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. Kathleen

    Oh, and the day Glenn picked for "his march on Washington" was "not planned for Martin Luther King's birthdate of his "I have a dream speech?????? Now, in Alaska, Beck says he didn't know that this date was previously set and HE WAS NOT AWARE that this day is /was 9-11. Beck is full of hate and lies-thru religion. HE IS NOT who the "faith based people" should be listening to-in my opinion.

    Be careful who you "friends are" Palin!!!!!!!

    Beck-Palin? Will they turn this into ANOTHER RELIGIOUS GOD SPEECH. It is all about power and money!!!!!! What is happening to America? I am afraid we don't want to know!

    September 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Sorensen

    Two low-class, boring stupid people for equally low-class, stupid
    people. Why does CNN bother? Let People Magazine take over.
    Their "journalists" are as good if not better than yours!

    September 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  3. jeff, alabama

    Take a good look at Sarah Palin liberals.
    That's what a female conservative candidate
    looks like.
    No big biceps, no facial hair, and no sarcastic
    fixed expression on her face. Come on, liberal gang,
    just switch on over to our side. Life is alot more fun
    on the conservative side.
    Ain't Sarah just grand ???
    Well....hell...yeah....you betcha !!!!!
    2012...............................

    September 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  4. MAhole

    Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dumb – don't they just make the cutest widdle couple!!!!!

    The fleecing of America at it's best...........

    "We can count on Glenn to make the night interesting and inspiring" – Oh gosh-darn-by-golly-you-betcha!!! Winkie-winkie!!!

    " I can think of no better way to commemorate 9/11 than to gather with patriots who will 'never forget,'" – I suppose that means that those of us who don't submit to this extortion aren't patriots...........

    Just do us all a favor and STAY in Alaska when it's over – the BOTH of you............

    September 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    All palin and beck does is start a riot and put fear against dem

    September 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  6. Jay

    its absolutely disgusting these two attention whores are exploiting 9/11 to turn a profit, I dont care what the money is being used for, it should be a time of somber reflection.

    September 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. Disgusted in Dixie

    Since when did the anniversary of a tragedy become fair game for fund raising? If the gathering is unintentionally on 9/11, then why is Ms. Palin trumpeting the 'gathering of patriots...remembering 9/11' in her blog.

    Since her short-lived time in the spotlight while on the campaign trail in 2008, Ms. Palin has done little else but pursue a course of self-promotion.

    Fame is fleeting, Ms. Palin, but infamy goes on forever.

    September 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. dAvid, CA

    profitting off the anniversary of the deaths of 3,000 murdered Americans. Now that's classy!

    September 9, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Tragedy = Holiday = Money = Capitalism =

    September 9, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  10. sue

    Gravy Train!!!

    September 9, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. jason

    Doesn't seem to me that these politicians really care about 9/11, but rather are using it as a political disgusting tool to get votes. They don't care about 9/11 they care about their campaigns!! its all a BIG drama show and nothing more. Shame on both of you to take somthing so dea to people and make a mockery of it

    September 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. Jane (Minnesota)

    "A fool and their money are soon parted" comes to mind.

    September 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  13. Brad

    With the mess that the dems have created in this country, they better be making more than hay...........................Evan if Palin and Beck brought about world peace and an end to all hunger and disease, there would still be haters because they're not drinking the kool aid........................................

    September 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. Bill in Austin

    How fitting-two losers teaming up. Sad part is there are actually folks that can't see thru all the bluster.

    September 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  15. slipthalo

    Is the slogan of this event – "Pay to Remember"???
    They have no sense, either one of them.

    September 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. Mike

    I can think of nothing worse in bad taste than scheduling this event for "patriots" and then charging them to attend. All for profit.

    September 9, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. crazyvic50

    I rather prefer Palin-Beck event than burning the Quran book. These two guys together are less dangerous than Jones. At least we know that Palin is politically 'unsavvy' and Beck is and 'extreme'and 'intolerant' right. I think Palin-Beck event is 'funnier' and better than 'crazy' Jones. I bet you it will be more entertaintment to watch this event than Jones 'burning' event, even though both events are 'burning' events.

    September 9, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  18. Limbaugh is a liberal

    First they claim they didn't know the significance of the anniversary of Dr. King's speech, now they claim that they didn't mean to schedule a fundraiser on September 11th. Next up: Columbus day, Veteran's day, Pearl Harbor day... I hope they'll at least lay off Thanksgiving and Christmas. But with Beck convinced he is the next coming of the Messiah I can't guarantee that either...

    September 9, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  19. forest, S.C.

    She shore es purdy. RUN SARAH RUN .

    September 9, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  20. DJ in TX

    I don't even know what to say. Beck claiming he didn't realize his even was the same day as MLK or this guys saying the timing of this is coincidental. If Beck and Palin are so patriotic, why don't they juggle their schedules to have this event on another day. Are they "sensitive" to the fallen people of 9-11 that they can make money on such a "sacred" day as they have put it? They can have the event, no problem with that, but if 9-11 is so "sacred" to them as they claim, then change the date. Don't have a "patriotic" event on 9-11 making money from it. Hypocrisy at its best.

    September 9, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  21. Willow

    The "Profit" Beck and the "Shilla" from Wasilla
    don't do anyting by accident,
    or for selfless reasons....
    its all about narcissistic profit and monetary gains.

    September 9, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  22. mike

    I will be burning books while thinking about you!

    September 9, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  23. Mike

    Beck-Palin....Where's Rush to make it a "Three Stooges" reunion?

    September 9, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. Name

    I live in alaska and the thought of these two coming together in ak scares me. When will she finally become insignificant and leave the public eye.

    September 9, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  25. g.i. blow

    Glenn (the paranoid ring master) Beck doesn't even belong
    in the same room with this lady. She is many cuts above this
    idiot.

    September 9, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
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