November 6th, 2009
12:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin to keep low-profile on Wisconsin trip

Palin is keeping a low profile on her trip to Wisconsin Friday.
Palin is keeping a low profile on her trip to Wisconsin Friday.

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to deliver remarks at a Wisconsin Right to Life event Friday evening, one of the few speeches the former Republican vice presidential nominee will have given since she resigned the governorship last summer.

But Palin appears to be doing her best to keep a low profile on this trip: no press will be allowed into the Milwaukee auditorium where she will speak and those who have paid the $30 admittance fee are unable to carry in cell phones, cameras, laptops, or recording devices of any kind.

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate told the Wisconsin Radio Network he finds all these restrictions "bizarre."

"You know, for someone who claims to be a rogue and isn't afraid of what other people think it really is sort of hypocritical to not let the media, the press cover your event."

Meanwhile Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said he's excited Palin is coming to his state, but stressed the party has nothing to do with this event or its limitations.

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Palin's speech comes a day after a new national poll suggests the former Alaska governor may face some obstacles should she decide to run for the White House. According to the new Gallup survey, only about one in three Americans would seriously consider casting their vote for her.

The speech also comes a week and half before Palin's highly-anticipated memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life" is released. The Alaska Republican will commence a national book tour soon after and sit down for high-profile interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters.


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  1. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    To all the neo-con “christian” pro-life taxpayers.

    This liberal pro-life taxpayer offers this compromise.

    We will add a check box to the tax return forms that allows you to opt out of having your tax dollars going to killing human life via abortion, if I can opt out of having my tax dollars going to killing human life via elective wars.

    Deal?

    November 6, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  2. GP

    Palin is just as narcissistic as the next politician, regardless of party.

    She earned a nice paycheck by going over seas and to complain about our president at length to an auditorium full of money men. The Dixie chicks made a remark about Bush during a concert in England and their career was practically destroyed. Sarah drags Obama through the mud, gets a paycheck for it, and she's a hero to the very people that cried foul about the Dixie Chicks breaking some unwritten rule.

    Palin and her 'fans' are oblivious to their hypocrisy.

    November 6, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  3. Jane

    Low Profile doesn't mean "No Press Allowed", Sarah! Low Profile means not doing or saying outrageous things that keep the spotlights on!!!

    November 6, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. Ron Abfalter

    Hmmm, no cameras, cell phones, lap tops and no press. What are you afraid of Sarah?

    November 6, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  5. kgeukes Michigan

    You know....this lady claims to be maverick, is a liar because if she really was she wouldn't care what the press or people say about her...Due to the fact that she has to have total control of the situation tells me that she's a narcissist and she thinks SHE'S the only one who matters. Got news for ya Sarah...You don't matter to people who actually care about what's going on in the country. We will make sure that you never see the inside of the Oval Office in your lifetime and ours!!

    November 6, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. Peter - Boone, NC

    Go away bad dream.

    November 6, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  7. Brendan

    Sarah Palin was not, in fact, the republican presidential nominee as stated in your above article. Do you even have an editor?

    November 6, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  8. trubluNJ

    A public event and the press isn't allowed coverage? Sounds a little.. un-American.

    November 6, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  9. Craig Marker

    Hey Sarah!.. You will NEVER become president. Your 15 minutes of fame is overwith.

    November 6, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  10. Johnq

    If Obama did this, the Republicans would say "what's he hiding?" They'd say he was forming some kind of secret Stalinist meeting or something.

    But from Democrats, you get much more appropriate responses such as "that's bizarre." That's the difference between the parties; in case anyone is undecided and looking.

    November 6, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  11. Stephen Hammond

    your 15 minutes are up...aren't they.

    November 6, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  12. Lou

    Palin is terrified of the press. Perhaps she finally realizes how ignorant she appears, and is, to the rest of the country. Too bad she won't just go back to where she came from. She will never be anything more than she is right now. I truly hope she runs for prez in 2012. After the terrible economy we will have been experiencing by then, everyone will be desperate for some comic relief and who better to provide it than Palin.

    November 6, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  13. D. Tree

    She's keepng a low profile because she's going to be saying some extreme things and pandering to the far right.

    November 6, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
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