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. Susan in NC

    As a Democrat, I'm not "scared" and I'm not "mad" as many of you Republicants would like to believe. I'm thrilled! Keep it up, Silly Sarah! You, go girl, cause this country will send you packin' so quick your head will spin. Make those bucks while you can! You might want to consider that "sprouting out a cake" idea - maybe those good looks of yours would win that kind of contest!

    November 7, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. deb

    I am not a liberal, but I certainly can not call myself a Republican now. I am horrified and saddened that the GOP has become the party of "NO"! The GOP's talking heads still quote and refer to Regan with pride, but he would have been agast at the divisive, hate filled rants of Paln, Bachmann, Beck , Limbuagh and Hannity. What happened to the real leaders of the GOP? Please stay focused and stop your pandering and over reacting to a minority of fearmongers within your own party. How sad and shortsighted they are to allow the delusional Sarah Palin to speak for them!

    November 7, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Sam

    I'd only be concerned if she actually showed up.

    November 7, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. Babs

    Sarah is a lazy opportunist with an ego the size of Alaska. Let her speak so she can dig her own hole to scale down. Hopefully we won't hear about her and her twisted politics. American and I want to keep my freedom of free thought unlike the Palin supporters that can not accept the majority of real Americans and their rights to turn away from people like Sarah and her racist followers.

    November 7, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    She handed a 100 year NY seat to the Dems. Now she is back to her money pull, as if nothing ever happened. Delusional just like her backers.

    November 7, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  6. Lynn Wells

    She was hired as the entertainment...not as a valid speaker! LOL

    November 7, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  7. Mary

    Oh for heaven's sake! Enough about Palin. She's a (proven) loser and a (proven) quitter. Who cares where she eats? This is all about her book promotion. I think we have more important things to talk about..."Yeah", says CNN. "When pigs fly".

    November 7, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Sarah Palin knows how to write? I guess I should expect this book to be full of wisdom considering she reads all the magazines in the nation.

    November 7, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    And still you neo-cons think libs "hate" the pit bull in lipstick or are "scared" of her? In fact, we love it when she stays in the light of the media because missy's biggest enemy is the ability to put together random words and phrases, most of which have no relation to one another, in sentences that run on for days and still impart no knowledge. The media, records all of her "wisdom" and this is good.

    We libs do enjoy mocking her and her followers, since her stupidity and moronic statements has indeed turned mocking her into a liberal cottage industry.

    Agreed, once she became a private citizen, I tried to give her a break, but she keeps coming back for more. So, I for one will not miss the chance to mock the republican provided Chanel clad fishwife(see it is just too easy)

    Why do think she gets 300 hits, we are laughing at her, the other lib comments about her, and yes, your neo-con comments supporting this empty headed rolling pin ball as she careens from bumper to flipper in the pin ball game of life, as "breath of fresh air". That sound of rushing air you think is a breath, is the vacuum in her cranium sucking in air to fill the void before her head implodes.(sorry, I cannot help myself).

    But hate her,no? Saint Sarah of the Silly(oops, I did again) and other lib comments provides me with too many giggles at her expense to ever hate her. She is like the drunk 40ish aunt at the wedding who has not had a drink in years and is now pole dancing on the dance floor! Always worth a laugh.

    Palin/Bachmann 2012

    November 7, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  10. Ryryguy

    Why is it that the claws come out in full force against Palin? Seriously do you think you're being smug by calling her names? What grade are you people in? Haha seriously folks grow up! You just wait until the curtains come down in America because we are heading into some dark days ahead with the politicians in office...higher taxes, high unemployment, socialist health care, why work anymore when you can get handed money out? At least Palin's budget for Alaska was positive I'm terrified to see what the national debt will be after Obama is out of office. We'll be owned by every country.

    November 7, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  11. Todd

    Here at the Communist News Network, we are afraid of her because she is a Reagen Conservitive, because we all remember Jimmy Carter all to well. And we all remember what happened to dear Jimmy.

    November 7, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  12. Get a Job!

