(CNN) - Sarah Palin will not speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention, the party's 2008 vice presidential nominee said in a statement Sunday.
"This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I'm excited to hear them," Palin wrote. "As I've repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path."
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In her statement, Palin did not say whether or not she would attend the convention, which is to take place in Tampa at the end of this month.
Palin spoke at the 2008 convention as the vice presidential nominee, and charged in her Sunday statement that her "predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced community organizer's plans to 'fundamentally transform' our country are unfortunately coming true."
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Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Convention have unveiled a partial list of the convention's primetime speakers and have promised to release more, as some major names - including Palin's - have been absent.
The announcement comes the day after Romney announced House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
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Charlie Brown's parents and all adults for that matter are always portrayed as trumpets in the cartoons on TV.That is what I think about when I see Sarah talking.
Palin won't speak. They've already met their "wing nut" quota for the convention.
there is a god......................
Did anyone honestly believe they'd let her speak??
Because nobody invited you!
Palin who? she already had her 15 minutes and keeps on trying to extend her time in the lime light, so to her I say be gone wicked witch of Wasila.
Did anyone read or saw news clip about anyone asking her to speak? Why is this crook self-disinviting herself? She is a joke! LOL...
Romey/ Ryan pick for Chief of Staff ...GGOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sarah !
Wow....... The GOP FINALLY got it! Ryans a much more considered choice. Hopfully the debate will be elevated. I'm under no illusion it will always be in good taste. But I think the intellectual level wil be higher. Better for America.... Game on ....A DEM
I really wish the media would allow this woman to fade to obscurity where she belongs. Whenever she speaks and her voice is carried by such large virtual microphones, the nation as a whole becomes a little bit dumber.
Wait, she has to speak...................I haven't heard her tired, worn out message in weeks.
One less embarassment during the convention. Good call Ryan / Romney.
Why would she NOT speak? Her latest gig, along with Huckabee, of encouraging Americans to spend their dollars at Chik-Fil-A so that the Chik-Fil-A president can forward those dollars to anti-gay organizations to stop avenues of dissent by gay Americans is about as Republican as Republican can get. She is the poster child for the party. Let her speak. Let her encourage others to decide who is human and who is not, who has human worth and who does not and who has God-given rights and who does not. According to her, many red blooded Americans are not eligible for all of the rights and freedoms bestowed upon us by our forefathers. Let her speak. Let her divide.
palin will not be speaking because paul ryan will be speaking for her. Same ideas, same stupid backward thinking.
She wanted to speak, but she thought it more important to show up at Chik-Fil-A and stomp on the rights of future generations of gay Americans.
no, you can't omit one of the top clowns in the gop show of fools
That is the first thing Romney has done right since he started campaigning. Now if he would release his taxes, he may be on a winning streak!
She made her reality-TV bed; now she has to lie in it. She's gone from being somewhat relevant to completely superfluous.
She isn't going to speak? Maybe they will run their fingernails across a chalkboard and we will have the illusion that it is her speaking.
She's not coming because the GOP is basically an offshoot of the Democratic Party now anyway and they do not want conservative voices in their midst now. It's filled with mostly RINOs who don't have a conservative bone in their body. Just look at Ryan's voting record. It matches Reid's and Pelosi's almost vote for vote on key legislation that affects the people of this country. There is literally no difference between any of these clowns. They are all owned by special interests and you guys buy into that partisan nonsense hook, line and sinker.
Well of course she's not speaking.It isn't "all about sarah".So she will take her toy's and go home.
I hope they will review her last speech at a Republican convention to find out what not to say.
Oh well, that is one Republican embarrassment out the door. Only about 100 more to go.
Too bad. You can't deny her entertainment value. She could have said how she sees Russia from her house.
Sarah Palin,not speaking at the Convention!Thank God, at least we will hear less gibberish english from a Convention that will be filled up with clowns and illusionists.