November 7th, 2009
11:31 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin will headline media dinner

Former Gov. Palin will headline an annual dinner with journalists in early December.
Former Gov. Palin will headline an annual dinner with journalists in early December.

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's sharp criticism of the media won't stop her from breaking bread with journalists next month at a dinner here in the nation's capital.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee will be the GOP speaker at the Gridiron Club and Foundation's annual winter dinner, the organization announced Friday.

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, will be the Democratic speaker at the Dec. 5 event.

Palin's appearance at the Gridiron dinner will come a few weeks after her new book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," goes on sale.


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  1. Bob

    You know, every time a liberal wines, or trashes Palin, it reminds of why we on the right like her so much! Aside from the fact, that she can easily become Jimmy Carter's Ronald Reagan, She's who you fear the most, and that, is a good sign for her in 2012. And keep trashing Michelle Bachman, Barney... You could see her in the VP slot. Republicans have the bench to double down on BO's change we really could believe in!

    November 8, 2009 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  2. Robin in Tampa, FL

    The House passes a historic bill and news about Sarah Palin headlining at a dinner is at the top of the page? Get your priorities right....

    November 8, 2009 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  3. jp

    i am glad she is back on this – but she knows as well as u do – sha's got no clue!

    November 8, 2009 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  4. Chad

    Why is CNN obsessed with Palin? Why are all the posts so hateful towards Palin? She is not the average politician. Isn't that refreshing for a change?

    November 8, 2009 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  5. Gasman

    I thought that the former Half Governor had given up on the GOP. Now she is speaking for them? Hey Republicans: with friends like Palin, you really don't need any additional enemies.

    The woman is simply a clueless, narcissistic, fame gadfly. If she truly cared about serving people, she would have finished the job she took an oath to perform in Alaska. This flighty diva has absolutely nothing to offer the nation.

    November 8, 2009 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  6. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    She can see her rubber chicken dinner from her seat, She can't see she isn't ready for primetime.

    Oh wait!..Did I say rubber chicken??...I meant mooseburger dinner!

    If she had a ghostwriter for her book, she can't have a ghost president to help her. If she can't complete her governorship, what can she complete when the going gets too tough.

    November 8, 2009 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  7. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Oh, wait...I meant mooseburger helper dinner...Ya Betcha!

    November 8, 2009 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  8. Jeremy

    I think we should make sure there still is no oxygen in space. One way we could do that is by sending this bimbo up there. :P

    November 8, 2009 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  9. Chad

    You dems are so predictable. Palin could donate her entire fortunes to charity and the same boring attacks on this CNN Ticker would still go on. You people are so sad. Take off your political blinders and read about what she stands for. You would be pleasantly suprised.

    November 8, 2009 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  10. John E Lexington KY

    Why?

    I hope that Tina Fey is the comic entertainment. She's more real than the phony Palin.

    November 8, 2009 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  11. Chad

    So much hate coming from the left towards this woman. Why???? I thought you were all about peace and happiness.

    November 8, 2009 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  12. jbgoode

    Oh...I thought the name of the book was 'Going Rove' and it was Meg Stapleton's bio.

    November 8, 2009 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  13. Big Blue Patriot

    Gee, Dan Smith, I would think that equating the President of the United States with Hitler, Stalin, a monkey, etc. would be considered stronger tokens of hatred than ridicule of a self-proclaimed "patriot" who has traded public office for a platform on Faecbook.

    Or don't you see in color?

    November 8, 2009 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  14. Mark My Words

    Palin is a smart and talented woman, why doesn't NOW support her?
    Answer: Because they are hypocrites.

    November 8, 2009 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  15. REPUBLICANS LIE

    Sarah Palin set an excellent example for other Republican office holders... they should all quit!

    November 8, 2009 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
  16. Willow

    Yea, but she wouldn't appear with other GOP 2012 hopefuls in Iowa because they wouldn't pay her the $100,000 fee she demanded to appear. The RNC informed Palin's dimwit assistant, Meg Stapelton, that they do not pay anyone for appearing at the event, afterall the RNC is ofering the potential cnadidates the opportunity to appear before party leadership and garner support for a candidacy.

