves Washington, DC. She'll be getting on the plane and some reporter will ask her a question and then all hell will break loose. The crew will be trying to shut the door to the plane and girlfriend will still be rambling on about "NOTHING" that makes any sense. I think its a good idea she has kept a low profile while in DC.

    January 31, 2009 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  20. Dave

    Sure, what the heck, a story about Sarah Palin on CNN and open it up to the clown forum. At least Saturday Night Live doesn't pretend to be a news company.

    January 31, 2009 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  21. Mark

    Jean, we know you're bitter and your bitterness blinds you to names like Stevens and a legion more in the Republican ranks. Add to that they have screwed the country uip so bad over the past eight years, the Dems appear as saints, even though most of us know they are not. Pick your arguments carefully, or you will wind up looking as dumb as Palin or GW.

    January 31, 2009 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  22. Well, duh?

    That was the deal.

    We'll get you into the dinner if you promise not to talk.

    January 31, 2009 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  23. jj

    If she is laying low, who invited the media, why did they report about her?

    January 31, 2009 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  24. William

    Whichever pheromone you crazy palin lovers are on, Get off of it!!!!!! If Ignorance is Bliss, then you all and Palin but be euphoric

    January 31, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  25. temmy

    palin is just another lousy idiot, i care less about her.

    January 31, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
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