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.
A new cost center for Michael Steele: Pay for the clothes and trip. Bring Bristol along. Don't let the door .....
for the criminals who call themselves GOP leaders.
As long as the Republicans are paying his expenses, they are entitled to his words of wisdom, I suppose.
Isn't it strange how the Republican bit-players like the secessionist snowmobiler and the non-plumber-plumber are brought in front of the public and seem to last longer than the real players in the party?
I guess if you're just a figment of the party's political imagination, at least they won't boot you out of the party like they do the few REAL Republicans whose minds they can't manipulate
And he would come in what official elected representative capacity? Oh, now I remember: the official observer of what Russia looks like from where Sarah Palin lives! Give me a break!
Do most elected officials send their spouses when they can't make it?
Oh yeah, I forgot. The state of AK will pick up the tab.
And there lies why only 19% claim Republican
Where ia Alaska's Lieutenant Governor?????
The State of Alaska is paying for Todd Palin to go alone to this function? Again, controversy follows Sarah Palin because 90% of the decisions she makes are boneheaded, short sighted, and selfish.
When you make yourself a target.....people comment! This becomes more and more laughable.........I am so happy she is WAAAAYYYY up there!
Was this cleared with Rush?
And he is not the first dude. She didn't win the election and she was also running for VP.
I thought i'd seen everything when she put her knocked up kid to run for Ms. Abstinence Failure 2009, but NOW i've seen everything.
This is such wonderful news! I'm sure he will be happily accepted as there seems to be no one of real standing willing to take on this job!
INCREDIBLE!!! If she were ever elected again to another office I would be very surprised...
I thought the same thing, but then John, Puff, and many others followed right after you.
He must be the real brains behind the Palin empire. I guess he's making his move.
Is he taking all the kids and billing the state for the whole shebang?
Bet you that IF it was Mrs. Obama .. The First Lady of the United States of America ..... replacing her husband .. The PRESIDENT of the United States of America in any event ..... the GOP would make a video about how Obama hates America ..... but since it is the ' First Dude' doing this .. aaawwww how cute! ... sad sad world we live in
"First Dude"? No class, trailer trash. They have no respect for the position they hold in Alaska government, cheapening it by using this crass reference. By the way, wasn't the "First Dude" a member of the sessession group in Alaska? And didn't Governor "Dudette" speak at one of their events? Why hasn't anyone confronted the Dude and Dudette about this? So much for their concept of "once nation, under God, indivisable"! Alaska must be so proud of their low class dog-and- pony show!
Must be the end of snow machine season. Who gives a crap???
Can we please go for at least a whole week without the irrelevent Alaska governor being in the news? PLEASE!!
Some one with brains has to be there.
From the pit of my stomach to the porcelain of the bowl..
That's better; Todd runs the show in the governor's mansion anyway (he has to; Sarah is required by her religion to be submissive to her husband).
Don't they have a Lieutenant-Govenor over in Alaska?
yea, just he like he does for the decision making process of running alaska, and wasilla (into the ground).
He's not an elected official. What reasoning does he have to be there? Pathetic. With "Joe the Plumber" and "First Dude" the GOP has become the party of slackers, yokels and rednecks while Democrats have become the party of class, common sense, and dignity.