Palin to travel to India
February 23rd, 2011
06:33 PM ET
3 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. LMC

    Maybe she could stop in Libya and lead the fight for freedom since she thinks we should be more involved there!

    February 23, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  2. Because we love to watch slow motion train wrecks.

    Thanks CNN for keeping us informed with that globe-shattering news.

    February 23, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. fred

    What have the Indian people done to deserve a visit from Sarah Palin? In the US the majority of people are sick and tired of hearing about her.

    February 23, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  4. eve

    Maybe they will offer her a position in India and she'll stay there.

    February 23, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  5. Former Republican - Now Independent

    Is Christine O'Donnell going to fly Sarah to India on her broom? Or is Palain just going to fly via magic carpet?

    February 23, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  6. IVOTE

    Waste of time and money in my opinion. She is not qualified.

    February 23, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. krissy

    If we're lucky, she'll like it there and not come back to the US.

    February 23, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  8. LED

    hilarious, absolutely hilarious.....

    February 23, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  9. guy from NM

    Maybe its a one way ticket. But wherever she might be, CNN would always find something for the daily blurb about her. I guess nothing really important is going on around the world.

    February 23, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  10. Jules

    Well, she wants to show that she has international presence, I guess. Right? Well, she DOES have international presence, from what I gathered from a short trip to Paris that I took last month. I asked people about her when I was out and about in the fair City of Lights, and the responses I got ranged from shocked and baffled looks on their faces, to disapproving nods, sighs of frustration, and "I just don't understand how Americans can even take someone like her seriously" comments. Hey, I just asked "what do you folks out here think of Sarah Palin?" I don't think I lead anyone with that question.

    February 23, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  11. what?

    And I thought the answer to "where's she going NEXT" would be Alaska....THAT WOULD BE A SHOCKER!!!
    A day without a post about this person would be a day better spent...what a waste.

    February 23, 2011 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  12. luffing

    Always in the News, but never newsworthy.

    February 23, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  13. Bill

    She doesn't represent America or the government. Might as well send Kim Kardashian, at least she doesn't pretend to be someone she isn't.

    February 23, 2011 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  14. Who Cares?

    Oh Heaven help us. Please don't judge all of us by her.

    February 23, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  15. Mustgofish

    It will be so nice that Ms. Palin will finally get to meet some Indianans.

    February 23, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  16. KatR

    When I stop laughing I might be able to post a somewhat lucid response to this. Jesus and the moose visit Buddha and the cow!

    February 23, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  17. Janet in California

    Sarah Palin is NOT a good representative of the United States. She is too polarizing with her remarks taking every opportunity to slam the President. If she would only try to find something positive to say she would be so much more impressive. Stay home Sarah and take care of your family. (Remember that's a Republican value, right?)

    February 23, 2011 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  18. Who Cares?

    How will she avoid actually answering questions? Will she have a pet Fox News anchor there to be her Media Outlet?

    February 23, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  19. snowdogg

    Why does this lightweight think ANYBODY cares what she says? CNN – stop making Palin "news"

    February 23, 2011 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  20. GrogInOhio

    Good grief... she could embarrass the entire nation.

    February 23, 2011 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  21. T'sah from Virginia

    Palin will travel the Sea, Sea, Sea
    To see what she could See, See, See
    But all that she could See, See, See
    Was......................RUSSIA!!

    And this trip will PROOOOVVVVVEEEEE.... What?
    Oh yea, how mush of the PAC money she can spend before she lets the rest of the country know she will NOT be running for President!!!

    February 23, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  22. mkeengineer

    A trans-continental trip to India? Oh I forgot... She can see Russia from her house.

    February 23, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  23. lori

    How much does this gig pay? Cause we know she only speaks for the money

    February 23, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  24. Ms. Palin, you have poo in your teeth...

    What a hag...this decrepit pathetic excuse of a woman should just fall into the shadows and rot away. Met her last year by chance-uneventful. Between her mouthing off and telling her handler to "go sit in the car!" and her smug attitude...this media-obsessed lady is a tranny mess.

    February 23, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  25. Beadles

    What is "transcontinental" about this trip? Did I miss something?

    February 23, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
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