Washington (CNN) – Aides to Sarah Palin have asked the Republican National Committee to remove her name from an invitation that suggests she might attend a series of committee fundraising events timed to coincide with next week's Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
Though Palin will speak on Friday at the SRLC, a gathering of top Republican officials and an early cattle call for potential 2012 presidential candidates, the former Alaska governor will not be participating in any RNC fundraising event, a Palin adviser told CNN.
Palin's staff has twice asked the RNC to remove her name from the invitation, the adviser said, adding that the request had nothing to do with the nightclub controversy currently making headlines.
The RNC has organized a four-day fundraising effort around the New Orleans conference titled "Pachyderms on the Pontchartrain," according to a donor invitation obtained by Politico on Wednesday.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Sen. Rick Santorum have committed to appear at one of the RNC events, but the agenda also boasts several "invited speakers" - including Palin, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour - who do not appear to have confirmed their attendance. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is listed as an invited speaker, but Pawlenty said last week he is skipping the New Orleans conference.
The RNC did not immediately respond when asked if they will take Palin's name off the agenda.
I don't give to the RNC. I've always sent my money directly to the person I like that is running.
It is very ironical that conservatives and conservative organizations are speaking out against the nightclub tab while thousands of conservatives go to these clubs every night. I have seen this with my own eyes. Guys who talk values all day show their real values after dark. Ironical but certainly not unexpected or surprising. What you see is what you get.
Hey while your at it Palin...how about removing your face from the cameras and removing yourself from our culture.
Why take her name off? There are enough who don't pay attention and pay to attend thinking they will be seeing Palin. Tricks–it's what they like to do most! Screw the opposition as well as screw their own!
When *Sarah Palin* backs away from you, you know you've screwed up. At least there's plenty of santorum to go around.
Please remove her name from eveything.