January 29th, 2009
01:59 PM ET
7 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.


Filed under: President Obama • Sarah Palin
soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. mayah

    Let her conscience be her guide...

    January 29, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. Reagan

    She is destined to be the next Ronale Reagan, our late great president.

    January 29, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. mike

    CNN knows Palin can't hang with the big boys. First of all, she can't handle Blitzer or King. If you can't handle those guy, you got no business running for president.

    January 29, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. Amber

    So Sarah will be palling around with people who pal around with terrorists?

    January 29, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  5. John, Virginia

    Hope so – she's still more qualified than Obama, and she's honest too.

    January 29, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  6. boered1

    a luncheon at the center for strategic and international studies... i wonder if she thinks it is a seminar she is attending... or else she can tell them what "russia" look like from her house...

    now stay tuned for the rest of the looney left for saying how she should be back in Alaska and we should ignore her and calling her stupid and for the radical religious rightwing praising her for going and saying she will be the next president

    January 29, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  7. Brian

    Palin Watch continues. Keep up the good work and you will catch another mis-step. Again, the democrats (the party and the media) are just showing how scared they are of her by publicizing ger every move. Obama started campaining the moment he was elected Senator, and it was not in media everyday. The fact that he was never in DC doing the peoples business was not a concern for him.

    January 29, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. ann

    Sounds like it's going to be an interesting night!

    January 29, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  9. david Armendale, SF, CA

    She would think so little of her country and herself to "pal around" with a guy who she says "pals around" with terrorists?

    January 29, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. Realist

    Only in America. Plain versus Blago in 2012.

    January 29, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  11. PJ

    I wish she would stay in Alaska and watch for those darn Russians like she was elected to do!!

    January 29, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. rj

    Who cares? Enough of Palin.

    January 29, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    I wince to imagine what she will do or say in order to be noticed and on camera.

    January 29, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. chuck

    SARAH,HOW WOULD YOU FEEL WHEN YOU SEE MOTOR-CADE WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND THE FIRST LADY? I GUESS THE DINNER WILL NOT TASTE AS GOOD AFTER THAT. PLEASE REMEMBER -–NO DRUGS ALLOWED IN WASHINGTON DC.

    January 29, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. Lisa M

    Make Sarah sit next to Michelle.

    Is Hillary going? Even better. Let Sarah sit between Michelle and Hillary.

    January 29, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  16. Tino

    Why is she still in the news.?!?! Go away already!!!

    January 29, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  17. CaliGuy

    Go away Palin! CNN just drop the subject!

    January 29, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  18. Humble American

    Doesn't Palin EVER have work to do in Alaska? I feel sorry for her constituents who pay her to do a job.....

    January 29, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  19. Stu, Charlotte

    Is she waiting on tables for the important people, or will she be back in the kitchen ?

    January 29, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  20. Jeannie

    God Speed Sarah!

    January 29, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  21. Simpliticus

    She had better bone up on her studies because things may get "leaked" concerning her knowledge of this and that. Better yet have Tina Fey undercover there and allow Fey to "leak" that information! Tina Fey, undercover Palin journalist lambasting herself!

    January 29, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  22. Renee

    All I can say is – Do not trust her President Obama!

    January 29, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Palin is attending a luncheon at the Center for Strategic and International Studies? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

    Perhaps at this "International Studies" luncheon, someone can show her the map of the world and make her memorize the continents....then test her afterwards. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

    January 29, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  24. JUST A THROUGH

    Why don't the media address our president by his correct title.
    How about this "President Obama" and Palin attending a dinner.
    The media shows so much dis-repect. Give all of us a break and treat people with resect.

    January 29, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  25. Death of America by Obama

    Palin is so different from obama. She's HONEST !!

    January 29, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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