November 6th, 2009
12:40 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin to keep low-profile on Wisconsin trip

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Palin is keeping a low profile on her trip to Wisconsin Friday."](CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to deliver remarks at a Wisconsin Right to Life event Friday evening, one of the few speeches the former Republican vice presidential nominee will have given since she resigned the governorship last summer.

But Palin appears to be doing her best to keep a low profile on this trip: no press will be allowed into the Milwaukee auditorium where she will speak and those who have paid the $30 admittance fee are unable to carry in cell phones, cameras, laptops, or recording devices of any kind.

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate told the Wisconsin Radio Network he finds all these restrictions "bizarre."

"You know, for someone who claims to be a rogue and isn't afraid of what other people think it really is sort of hypocritical to not let the media, the press cover your event."

Meanwhile Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said he's excited Palin is coming to his state, but stressed the party has nothing to do with this event or its limitations.

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Palin's speech comes a day after a new national poll suggests the former Alaska governor may face some obstacles should she decide to run for the White House. According to the new Gallup survey, only about one in three Americans would seriously consider casting their vote for her.

The speech also comes a week and half before Palin's highly-anticipated memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life" is released. The Alaska Republican will commence a national book tour soon after and sit down for high-profile interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters.

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  1. Stephan Srock

    Truly a no-brainer here. This wannabe manipulator is keeping a low profile because she has little or no profile. I say we get Katie Curic (sp?) to ask some questions.

    November 6, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  2. JOHNSON oklahoma

    Please dont tell me the good ole boys are already shuning palin

    November 6, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  3. wwaugh

    This is not news. Why the story on Palin every day. 90% of Americans dont care.

    November 6, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  4. John, Brooklyn, NY

    First Hong Wisconsin. Is Palin afraid of the public actually hearing what she herself has to say as opposed to the filtered material that her publicists approve for her blog and Twitter pages? Clearly she is not ready for prime time if she can't be seen in public.

    November 6, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. Kathleen

    Why give her any credence? Is she trustworthy? I would not walk two steps to buy her book. She is on a money making venture – egotistical she is.

    November 6, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  6. MDubya - Dallas, tX

    What is she hiding? If I were a supporter of hers and paid my price of admission, I would be highly insulted that I could not even get photos of her. I have great photos of political rallies – from George H.W. Bush and Bob Dole to Hillary Clinton (so don't think this is a dem vs. rep thing). She is continuing to prove herself as nothing more than some nut job who is not quite "Rogue" enough to speak freely in front of a bunch of supporters without the fear that she might say something stupid and have it appear on YouTube.

    November 6, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  7. DJ in TX

    Will the press please stop giving Ms Palin the time of day. She has nothing to do with public policy. She's out right now making money (and there is nothing wrong with that). So let her make her money and live her life. What she does or does not do is NOT news.

    November 6, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  8. Bob

    She wasn't a "presidential nominee" as the article states.

    November 6, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  9. steve in ohio

    O.K. CNN...enough already! Is this a news organization or just 'All things Palin"? Are you trying to prove she's an idiot? If so, when is enough? Al Gore is an idiot and we don't see every other story on the ticker about him. There are several idiots in the current administration, just pick one and run with it. These people are, at least, in a position to affect the direction of the United States. But no, let's fixate on Sarah Palin. Let's write every other news story about Sarah Palin. There must be a reason for this constant attention on a woman who doesn't even hold a government position. Well actually, there are two.

    First, she gets your base riled up. EVERY story about Palin maxes out on the comment board. Write about her endorsement-max out the comments. Write about where she is today-max out the comment board. Write about what she ate for lunch yesterday-max out the comment board.

    Second, she scares the hell out of you guys and the best way to keep her from being a hinderance to your agenda is to keep the pressure on. Gone are the days of agencies reporting the NEWS, instead of orchestrating the reporting in order to serve personal agendas. You guys are pathetic.

    November 6, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  10. FeelingMinnesota

    God bless McCain for unleashing this nut on the world. I can't wait until 2012. The Republicans are going to crash and burn with Palin in the mix.

    November 6, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  11. Gary in PA

    In my opinion, it's all about money. Her speech can be edited and then sold to the highest bidder. Editing will prevent the public from seeing all her mistakes, too.

    November 6, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  12. Debby

    Oh shut up Tate you are probably pro-choice so its really none of your buisness. Liberals are a piece of work.

    November 6, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  13. Mike Warner

    I hope Sarah continues her march towards the republican presidential nomination! That way we will have a democrat in the white house for many years to come!

    November 6, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  14. Terry from West Texas

    I suspect Ms Palin's mental stability, frankly. Everything I have read suggests that she is, at the least, a bit strange. For one thing, she and her staff are concealing her massive ignorance of almost everything. Anyone who can't think of a book she's read or a newspaper she reads is certainly out of touch with the outside world. Secondly, she seems vengeful and wants to punish those who have opposed her by using her power (as governor, for example) against them. This is certainly petty. Thirdly, she and her husband have relationships with political nut-groups who want to secede from the US.

    This woman is a loose cannon. If she is ever elected to anything else, God forbid, we are likely to find out just how batty she really is.

    November 6, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  15. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    A Wisconsin cheese is smarter than this boob.

    November 6, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  16. Terry, TX

    Why should she allow the media....Pelosi didn't have an open gathering when she unfolded her 2,000 page takeover of the medical industry in a recession. California please vote take her Senate seat ....the good citizens of Nevada seem to be taking care of Harry Reid for the Nation. Sarah no longer a government employee....she can do anything she wants. Lay off her.

    November 6, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  17. Bob

    Looks like Sarah is afraid of her own words or actions showing up on youtube or similar. My eighteen-year-old daughter is more articulate and knowledgable than Sarah. Face it, Sarah is going to rake in as much money as possible. McCain punched her earnings ticket last year. If America ever elects her to the White House then America is too dumb to continue to be a global superpower.

    November 6, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  18. Shadysider

    She's a nutjob. She knows mainstream America thinks she's whacked out, and anything she says is going to be put on youtube for everyone's entertainment. Her views are so out of joint with the vast majority of America, and the fact that she is trying to hide it could be an indication that she is going to say things that would create an atmosphere of hate, ditrust, and outright racism. Except that she already did that on the campaign trail.

    November 6, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  19. Edward Veidt

    Why is Palin afraid that people will take note of what she says? How can she be so bold as to speak at a public event, yet so insecure that she demands that no one outside the event be told about it?

    November 6, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  20. Jeff

    What do you expect from this twit? All she is doing is preaching to her choir.

    November 6, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  21. Joe

    Well CNN, she is not a "former Republican presidential nominee", but keep up the good work on trying to discredit her as a viable future one (< dripping with sarcasm).

    November 6, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  22. inofritzn

    Dems lose elections Tuesday: CNN leads with Palin story
    Unemployment hits 10.2%: CNN leads with Palin story
    Keep up the good work CNN

    November 6, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  23. lucy

    I can't wait to see her interviews with Oprah and Barbara.

    November 6, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  24. Vivian Losser

    If Every political candidate were scrutinized as closely as Sarah Palin, our country would be better off.

    November 6, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  25. Andy

    Even though Palin acted like she was a Presidential candidate as indicated in your fact she ran for the VP post which I am pleased she did not win.

    November 6, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
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