February 1st, 2009
09:19 AM ET
11 years ago

Palin lying low during Washington trip

 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at the meeting of the National Governor's Association in December.

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at the meeting of the National Governor's Association in December.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin has firmly remained in the media spotlight since her bid for the vice presidency ended four months ago, but the Alaska governor embraced a decidedly lower profile when she traveled to the nation's capital this weekend.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate has scheduled a busy itinerary of closed-door events and face time with congressional Democrats and Republicans.

She also announced earlier this week she's making the 4,500-mile trek from Alaska to Washington primarily to attend the Alfalfa Club Dinner Saturday night - an annual closed-door roast of the nation's political elite.

But it's what's missing from Palin's schedule that is causing more than a few heads to turn. In a city that is ground-zero for national political journalists, Palin has not scheduled a single media interview or indicated she will hold a press conference.

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  1. Anonymous

    she wont hold a new conference cause she knows they will end up like a katie couric rerun...

    January 31, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. dustin

    So, does she actually still work for alaska?

    January 31, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  3. Herbie

    She should saty out of any limelight. She didn't want to talk to the public when she was a canidate why should people pay any attention to her now!

    January 31, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. Gloria

    She is probably trying to hide from Couric and Gibson.

    January 31, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  5. Patriot

    Does anyone really care?

    January 31, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  6. catmom

    Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Joe the Plumber, you gotta love those Republicans. Country first.

    January 31, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  7. Neal

    Maybe, just maybe, she's been watching Obama and the problems that he's facing and she's realized that the job of President is way beyond her capabilities. Perhaps she's had a heart to heart with someone. Maybe McCain said, you know, the first thing I would've done as President was fire you cause you're that incompetent.
    I mean she Governs a state that is literally on the payroll of the Oil companies.
    Every Alaska resident gets a check from the state, whether they have a job or not, that is paid for by big oil corporations.
    So, yeah, F her and Alaska, those people suck and their state is basically whoring out its precious natural resources which belong to all of us.

    January 31, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  8. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Does she think she has a chance after her disastrous interviews with Katie Couric and the GOTCHA media?? And her foaming at the mouth rants. Palin is way too far to the right and probably will never change her distorted views (And the religious fanatics and lunatic fringe cheer) to convince mainstream voters to accept her. She's somewhat right when she said maverick, but most don't really want a maverick anymore. That's so last election!

    She has to lay low so nobody will get the chance to interview her.

    Just stay home and take care of the family first! They are so much more important than any political position.

    She is just a self serving, shallow, wannabe and not worth any more press. Just ignore her!!

    January 31, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  9. Betty Warde

    Successful people usually do steer clear of losers. It isn't really that hard to do.

    January 31, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  10. Chaco

    Sarah Palin at a think tank? Isn't that an oxymoron?

    January 31, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  11. Grammi

    Sarah needs to stay in Alaska and take care of her children and grandchild.

    January 31, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  12. Mike

    She's stupid, looks good, but so stupid

    January 31, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  13. energy

    Good for Her!! She speaks, you claim anger; she ignores you, you're still angry. Get over it, CNN and the Liberal Media love Palin but do not know how to admit it. Go Palin 2012!!

    January 31, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  14. Sleepless in Colorado

    Who cares about Sarah Paloon and John McRage. I'm glad that these clowns are out of the picture. That would've been a nightmare to have the two of them running around the White House.

    January 31, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  15. Obama 2.0

    I lie it when she lys low, real low, like a mouse sliding under a closed door low! Like she has to look up to see the street gutter low!

    January 31, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  16. Jon

    If the media mocked, ridiculed, and deceived people about me the way they did to her I wouldn't want to talk to them either. How can anyone blame her?

    January 31, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  17. person

    media keep talking to this lady so this will ultimately lead to the downfall of the GOP party. Keep up the good work and don't forget to include Limbaugh, and evil Ann Coulter too.

    January 31, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Closely Watching

    No, she can only lash out at the media from behind the safety of her snow fort or on terms that are decidedly in her favor. Now that she is back on the hard-baller's turf, she will walk unobtrusively with her head down in order to avoid having to answer any more tough questions like specifics on her reading material. I can only hope that she is, through some warped chain of events, elected to take on Obama in the 2012 general election...he will make mincemeat out of her regardless of how he has performed in the next four years. She is totally clueless.

    January 31, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  19. clem

    maybe Sarah Palin has come to realize that it is better to shut up than to talk about things she does not know anything about ! What a delightful event to hear about her not running her unqualified mouth !

    January 31, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. Preston

    I thought the point of the election results meant we were going to no longer pay attention to this idealistic dimwit.

    January 31, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  21. hdrider69

    Thank you, God, thank you. We are over her, No one wants to hear from her, no one, anymore, never again. I wonder whose expensive, free clothes she's wearing to the D.C. event.

    January 31, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  22. boring

    who cares. she said all she needed to say in her previous interviews with Couric and Gibson. no more press conferences needed.

    January 31, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  23. Carlos

    Alfalfa Dinner??? Ottay Panky. This woman is the epitome of dumb. Enough of her.

    January 31, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  24. Franky

    You know, I think she should lay low, there's no reason to be ahead of the game, especially if she wants to have recognition in the future. I like how she did her approach in the beginning where she was calm and patient, pretty much telling her side of the story BUT as time moved on, I'm pretty sure what she was doing and that probably was not a good idea. Listen, I'm not saying that she doesn't have any game or not, I really don't know if she does. And not to be offensive but she is from Alaska, no offense to her but their revenue is a bit different from any other state in the country, for crying out loud, it is one of the most corrupt states in the country, statistical wise in terms of unethical and improper regulations. And if I'm not correct, I think oil is their biggest revenue and that my friend, I am not going to take or accept, she's gonna need to do more than just give me fantasies...

    You know, I talked earlier on about Steele and what to expect and quite frankly, I'm not saying that I am questioning him or his character or anything in particular, I haven't even gone that far yet BUT what I am questioning is his game...

    January 31, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  25. BIBIAN

    Wow she is mixing with terrorists and socialists what a surprise? This woman is trying hard to get Mr Obama's attension, i doubt she will get any. She is so shallow minded and like MCCAIN

    January 31, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
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