August 6th, 2009
05:21 PM ET
5 years ago

Start spreading the news: Palin in New York

Sarah Palin, who kept a relatively low profile for immediately after stepping down as Alaska governor, has stepped back into the limelight.
Sarah Palin, who kept a relatively low profile for immediately after stepping down as Alaska governor, has stepped back into the limelight.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin, who has kept a relatively low profile immediately after stepping down as Alaska governor, stepped back into the limelight with a visit to the media capital of the country.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate - in town to meet with the publisher of her upcoming book - dined Tuesday night at New York's storied media haven, Michael's Restaurant, with a group that included husband Todd and attorney Bob Barnett. The party - which arrived without a reservation, according to Michael's Manager Danny DiVella - requested a table in the front of the restaurant. A crowd gathered outside to catch a glimpse of the group through the window.

This morning, a jeans-clad Palin was spotted on 5th Avenue and 55th Street with her husband and daughter Piper, carrying her baby son Trigg. There has been no announcement of when her next public appearance may be.

Palin's first public post-resignation comments came at a National Rifle Association event in Anchorage over the weekend which did not include reporters.


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  1. Robert

    Even if She works in your propaganda channel; I'll never tune you again. So stop sending me your stupid reports..

    August 6, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Patty

    CNN does these stories on Palin because they know how much people hate her and will make comments. And it's funny they are right – here you Palin haters are ranting and raving about someone you say is nothing but you make her something. Sarah Palin is not looking for publicity – it is looking for her and it is proven right here. Sarah Palin is a citizen like all of us and has the right to visit New York to take care of her business just as anyone else can. that is what makes our country great. If you libs had a brain you would be checking out why Obama is taking those things away from us – right out from under your noses.

    August 6, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  3. Joe Fattal

    I'll vote for her if she runs in 2012 just because of her looks. Come on, if she runs against Obama, that man don't have a chance. Obama can preach as much as he wants, but Sarah can tell you some good bed time stories.

    August 6, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. Jubal

    Who cares about her? She is nothing and has always been nothing and now it is just another circus act. Your 15 minutes got extended for a minute, let's move on. Next!

    August 6, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. B

    This person will do or say anything to get in front of a camera!!

    Can’t they tie her to a tree up there in Alaska???

    August 6, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  6. Lovinher

    Yep! She's Back!
    WE love Sarah!
    Be very afraid....
    She tells the TRUTH!
    What a JOY!
    just think only 1262 days left for O
    the BOMB.....What a real joker you all put into the W.H.
    That lovin feeling has left ....wonder why!!!

    August 6, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. Frank

    Isn't this wonderful. Traveling to New York to talk book talk with her publisher on the money people donated to her political action fund. Didn't I hear her say she was going to leave the Governor's office so she can do better for Alaska? Did she finally realise that leaving Alaska is the best she can do for the state? Or maybe she's going to donate her book sale earnings to Alaska to help them out economically. Go Sarah, go! I hope to see your name on the ballot in 2012. Then it will be eight years for Obama for sure.

    August 6, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. carol

    She is soooooooooooo stupid. One minute she bashes the media and the next she's jumping in front of the camera. As one person wrote, she "has insulted our intelligence one last time."

    August 6, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  9. Uncle Ellsworthy

    A lot of you say you don't care anything about the lady. Why then do you read and hang on every work written about her. Even about this you are a bunch hypocrites. But then what's knew for the democrats? Same old, same old, they never change. Three and a half more years and this fiasco will be all over, thank god. My only concern is that this country of ours will probably be in bankruptcy by then, since there seems to be no fiscal responsibility and the administration seems hell bent on ruining this country by spending money we don't have and without any possible way of raising it. We can't afford Obama's pipe dreams and those of you who think it will work apparently are as empty headed as he is.

    August 6, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  10. Mickie

    Of course she requested a seat in the front of the restaurant - so everyone could see her. And what a surprise that she had Piper and Trigg with her. She'll trot those poor kids out every chance she gets. I'm sure there was a good reason for her to take them to New York when she was there to talk to her book publisher. Yeah, right.

