(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.
Sarah, don't you have diapers to change?
Hey Brandon, she's going to have to go a LONG way to beat the scandals the Democrats are trying to hide and NOT succeeding. I don't see her getting impeached, arrested or charged with anything. Do you??
Aw, what's the matter...SarahPAC hasn't raised enough money for another jaunt to Washington yet? I thought Republicans were not feeling this recession and didn't need any stimulus package?
And Alaska's legislature is only part time...just like their Gov. Bet she was looking forward to eating dinner with Rush and Ann...and they'll be so disappointed.
I'm sure Mike, Mitt and Ron are ok with it.
Not saying that Palin has any sense whatsoever, but if she did she would stay as far away from Limbaugh and Coulter as possible.
It is almost an hour this article is published and only one comment ?
Mitt Romney, Rush Limbaugh, and Ann Coulter? All losers.
THANK GOD, there is a God after all. This woman needs to stay in Alaska and do her JOB!!! Palin was campaigning for almost a year and a half, AND she was doing interviews. PLEASE NO more interviews, NO MORE appearances, and NO MORE "grand standing". Are we sick of it? You Betcha!
More great reporting from CNN. A perfect followup to the Dolly Parton "News".
Can we please stop reporting on Palin. CNN I know you would like to keep the scandal going, but it's over. We don't care whether she runs or no-we just want for you an other media outlets to stop cramming her down our throats.
Understandable, given the current economic disaster Obama is throwing out, she needs to work with her State to protect its citizens.
Not again CNN!
Please tell me how is this new and who cares if she will be there or not there are other things that CNN need to be reporting on instead of who will be at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Alot of people who want things to go thier way or noway at all.. Give me a BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe she's back in school to learn to speak-n-spell.
I hope they leave their white hooded capes and torches at home where they belong.
CNN needs its daily fill of liberal hate.
Who speaks for the party:
what will they do???????????????????????????????????????
Looks like a real Mensa meeting here folks,and the grand messiah,Rush Limbaugh handing out talking points to his sheep.
Her 15 minutes was up long ago.
Is she pregnant again?
one can only hope she becomes our next president