November 6th, 2009
12:40 PM ET
5 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.

Related: Palin's high risk strategy

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.


Filed under: Popular Posts • Sarah Palin
soundoff (313 Responses)
  1. PK

    CNN's link: "Palin event 'bizarre,' Dem says"

    Or as journalists would call it: "Palin to Speak at Wisconsin Right to Life Event"

    Every day we see more evidence of the stark divide between CNN and journalism.

    November 6, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  2. gl, From Pittsburgh

    This joker of a woman quit her job to write on her facebook to attack President Obama. She is no way ready for Prime Time.

    November 6, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  3. D in Cali

    "...only about one in three Americans would seriously consider casting their vote for her...."

    ONLY?!?!? I find it frightening that the numbers aren't more like 1 in 20. This wacko has self destructed in just about every way possible and that many people still support her? FOR WHAT?!?

    November 6, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. michael

    Please keep speaking Sarah! The more you do, the more Independents will move away from the Republican Party!

    November 6, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. Jason

    Its a shame that Palin is getting all this air-time. Whose next? Jessica Simpson if she decides to run for mayor?

    November 6, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. St Louie

    No cameras, no recordings, no slip-ups. Apparently, she still "isn't ready for primetime. "

    November 6, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  7. Jane/Seattle

    This is unbelievably transparent for all to see. Some would want this lady to be our President? We must remain ever vigilant to teach and reach these masses who are so deceived into being followers. Peace

    November 6, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  8. Jack MeHoffer

    Tell this dumb broad to shut up already. She has no brain.

    November 6, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  9. Vi

    Why doesn't she just go away?

    November 6, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  10. notfooledtx

    "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."

    Just what is this pillar of conservatism afraid of?

    November 6, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  11. Not Right or Left but Forward

    What is truly bizzare is that CNN seems to now think Palin was ""the former Republican presidential nominee", according to the version of th article I read. If that's the case, why did Obama even bother debating with John McCain?

    November 6, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  12. ladonna

    Oh my goodness! I am so SICK of everyone criticizing and critiquing her "every" move. She is free to do whatever she wants to do and does not need anyone's approval, much less what people who hide begin pseudo names posting hateful remarks on the internet. Just remember all of you who are pointing your finger at Sarah, there are three pointing back at you. Examine your own life, are you perfect? Nope, I didn't think so. If you are at work typing your little comments, you are "stealing" time from your employer. So that makes you a thief. LOL.

    November 6, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  13. Reny

    She knows she is an idiot so she dont want to be embarrassed. If she runs and wins this will be the type of president she will be: Secretive. OBAMA 2012!

    November 6, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  14. Anthony Taylor

    A correction: Governor Palin is a former *VICE*-Presidential nominee, not a Presidential nominee, as stated in the article.

    November 6, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  15. Bridget

    Dictionary definition of rogue:

    (n) An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal
    (adj) Vicious and solitary
    (v) to defraud

    November 6, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  16. Beverly - NYC

    The D-list quiter is acting very un-rogue like. How can she kee out the press or anyone else willing to pay $30 to listen to her ramblings.

    November 6, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  17. Tony

    30 dollars to go see Caribou Barbie?. No thanks, I would rather spend that on some pizza and Slurpees from 7-11 for all my friends. It would be more satisfying.

    November 6, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  18. Fangbird

    She obviously doesn't want media coverage. So stop covering her! We don't care anyway.

    November 6, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  19. Lynne - Seattle

    Hey CNN,

    I'm fairly sure she was the VP nominee, not presidential nominee...doesn't anyone edit the articles you publish???

    "one of the few speeches the former Republican presidential nominee will have given since she resigned the governorship last summer."

    November 6, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  20. Anonymous

    Limbaugh is right on target: "Democrats will tell us who they really fear. The Democrats will tell us who on our side really, really threaten them, and there's no question that Sarah Palin is that." Frankly, I find the Democrats' 2000 + pages health care plan that they concoted behind closed doors and Nancy Pelosi BIZZARE!

    November 6, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  21. Mike

    This ladys 15 minutes of fame (way too long in the first place) is way over and done with. Who is she anyway? She should know she was only picked as McCains running mate because he knew he was going to lose so it looked good to pick a woman. She thinks quite highly of herself obviously which is healthy I guess, but quite unjustified.

    November 6, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  22. Reality

    Why would the Dems. or the press care if there are recording devices there? They should not be concerned with what she says right? Palin is supposed to be off of their radar now. Just go back and get patted on the head and lay down by the feet of Obama and Rham. Don't pay any attention to what Palin is doing. Go back to sleep folks, nothing to see here, move along, move along.

    November 6, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  23. Eddie

    For the "uptenth" time; if Sarah Palin is such a "no-show" political whacko.......why on earth is CNN & all the other Liberal Media/Obama yes men, so darn afraid of her???

    November 6, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  24. JP

    Obama will be very vulnerable in 2012 because his polocies will lead the country into financial ruin. The surest way to get him reelected is to have this moron Palin on the ticket. Sarah don't you get it that you are the single biggest reason we have Obama in the white house.

    November 6, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  25. ERP

    So a Democratic official describes Sarah Palin as "bizarre". How newsworthy is that? How about holding the presses until a Democratic official describes Obama as "bizarre"?

    November 6, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13