Palin planning overseas trip in 2011
December 9th, 2010
03:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin planning overseas trip in 2011

(CNN) - Sarah Palin is planning an overseas trip at some point next year with an itinerary that could include stops in Israel and the United Kingdom, Palin sources confirmed to CNN Thursday.

But the sources insisted to CNN that details or travel dates have not been finalized.

RealClearPolitics reported last month that such a trip was in the works, and The Daily Beast reported Thursday that Palin is certain to make a foreign excursion sometime in the new year.

Any visit to England would likely include a meeting with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom Palin called "one of my political heroines" in a Facebook post in June.

An overseas trip could, in theory, offer Palin a chance to fix the perception among Republican insiders that she lacks foreign policy gravitas as she considers a possible White House bid in 2012.

Palin's foreign travel has been limited to stops in Germany and Kuwait to visit U.S. troops during her time as Alaska governor. And in 2009, Palin delivered remarks to an investment group in Hong Kong, a speech that was closed to reporters.


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soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    Thank you Ticker!! I just cannot get enough of this beautiful, intelligent, down to earth lady!! Please post MORE about her!

    December 9, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. Bill P

    Can we get the U.K. to keep her?
    She and Thatcher can talk about how great trickle down economics works...for millionaires!

    December 9, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  3. Bob, Virginia

    I can see the moron in Israel asking what all that funny writing is.

    December 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. Florida Joe

    Now if we can just convince her to make it a one way trip................Take Todd with ya boy will they all be impressed.........

    December 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. Stop The Media-Obsessed Palin Family Freak Show

    Can she stay over there forever? She'll probably be "meeting with terrorists", right?

    December 9, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. Itsa Circus

    We should all encourage her to go. With her vast knowledge of geography and diplomacy skills, she will either get lost or get herself jailed overseas in no time.

    GO Palin, Go! We'll even chip in for a one way ticket.

    December 9, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    Here's hoping she goes the way of Amelia Earhart ...

    December 9, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. Indy

    Are we suppose to be stupid enough to think this trip would clinch her foreign policy experience ? What a joke and how many political leaders are going to make time for her, none will. What would they talk about ? How to quit on your state and country when the boogie man came to get you.This trip is a joke and it is absurd to think anyone in a high political position anywhere in the world would want anything to do with Palin.Other then sneaking into Canada to get fraudulent medical services this celebrity has no foreign experience whatsoever

    December 9, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Squiggs

    Lets hurry up and get that fence built.

    December 9, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  10. payback

    ....Will she be moving there, permeantly? Let's hope so.................................Take the money and run..........

    December 9, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. vic nashville tn

    This is a good news Palin please buy one way ticket

    December 9, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  12. Readbetweenthelines

    This is rich, she is going to travel abroad to gain a foothold in the foreign policy arena? Real impressive. Just please run for President so that when you cost your party the election (again), real republicans will kick out ALL of the religious whackos and have a party that truly limits Gov and rolls out a conservative fiscal agenda. Nice in theory, but those that do not want their morals legislated having been waiting since, um............................1980?

    December 9, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  13. Tom

    I suppose she is going to kayak across the street to Russia.

    December 9, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. Video Guy

    The President needs to send cables to the countries she is going to to remind them that she does not speak for the American People.

    December 9, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  15. ALEXIS

    I don't see the reason for her to go overseas since she can see Russia from where she is in Alaska, isn't that enough foreign policy experience needed?..... If the republican party don't do something to stop her, she will be hurting there chances to the white house for a very long time to come.

    December 9, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    Bill P
    She and Thatcher can talk about how great trickle down economics works...for millionaires!
    __________________________________________________________________________
    ...and the rest of the population too. Does it both you Bill, when people are more successful than you have been? In that case, I don't think Sarah is the one with a problem.

    December 9, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  17. pc

    DEAR SARAH PALIN, WHO CARES....WE ARE JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU!!!!
    maybe she can show overseas how to club a fish to death or better yet, how to kill a deer just for fun an watch it die for the pleasure of it.this woman is a shame, an imbarrassment to america.

    December 9, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  18. ~~ JULY ~~ ( Palin is the new Paris Hilton )

    OH! she is following the Obama '08 plan .... can I just say to the world ... go ahead and laugh at her .. we all do.

    December 9, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  19. annie s

    I'm female. I earned a college degree in 4 years and run a a successful small business. I haven't quit a job since the 80s. I've been to Europe tons of times, know that Africa is a continent and can name the newspapers I read without prompting. Does that make me too qualified to be a Republican presidential candidate?

    December 9, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  20. ART

    Does this meat head even have a passport, please Sarah please do not embarrass us where ever it is you go

    December 9, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  21. Peter s

    Is it possible to send a she- goat instead of her?

    December 9, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  22. once upon a horse

    I'm just going to wait and see how many post that "I hope she STAYS there"!!

    December 9, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  23. patcee

    Oh, puh-leeze! I hope she has no intention to represent the U.S, while there. She is a complete airhead.

    December 9, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  24. Justin

    Must be going to Bermuda to negotiate an arms treaty.

    December 9, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  25. Irma in North Carolina

    Yes it would be nice if it was a one way ticket. I suppose she will take her whole family. Boy are her followers are going to have to come up with a big chunk of money for that. Of course they dont know no better. They would sell the shirt on their back and give the money to here.

    December 9, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
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