September 9th, 2010
01:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin, Beck team up on 9/11 event

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck will appear together at an event in Alaska on September 11.
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck will appear together at an event in Alaska on September 11.

(CNN) - After a wildly successful rally on the National Mall, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are teaming up again - but this time for a cost.

The two conservative rock-stars are set to appear together in Alaska on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks in an event that costs a minimum of $65 to attend.

"We can count on Glenn to make the night interesting and inspiring, and I can think of no better way to commemorate 9/11 than to gather with patriots who will 'never forget,'" said Palin on her Facebook page earlier this week. "Hope to see you there!"

But in sharp contrast to the free event in Washington last month, tickets to this latest Palin-Beck affair run as high as $225 – a price tag that some Democrats are making hay about given the somber timing of the event.

But Christopher Cox, the Anchorage-based promoter of the event, told the Anchorage Daily News the date is purely coincidental and was originally scheduled for a week earlier.

Still, Cox said he understands the significance of the timing.

"You know what, it's a great date for me, for America, for Alaska," he said.

A Beck spokesperson says Sarah Palin is not receiving an appearance fee, and Beck is donating his to charity.

"Glenn had always intended to donate the speaking fee from the event on Saturday, September 11th in Alaska to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Governor Palin is not and was never going to receive a fee for introducing Glenn at this event," a spokesperson for Glenn Beck told CNN.

Event organizers say the 4,000 seat venue is nearly sold out.


Filed under: Glenn Beck • issues • Sarah Palin
soundoff (338 Responses)
  1. chester drawers

    They can be like George W. Bush exploiting the date by selling autographed pictures of himself looking "presidential" on 9/11.

    September 9, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Jannynet

    What a pathetic way to get attention. 9/11 is not about Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. I, for one, will be remembering better Americans than those two, particularly all the public service people who lost their lives trying to help their fellow Americans.

    September 9, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. Susan

    Yeah right it was a coincidence that it falls on 9/11. Republican exploiters. Amazing how there was also a coincidence with the timing of the event on the mall and King's speech. If you can't build your own thunder with facts, you may as well keep fear and hate alive!

    September 9, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. volcomgrip

    It's ashame these two idiots get as much attention as they do. It's so "patriotic" of them to attempt to make money off 9/11. So sad that Americans don't see through their BS.....

    September 9, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Tee

    how can you charge for an 9/11 event? thats kind of shawdy

    September 9, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    So all these dates - like 8/28 and 9/11 - are "purely coincidental." Yeah, sure. What a bunch of shameless profiteers.

    September 9, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. Cuso

    So this is the 2nd time these to are not aware of dates. Yeah ok

    September 9, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  8. Living in America

    Wow I never thought a tragedy like 9/11 would go Hollywood and folks are drinking and celebrating like it is New Years or something.. Beck/Palin are no better than the minister who wants to burn the Quran to make a tragic like 9/11 event about themselves. I bet Glenn will come dressed up like the Declaration of Independence. I guess those who come to the event according to Palin are patriots and those who don't are unpatrotic.

    September 9, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. Andy A

    Why can't people see this woman for what she really has become and that is an individual who's only concern is how she can stuff her pockets with cash. Wake up America !!!

    September 9, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  10. lance corporal

    anti american scum making money off the fear and prejudice of a segment of our otherwise wonderful country, simply disgusting

    September 9, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  11. JPX

    Wow, somehow it seems fitting that nutjob Beck, who is a drunk and a former radio disc jockey and the opportunist Palin are teaming up to bilk dumb people out of their money. I would love to know the average educational level of the people who support these two inflamatory boobs, I'm thinking less than high school.

    September 9, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Anything for money and to stay in the spotlight, huh?

    September 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  13. jay

    They make the perfect match, exploiting 9/11 in the name of greed.

    September 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  14. Anne

    Like the Dems never do ANYTHING to raise money? Hello?!! Jeesh. I think I've about had it with Democratic CNN, and will switch my home page as of today. Fair and balanced, you are not. It's getting worse and worse.

    September 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  15. markus

    and to the people willing to dole out $65-$225 for THIS, you are living proof that there really is one born every minute...

    September 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. Clint, Wa.

    Oh, don’t they make a lovely couple, can we get a more precise location so al Qaeda knows where to crash the planes.

    September 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. janetlaw

    Yea, just like the "wildly successful" DC event (really CNN? 87,000 is wildly successful????) was coincidentally, held on the anniversary of MLK's "I had a dream speech." Right. These two can gather their hate-mongering, racist, morally ugly followers again – hate and racism and exclusivity is now the flavor of the month. And folks wonder why the idiot who will be burning the Quran exists – well, here is your answer – people like these two making hate ok.

    September 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  18. Ken

    It's a...great date? 9/11 is a great date for America? And Alaska? What?

    September 9, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  19. darlis

    who on earth would PAY to hear these two blather? Havent' folks figured out that money is all they are about! ???

    September 9, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    I'm beginning to see a pattern here........the timing for the "restoring Honor Rally" on the National Mall was a coincidence, you know, on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s monumental "I Have a Dream Speech" , and now Beck and Palin are having this "Event" on the Anniversary of 9/11 , saying that it was supposed to have been a week earlier?? Please! These guys are just ridiculous! They make me sick!!

    September 9, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  21. Sandra, Atl

    They are both self serving egotiscal people who think of nothing more than money. Disgusting!!!

    September 9, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  22. Dixie

    Palin always has her hand out – ready to scoop up the cash.

    September 9, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  23. bob

    The date is prely coincidental??? Just like Becks rally in DC. Does anyone really believe that?

    September 9, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  24. True American

    I can't believe the GOP and Palin are capitalizing on the tragic events that occurred that day. what an insult to the brave of Americans who went to war and died b/c of 9/11 and the many Americans who died in the twin towers that day. they are as un-American as they come.

    September 9, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  25. Roxanne

    Purely coincidental? She said herself, "no better way to commemorate 9/11". When will America drop this obsession with her? This yammering sack of hair needs to go away and CNN and other news media should treat her the same way that the UK ( where I lived for the 2 years she has been "news".) media treat her. Like a rodeo clown! Nothing to take too seriously. The woman didn't even know who Margaret Thatcher is.
    What the hell America?

    September 9, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
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