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. The Great State of Alaska Welcomes . . .

    The King and Queen of Grifters.

    September 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Sherry

    Everything these two do have a price tag and a motive - no coincidence!

    September 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    so it's just a coincidence that this is going to happen on 9/11, huh? Well even though right now there tends to be a "dumbing down of America" so to speak with the popularity of such folks as Palin and Beck, not EVERYBODY in the lower 48 is so dim. Anytime you charge for something like this, will Palin and Beck have their hands in the pot? YOU BETCHA!!

    September 9, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. boocat

    Here they are folks – Tweedledum and Tweedledummer. And I don't believe these two bloodless money grubbing freaks do anything for nothing.

    September 9, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. J Farrow

    It never ceases to amaze how these two entertainers can self-promote themselves and make so much money in the process based on such thin and inconsequential ideas.

    September 9, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. bob (Illinois)

    Spare me from these two idiots!

    September 9, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  7. downhome blues

    getting rich off of an American Tragedy! The worst on our soil and so now we must take advantage of Families hurt and pain–Sick, just Sick... There are Poverty Pimps, Pulpit Pimps, and now these two are pimping America in the name of Patriotism. Patriot Pemps they are

    September 9, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  8. Calvin WC

    Here we go again, "date is purely coincidental", yeah right

    September 9, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. radioactive

    the future president and vice-president of the united states.....ha ha ha ha

    September 9, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  10. Camron

    Ah yes, and the money grabbing rolls on. Let's have a rally in Washington for restoring honor. Oh wait, let;s have a rally honoring 9/11 victims. Next, oh wait we can have one honoring Katrina victims and on, and on and on. Will these two bit snake oil salesmen ever quit. If you want o honor any victim of any disaster contribut to an honest charity supporting them, not Beck and Palin, the two bit hustlers. Fools and their money are soon parted.

    September 9, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  11. jms58

    Two real patriots trying to make a buck off the 911 heros. Should make real americans gag.

    September 9, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  12. Bob

    Bert and Ernie at it again.

    September 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. NC Ex-Pub

    For $300.00 a seat, you get to hear these scam artists tell you the same thing you have heard them say a thousand times.

    Example, for weeks Glenn Pecker predicted time and time again that "something miraculous" would happen at his D.C. scam. The miracle as shared on his show... "God sent a fly over with a flock of Canadian Geese." I am not making that up... that is what he said.

    Where I live, close to a lake and a golf course, we call that a nuisance. If it is a miracle, I wish God would stop it; they crap all over our yards and the course. But then again only Beck would see "crap machines" as miraculous!

    September 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. GL

    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.

    Liar – just like the speech Glen Beck gave last month that happen to be the same day as MLK speech. This is not a coinidental just. These two are attention grabbers and very evil people. These two are a match made in Hell.

    September 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. edgy

    Why $225? The first two is for the number of people who are hosting the event, the second 2 for the only amendments to the Constitution that both agree with and 5 because Glenn is on at 5 Central. Also, charging $911 would make it seem like they're trying to take advantage of the tragedy. :*

    September 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  16. Robert

    Concidential timing? NOTHING is coincidental about scheduling an event on 9/11.

    September 9, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  17. Justin

    Charging people to attend a 9/11 memorial event is definitely patriotic!

    September 9, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  18. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    So we've got nutcases on the east coast burning Qurans...

    We've got nutcases on the other side of the country speaking unAmerican gibberish, calling themselves "patriots" when they hate America and all the things our great nation aspires to...

    Sheesh - here we are, caught in the middle of utter psychos on both coasts.

    September 9, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  19. Ed

    These two scare me as much as Osama Bin Lauden.

    September 9, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  20. Doc

    Lots of little coincidences occurring on significant dates around Beck. But then I guess that's just a coincidence huh?
    To quote a fellow Republican: "You Lie!"

    September 9, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  21. David

    "Wildly successful rally on the national mall" ??? hardly, CNN you have to stop with the "loaded" articles that try to push your political views, normally Cafferty is the worst for this but is becoming a common theme at CNN.

    September 9, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  22. GL

    This is nothing but another hate rally against the President and these Republicas are really inciding hate all across this country. Whites people need to get their racist hatful act together befor this country be destory by the hate coming from White Americans.

    September 9, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  23. Streetfighter

    Shameful exploitation of an American tragedy.

    September 9, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  24. Darth Vadik, CA

    "Widely successful rally" – hahahaha, you mean the white racist AMerica meets rally, that Glen Beck had to tell his "followers" not to bring any signs because of what they might say, hahahahahaha.

    As successful as a Klan meeting you can say.

    Oh you guys know you are racists, you whisper it to me, because I am white, and you think those disgusting things are OK to say to me, well I put you in your place very quickly, don't I?

    Don't worry, there is no thought police so you are safe, that is until God gets a hold of you, hahahahaha, for your God is not a very merciful God, remember that he flooded the earth and killed almost every living thing on it once, hahaha

    September 9, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  25. Tim

    Get that man a calendar. Rally just happened to be on MLK speech anniversary ... this just happens to be on 9/11.

    September 9, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
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