Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin will headline the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in May, the gun rights group told CNN on Thursday.
Her May 14 appearance at the Charlotte Convention Center will offer Palin, a hunter and fierce advocate of gun rights, an opportunity to appeal to one of the conservative movement's most prominent interest groups.
"Governor Palin is one of the most requested speakers in America today," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive director, told CNN in a statement. "She's an outdoorsman, hunter and a steadfast supporter of our Second Amendment freedom. We are pleased to have a fellow NRA member speak at our 139th annual meeting in Charlotte this May."
If the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee is indeed considering a White House bid in 2012, then the visit will also come with a not insignificant perk: the Charlotte media market spills over into heavily-Republican parts of South Carolina, a crucial early primary state.
I have been hunting for 40 plus years and there has been not one person come to my house and ask me for my gun !! The NRA and the GOP and Palin are trying to scare us again..I really wish someone would try to get my guns of of me.You people are a joke !!
Gov. Palin loves people. She isn’t some liberal snob that try’s to control us.
the two things about Sarah Palin that I don't think have been adequately appreciated are, number one, if you look at the numbers, she really wasn't that different than Barack Obama in terms of experience and time in office, and [things] like that. The real big difference between the two was she hadn't campaigned non-stop for two years, and had she campaigned non-stop on the national stage for two years she'd have been just as polished as Barack Obama. She's a phenomenal politician and there's no better retail politician on the planet than Sarah Palin with a microphone in front of a crowd. So I think the big experience gap was the one that is about running on a national ticket—he had a lot more experience there and it showed up.
Go, Sarah! I wish I could be there to hear you!
Let me quote Mr Peter Hamby on his previous Palin pandering article.
"Palin, a global political celebrity whose every word is dissected and analyzed by pundits".
Once again I ask Mr Hamby, do you really believe that? A "global celebrity"?
May I ask Mr Hamby if you maybe have some sort of obsession with this person and cannot writ objectively about her?
The only people who think Palin is a celebrity are intellectually handicapped. Palin is a proven liar, probably a pathologal liar, is also very stupid, having to write talking points on her hand because apparently there aren't enough brain cells in her crainium to hold ten words woth of memory.
Palin has nothing to offer the world, Pete, get used to it.
Let them invite Cheney too, and afterward they can go moose hunting together.
Gov.Palin you are an inspiration for me and my family !
She should run for President of NRA!! Get her out of the average American's hair!!
Gee and here I thought it would be a day without any Palin news. You know you media guys really feed into her ego. Most of us do not really care where this dimwit is speaking.
Sarah, don't forget your HillBilly Palm Pilot!
Those who disrespect Gov. Palin are only disrespecting themselves. If there were a compilation (and there may be somewhere) of all the unprecedented vitriolic slander directed at this absolutely charming intelligent and RESPECTFUL woman, it would deserve a place of honor in a Hall Of Shame.
I have come to the conclusion that certain types of people need scapegoats and sacrificial victims to satisfy some kind of atavistic sadism that compels them to attack what is beautiful and good. Any NORMAL human being, would be able to see that Sarah Palin is a down to earth good person and agree or disagree with her policies and positions, afford the high respect that is her DUE, that she DESERVES, for her honest work on behalf of the American People and her lifelong efforts to live in a loving, intelligent and moral life.
why am I not surprised?
There is absolutely no reason to show disrespect to Sarah here. I’m getting tired of relentless attacks by MSM on her even after the election. It only shows how scared the liberal establishment is.
Gov. Sarah Palin would have been a great president. It’s to bad uniformed Americans bought into the myth that sarah palin was unqualified, and did not bother to research her record PALIN 2012
An idiot speaking to idiots. Nothing new here. Does she even know which end of a gun fires the bullet?
Off to another right wing speaking engagment. What surprises me is that anyone wants her! Are there no better qualified Republican conservatives to speak to this group?
Are they using her for her sarcastic rhetoric? It cannot be for substantive information on issues- she just isn't qualifed.
Dick Cheney should take Palin hunting.
