January 29th, 2009
01:59 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama and Palin attending same weekend dinner

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/29/art.getty.palin.waving.jpg caption=" Gov. Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama will be at the annual Alfalfa Club Dinner Saturday night here in the nation's capital."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Guess who's attending the same dinner this weekend?

President Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.

Both will be at the annual Alfalfa Club Dinner Saturday night here in the nation's capital. The club has a small exclusive membership, and a raucous annual black-tie dinner that’s technically off the record.

George W. Bush was an annual attendee of the dinner, and Barack Obama is expected to keep that tradition alive this weekend.

The dinner is just one of a number of events that the former Republican vice presidential nominee will attend on her trip to Washington this weekend.

In a statement released yesterday, the Alaska governor's office says Palin will show up at "a number of non-partisan functions" and will also visit "with her D.C. staff to continue discussions concerning the president's stimulus package and Alaska dollars."

Palin is slated to attend a dinner Friday night at the residence of Fred and Marlene Malek. Fred Malek is a businessman who served Republican presidents Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush. High-profile guests from both political parties are expected to attend the function.

The governor's office also says Palin will attend a luncheon at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Saturday before heading over the to Alfafa Dinner.

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  1. Eli

    Humm...still I see people are upset that the better person won....What she needs to do is teach her daughter about teen age pregnancy then tackle politics.....if you can't take care of your home, how can you take care of a country

    January 29, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Wendy

    Thanks to John, Virginia – I agree! As for all the liberals, if you don't like her why do you spend all your time talking about her? Leave her alone already!

    January 29, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. Faith Restored

    So Sarah Palin is STILL trying to get and be noticed by now President Obama? Bahwhaha. Reminds me of how she practically broke neck trying to get more than a miniscule of recognition from this man who wasn't fawning all over her like she was the same second coming so many of her haterade drinking legions claimed about Obama supporters in turn. I love how he barely gave her a fraction of a thought which she couldn't stand which in my opinion is why she couldn't wait to whip up the fanatics in her base to get what she craved throughout the campaign from President Obama and never got...ATTENTION. LOL Now she's trying to swish her tush to some dinner in the hopes of having a private meeting? Again....bawhahaha. Sarah, girlfriend...you are still if not more irrelevant now than you were before. If President Obama smiles in your direction take that for your "meeting" and get over yourself.

    January 29, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. AEK

    I'm sure President Obama is VERY excited for the opportunity to show her the same respect and professional courtesy that she has earned by her treatment of him during the campaign.

    Just think, if they're serving steak, someone could get an extra one and drive it through... (Yes I know it's "stake", you idiot! A preemptive note for the one literate neocon proficient enough in the English language to notice.)

    January 29, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  5. chuckplayer

    How is this news?

    January 29, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  6. Sankoji

    I wonder if she'll be bringing any of her kids with her on Alaska's dime, like she's done in the past...since it so obviously is an event for her children...oh, and grandchildren.

    January 29, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  7. Beverly, NYC

    Mr Malek should kepp an eye on his American Express card, she may need a few frocks for the weekend.

    John, Virginia @12:37: You sir have a very loose definition of honesty. Mrs Palin wouldn't know the truth is it bit her. Here are just a few of her 'Honest" pearls.

    A. I told Congress, thanks but no thanks for the bridge to nowhere. To bad the bridge was built already and every cent used.

    B. Covering daughter's baby bump with a blanket, until she had to fess up.

    C. Sold the Governor's jet on Ebay. Lie, plane sold at private auction, buyer suing, plane a lemon in need of repairs.

    D. Clothes are returned to RNC. Somehow no one can find said garments, I know Rush & Sean would love to bid on the lot.

    E. My personal favorite, all the after campaign whining, about how she was taken advantage of by Couric, Fey, and MCCain staffers, poor baby.

    January 29, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  8. FUBO

    God please protect her from the vile hatred the Obama machine spreads throughout the country.

    January 29, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
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