January 12th, 2010
10:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin to address alcohol industry event in Las Vegas

Palin will speak to the Wine and Liquor Wholesalers of America in April.
Palin will speak to the Wine and Liquor Wholesalers of America in April.

Washington (CNN) – Las Vegas and alcohol probably aren't the first two things that come to mind at the mention of Sarah Palin, but the former vice presidential candidate is about to change that.

At least that's according to Craig Wolf, the president and CEO of the Wine and Liquor Wholesalers of America, who announced Tuesday that Palin will keynote the group's annual convention and and expo in Las Vegas in early April.

"Governor Palin is a great supporter of America's free enterprise system and understands that industries like the beverage alcohol industry play a key role in driving our national economy. We're proud and honored to welcome her as a speaker," Wolf said in a statement. "We expect she will share with the convention attendees her analysis of the current political environment and her vision for America's future."

The convention includes a "Wine and Spirits Tasting Competition," which, according to the press release, "secured a spot on the agenda after drawing overwhelming response and favorable feedback during its debut" last year.

An aide to Palin was not immediately available to confirm the WLWA appearance.

The Las Vegas stop comes a few days before Palin is scheduled to address the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, a major gathering of GOP leaders that that in recent years has become an early proving ground for potential presidential candidates.


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soundoff (297 Responses)
  1. Greg

    On the poles I guess.

    January 12, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  2. andrewstl

    I BET SHE IS REALY FUNNY WHEN YOU ARE DRUNK . SHE MAKES ME LAUGH WHE I MA SOBER.

    January 12, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Concerned Canadian

    Hopefully she'll make a pitch for relaxing the marijuana laws by pointing out the obscene hypocrisy of persecuting the producers and users of one stimulant while celebrating the economic benefits of legally marketing another ....

    January 12, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. ER

    Now that's more her speed. Booze and moral depravity are Republican mainstays.

    January 12, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. John

    you have to be kidding me! I may never buy a drink again!

    January 12, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. john

    you would think with her brains and morils she would be on street corner

    January 12, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. bcnu too

    Sarah Palin is not a Governor and should not be referred to as Governor Palin in any way, shape or form. She is an uneducated quitter who is only keeping her name in the spotlight to see how much money she can rake in and CNN is her biggest supporter to do that.

    January 12, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Oh great a new cabernet wine called Going Rouge !

    God loves Vagas !

    January 12, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. BKrause

    Alcohol and freak shows are singularly American. You betcha. Rock on.

    January 12, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. ConsiderThis-FL

    There just are no words to adequately and appropriately comment on this... that's all I can say.

    January 12, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. Beepo

    So, does this mean SP will speak at the next NORML convention?

    January 12, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. magna42

    Sarah should have never gotten out of the entertainment field. Low as it may be there is a threshold that has to be met to fully engage in politics.. You go girl

    January 12, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Hugh Betcha

    I don't think she can make as much in Vegas as a show girl than she can at Fox, but she should give it a try.

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. toad

    This girl has really got things going. Smart buisness woman!!!

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. ashlee

    Boy, are these fools taking a chance, who knows what will be coming out of that liar mouth of hers.

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  16. Kerzell

    "Governor Palin is a great supporter of America's free enterprise system and understands that industries like the beverage alcohol industry play a key role in driving our national economy.

    So I guess now she will be supporting drinking and driving, because alcohol "drives our national economy".

    This would also explain why the FOX network is increasing their fees with cable companies – to pay for Ms. Failin.

    Easier and cheaper to watch the recaps from the other news shows instead of tuning into fox.

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  17. Gary

    I wonder if Palin will bar all press coverage of her speeches as she has at other public events? Pretty good trick if she does, having just accepted a position as a news commentator for Faux News.

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. PEACE ON EARTH

    She makes a FABULOUS Vegas 'act'.

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  19. Pockets

    She is selling herself to anyone that will have her, what a real disgrace she is, a sad sad figure on the scene. She looks hard as nails. Not attractive at all

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  20. Noah

    Las Vegas is where she belongs! Perfect!

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. Jack

    Go Sarah!

    January 12, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  22. Catherine

    Tell Sarah Palin to go home and take care of her dysfunctional family. This women is uneducated and lies. Please stop talking about her!

    January 12, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  23. Hugh Betcha

    This is Sarah's way of helping out Alaskans by not being governor.

    January 12, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. David

    LOL. The next Billy Mays will shill for anything, even "sin" products. Show me the money, baby!

    January 12, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  25. aware

    Bravo Sarah Palin! :)

    January 12, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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