    Daaahhhh!!!!!!

    November 8, 2009 01:54 am at 1:54 am |
  17. REPUBLICANS LIE

    Sarah Palin = Dick Cheney with lipstick

    November 8, 2009 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  18. hIGHLYeducated

    I did not vote for Obama, but I find it hard to believe that this woman graduated from a university. What scares me is that people think that sun rises and sets on this filty C.

    November 8, 2009 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  19. krWashingtonState

    We shall embrace the day we don't see "Palin" on the headlines of CNN anymore......I can't take much more....

    November 8, 2009 01:57 am at 1:57 am |
  20. krWashingtonState

    We shall embrace the day we don't see "Palin" in the CNN headlines....yes, she does keep our heads spinning, Willy Brown...because we all have a drink everytime she's pops up in the news.

    November 8, 2009 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  21. Billy-Bob-Joe-Darrel-Darryl-12 pak-Capt. James T. Kirk in a pink tutu

    I wonder if they will ask her any "questions"? it has been a while since I had a belly-roll laugh at her looking like a deer caught in the headlights...you know...like on that Couric Gotcha interview...

    November 8, 2009 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  22. vezuvion1

    Because the only way to stop the use of fear and ignorance holding America hostage is by spreading knowledge and truth.Conservatives were quick to insist that the near-riot — the first of many town-hall mobs that would dominate the headlines in August — was completely spontaneous. The protesters didn't show up "because of some organized group," Rick Scott, the head of Conservatives for Patients' Rights, told reporters. "They're mad about the stimulus bill, the bailout, the economy. Now they see that their health care is about to be taken over by the government." In fact, Scott's own group had played an integral role in mobilizing the protesters. Conservatives for Patients' Rights had been working closely for weeks as a "coalition partner" with three other right-wing groups in a plot to unleash irate mobs at town-hall meetings just like Doggett's. Far from representing a spontaneous upwelling of populist rage, the protests were tightly orchestrated from the top down by corporate-funded front groups as well as top lobbyists for the health care industry. Call it the return of the Karl Rove playbook: The effort to mobilize the angriest fringe of the Republican base was guided by a conservative dream team that included the same GOP henchmen who Swift-boated John Kerry in 2004, smeared John McCain in 2000, wrote the script for Republican obstructionism on global warming, and harpooned the health care reform effort led by Hillary Clinton in 1993. "The insurance industry is up to the same dirty tricks, using the same devious PR practices it has used for many years, to kill reform," says Wendell Potter, who stepped down last year as chief of corporate communications for health insurance giant CIGNA. "I'm certain that people showing up at these town halls feel that they're there on their own — but they don't realize they're being incited, ultimately, by the insurance industry and the other special interests."

    November 8, 2009 02:19 am at 2:19 am |
  23. mike

    I despise ublublu.

    November 8, 2009 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  24. patsy in california

    Good grief. How can Sarah Palin stir up so many comments and so much controversy? I can't believe anyone would seriously consider voting for her for any public office, and her personal life just isn't that interesting.

    November 8, 2009 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  25. vezuvion1

    See the post below, it all now about revealing the truth. The rehash of the so called liars playbook is over and the truth will be spread far and wide across america.. The GOPs hollow game of pretending that extreme fringe of their own sad party represents all americans is very veiled act of fear by the top health insurance companies and the top health insurance companies lobbyist liars, theifs and cheats. Cheats because they think they can continue unobstructed to unecessarily take the hard earned money of all middle class americans, it is not about the poor it is about them losing their core....you and I and every american working or currently trying to get back to work... Once this bill passes, even the fringe mad dog orchestrated attempts will grow ever increasingly to become the saddest attempted perpertration to keep a financial grip on all americans earnings.....

    November 8, 2009 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
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