(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.
Oh please go rub shoulders with the right wing nutjob elite crowd.
Let's get that picture of Sarah and Ann Coulter together ... or one with Rush goosing Sarah.
That would be priceless in the years to come.
Can you say volcano?
Palin is the new Anne Coulter. Putting them both in a room together would obviously cause Ragnarok.
I agree with the other postings. For goodness sake enough already with the Palin news. We have all moved on time and we need to tackle serious issues. Why cant YOU drop it CNN
It's hellicopter-wolf hunting season and she can't miss that for all of the gosh darn marbles in a pot of ketchican stew.
She has work to do….the legislative session and a volcano….a state to run.
—Not like us unknown bloggers who have no life…and I include myself in that description.
And this is news because?
I wonder if it has anything to do with the resignation of Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg. You know, the one who tried to stop the troopergate investigation by telling state employees they didn't have to honor court issued subpoenas. Hmmm...
God I wish she would just go away........
At least you worthless reporters can change the picture or is it the only one you kept.Doesn't really matter it is another worthless article to fill in space.
another klan rally!
I JUST WANTED TO YELL ABOUT SOMETHING!!!!!
I agree that this is really a non issue but seriously, turn off your CAPS before typing.
She doen't have to go. She is the GOP leader. Just ask Rush. It's a done deal. She runs in 2012 with their full support. She calls the shots and goes where she pleases. The flock (as always) will follow.
Who cares? She's busy selling out parts of beautiful and pristine Alaska one State Park or Preserve at a time. Alaska needs a governor and senators who actually care about the ecology of "our" state. It will be too late when all the oil and gas rigs plus the extinction of wildlife we have in no other state are keeping tourists away rather than bringing them in.
Can she invite Ann Coulter to join her up ther in Alask'cha?
nothing to wear?
GO AWAY! Your own people are starving, can't afford heat and food, do your job!
No credible conservative politician should be anywhere that invites Ann Coulter. her writing is nothing but hate speech.
sounds more like a klan meeting
CPAC= "christians" pretending at caring
CNN please we dont want to know about Palin......
Ugh...aren't her 15 minutes over yet? She belongs in yesterday's news pile.
Baaaaa, obstruct the Congress; baaaaa more tax cuts: baaaaa cut spending; baaaaa Rush Lamebrain; baaaaa Sarah Palin...
Fortunately for our country, we found a new shepherd.
She used this excuse about 2 weeks ago to skip-out of another GOP conference so she could instead goto an elite Washington dinner. I wonder what she is up to this time?