Palin planning overseas trip in 2011
December 9th, 2010
03:59 PM ET
7 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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  1. Marie MD

    I hope she flies over the Bermuda Triangle!
    No offense to Margaret Thatcher but she is still more in touch with reality and smarter than the half term bimbo quitter.
    That being said . . . . . NOTHING, AND I MEAN ABOLUTELY NOTHING THAT THIS WOMAN HAS DONE, IS DOING OR WILL DO IN THE FUTURE WILL MAKE HER A CANDIDATE FOR ANYTHING ELSE THAN WHAT SHE REALLY IS WHICH IS A MEDIA WHORE AND A 'F' CLASS CELEBRITY OF SORTS and the media and cnn continue to be her pimps. If you think she doesn't like the lame stream media you people have no idea how much people are starting to hate the media becaue of the constant clamoring of this imbecile as anything but what she is which is a NOBODY!!!!!!!

    December 9, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  2. Don

    The conversation between her and Mrs. Thatcher should be fun i.e. if Mrs. Thatcher can remember who she is talking to. She'll probably think Sarah is her daughter.

    December 9, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    quitter, please take mini me from Delware with you. You can try to find another tragedy in Europe since the witch doesn't know the difference between a Day That Will Live in Infamy and a death compared to a bill in Congress!!

    December 9, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  4. Expat American

    Godspeed Sarah….But in case your handlers haven’t told you yet, people won’t be burning crosses at your speaking engagements overseas…They only do that at your book signings in Red State Walmart America.

    Palin/Bachman/O'Donnel 2012

    December 9, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. NC

    Oh My Goodness. Well it will give us a break. Is she going to meet the Queen?

    December 9, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  6. Tom

    But, but but, they're all socialists and communists over there. You know, with their vacation days so people are less stressed, and tax backed health care so people get real medicine when they're sick and return to work quicker. And with affordable education and an amazing public transportation system, nothing compares them to us!

    December 9, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. marc in california

    wherever you're going, stay there!

    December 9, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  8. DJ

    Please, oh please, let them keep her!!

    December 9, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. Jacob

    my question is, which of these countries will throw the first egg or tomato!? how embarrassing for the US!

    December 9, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  10. Carramea

    Oh my I hope she stays there..... her whole family should go with her too and dont let the door hit ya on the way out sarah

    December 9, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  11. Expat American

    Sarah Palin undoubtedly is going to turn on the charm to hide her intellectual limitations….sadly, all her audience is going to see is an untraveled, unintelligent, isolated, racist American…..which is exactly what they are expecting…and exactly what they are going to get.
    She won’t remember Margaret Thatcher’s name…so it will go like this…
    “Hiiyah, sho Please to meeetcha…Can I call ya’ Marge? I’m Sarah, I hate non-whites and non-Christians…”

    And to think...this woman will be the Republican Candidate for President in 2012...

    December 9, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama


    Here's hoping she goes the way of Amelia Earhart ...
    Hear, hear!!!!

    December 9, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  13. Expat American


    You hit it, mate....!

    December 9, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  14. Joe

    When this silly twit finally goes to hell, then I want to know about it. In the meantime, there must be something more important for you folks to waste our time with.

    December 9, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. Amir

    She doesn't believe in big government so she'll probably show up at the airport without a passport and visa. Duh ...

    December 9, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  16. joan

    "intelligent, down to earth lady?"
    Intelligent is not a word I would use to describe her. I have yet to hear anything of substance come out of her mouth.
    As a woman, I am embarrassed by her.

    December 9, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  17. Paul1st

    If taking a trip to foreign countries gives a person foreign policy credentials, my mother-in-law is more than qualified to be Secretary of State! Maybe if Bristol tags along, she can be an ambassador.

    December 9, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  18. LadyMac

    Hey, I've been to Great Britain. And France. And the Netherlands. And Egypt. Sounds like I'm more qualified to be President than Ms. Palin.

    December 9, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  19. DIANA

    Will she talk about terrorist? Whereever she is, is she going to complain about how many foreigners who aren't American ciitizens are in the countries she visits? Please make it a one way trip.

    On another note, now she could claim foreign experience when she talks to the idiots who listen to her. The sad part is she's going to embarrase us. I HOPE they don't think all Americans aren't like her.

    December 9, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  20. smith

    pretty soon everyone will see her for what she is – a not so intelligent hypocrite. She wants to abolish abortion, because she is against it, but thinks Mrs. Obama's get up and move campaign is the government telling people what to do with their kids.
    Isn't abolishing abortion telling women what they can and cant do with their bodies?

    December 9, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  21. Expat American

    Tea Bigot Sarah is afraid that they don't have pens in Europe to write on her hands she's going to pack some extra ones in her suitcase – which is actually a paper shopping bag from the Wassilla Dollar Store.

    December 9, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  22. GOP = Greed Over People

    CNN, when missy returns to Cancun for a summer vacation in 2011, it is an "overGulf" trip not an overseas.trip.

    It could also qualify as an "overtheBayofCampiche" trip I suppose.

    December 9, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. Paula

    who gives a hoot where this goober is going? when are you going to quit reporting on her?...she's so yesterdays news.

    December 9, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  24. likeAplan

    Will this be a state visit or tourist visit?

    December 9, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  25. NVa Native

    I can see it now – "....... you mean everybody is a Jew?"

    December 9, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
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