(CNN) - Sarah Palin will not be attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington later this month, her office confirmed to CNN Tuesday.
The Alaska governor had been expected to serve as the headline attraction at the three day event, which is also scheduled to include conservative icons like Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and Ann Coulter. The presidential straw poll conducted at the annual Washington gathering is widely viewed as a reliable bellwether of conservative support. Several of the GOP’s past - and potentially future - presidential hopefuls are also slated to address the gathering, including Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.
Palin spokesman Bill McAllister did not give a reason for the governor's decision, but did agree with one organizer's explanation that it would be difficult for the governor to visit in the middle of the state’s legislative session.
The former Republican vice presidential candidate, who recently launched SarahPAC to assist conservative candidates and cultivate a national network of supporters, visited Washington late last month to attend the exclusive Alfalfa Club dinner and several private events.
She probably has another scandal going on that she's trying to cover up.
conservative icons like Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and Ann Coulter ..................... icons? Really?
Maybe she scheduled a more important event over top of it like she did to the Congressional Republicans last week...
Wow. Rush, Newt, Ann the Stick, Huckabee, Romney...
Can't wait to see the radiant light and hopeful positivity that will shine out of this event!!
"which is also scheduled to include conservative icons like Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and Ann Coulter."
Wow. The concentrated EVIL in that room might actually open a gate to Hell within that building.
Of cource not. She is to busy following President Obama around. She having second thoughts about her party of no!
So it will be a gathering for only white folks?
I wonder if Steele knows about this. . .
WHO CARES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love Sarah Plain.
She had time to go to D.C for a party.. and not for the CPAC. It seems that she is begginning to distance her self. Possibly start up her own wing of the Republican Party. I would not blame her. If she want to run in 2012 ( and I hope she does) she will need to be a moderate.
I only hope she runs so the Dems won't have to use as many resources for reelection!!!
Go OBAMA-We believe in you!
Smart move Sarah Palin staying low key for the moment is your only hope to compete in 2012.
And I really hope you win the Repub nomination because that is an easy win for Barack.
Thank you for listening to the public!
This is just another political move by the Gop to keep their presidential hopefull from being over exposed, as well as to not place her with right wing radicals that would make her look bad. They know people don't approve of the Gop, so to place her with them would smudge her up as well. Personally I love that the Gop is looking to prop up sarah "nobrain" palin because she can't, and won't win anything in 2012.
Gosh darn it! In what regard, Charlie? You betcha. Also.
Stay in Alaska where you belong.
Sarah,the democratic party needs you.
Good! Maybe, just maybe she'll be focusing on some of that "governey" kinda stuff... Ya think? Nahhhhhh.
Thank God.. Leave her in Alaska...
That's interesting. Sarah never turn down an opportunity for photos and continual chatter.
I was wondering how long the Ticker could survive without a Palin article. Glad to know this one is chocked full of information about her doing... nothing?
Guess things were too quiet on the blogs.
Anti-Palin comments in 3...2...1....
IS SHE THE ONLY ONE NOT ATTENDING
CNN YOU STIR UP HATE
WHY SHOULD WE CARE