August 6th, 2009
05:21 PM ET
12 years ago

Start spreading the news: Palin in New York

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin, who kept a relatively low profile for immediately after stepping down as Alaska governor, has stepped back into the limelight."]

(CNN) - Sarah Palin, who has kept a relatively low profile immediately after stepping down as Alaska governor, stepped back into the limelight with a visit to the media capital of the country.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate - in town to meet with the publisher of her upcoming book - dined Tuesday night at New York's storied media haven, Michael's Restaurant, with a group that included husband Todd and attorney Bob Barnett. The party - which arrived without a reservation, according to Michael's Manager Danny DiVella - requested a table in the front of the restaurant. A crowd gathered outside to catch a glimpse of the group through the window.

This morning, a jeans-clad Palin was spotted on 5th Avenue and 55th Street with her husband and daughter Piper, carrying her baby son Trigg. There has been no announcement of when her next public appearance may be.

Palin's first public post-resignation comments came at a National Rifle Association event in Anchorage over the weekend which did not include reporters.

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soundoff (267 Responses)
  1. Post always rejected by CNN

    Run for the hills New Yorkers, she might want to skin a moose. This woman is the biggest crock of you know what. But then her ego is running full blast. To think she has a chance to even get the nomination for president much less get enough votes...Americans are not in a fog the way they used to be....

    August 6, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  2. hjs3

    Where on God's green earth did you think the Moose-Babe was gonna sit? In the back? C'mon this screed is never gonna simply disappear into private life. She's gonna haunt us with her ignorance forever...and a day.

    August 6, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. Joe

    She complains about the media following and attacking her. Then she goes to a media haven resturant and requests a table in the front she can be seen by all the media.

    She deserves all the attention she's gets. Even if it's not wanted.

    August 6, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  4. kapinatl

    Enough already! If her book is written in that strange language she speaks, we will need a translating guide published along with it. Will someone please tell me what is so fascinating about this woman!

    August 6, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. RB NH



    There is so much going on in the world and all you do is post garbage about this hillbilly QUITTER.


    August 6, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. Real-Repub

    Why is this news? Will you Please Please Please ignore this un accomplished, un skilled, middle aged failure?

    August 6, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  7. kcl

    Surprise!!!!!! – the only surprise is that it took her this long!!!!! LOL

    August 6, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. The pain you are feeling is the truth and it hurts

    Come on CNN, I do like the description of Palin in jeans, but leave the woman alone, she is doing nothing wrong.

    If you want to post something IMPORTANT to the ticker how about explaining the White House website that is asking CITIZENS to turn in other CITIZENS who have the audacity to disagree with the chosen one by sending their e-mails to the WH so they can review them for "fishy" content?

    If this were BUSH, he would be getting skewered and I would have been hammering him as well but it is the fraud in thief, next story.

    Nah, it's easier to get me worked about about the thought of Palin in jeans... by the way CNN, if a man was in jeans would you have EVEN MENTIONED IT?

    August 6, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. Eileen

    And we care about this why?

    August 6, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. nick

    She quit her job and head right to one of the places that she talks so bad about. She goes to the place where she can make sure the media see's her. Wow Pllin is working hard for Alaska just like O.J. was trying to find the killer.
    Please run her republicans next time we have an election. She gives me a lot to laugh about. Will she be on SNL this weekend?

    August 6, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. Larry

    I was really hoping she'd crawl back in the hole she came out of and stay there.

    August 6, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  12. obama sucks

    the liberal worshippers will be out in full force because there messiah didn't fix the problem in Illinois so they think he can fix this country

    August 6, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Voice of Reason

    In addition to this story being completely non-newsworthy, it was very badly written. The sentences are disjointed – filled with non-sequitors and other grammar errors. CNN needs to hire someone literate to proofread their copy.

    Regardless, this sort of breathless, paparazzi reporting belongs to the tabloids and to twitter; certainly not mainstream media.

    August 6, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  14. jt

    Is this CNN or TMZ? I mean really. Since when is going to a restaurant in NYC "stepping into the limelight?"

    CNN is trying to fuel hate for Palin and it's pathetic.

    August 6, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  15. JD from Moraga, CA

    For someone who hates the "liberal media" and has been extolling the virtues of returning to private life, she certainly is taking great pains to be noticed.

    August 6, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. Darrie

    EWWWW! You could have talked all day and not said that name (Sarah Palin) but ya had to go and say it and ruin everybody's day again today!!!!

    August 6, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  17. Laura

    Oh, yes, Sarah just hates the MSM, *hates* them! Riiiight... More like she talks out of both sides of her mouth. She gets adoration from her supporters by talking publicly in speeches against the MSM, then clamors for the attention when she's getting withdrawl symptoms from being out of the limelight for a few days. And her supporters just lap it up. Pathetic.

    August 6, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  18. MarkInOhio

    Could you report each sighting? It's very important that we know where she is at all times.

    August 6, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  19. CF

    Here we go again... towing her daughter around in front of the media saying "hey look at us," and tomorrow she will be complaining that the media looked at them.

    August 6, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  20. Chrissy, TX

    Good for her.. God bless her and her beautiful family!

    August 6, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  21. JonDie

    Who cares? CNN and the media...and no one else.

    August 6, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  22. SOOOO over this woman

    and the point of this story is???!! like who really cares.. ! find a worthwhile story to aire and get off the Palin bus.. !

    August 6, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  23. Marty

    Why are you covering this? It isnt news. This is paparazzi stuff. Please stop fueling the fire. Im ashamed I clicked on the link to read the story. I promise I will not make that mistake again.

    Cmon CNN

    August 6, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  24. Ukoha

    Who cares?!

    August 6, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. john

    who cares she is a non story lets start thinking like that people how shallow are we to accept a "pretty" woman as a serious political contender the train wreck is over! (train wreck=palin)

    August 6, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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