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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soundoff (475 Responses)
  1. sue

    Why is this being allowed. How many more politicians think they are above the law and not pay their taxes. This is an outrage, I can NOT believe Obama is tolerating this.

    January 31, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. Max in Arkansas

    Sarah is too busy for trivial interviews. Leave her alone. We need all leaders to focus on the economy.

    January 31, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. Jon Davis

    There's no reason for Palin's existence unless Tina Fey continues to impersonate Palin. Talk about art making more sense than life and fiction that is more real than fact.

    January 31, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. Jeff from Jersey

    Can we close the door on this idiot already?She's become the most irritating darling of the press since Rosie O'Donnel "came out" and turned into a vicious pit bull.

    January 31, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. leapfrog

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...*snort*...what? Did you say something? I didn't think so...

    January 31, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  6. Sammy

    I guess there is a big difference between handling small media outlets to big networks and papers.

    January 31, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  7. Carmela, Longwood, Florida

    Well; I hope she crosses path with Buckwheat and Darla on her way to Washington. May I suggest an ever lower profile for Ms. Palin, who apparently never got the memo that her 15 minutes of fame were up back in November.... However, I will fight for her right to continue making a fool of herself. She shouldn't 'rear her little head' out of the State of Aalaska.

    January 31, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  8. Tracy

    Now did I read that correctly? She wants to some face time with Obama? Now why would she want to do that. If I remember correctly he hangs around domestic terrorists?

    January 31, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  9. Chris

    Wow, we don't have to hear her whining and babbling for a change. That is refreshing.

    January 31, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  10. Hayseed in upstate NY

    Sarah Palin with nothing to say...isn't that the first sign of the Apocolypse?

    January 31, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  11. Mariann Pepitone

    I do not blame Palin because the media did it to themselves when she was campaigning for McCain. The news media stated that Twig was not her son but her daughter's even though her daughter was pregnant. And many of the younger people have made severe comments about her and her family which I believe if you didn't accomplish what Sarah did then you should keep your mouth closed. Sarah Palin went from mayor to governor and VP. Now, that is a big complishment and she is very experienced in politics to run a state. Whereas Obama needed to choose the Clinton administration to run the country because he lacks what she has learned years ago.

    January 31, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  12. Nick

    Good thing. Someone finally got her to muzzle it. Let's face it she has had a problem with speaking and coming out looking more than competent.

    January 31, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  13. Shawn Watson

    Mooney definately can't count. The election wasn't four months ago; in fact, it was actually less than three months ago.

    January 31, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  14. Jeff

    Thank goodness we won't have to listen to her (much).

    But she's shrewd, and I doubt she'll be silent.
    Hell, she's conspicuous by her absence.

    January 31, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  15. Chris from Va. Beach Va

    Who cares... She is old news. you need to get over the fascination with her. Palin holds no power. She wants to play with the big boys but do not have the wherewithal to do so. No intellect nor common sense.

    January 31, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  16. wisenheimer

    Good for her! Keep the media leeches away. They already destroyed her image enough.

    January 31, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  17. Connie Florida

    Don't worry-she'll get back to us!

    January 31, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  18. Deadhead Dylan

    from obscurity to being one of the elite .. in one fall campaign... I can see Sarah Palin from my house.

    January 31, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  19. steve r.

    Why don't they have a roast for Palin? Now that would be traditional GUT SPLITTING LAUGHTER. :)

    January 31, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  20. Chris

    HUGE SURPRISE.

    January 31, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  21. Cynthia a conservative voter

    Palin still can see Russia from her doorstep...why do interviews to prove just how dumb you really are?

    January 31, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  22. Sherman

    she'll change her mind as soon as the cameras come out, she's still the attention-staved 4yr old girl lifting her dress over her head.

    January 31, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  23. Hannah

    So typical Palin– she acts like the media is a four-headed monster.

    January 31, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  24. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    yes Palin should stay under her rock...... where she belongs

    January 31, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  25. Joan

    Thank goodness – no Palin !!!!

    If she would do this for the rest of the year it would bring a lot of joy to my life !!!

    January 31, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
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