Its pretty clear obama supporters can’t win on the issues, so they spew sexism, misogyny, race baiting and cheating.
Sarah is Awesome. Libs Are so desperate to tear a successful women down because they are FAILURES in real life. pretty sad.
The President has wrestled control of the health care debate away from Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid by finally introducing his own plan. Unfortunately, the White House’s proposal includes everything we found untenable about the old Senate bill – only this one is even more expensive! This is what you might call putting “perfume on a pig.”
What’s in this “new” proposal? It has the unpopular (and arguably unconstitutional) individual mandate that forces people and employers to purchase health insurance – only this time with much harsher fines on employers who choose not to go along with another expensive government mandate. It has provisions that will make employers think twice before expanding their workforce. It has cuts to Medicare Advantage, a popular program which allows seniors to pay a little more money out of pocket for better coverage. And, of course, it still has sweetheart deals – only this time they’ve been extended even more.
We don’t know what the final long-term cost of this will be because the Congressional Budget Office hasn’t had a chance to calculate costs. We do know that the White House recognizes that its proposal will cost tens of billions more over the next ten years than the already-expensive $2.5 trillion Senate bill. The President promised last July that he won’t sign a health care bill if it “adds even one dime to our deficit over the next decade.” But he’s now proposing a health care bill with uncertain fiscal repercussions that could lead to endless deficits.
The rising cost of care has driven the entire health care reform debate. So how does the President’s proposal address this central issue? Price controls. That’s right: Washington, D.C. wants to give a panel of bureaucrats the power to cap insurance premiums and prices. As Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute notes, “artificially limiting premium growth allows the government to curtail spending while leaving the dirty work of withholding medical care to private insurers.” This leads to rationing. Any economist worth his salt – including the White House’s own Larry Summers – will tell you that price controls lead to all sorts of negative unintended consequences. It’s another step towards government controlled health care and away from the real solution: free market, patient-centered reform.
With a government-growing proposal this bad, it’s no wonder the President wants bipartisan cover for it in an election year. Thursday’s health care summit is already being revealed as little more than a photo-op. The Obama administration still denies the existence of the House Republicans’ health care plan that offers alternative solutions to health care challenges – even though the White House website links right to it.
The President’s proposal doesn’t include pro-free market ideas like allowing people to buy insurance across state lines, giving individual buyers the same tax benefits as those who get insurance through their employers, or instituting real medical liability reform. Despite the “kumbaya” rhetoric, Democrats are making plans to ram this bill through the Senate using a partisan procedural maneuver that will bypass the normal bipartisan debate process.
In the meantime, the White House will continue to ignore Republican reform ideas and cast the GOP as the party of no. That’s a hard sell considering that Democrats still hold the majority in the House and Senate. The only real “gridlock” preventing Democrats from doing what they want is the very real threat of America's voice being heard at the ballot box.
The public is clearly opposed to the Democrats’ health care bills. Americans want to scrap these big-government plans and start over with common-sense, incremental reform. Some on the left have urged Democrats to vote for Obamacare because it’s a foot in the door for universal health care. They understand what’s at stake; so should the rest of us.
The President can perfume this proposal however he wants, but it still doesn’t pass the smell test. Washington should listen to Americans now, or Washington will hear us in November.
– Sarah Palin
Palin in 2012 = Obama for another four more years.
CNN, haven't we heard enough of this joker named Sarah Palin? Could you be at least a little less frequent reporting about this joker?
There will be more groups endorsing Palin in 2012 than she'll know what to do with :)
Right to Lifers
Soccer, Hockey, Baseball Moms
Women of all Ages
Small Business Owners
Oil Drillers/Energy Producers
Special needs Families
the list will go on and on......:)
Let me guess, she is going to demonstrate how to shoot an innocent animal from an aircraft. The more I hear about her, the more confident I am that even those who are dysfunctional can be celebrities.
The NRA and Sarah deserve each other. I can just hear her repeating C Heston famous over my cold dead hands.. I wonder if it will be with a wink included. $100,000.00 plus expenses you can get her to say anything.. I am so sick of hearing from this moron.