Palin to New Hampshire (again) in Labor Day schedule shuffle
August 30th, 2011
10:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin to New Hampshire (again) in Labor Day schedule shuffle

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will celebrate Labor Day in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will attend a Tea Party Express rally in Manchester on Monday, the same day former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was due to attend the event.

Romney cancelled his scheduled appearance Tuesday, opting instead to join the Tea Party Express national tour Sunday evening before Labor Day. The move made room in his schedule to attend a forum in South Carolina Monday at the invitation of Sen. Jim DeMint – -an invitation he initially declined.

But the tea party group isn’t losing sleep over his schedule shuffle.

“We are always thrilled to have Sarah Palin join one of our rallies,” Tea Party Express chairman Amy Kremer said in a statement released late Tuesday.

“She is an electrifying figure in conservative politics and a hero to the tea party movement.”

Palin has remained mum on whether she’ll jump into the 2012 race for the GOP presidential nomination, but steered her national bus tour to New Hampshire in early June. She attended a clambake in the influential state on the same day Romney formally announced his presidential bid there.

At the time, she called their joint presence in New Hampshire “coincidental.”

And two days before she speaks in New Hampshire, Palin is scheduled to visit Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation caucus.

The tea party favorite has indicated the end of September is a “drop dead” timeline to make a final decision on whether she will seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president. But her appearances in both Iowa and New Hampshire are sure to stoke speculation about which way that decision will go.

CNN's Kevin Bohn, Peter Hamby, and Shannon Travis contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Sarah Palin • Tea Party Express
soundoff (379 Responses)
  1. Bailin' Palin's Foreign Policy Ccredientials:"I purchased Rosetta Stone:English"!

    Is this woman actually still "teasing" her hair?

    That would go a long way to explain why she is stuck in the 1950's

    August 30, 2011 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  2. CBR

    Ms. Palin is very deliberate in her choices of when and where she will appear. Unfortunately, she has a reputation as a spoiler because she shows up at major Republican events for the tea Party but she has not declared herself to be a nominee. She has not given support to any candidate either. She needs to explain her motives or to get into the race to be the Republican nominee for President.

    August 30, 2011 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  3. getreal74

    people quit paying attention to the idiot and shell go away.move along folks nothing to see here.

    August 30, 2011 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  4. telrider

    The tea party favorite! Addd insult to injury!!

    August 30, 2011 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  5. Margarat Fields

    Yay!! Go Sarah GO! God Bless you!

    August 30, 2011 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  6. Aaron

    For some reason, New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina are being punished with the constant parade of the GOP freak show of candidates. They don't have enough electoral votes to be significant, so it must just be low standards on which politicians they invite into their states.

    August 30, 2011 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  7. Justin

    Sarah Palin is really getting on my nerves, as Im sure she is with the majority of the American public. I JUST HAVE THE GUTS TO SAY IT OUT LOUD. Im afraid my fellow citizens are lacking in moral guts to tell this former beauty queen that it takes more than a flashy bus and and some political catch phrases to lead this country. It takes brains. Common sence. Understanding of world history and certinly knowledge of American history. Which she is lacking in. Hillory Clinton puts Sarah Palin to shame. COME ON Sarah! Its time to say good by and good night, and go home to Alaska.

    August 31, 2011 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  8. Raffly

    She is the nation divider , needs to be sent to those most lonely state parks (most are in alaska)

    August 31, 2011 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  9. stta

    Sarah can tell the people of New Hampshire how the government needs to cut spending and get rid of departments like FEMA. What a great backdrop.

    August 31, 2011 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  10. John J. Puccio

    I wonder what the chances are that Charles and David Koch will also be speaking at the Tea Party Express rally? I mean, the multi-billionaires who own and operate the Tea Party Express ought to be able at least to attend it, no?

    August 31, 2011 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  11. Big Al

    This horror of a person is now a moot point. She missed her chance to become a candidate but, oddly enough, it does not matter. Politics were always secondary to her quest for fame and fortune.

    After the 2012 – which she will sit out – she will be given a larger role at Fox and pursue bit parts in TV shows and film. This will lead to her hopes of what she wanted when she entered her first beauty pageant: becoming a film star. And I'm sure that she likes to believe that the failire of "The Undefeated" will help her learn from her mistake.

    But, as a philosopher once said, you can't fix stupid.

