WASHINGTON (CNN) – Todd Palin, the husband of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, will fill in for the former Republican vice presidential candidate this weekend at a series of high profile events, a Palin spokesperson confirms to CNN.
Palin, also known as Alaska's "first dude," will take his wife's spot Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the annual Washington event that draws a guest list of prominent journalists and Hollywood celebrities.
He will also appear at a Republican Governor's Association dinner Friday night, an event his wife was set to co-host as a thank you to donors who had contributed at least $25,000 to the organization.
The Alaska governor decided Thursday not to travel to Washington after declaring a state of emergency in Eagle, Alaska in the wake of record flooding.
Wonder if he'll drag the kids along for a free meal...
Unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable!
You have got to be kidding! Is Joe the Plumber also on the agenda? Isn't Todd a member of a group that wants Alaska to leave the Union – kind of a radical group?
Down the rabbit hole with the white rabbit and on to wonderland! The GOP wonders what went wrong, and wonders what to do ... by the way – Eagle – the town that was flooded had a population of about 130 in the 2000 census... not quite as big as some other towns that faced flooding recently.
He is relevant why?
Just when I thought the Republicans couldn't sink lower than Sarah Palin, now they've got the "First Dude" as filler.
Why didn't they ask Joe the Plumber? Oh yeah, he left, said the party was hopeless or something. Apparently, Joe the Plumber not as moronic as he seems. Sarah Palin? Exactly as moronic.
I wonder if he knows that the reindeer fork is the big one to the left of the caribou spoon? Have a nice day!
What an excuse. Couldn't she think of anything better than to send her husband.
"I cannot Imagine why ?"
Oh no, not ANOTHER idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is good news to the roasters he might be better fodder than Sarah would have been.
Oh, this is rich. What place does a non elected snowmobile flunky have at this event? Or is it all about keeping the Palin name in the headlines?
First dude wasn't voted in to hold an elected position! Both of them or pitiful. Sarah wants to be POTUS so bad she's willing to do anything to keep her name in the news! Then she will blame the media and bloggers for the flooding and missing the dinner!
This is the biggest facade ever! Now she wants to pretend she cares about AK. Sarah has got hold of the latest poll numbers in AK she falling fast. She can use this if she wants as her next campaign stomp slogan all she wants. She opened her mouth and people seen the beauty queen for what she is dumb period.
Sarah, Sarah, we know you – so please attend the dinner – Your party don't want you around for real – so stop pretending to care about AK.
You are a star remember! Forget the 2012 stump speech slogan. YaBetcha! You are cooked moose stew!
. . . because ANY governor would send their spouse on state business at state expense. What louts these Alaskans are!
"First Dude"? This is beyond pathetic. Does he have a calendar too?
We in Kansas had a First Dude first. Kathleen Sebilius' hubby became the first dude when she became our governor in 2002.
this idiot needs to stay home and continue to try and take Alaska out of the United States like Bush wanted to do Texas
pure Idiot. just like his wife
he is a dink
Why isn't LT Gov Parnell going instead of the first DUD?
I didn't vote for the first DUD!
I heard he can jump his snowmobile across the Bering St. ITS THAT CLOSE!
Hmmm. Something more to this story than meets the eye. Eagle Alaska has a population of 129 people, not exactly something that would keep the Gov from traveling. Plus, these people are Alaskans and tough. Stay tuned for the real story if some reporters do a little digging.
Sarah is very fake! She knows that her numbers are down. Sarah this time is different – you have been vetted and you will lose next year! So go to the dinner – just stay away from the reporters and the bloggers will be happy! No I change that statement – Give a statement I need a laugh Ms. Reality Contestant and Jerry Springer all in one!
Seriously? Out of every other Republican that actually holds an office, they are sending one of the most irrelevant characters possible? Keep it up, Republicans. There won't be anyone in the party by the end of the summer.
The joke people just never go away, do they?
First Dude/OctoMom 2012
WOW – the fun never ends with these people. Please Palin run for President ........Republicans need to be shamed one more time.