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. c,ca

    What's she doing there? Why isn't she in the small towns with the "real Americans"?

    August 6, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  2. Mike O'Brien

    What in the world is Sarah doing ? Sarah.., your up to something.. Wish I do. Mike in Montana

    August 6, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  3. inofritzn

    media a little obsessed with her???

    August 6, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. TangledThorns

    I love Sarah Palin and cannot wait for her to win the White House in 2012!!

    August 6, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  5. moosehead

    Let me see,... Obama meets with 3 guys to share a beer in his house, and is lambasted, called an elitist, ...Sarah PYLON, goes to one of the finest restaurants in New York, no reservation, asks for front row seating,... that's not elitist? What a lying hyppochrite she is.

    August 6, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. Excuse me?

    She wanted a table by the window so she could be seen. Yet she criticizes the same media that she's "courting"?? Flip-flop, quitter Palin. So glad she's not second-in-command. Media Ho.

    August 6, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  7. Watermelon=Obama

    We love you Sarah! Get out of that horrible liberal city and come on down to Starkville Mississippi where REAL americans live. We have great churches and love our guns and we hunt for our food! You speak for us! That Kenyan muslin does not! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY! Makes me sick that Obamas nappy headed daughters are running around the WHITE house when i know it should be your kids running around in there.

    August 6, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  8. cm

    And this is important because?
    CNN what is wrong with you? Giving so much coverage to this woman. The only thing she is famous for is: The Republican Party using her to try to win the election. Either she is not smart enough to see it, or she does not care, she sold her soul to the devil and now is taking adavantage of that.

    August 6, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  9. Bill

    What makes her so Fascinating….

    Padded Bras and Padded But Pants.


    August 6, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  10. VIP

    She just wants to become another Hilton. She qualifies: Reasonably good looking, no brains and a desire for publicity.

    August 6, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  11. Richard L

    Palin's obviously in town for the same reason she is a quitter - she's there for the money.

    August 6, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  12. BigMo

    Hmmmm....Where might Sarah Palin surface next, eh? Oh, I don't know...maybe on her new Fox News show...or as stand-in host for Rush...or an entirely new radio show on his EIB Network...but my money is on Fox News...where she can contribute to America's fair and balanced.

    August 6, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  13. cg

    So What ,CNN this is not news, leave this to Fox and radical right wing!

    I will not buy her book if it were 50 cents, this women is not what I think of , when I think of smart. Qiut covering her every move!!!!!

    August 6, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  14. Branden

    Why wouldn't she have stopped by ground zero, it's a great photo opportunity? Isn't that her thing? Exploit the 9/11 tragedy and then flee New York to some backwoods southern town where she'll trash talk the big city Americans. This woman makes me utterly sick.

    August 6, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  15. Grant LaBossiere

    Let me preface this by saying I want to see more women in politics... but please! the ONLY reason anyone pays any attention to her is because she is good looking! is she was ugly... she would not be the 'star' she is!

    a canadian perpspective

    August 6, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  16. pa. independent

    The quitter loves media attention and is cashing in however she can.

    August 6, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  17. mike

    did they chase her out of ak?

    August 6, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  18. AO

    Seriously? Who cares what this imbcil says or does.

    August 6, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  19. GOP = Party of Tolerance

    After mesmerizing an entire nation in 2008 Palin now comes to take NYC by storm. We can't get enough of her. There is no doubt that she is an very attractive candidate as her charisma and folksy manner wins people over regardless of what she says. She may not be the favorite of the political elites but you betchya she's the frontrunner for 2012.

    August 6, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  20. fmjk

    Gee I guess she really wanted the media out of her life..... hey, let's have another press conference about wanting the media out of my life!

    August 6, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  21. Darrie "libs" FEAR Palin: Too many moronic idiot voters in the USA-- God, just think if we had that nitwit for POTUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Possible worse than GWB (if that's possible GASP!)

    August 6, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  22. Ted Tartaglia

    Sarah Palin cannot string a dozen words together coherently; how is she going to write a book?

    August 6, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  23. Julie

    Palin is not newsworthy. Why do we have to hear she's in NY shopping.
    Just drop her and make all of us happy.

    August 6, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  24. SD, Michigan

    Sarah Palin can get a reality TV show to compete with Jon&Kate.
    In the meantime, Congratulations Judge Sotomayor! From rags to riches and power, due to being smart, and hard-working, and persistent. Great role model for any young ladies out there!

    August 6, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  25. Tomm

    She has been LOW-PROFILE since her Alaska Governorship abdication????

    Wasn't 5 or 6 DAYS AGO???

    300 million Americans...half of them female...and this is the BEST soul that the GOP can muster??? Shame...shame.

    (And she got into Michael's WITHOUT a reservation?? They should have shown her the door...just like they would have done for "Average Joe".)

    August 6, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
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