(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 had a previously scheduled aerial Wolf hunt..................
Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter? That's why CPAC is going to lose and the Republicans are going to increasingly become a regional party consisting of Southern white males while the rest of the country moves deeper into the 21st Century. Electing Michael Steele was unabashed tokenism and will not help the party become more inclusive since their ideas are as divisive and backwards as ever. No minorities are going to flock to the GOP because of Michael Steele unless he make some fundamental changes to their policies.
Good riddance, Alaskans are suffering and freezing while she rides the tax payers helicopters and shoots the evening meal.............
CNN never posts my comments no matter what I say. Regardless, maybe Palin actualy realizes now that national politics is over her head. Maybe it is just that simple.
Isn´t it a shame? Missing the most important trailer park gaathering in the US? Well, I guess she would have to settle for the company of the home grown rednecks. Tch tch tch.
STAY IN ALASKA – ONE ANN COULTER IS ENOUGH. WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE HATERS LIKE YOU IN THE LOWER 48.
STOP THE HATE SPEECH
Excuse me? Seems the only hate mongers I can think of are headlining HATEFEST 2009...too bad Ms. Palin will be a no-show.
Sarah Palin has more intelligence than 99% of the left wing cool aid drinkers on here trashing her. They are probably government workers that are stealing time when they could be letting their lazy as* grow fatter setting on it. Go Sarah!!!!!
At first I used to hate seeing these CNN reports on Palin, but I'm starting to get addicted to them – more fun that watching the brain-dead antics of those in Hollywood as they self destruct.
Palin people are talking about you girl please stay away from these two people Limbaugh and Coulter RUN SARAH RUN
Sarah Palin is the only realy true conservative as far as I can tell. She is not ashamed to let everyone know she loves the lord and lives by His Word. She calls abortion murder and doesn't use all the so called "politically correct" hogwash. I can't believe there aren't millions of Christians coming to her aid when she is trashed my the likes of Katie Couric andher cronies. Other than not being used to the bullying and ambushing of our so called media, just exactly what has she done that is so terrible? She is a very intelligent and caring woman. She calls a spade a spade. If we want to save our country my fellow Christians, we had better become more vocal about God and quit hiding in churches while our country continues on it's way to hell. A real Christian is a Christian every day, at work or play and sings God's praises every chance we get. If this comment turns you off, think how I feel hearing most of the junk comments on these blogs. It's a free country so far and I have every right to say what I think, just like you do...
THAT IS THE BEST SHE COULD DO BECAUSE IF SHE WENT SHE WOULD BE BLASTED BY HER STATE.
Give her a break. Staying back to work wit hthe legistlature instead of spending taxpayer money to travel and grab the spotlight in fron of the camera. What a sham. You guys all know Hillary would have been all over a free dinner like a Hobo and a ham sandwhich.
the grand DRAGON,Rush Limbaugh...when Rush speaks The REUBS ...LISTEN and Follow!!!!
Looks like the Titanics crew gathering on the bridge,please dont miss it Sarah.
Must be wolf hunting season.......
All that money they give to residents each year and they can't come up with enough to feed the people freezing and starving in the villages. Pretty good indication what her priorities would be as President. Also expects Obama to discuss the pipeline during his visit to Canada. I thought she had all that foreign policy experience and would manage the affair? Oh yeah...She's too busy worrying about Sarah and 2012.
GO HOME and take care of your kiddies and grand baby. That's the BEST and only thing for you to do Governor Palin.
It is better to be though a fool, than open her mouth and remove all doubt. The sooner she fades into obscurity, the better.t
A wise move on Palin's part. You have to be careful who you're pal'n around with. You know what I mean? Nudge, nugde. Winkl, wink. You betcha.
I wish she'd back out in front of a speeding train.
Blog' Pebble Mine Alaska' for another Palin atrocity.