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. MatthewDetroit

    Why dont the Dems stop worrying about Sarah Palin and Health Care,

    And.. Start worrying about unemployment which is now 10%....

    What have you saved or created today Barack.... Nothing.. Exactly.

    November 6, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  2. Lisa

    She's interviewing with Barbara Walters?! Hahaha. She will get crushed in that one. So she claims to be "Rogue" and "Mavericky" but hides from the media (at this event) and also refuses to visit BIG cites during her book tour. Hmm, hey Right Wing Nuts – how can you possibly want her for President? Someone who hides from half of America, turns her back and won't listen to people who disagree with her. Everything would be HER way or the highway. And you think WE are scared of HER. She seems to be the one scared. LOL

    November 6, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  3. all the news that's fit to omit

    Time for he daily CNN Palin posting where the liberals wake up at the crack of noon, look in their mailbox for a check and when there is none, they take out there anger on Palin who is far more successful than any of them will ever be.

    No fan of Palin, except I respect her for dealing with the vicious slings and arrows by so called feminazi's as she doesn't fit in their little girl box that she supposedly should be in.

    CNN how about the NEWS story where Bart Stupak a DEMOCRAT and 40 or so other DEMOCRATS are trying to get language put in the bill that will not allow for ABORTIONS to be covered and Ms. Pelousy is hammering them for doing so?

    Who is not a news organization Barry?

    November 6, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  4. Joe, Chicago IL

    Obama sealed all his records/reports/essays from his schooling and teaching days.

    Why can't Palin request a media cutout at a private function?

    One other question...why is the media and the Dem party so obsessed with her, when we are fighting a WAR, UNEMPLOYMENT BROKE 10% and they want to SOCIALIZE 30% of our GDP?

    November 6, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. carol

    The media does not need to be there because she has nothing to say.

    November 6, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  6. Kevin Collins

    Hypocritical, that's for darn sure. Of course, this shouldn't come as a surprise in light of Palin's history of flip-flopping. She was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it; she was in favor of end-of-life counseling in April 2008 yet spoke against it this year; and so on.

    November 6, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  7. Chris Call

    You go girl! You are such a Maverick! Afraid of nothing, expect the media! I guess you did not want any of those "liberal" news media people to misquote you ,are ask you a question you might not be able to answer.
    You are such a smart cookie, and by the way, how's that view of Russia out of your window? is it your living room are kitchen window?

    Chris Call
    Fort Lauderdale

    November 6, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  8. Sean McMullen

    "Former Republican presidential nominee". Don't you mean former "vice" presidential nominee?

    November 6, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  9. Susie

    This woman should step aside from the media hype that she loves so much. As long as it is me me me me me me she seems happy. She shoud look to her own family. She says she is for ethical family values and yet her own family are falling apart. She needs to learn humility and dignity and start to give a better example to her children especially her daughters.

    I believe she is a political has been and should now go away.

    November 6, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  10. Change_Has_Begun

    This is scary...1 in 3 Americans seriously think about voting Sarah Palin as I did not know we had so many fools amongst us...

    November 6, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  11. frank

    dems just want to destroy her.....they know that if americans know the real Palin thye would vote for her...because she is normal, real....not a fake like the Pres.
    it is going to be hard for palin...but she is a fighter

    November 6, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  12. emptypockets

    Sorry Sarah, everyone knows by now your a dummy. Locking out the world from your rambling won't help.

    November 6, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  13. jirryy

    Perhaps the ban on press and communication devices will be a blessing, and she won't have the usual widespread media coverage (I hope). I wish my twisted sense of humor didn't predispose me to read "highlights" from any of her public speaking engagements.

    November 6, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  14. bill9860

    I find it no more bizarre than the White House view toward Fox News and shunning them. Lots of goofy stuff going on on both sides.

    November 6, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  15. Kenny

    I can't wait until she is President of the United States, so she can give a State of the Union Address into her mirror because she banned the media, the general public, and anybody that didn't pay for it to attend. Maybe she can sell the rights to the cable companies and make it a pay-per-view event instead.

    You can say what you want about Clinton, Bush, Obama, etc., but all of these guys could take the heat and intense scrutiny that comes with the office. This woman, however, agrees to put herself into the spotlight (for paying customers only), then whines that the media makes her look stupid. Hint to Sarah: it ain't the media that makes you look stupid honey.

    November 6, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  16. Anderson

    I'm guessing they are still allowed to tote their guns??

    November 6, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  17. ERP

    Why does CNN continue to give prominent coverage to such a white trash nonentity? By doing this you are lowering your journalistic standards to the level of trash tabloids.

    November 6, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  18. P L Smith of Tucson, AZ

    Sarah Palin has been an accident waiting to happen. Why on earth anyone would pay money to hear her talk is beyond me. The GOP would really have to think outside their box to even consider her for 2012, Writing a book does not redeem her lack of common sense. She needs to go away, permanently.

    November 6, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  19. Donna

    I oppose nearly everything Palin says, and my stance on abortion matches that of the Pres (it should be safe, legal, and rare). But in this case, I say good for Sarah Palin! Here's a cause she cares about. She's trying to speak about it without being a political lightning rod. Give her room to do this without media descending on her.

    November 6, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  20. AB

    Going Rogue = Mein Kampf

    November 6, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  21. MoodyBlue

    And upon exiting the auditorium, everyone will sign a affidavit indicating they saw nothing and heard nothing. To quote the lovable Sgt Schultz, "I know nothing."

    November 6, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  22. kcl

    You betcha this is bizarre and as such too.
    Maybe you get more press coverage if you 'deny' coverage!!
    Quite cunning on the Caribou Barbie's part don't cha think?.

    November 6, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  23. Moe in TN

    She's a nut anyway so why should this be any different than normal.

    November 6, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  24. marty

    Sarah Palin really loves Sarah Palin....everything and everyone else drops precipitously in comparison.

    November 6, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
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    November 6, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
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