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. ABM

    .....and the brainwashing / lies / anti-patriotism continues......

    September 9, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. BobH

    Ah, yes, very predictable that our nation's two top self-promoters will find a way to cash in on the tragedy of 9/11. I just hope the promoters provide the right gourmet food items and proper straws, or Sarah the Moose Slayer is walking!

    September 9, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. Dave

    The two of the m deserve each other. They are both patriots for a price. One can see Russia from her front porch, and the other claims that our rpesident is racists, which he later backed away from.
    These two are not patriots, they are opportunists, nothing more. All for the almighty $$$

    September 9, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. Truth Teller

    Fools and their money are soon parted.

    September 9, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. stacy

    skanks.. they're both skanks... and anyone attending is stupid skank...

    September 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. Dennis Donnelly

    Seems to me that I've heard Glenn Beck use the "coincidence" excuse before.

    September 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  7. ColJim1956

    My guess is that a lot of patriots, myself among them, would not pay $2.25 to listen to these two, let alone $225.00. I have no doubt that this event will be replete to references to "Real Americans" ala Sarah's vice-presidential campaign. More wit and wisdom from one person who invokes the name of God to make his points, even though his attitude of hatred reveals he's not read many of the words of Jesus, and more shallow platitudes from a person who claims to be a patriot because she accents her expensive wardrobe with a fashion version of the American flag.

    September 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Really?

    How convenient of the 'Hatriots' to hold this event so that 'we never forget'. How stupid do Beck and Palin think people are?? Then again, look at who's following them....enough said.

    September 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. Bill

    Why is it the timing of these Beck events is always coincidental?

    September 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. zago

    Go for it Sarah! Go for it Beck! We need to make some money on the memory of the victims. Don't we? They already dead after all. Let's sell their memory and make big bucks. You two are very SMART people.

    September 9, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  11. Lynn

    Palin does nothing coincidentally. Rake in the money Sarah, your shooting star is tarnished.

    September 9, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  12. Michael

    I don't know that it matters whether it was previously planned for a week before 9-11 or not (Beck also claimed to be unaware of the significance of the date of his last rally too, btw), Palin's own tweet is using the date the sell the event.

    No class.

    September 9, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  13. Chris

    this is as low as it gets, NO ONE should be a fan of these two sick people after this sick way to raise a buck.

    September 9, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  14. Lorna C in PA

    These two ...persons....are a tragedy. I would pay to remain as far away from them as is humanly possible. The date "purely coincidental"....? HA! Does anyone actually believe that?

    September 9, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  15. Houstonian

    Hmmm, "the date is purely coincidental", seems like I've heard that before, just like MLK day.

    September 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. one voice

    The sad thing about this is the large number of LEMMINGS being DUPED out of their money, actually believing the crap that comes out of these unamerican liars mouths. When our Country goes down the tube we know who to blame, YOU IGNORANT PAWNS

    September 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. Chuck

    They aren't rock stars – they're talking heads not The Talking Heads. Try not to confuse the two in your conservative fervor.

    September 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. Michael R

    Pure coincidental? No. Obviously Beck and Palin have not discovered a calendar.

    September 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  19. Bob from PA

    If all you folks out there who adore these two people haven't figured out that Beck and Palin are all about money then as they laugh the whole way to the bank, the laugh is on you!

    September 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  20. honestmistake

    If people want to pay to go to an event on 9/11 that is their choice. All entertainment isn't cancelled that day – you can go to Disneyland, a movie, the theater, a concert, etc. Obama will probably play a round of golf after commemorating at the Pentagon.

    September 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. Laurie

    Mr. Goldline and Mrs. Rusty Nail. Bilking the adoring public out of more money in these tough economic times. I feel privledged to live in a country where two ignorant saps like these can make alot of money from the flock of adoring geese out there who need to have these two clown decipher all of the words of God, economic policies, foreign affairs, reality television, and all other relevant things in this universe. How sad!

    September 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  22. Northeast

    Profiteering from 9/11.........DISGUSTING

    September 9, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  23. tcagent

    Box office Gold(line). Wouldnt you know, Of Course they are capitalizing on this when they should be having a memorial service and fundraiser for the memorial and families. SHAME on these hateful people.

    September 9, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  24. Frank

    So, Palin says the event is to commemorate 9/11, yet the date is supposed to be a coincidence? Gotcha.

    September 9, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. Bill

    Sure the date is "purely coincidental". So was the date of their last rally.

    September 9, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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