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.
First Dude/OctoMom 2012
I guess the first dud wants to get some use out of the suit the RNC bought him.
What a bunch of mean spirited people who write here – must be all Dems with nothing better to do!!
If a woman represented her husband ie Michelle baby then you Dems would be falling all over yourselves saying how wonderful it is.
What a pathetic group you are and so liberal....
Man there are some haters on here. Dang!
Do you suppose that Todd could be as shallow as Sarah?
Doesn't Alaska have a Lieutenant Governor? Shouldn't he be representing Alaska at official functions if the governor is unavailable? And, was not Mr. Todd Palin a member of the Alaska Independence Party, which advocates separating from the United States?
The Gov and Todd, The Dum and Dumer! He's can eat, and no talking tonight at the Dinner! WAY?
And, although the flooding in Eagle is devastating, the population of Eagle is less than 200. It seems questionable that all of a sudden Sarah is interested in Alaska, right about when her popularity starts to sink. Where has she been the rest of the year?
Alaska will be in a constant "state of emergency" until Palin leaves office.
I'm a Dem, voted for Obama, can't stand Palin. But people trying to demonize Palin for not attending this function due to taking care of business in Alaska are lowering themselves to the likes of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Stay mainstream, stay unbiased, and we will move this country forward.
is this the joe sixpack she keeps talking about?
Hey, let's give Todd a break!
He is very qualified to be at an event celebrating journalists, after all he sleeps next to someone who finally got a degree in journalism after 5 years!
Babygate is even worse than troopergate. I've never seen a someone with so many gates!!
Wow, putting an avowed secessionist on a pedestal is not a very bright strategy for a diminishing party.
Face it, its just an insult to Americans for the GOP to recognize this wingnut – Joe the Plumber has more integrity than this clown and Joe just quit the Republican party.
I guess its hard to get anyone to stand up for Republicans anymore.
The events that "The First Dud" (yes, I spelled it right) has been tapped to go to are usually reserved for the best and the brightest. Is this the best and the brightest that Alaska has to offer? No wonder the state and the GOP are in so much trouble. Hopefully someone has taught him not to eat with his hands.
... and his credentials are?????????
During the campaign the right jumped on Obama for saying he supported abortion because he wouldn't want to punish his daughter for "making a mistake." Remember "its a baby not a mistake"
In his recent Today Show interview, Todd Palin said that his daughter Bristol "made a mistake."
Still waiting for the right to correct him.
Can you imagine what would be said if she attended the dinner, meetings, and mixers while the people of her state have lost houses, items, and perhaps loved ones. People would be saying "how could she be so irresponsible!" She is were she needs to be attending to the state affairs. I have no issues sending her husband. I own my business and recently there was a conference I needed to attend. And while I could not leave the office to to client issues I sent my Mother in my place to gather the information and to express my concerns. Sounds strange? well guess you gotta do what you gotta do to get things done.
Whoa! What happened here? Was Joe the plumber too busy making house calls to attend?
Mr. Dude will be there just to show you idot"s that class he has and you are so dumb. Your posts are so stupid. God save our nation from your thinking. Why don't you come up with something that is positive to all of us. However, that's beyong your moran capeabilities.
May be more brain cells in Todd than Sarah
why does anything involving sarah palin drive the left SO nuts? sending her husband to an event to fill in is EXACTLY the same as Bill Clinton sending his wife to fill in for him. Hillary was able to become Senator and then Secretary of State without ANY prior experience except living in the white house. maybe todd can be a governor by living the in governor's mansion? i hope sarah palin runs for president, wins and drives you all crazy for 8 years. cant be any worse than the current democratic offering.
I think it is great that Todd is filling in for Sarah. I can see her reluctance in going since a state of emergency was declared in her state. It is a great idea to have her spouse attend to thank the people that believe in them and supported her as Vice President. And it is honorable of him to go and represent his wife and others that appreciate them. I wish she was Vice President or President right now.
Being from Alaska, I can assure you if your allegence is to the Democratic Party-don't fret over our "first dude" heading to DC-he and his wife-mentor are the best vote getters the D's can have.
wow, you are so good looking.