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.

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.


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  1. JonDie

    It will give this grifter an opportunitiy to bow her head for a minute to "honor the dead" (about whom she cares nothing) before she's heads to the bank to collect her millions.

    November 6, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. jeremy.....Dallas...Texas

    Evil people will never want their evil words be put on record. I just quit this party because of right wing invasion. This is terrible miscarriage of democracy.

    November 6, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  3. Steve

    Wow. Talk about insecurity. Who the heck would give a public speech... but be afraid to have any video record of the speech shot? That IS bizarre. If you can't stand behind what your words, or are afraid for people to hear what you have to say, then don't even bother giving speeches.

    Palin has tried to make a huge deal out of being "misrepresented" by the press, when all they did was replay her own words. What she's doing now is *inviting* misquotations... and she won't have a video record to prove what she said. Very, very, very bad idea for any public figure.

    November 6, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  4. Robin

    I don't blame her, I wouldn't let the media in either if I were her. They only distort everything she says.

    November 6, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  5. Catherine

    Clearly, Palin is simply singing to the choir. It’s a safe move for her book sales and lecture fees she knows it won’t get her anywhere if she plans to run for President in ’12–but she's not thinking about that right now. Everyone knows Independent swing voters hold the keys to the White House doors—not the ultra right wing conservatives. But right now all Palin is interested in is making some money on book sales and appearances. She needs to get the bucks while she can—that’s why she resigned as governor.

    November 6, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. kyle from ohio

    What is she scaried to say for all to hear.

    Don't she know what you do in the dark always come to light.

    November 6, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. fishcough

    She was a presidential nominee?

    November 6, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. CG

    Huh, I thought she was the vice presidential nominee. Jumping the gun are we?

    November 6, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. Lowell

    Understandably, Palin's objective is to support a standard of views that would be sidetracked with her own political goals. The focus of the meeting obviously is for the cause of fighting abortion and the simply see her as a role model.

    November 6, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  10. Brad in cenTex

    Once again, obsession with Sarah noted. How pathetic.

    November 6, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  11. A different George W.

    Palin, Limbaugh, Beck – FREAKS, FREAKS, FREAKS.
    My 'real' Republican Conservative friends (those of the Conservative upper echelon) are absolutely terrified of the radical fanaticism of
    these 'rogue conservatives'. They do not in any way, shape or form
    represent good thinking, good policy, good government or a respectable America. They are just as dangerous as the 'terrorism' we fight around the globe. FOX News among them – presents nothing more than 'opinion' fueled by rumor and meant to stir up radical fundamentalism by 'sick Americans'.

    November 6, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Sam Sixpack

    Lets all bash Sarah Palin so we don't have to think about unemployment.

    November 6, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  13. Sheila the mum...

    Are flash cards allowed, guess she needs to know what to talk about :)

    November 6, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  14. Carla

    I don't really see anything "bizarre" about a private venue for a speech, that happens everyday. I'll bet she won't even need a teleprompter.

    November 6, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  15. vic nashville , Tn

    Palin can say what ever she want to say in the face book

    But “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.”

    Then why CNN giving a space for Pailn every day in the blog

    November 6, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. JC

    Her insanity precedes her wherever she goes. She likes the limelight and wants more than her 15 minuets of fame. She is NOT in a run for the White House, rather this is her opportunity to make a lot of $$$ by keeping her name in front of the media. Soon she'll be hawking something on TV like soap or hamburgers. Only in America....

    November 6, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. Hey Big Spender

    The media, "Palin please let us in so we can mock and criticize everything you say, please!"

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

    This Palin "event" is NOT any more bizzare than Palin herself!

    November 6, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  19. sonya

    The woman is a complete nutjob. I'm frankly shocked 1 in 3 would consider voting for her. Just proves how many stupid Americans there are!

    November 6, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  20. Hear This

    Ms. Palin cannot write coherently; that's why her book was ghostwritten. That's why everything she puts out for public consumption (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is written by someone else.

    It is dangerous for her to speak without a script; she tends to show her liabilities in terms of intellect and political awareness very quickly. i.e. – Katie Couric interview.

    It is with good reason that Palin handlers do not want her recorded if she is to do any speaking off script, or, if she engages in a Q&A session.

    November 6, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  21. Joe

    "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."

    Sounds like a challenge in this "everything is recorded" day and age.

    J

    November 6, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  22. RealityKing

    You know, most Americans have come to realize that its very wise not to let Obama's progressively corrupt media, I mean, main stream press cover your events. Unless you're part of the agenda of course..

    November 6, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  23. Kelsey M

    Once she speaks on national television I'm sure events like this will allow media. I wouldn't want the media distorting my every word and making me look bad right before my book is about to drop.

    She is smart – those who can't see that are just idiots.

    November 6, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  24. Hawaii Gal

    She is not going to run for President, it does not pay enough and she would have to actully do some hard work. If she cannot even finish her job as Gov. there is no way she could even consider being Pres. Plus, she would never even get the chance, too many Americans know she is an igorant nut case.

    November 6, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  25. tom

    "the party has nothing to do with this event or its limitations."

    I'm certain this is because there are still enough Republicans left who realize that this backwoods drone has no chance of becoming president. Too many Americans are impressed by the fact that she agrees with their assessments of the country's problems, without realizing that she hasn't the first idea about how to solve them.

    November 6, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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