Palin to travel to India
February 23rd, 2011
06:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin to travel to India

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be making a trans-continental trip to India in March to speak at the India Today 2011 conclave in New Delhi, Palin aide Rebecca Mansour tweeted Wednesday.

Palin, who is weighing a possible 2012 run for the Republican presidential nomination, is set to speak on March 19, delivering a keynote address on "My Vision of America." Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the 2008 vice presidential candidate questions, according to the conference program.

The conclave, organized by one of the biggest publishing groups in India, is an annual event named for the newsmagazine "India Today."

The conference attracts India's elite and covers topics that range from policy, regional diplomacy, business and economic and technology to social trends.

The 2011 roster will cover issues from "The Gender Dialogue: Can the burqua co-exist with the bikini?" to a session on "Politics and Ethics: Is honesty impossible in Indian politics?"

Other speakers and panelists include Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, feminist writer Germaine Greer, Indian actor Aamir Khan and Egyptian opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei.

Palin aides are not saying yet whether there will be additional overseas stops built around the India trip.

–CNN's Steve Brusk and Peter Hamby contributed to this report.


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soundoff (146 Responses)
  1. mf

    oh my God now she is going to spoil my country. she is not welcome there

    February 23, 2011 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  2. GaryB

    She'll be able to see where all the U.S. jobs went from her hotel. You know, the ones shipped their by the GOPs corporate cronies.

    February 23, 2011 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. Larry

    Damn, they must be paying her a lot of money.......... I'm not mad at her

    February 23, 2011 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. kyle

    Her vision of America, is probably to send all jobs to India.

    February 23, 2011 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  5. Russ

    Boy now there's something all of the United States should be worried about. Palin in India? Yeah let's get them all fired up with some Mama Grizzle talk. Does she think this will make her an expert on India? Sorry sweetie, no matter how you slice it you won't be any brighter when you come back. We'll be lucky if U S citizens aren't banned from India after this.

    February 23, 2011 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. livingintheoment

    Perhaps Sarah will make her entrance on an ELEPHANT!! It will be very interesting to see if she can find the GAP in her egotistical world of narcissism!!

    February 23, 2011 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  7. B in FL

    Who's funding this trip....what gives? Having this woman represent the U.S. on the world stage is totally absurd and is very revealing as to where our society is headed. What has happened to this once great country?? McCain, what have you done to us????????

    February 23, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  8. Skeeter

    Go right ahead, Sarah. Go out of your way to show the rest of the world what a completely delusional nitwit you really are. Travel far and wide to open your mouth and personally let the people of foreign nations experience your total ineptitude and lack of ability to form coherent sentences! Have fun trying to control the locals and foreign media like you work so hard to do here.

    February 23, 2011 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  9. shut it

    who cares what a fool

    February 23, 2011 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  10. Clwyd

    Sarah, since the bulls are sacred there they will probably worship you!

    February 23, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  11. Catching up

    That is one interview I would like to hear in full.

    February 23, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  12. Yash

    This is going to be a very interesting trip for Palin.

    February 23, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  13. colowest

    Keep, her please! I can't imagine a better US business to outsource completely than Sarah Inc.!!!!

    February 23, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  14. Red

    One comment & one question:
    Her "My Vision of America" speech will be very short; consisting of merely "I can see America from my house".
    My question is – Is her airline ticket one way? One can only hope :-)

    February 23, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  15. michael

    There goes any hope for Indians to understand what America is really about...

    February 23, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  16. No please

    No!! Please. We already have enough problems in India!!

    February 23, 2011 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  17. Oodoodanoo

    She's going to hate every minute of it, except for the part where they pay her. Seems like an awful lot of jet fuel just for her to be able to say "Y'know, it just makes me realize how thankful we should all be for this great country of ourrrrs."

    February 23, 2011 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  18. Terry

    My god!!!!! I thought they were smarter than that.

    February 23, 2011 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  19. Bruce Wayne

    I think Palin is under the impression she's speaking to the "Indian Nations". Will be in for a rude surprise when she finds out she's in another country.

    February 23, 2011 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  20. Jackson

    Good place for her...they can have her.

    February 23, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  21. Rick - Former Marine, Liberal

    Reverse Outsourcing! Let's give India some Insanity.

    February 23, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
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