    Wait a second ... does Sarah realize that these will be rationale, educated journalists, not the rootin'-tootin'-rifle-shootin' knuckle draggers that tip over backwards in joy at her every confused utterance? Ha, ha, too funny. I don't think she knows this yet - still time to cancel, Sarah.

    November 7, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  13. Jeremy

    The one thing I love is that the liberal bloggers spew hate and insult-filled messages on this site every day, yet they say that the Republicans (or Rethuglicants as I have heard them called) are full of hate. It is truly hypocritical that they would do this. I agree with another blogger: stop talking about Palin and stop following her around all of the time. She is old news. We have a new president now and it is time to stop kicking a dead horse. Who cares if Palin goes to a dinner? Our president goes to dinners all the time. No one spews hate about when he goes to dinners. No, wait: they would be banished as racist, right-wing, god-loving members of the "party of No" by the same liberal bloggers who get a chill running up their leg every time they hear the President talk. It is truly disturbing in my opinion.

    November 7, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  14. unshrub

    All that matters to conservatives is that Palin irritates liberals; she doesn't have the intellect to be President. That says a lot about where conservatives priorities lay.

    November 7, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  15. James Michael Roberson

    It will be nice to hear what Barney Frank says, but who is Sarah Palin?

    November 7, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  16. Barbara -

    You covering her again?????? Seems that the whole Alice-in-Wonderland crew: Chessy Cat Cheney, Mad Hatter Newt and Silly Sarah Queen of Starts just continually revolve on CNN's- whether or not there is a genuine story.

    What's next? Oh, I know.... another Tea Party!!!!

    November 7, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  17. Tammy

    Will the same number of journalists show up?

    November 7, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  18. patrick88

    palin is a divider she cant even keep her own party together!

    November 7, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  19. jhochu

    She is a sort of female Ralph Kramden (remember The Honeymooners, I have a Biiiggg Mouth), there are millions upon millions of Americans like her, no wonder she's so admired.

    November 7, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  20. sharong58

    That's because she is an airhead, wishy-washy and says what people want to hear instead of the truth! This woman has no business in politics! She is her own best PR! But has no accomplishments to back it up! She's as phony as they come!

    November 7, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. HarryB

    "....it is very obvious that Palin has forgotten more than the majority of Dem will ever know about real life!"

    That must be why the latest polls show that only one third of the Repugs would vote for her.

    November 7, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. Jeffery

    Hate to break it to the conservative nutjobs here but NO ONE is afraid of this woman. I HOPE you idiots put her up next election. It will make winning SO much easier. She's a quitter. A hate mongerer, and a moron. She's a hypocrite and so are each and every one of you. "Speaking against the President in a time of war is unpatriotic and treasonous.....what? Our guy isn't President anymore? Speaking against your President is your patriotic duty."

    Why don't you morons go watch Glen Beck otherwise known as The Crying Alcoholic Rodeo Clown entertainment Hour, or listen to your messiah Rush Limbaugh. NY-23 shows what happens when you throw your support behind someone. The rest of the people vote for the other guy.

    No one is afraid. We WANT you to put these people up. Makes winning that much easier.

    November 7, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. northwest

    CNN you can remove them all off here or you can leave them all on here but the fact remains FailingPalin is simple and a looser .

    November 7, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  24. Cindy

    I pray she wins the Presidential Election nominee bid for the Republican Party. I would love to see all the 'quitter' jokes to come in the next election cycle. Keep on loving her Republicans. It will surely be your downfall. She will help destroy the GOP and I will sit back and enjoy watching it.

    November 7, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  25. cm

    Speech out of the mouth of a narcissistic right winger and her being a woman has nothing to do with it; that category can also fit a man's description. Get her out in the open on Winfrey and Walters and other places and she will eventually make a mistake if she does not have her ghost writer's notes. Why do people keep saying this woman scares us; that is not the case we are just thankful that she did not come close to the WH and we certainly have sense enough to know that if she ever did (which she won't related to too many seasoned debater) it would be a total disaster, worse than the one everyone thinks we are in now.

    November 7, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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