(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appears to be involved in another scheduling mishap, the fourth time in as many months organizers of an event expected an appearance from the GOP star only to discover at the last minute she would not attend.
The latest confusion involves an Alaska Family Council event Thursday night to promote a state ballot issue that would make it illegal for anyone under 18 years old to obtain an abortion without parental consent.
While the organization continues to bill Palin on its Web site as the top speaker at the kickoff for a statewide signature drive, a spokeswoman for the former governor says Palin had never agreed to participate, nor was she even asked.
"To this very moment, she has never been asked to give a speech at a public venue," Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton told CNN.
Instead, Stapleton said, event organizers had invited Palin to attend a private fundraiser for the organization - but she declined the invitation because of prior out-of-state plans.
"The governor notified the group that she is out of town, but would make a donation," Stapleton said. "And she did also mention that since people have already begun signing the petition, she could sign the petition when she returns in the near future."
While a source places blame for the mixup on the group, saying Palin has been "set up a few times before" by Alaska Family Council President Jim Minnery, such scheduling snafus appear to have become a regular occurrence for Palin, one of the Republican Party's most popular figures.
Minnery has not yet responded to CNN's request for comment.
In August, it was announced she would not attend a California Republican women's group event after that organization had promoted her appearance for weeks.
Confusion also surrounded Palin's involvement in events earlier this year including the Conservative Political Action Conference, and a major GOP fundraiser in Washington whose organizers had plugged her as the headliner.
Organizers at all of those events say they believed they had received assurances from her representatives, only to learn that either the former governor's aides in Alaska or her staff at SarahPAC had been unaware of the commitment. That set of advisors would then announce publicly that Palin had never planned to attend the event.
Palin did end up appearing at the GOP fundraiser but did not speak as originally planned.
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The amateur hour continues in Alaska.
Keep it up, CNN. This is clearly not Palin's fault, yet you drum up more and more hatred for her for the ratings.
I would sue the crap out of you if I was her.
The media keeps talking about royalty in the
White House once again, comparing Obama to
Now we have a lady who tries to act like royalty
and she gets slammed by the media.
Everybody has to wait on royals and hope they
UH....OHHHH !!!!! WRONG POLITICAL PARTY..
Can't we just forget about her. Who cares?
Can't keep her schedule straight but wants to run the country in 2012?
who cares? what is cnn's borderline-stalker obsession with palin? she was in office for all of two years and is now just another celebrity, like britney spears and kate gossling. why don't you concern yourselves with, oh, you know, actually covering real news, like sen. kennedy's death and the major debate this country is having about healthcare.
Surprise, surprise . . . Ms. Palin can't make a date . . . oooopppppsssss not Sarah's fault it's those terrible family values people again. Just settin' her every time. Gosh Darn It!!!
Wow.....cnn..you make it four days this time before running an article on Gov. Palin with a negative conotation.
Does Palin have a calendar? Or maybe a date-book? Something with numbers and days on it? Why is scheduling an event such a problem for her? Oh . . . it allows her to place the blame elsewhere and be the "victim" once again, when people question her no-show ways!
I wonder how many of these scheduling flaps it will take before people realize that there's a pattern...
Maybe the Alaska Family Council sent the invitation to the Governor's office in Juneau. Oh, right, Sarah doesn't work there anymore....guess they didn't get the memo.
Palins too busy scaring seniors about non-existent "Death Panels"
First – how is this news? Second-how is this a Palin scheduling mishap? An organization foolishly overpromised and under-delivered a big name for a fundraising event. Who cares?
I was wondering when something would come up. It's been too quiet on the Palin front.....
But yet again, here she goes playing the victim card with her people saying she has been "set up a few times before"
Sarah Palin is a flake. I can't believe anyone listens to this lightweight or puts any stock in anything she says.
And this BIMBO could have been our President. I shudder at the thought!
who cares about this moron, CNN can you please stop putting these no-story on the ticker. Now, please find some real news to put on the ticker and people will call you real news outlet
It's what CELEBRITIES do... they do it all the time!!
Ok, four different times, organizations says she's scheduled her office says she was never asked. I don't believe it for a minute, the woman is a whacko!!!!!!
The best way to make sure Ms. Palin gets your invitation is through TWITTER and next Facebook. GO PEE is so clueless!!. And she is the rising start that never seems to get anything right and imagine if she is president.
Got to love that GOP. They're all for getting goverment off the backs of citizens except when they want to control your life and tell you what you can and cannot do.
I was just thinking, during my lunch, : "I have to post on CNN ticker that it the end of the world must be approaching, because CNN went a day without talking about irrelevant Palin."
And then, here you are...just another brainless, waste of time, CNN "News" Network story.
Why do I keep giving this site a chance?
why am I not surprised??
Please enough with the Palin bashing. Is this really news worth?
Hey, how about this one.....PALIN DIDN'T BRUSH TEETH TODAY....
Let's grow up and start acting like adults.....
Scheduling confusion or could it be the half term governor's fee was not met. She unemployed, how busy could she be?
Can't believe the GOP is stil hanging their hopes on this trainwreck.