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.


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soundoff (338 Responses)
  1. Lori in Houston

    Sarah "The Grifter" Palin and Glenn "The Demented" Beck won't say where the money is going because it's going into their pockets. When will the gullible teabaggers realize they are the ones being scammed by these 2 selfish pigs.

    September 9, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. lil

    Selling 911.

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

    Never forget what the traitors within our ranks help plan. 9/11 was inside job.

    September 9, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  4. Linda from Minnesota

    Why does Sarah Palin think only republicans and tea party members are the only "patriots" in this country?

    September 9, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  5. Billy Bob - NC

    Well Glenn "reclaimed the Civil Rights Movement" that he claimed he had been responsible for in the first place.
    Now, he and sister scammer and b.s. expert Paliban are having a rally on 9/11. Is he going to reclaim 9/11 and tell us how he ran into those buildings with sister "money bags" close behind??

    Oh, then, perhaps like August 28 (he didn't know that was the date of MLK's speech) he diesn't remember what 9/11 is about.

    My guess is they will "want to take back Alaska;" well, let them have it!

    September 9, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. jake

    Cortez, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Kahn, Caligula, Palin, Beck, Jones. You see these names all have something in common. If your not part of the solution...then your part of the problem. The world will be better off when they are all dead.

    September 9, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. Mitch

    Funny how these events seem to be scheduled with no thought as to the significance of the dates...Beck's rally and MLK...now this event just happens to fall on 9/11.

    Nice to see Palin is profiting off of an American tragedy. Perhaps she can have another event on December 7th.

    September 9, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. TonyKMN

    This article fails to mention to which charity all the proceeds from the event go.

    September 9, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. Socrates-E

    Anyone that thinks Palin has enough of an IQ to make her capable of leading has not much of a sense of what intelligent is. This person, and I am not saying woman because a woman was my Mother, has the brain of a self center, egotistical, self righteous individual. She is thinking more about her savings account than thinking about what is the best for this country. In general.. I despise politicians, republicans and Democrats, because all of them are a bunch or crooks and hypocrites.. like any other politician worldwide. ONLY 5.0% among all politicians care and have INTEGRITY.. the rest.. are a bunch of parasites that are more interested in their pockets.
    But.. among all of them.. this so called politician wants to tell us what is the best for us.. and she didn't have the common sense or wisdom to guide her daughter not to have sex without protection... and she can see Russia from her house.. and because of this she is an expert in foreign policy... I don' like using the word "stupid" because that makes me self righteous.. but this person really is stupid.

    September 9, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. T'SAH from Virginia

    "... 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!"

    Both of these MONEY-hungry (you fill it in) so-called PATRIOTS should be called out for what they really are??? They are both full of SHITzkabob and when are their followers going to figure this out???

    9/11 is NOT a money-maker!!!! How dare they take this day – just like MLK's day – and HEIST it for their own self-gratification and PROFIT???? Why are these EXTREMIST getting away with this?? Lord Help Us!!

    Come on American people – PLEASE read through this and expose all of them – Miller, Qualye, Paul, Angle, BeckY, Palin, Limbaugh and the rest of the far-right EXTREMIST for what they really are!!!

    And by the way – where is Palin’s husband and ‘special’ child? Don’t they need their wife/mother to be HOME????

    September 9, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Uh huh, just like their "I have a scheme" event was "purely coincidental".
    It seems Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin might need some basic American history lessons before they end up coincidentally planning their next event.

    September 9, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  12. Flipper

    Uh huh, just like their "I have a scheme" event was "purely coincidental".
    It seems Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin might need some basic American history lessons before they end up coincidentally planning their next event.

    September 9, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  13. Duck Fallas

    Purely coincidental. Nobody gives much significance to that date.

    Then again, it IS a "great date" for America!! Whoopie!!

    September 9, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  14. Palin and Beck for president!

    Dumb and Dumber

    September 9, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  15. Sam

    Since she quit being governor of Alaska to better the people of that state, will she donate her share of the money to the state?

    Or will she be greedy?

    September 9, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  16. Mike

    Right. Nothing but coincidence on the date. And only patriots need write a check to attend. Just to see the tea-bagger's, er....tea party's Prom King and Queen in action. Go ahead – write that check – and then drink the kool aid.

    September 9, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. Duck Fallas

    Christopher Cox, the event promoter, is a favorite of Palin's daughter. She loves Cox.

    September 9, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  18. Peter s

    Murdoch puppet dogs!! hiding on fake faith!! " buy gold buy gold for those christians we also have it in a lords cross with the prayer of the lord in the center, its good as an accessory gift to friends and family members"
    AGAIN LET ME JOG YOUR MINDS "John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
    "Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward." AND THEIR REWARDS WILL BE WORSE AND PAINFUL THAN EARNING $ 65 IN A YEAR!!

    September 9, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  19. Justin

    Making money off of the memory of 9/11...........................just how low can these two pieces of trash go?

    September 9, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  20. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    How nice! Now they can spout their ignorant drivel and drool together!

    Glenn Beck claims to be a Christian, but the only god he worships is money!

    LMAO!!!!!

    September 9, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  21. Michael H.

    Who gets to decide if Beck's rally was "wildly successful"?

    September 9, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. Parent in GA.

    Funny how these "Coincidences" happen.

    September 9, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  23. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    It shouldn't be any surprise to anyone that these two money hungry phonies are charging $225 just to see them. Everything they do is just for the money and they have enough right wing nuts (suckers) to make a very good living for a long long time. I bet Beck will be hawking his over priced gold coins there too. just like the old saying, there's a sucker born every minute and almost all of them are in the GOP.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    September 9, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  24. paw

    Republicans continue to be shameless in their political use of the 9/11 tragedy. Ironic, since it happened on their watch.

    September 9, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  25. New Age Independant

    Any bets that the Liberal Hate Machine will make complete fools of themselves on this one? I don't think liberals think for themselves anymore, they just hate anything that isn't ultra liberal.

    September 9, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
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