    August 31, 2011 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  12. Republicans elect and attract the not so smart

    Doesn't this woman look like someone that couldn't even understand, nor explain the terms and conditions on a discount coupon at Wal-Mart? Brain dead. She scores negative numbers in the Stanford Binet IQ Test, a there is a party with a segment of people that worship this under-achiever.

    August 31, 2011 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  13. Helen

    I'm always curious why so many people think Palin is teasing them because she hasn't made up her mind yet. She has every right to take her time in weighing such an important decision that has such an impact on her whole family, and other like minded presidential hopefuls. No matter what she decides she will have an impact on the election – we've already seen her success in the 2010 elections (even being called "KingMaker"). But teasing? Come on, if it was your decision, it wouldn't be one a reasonable and prudent person would jump into. I'm a 30-year Alaskan and Palin supporter, and I have no problem with her making a thoughtful decision. I know she's a savvy politician and believe she is weighing all aspects of a run, and taking a "watch and wait" approach. Palin is smart. The only ones who are making a fuss are the detractors and those who try and minimize her, and say her 15 minutes are up. Well, news flash, it's been 3 years and counting and she's still the brightest star out there, drawing the biggest crowds. So quit worrying about what she'll do – she will make the right decision for herself and for the country. And if she does run, there is no doubt in my mind that would -be supporters will come flocking back to her in a heart beat. I know – I've seen it happen – I've seen her star shine and continue to shine for 20 years. She will succeed at whatever she decides to do! Personally, I hope she runs, because she is about the only person with the guts and experience to clean up Washington, CLEANUP GOVERNMENT WASTE, and put this country back on its feet. She is the ONLY person of the current GOP line-up who has what it takes.

    August 31, 2011 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  14. Scott

    Hmmm... a reality tv star who constantly spouts non-sense, whines about how unfair the media is to her and shows up at any publicity event where she can promote herself for doing virtually nothing... Palin is just a celebrity porn tape away from becoming the Paris Hilton of the Republican Party.

    August 31, 2011 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  15. MaryM5

    Palin to christian and tea party supporters, Give me lots of money and I will give you all the hate, lies, and contraversy your little hearts minds can stand.

    August 31, 2011 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  16. snowyowl

    “She is an electrifying figure in conservative politics and a hero to the tea party movement.” Pretty much says it all. The lower the IQ, the hotter the tea.

    August 31, 2011 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  17. logic in LA

    If she is not an announced candidate, then she is just another American goign away for Labor Day. Who cares?

    August 31, 2011 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  18. gar

    Anti-labor reactionary agitator Palin may be a hero to the TeaNazis but normal Americans are getting sick of her bizarre ugly face.

    August 31, 2011 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  19. CRB

    She was the gov. of an entire state, and when it got tough she quit – left everybody that supported her election hanging in cold, thin air. Why do we continue to care about what she has to say about leadership and the management of this nation? The example she left us was not ideal – you don't leave your post the way she did and then talk badly about how someone else is running the nation. Way not cool!

    August 31, 2011 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  20. Tyler Derden

    Yawn. All that matters is we make sure Romney does NOT get the nomination and that Perry gets the nomination because the corporate cowboy evangelist is unelectable. From a third generation Texan. Obama 2012. Because he is the Democrat and the Demcrats serve the people.

    August 31, 2011 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  21. carlos

    with that movement in extinction, she decides to attend the dodo s rally........bunch of inept baggers.....

    August 31, 2011 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  22. Name rocky the squirrel

    Sarah Palin is just spending her PAC money when she officially enters the race she will crash and burn and she knows she is milking every dollar before it drys up very greedy woman.

    August 31, 2011 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  23. judy king

    Sarah Palin reminds me of a bad case of heartburn, you don't want it but it comes, why don't misss quitter go home and look after her family, hey miss quitter do your country a favor and stay home and get your kids to read your books, you know the one that speaks about faith, family, and the flag and how hard working real Americans work not like you and your family, while you are at it give them a refresher cours about abstaining from sex before marriage and stop sucking your country men dry.

    August 31, 2011 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  24. arizonamom

    Sarah "the media whore" Palin won't run for president. She'd make too little money and I think money speaks louder than the presidency where she is concerned.

    August 31, 2011 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  25. 1nd3p3nd3nt

    ...she's gonna pick a fight with her own party if she keeps this up.

    August 31, 2011 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
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