September 22nd, 2009
02:20 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin gears up for Hong Kong speech

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Hong Kong this week to address about 1,000 investors from around the globe.
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Hong Kong this week to address about 1,000 investors from around the globe.

HONG KONG, China (CNN) - Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Hong Kong Wednesday to address about 1,000 investors from around the globe in what is billed as her first speech outside North America.

Palin, who recently stepped down as Alaska's governor, will make the keynote speech on Wednesday to the 16th CLSA Investors' Forum. She will cover governance, economics and current events in the United States and Asia, said Simone Wheeler, head of communications for CLSA.

"What we look to do is invite our keynote speakers who we feel are opinion makers, who are newsworthy and who we feel our clients - a very broad international client base - would be interested in hearing from," Wheeler said Monday, noting that CLSA is a politically neutral, independent brokerage. "We certainly believe that Sarah Palin will be - she has been in the news - we believe that she will continue to be a newsmaker in the future and therefore someone we feel that is definitely of interest to fund managers."

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  1. American Dreamer

    I am not a fan of Sarah Palin (in fact I am a party line democrat) but I absolutely love the fact that she shut the press out of her big speech in Hong Kong. Thats pure payback for the way they treated her!

    September 22, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. Steph

    Um, CNN, there's a lot going on today that is actually newsworthy...UN meetings, health care reform, terror plot investigation, etc... This is just stupid. No one cares what this woman is or isn't gearing up to do!

    September 22, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  3. Emma

    Interesting that she views herself as an expert in areas that affect investment. Is that kind of like considering herself to be qualified to be one step from the presidency?

    September 22, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  4. Chris - Denver

    Why anyone anywhere would be interested in what this lightweight has to say about anything is quite beyond me.

    September 22, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. Mary Lou Hamm

    she can see Tibet from her back yard

    September 22, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  6. jdh N okc

    The world is coming to an end!!!! Financial advice from Sara Palin??

    September 22, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. D in Cali

    She knows nothing of what she talks about. Unbelievable. The more she talks the more she exposes herself. No one with any common sense is remotely deceived.

    September 22, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  8. Cleaning up after W

    OMG! She's pallin' around with Communists! LOL

    "She will cover governance, economics and current events in the United States and Asia"

    This is laughable. She didn't even finish her 1st term as Alaska's Gov, her economic experience involves lobbying for a bridge to nowhere, and she lies like a dog when it comes to current events (Death Panels, etc.).

    September 22, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. russell

    It makes a person wonder why would CNN air this story about Palin , she is no longer politics , and even still this woman is very devisive and racist , so why does CNN continually print stories about this woman , we have all seen that she's not qualified to be on the national stage ! So CNN can you tell us why this is a story ? This woman has constantly spewed out lies and devisive comments that's not beneficial to our country , so gain can you explian why ?

    September 22, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. Jack in KY

    You've got to be joking!!! Oh well, I guess she had to go outside the US to get anyone to pay attention to her anymore. They'll figure it out quick enough.

    September 22, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  11. Julie

    What a joke...Palin gives her first major speech to her commie friends and calls Obama a Socialist out of the other side of her mouth.

    September 22, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  12. Mark, Sarasota, FL

    The good thing is they do not understand English and should put her in a re education camp.

    September 22, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  13. rhurc

    I know everyone thinks palin is so unprepared for office, but give her a few years and more opportunities to learn and grow, she may yet prove to be a viable candidate. saying that she'll never be worthy is bigotry.

    September 22, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  14. AO

    Seriously? The right wingers say that "liberals are afraid of her." We are not afraid of her, we are concerned that the world thinks that we are all like this backward half wit.

    September 22, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  15. Chris

    How illogical. How does being a "newsmaker" make Palin competent to address such topics? She has no global outlook or expertise in any of those areas cited. How could she be of interest to international investors other than for her celebrity factor.

    September 22, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  16. DYLAN RIVIS

    Can she see China too from her living room window ? How ludicrous is it that anyone should listen to this simple minded woman ?

    September 22, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  17. hankers

    "She will cover governance, economics and current events in the United States and Asia".... She has not shown any interest or knowledge in these fields so I don't know what that is about? I think they hope she shows up in a bikini.

    September 22, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  18. Gertie

    Moron has reached pandemic proportions. It has in this country and now its spreading to Hong Kong. Go Home Sarah. You have nothing to say worth listening to.

    September 22, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  19. Reagan was wrong

    "She will cover governance, economics and current events in the United States and Asia"

    Her knowledge of those subjects rivals her knowledge of the Bush Doctrine.

    September 22, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  20. KMAN

    Serial killers are "news makers" too ... does that mean their ignorant views of the world around them makes them worthy of being paid to voice their stupidity as well?

    September 22, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  21. Antonio Vargas

    Ms. Palin may be surprised to see that Hong Kong is a somewhat larger city that Wasila. She may also hear a funny language being spoken in the streets and may become confused. She may be even inclined to ask her host if a helicopter hunt for Pandas may be arranged.

    September 22, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  22. russell

    I for one surely hope that somw white Americans do not think that this woman will be quailfied to run for POTUS in 2012 , if they do then the Democrats will surely win that election hands down , becasue we all know that this woman is an idiot .

    September 22, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  23. Mike in Severna Park

    Her only accomplishment is resigning before she fullfilled her obligations to the people that had elected her. We all know now that she doesn't read, is apparently an avid watcher of the home shopping network, and calls her baby a "retard" when the cameras aren't rolling, so why would anyone with any intelligence care what she says (and pay her to talk? are you kidding me)

    September 22, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  24. petena

    Who does this quitter think she is?

    September 22, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  25. Marie

    Let us pray that the Chinese officials arrest her and send her to a prison camp where hopefully she can see Russia from there!!!!

    September 22, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
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