    What a tool!

    August 6, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  11. David S. Robins

    With luck she and Todd will be mugged while they are in New York. It's the least the city can do for the queen of trailer trash family values.

    August 6, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  12. Madonna Reed

    Earth to Palin:

    You ran for Governor of Alaska, and, oddly, you were elected.

    So why exactly are you now cavorting in the News Media Capital of the World, if it were so deathly important that you escape the Media Frenzy that forced you to desert the citizens of Alaska?

    August 6, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  13. mike

    hope she runs. those running against her in the gop race will shred her. romney and the gang will have the gloves off.

    August 6, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  14. truthsayer

    Egad!!! more of the animal killer

    August 6, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  15. Momo

    Sarah Palin holds a new conferene to complain about the news media won't leave her alone!

    August 6, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Give it up – this isn't news its rag amagzine stuff – leave this to the national enquirer and stick to the real news

    August 6, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  17. Marshall, DE

    Sarah should visit the 3 families in Pittsburgh who just lost their mothers and children to a gun-toting nut. see how her pro-gun stance is received there.

    August 6, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  18. marcus2

    She demonizes the media but gets a headline. The media need to do their part and ignore her.

    August 6, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  19. carol

    She is in New York "fighting for Alaska" just like she said. HA HA
    Can't people see what a liar and hypocrite she is? She is all show and no substance.

    August 6, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  20. Lola

    Yippee she is in the lower 48. Can she just please go back North to Alaska? I hope the media will just let her fade away. She will be good for the comedians, but not her party. I feel she just needs to be a mother to all her children and not just parade around the younger ones. Media please, lets have positive news and not news on what she does. This was not news worthy.

    August 6, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  21. trisha08

    Wow..Palin dining at Michael's... that elitist restaurant in a part of America that isn't real America....where media types hang out...the ones she...cough...cough...hates/loves so much. Good times.

    The funniest part of this story is that they reported that she was drinking champagne. I thought she was the role model for the Fundamentalist Christians? I have a bunch of fundamentalist family and grew up in that enviroment........they DO NOT drink. Yet, Palin is their role model. Interesting.

    I can almost hear Palin as she tips back her glass of champagne and says, SUCKERS!!!!

    August 6, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  22. chris

    Palin is a terrible role model for young women and you uneducated soccer moms who love her nonsense "folksy" behavior are complete morons. Our country we will the laughing stock of the world (yes more than when coke head Bush was in office) if this 5th grade educated joke of a woman is elected to any respectable position. The GOP knows she is a joke and had to make a drastic choice to match Obama and they did, but America could see through the make up and speech writers. I would love to see her wink at a foreign leader and get punched right in the face.

    She is a joke and anyone who supports her should be shipped to Alaska, the non existent state.

    August 6, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  23. Marvin

    Sarah is publishing a book so it's only natural to create a "buzz" with the media - very smart. Rather than run her down, look at what most of you elected. If you think this stimulus plan is going to work you're nuts! After the depression is extended, we'll be going from huge spending and low interest rates to curbed government spending and high interest rates. It amazes me that every comment is about running people down, including each other. I, for one, hopes Obama's plan works for everyone, but historically this type of plan doesn't work - just prolongs the agony. Let Sarah rest in peace.

    August 6, 2009 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  24. Percy

    Bunch of drivel....and jealousy...

    August 6, 2009 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  25. trisha08

    The other funny part of that evening is that she called a Politico reporter at 10:45 pm to let him know that she was in NYC. He states, on Politico, that her asst called and said he could ask two questions of Sarah. Desperate for attention, much?

    Here are the questions I would have asked:

    1. Why are you calling me so late?
    2. Are you drunk?

    Since they have reported that she was drinking champagne, I'm gonna guess that was a late night-I've had too many drinks–phone call. You all know what I'm talking about.

    August 6, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
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