Palin planning overseas trip in 2011
December 9th, 2010
03:59 PM ET
9 years ago

Palin planning overseas trip in 2011

(CNN) - Sarah Palin is planning an overseas trip at some point next year with an itinerary that could include stops in Israel and the United Kingdom, Palin sources confirmed to CNN Thursday.

But the sources insisted to CNN that details or travel dates have not been finalized.

RealClearPolitics reported last month that such a trip was in the works, and The Daily Beast reported Thursday that Palin is certain to make a foreign excursion sometime in the new year.

Any visit to England would likely include a meeting with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom Palin called "one of my political heroines" in a Facebook post in June.

An overseas trip could, in theory, offer Palin a chance to fix the perception among Republican insiders that she lacks foreign policy gravitas as she considers a possible White House bid in 2012.

Palin's foreign travel has been limited to stops in Germany and Kuwait to visit U.S. troops during her time as Alaska governor. And in 2009, Palin delivered remarks to an investment group in Hong Kong, a speech that was closed to reporters.

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  1. Mike

    I suppose she's doing this as a test run so when she runs for president she can say she has experience in foriegn affairs. Maybe she'll include that on her reality show. The more she does the more she proves how unqualified she is to be president. The only way this woman should see the inside of the White House is if she took a tour.

    December 9, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. Really??

    Go ahead pun'kin, dazzle them all with your beauty queen looks. It would be in your own best interest to keep your mouth shut and not ruin our apparent ally-ship with North Korea.

    December 9, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  3. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" economics has only left a dribbling wet spot on working Americans's shoes!

    Too bad the Concorde doesn't fly any more, the quicker the half wit is England's and Israel's poster child for stupidity , the better. Just a tip, London, is the really, really big city in the U.K.

    But then Thatcher has Alzhiemers and is senile, so, I am sure both will babble incoherently and the grizzly grifter will enjoy the visit, and fortunately for Thatcher, she will not remember the encounter.

    December 9, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. RE

    Can Sarah Palin find the UK and Israel on a map?

    December 9, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  5. TM

    Hope she treats this trip the same way she treated her term as Governor and QUITS halfway through, and STAYS wherever she ends up. Permanently.

    December 9, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  6. Clyde

    White trash on parade is going overseas. One can only hope she either stays there or steps on a land mine. Either way we wouldnt have to look at her anymore.

    December 9, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  7. a little sad

    Is she planning on undermining US policy while she is over there?

    This woman is dangerous.

    December 9, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    Sarah needs to check out the National Geographic World map and Wikipedia before going overseas.

    December 9, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  9. MiddleOfTheRoad

    tick...tick...tick...tick.........countdown to Sarah Palin's self destruction. The more exposure she receives, the better we will be. Remember....she'll have to interact with the people she meets. It might be embarrassing for our country, but we'll be able to move on.

    December 9, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    All she needs to do is walk a few steps from her back yard and she will be in RUSSIA!!

    December 9, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  11. S. Studenberg

    If Palin wants to convince Americans that she can qualify for Prez and increasing her knowledge of foreign affairs by travelling to England and Israel, perhaps she should travel around the Universe for a few light years. We Canadians have our own ninnies, but this one is hard to beat.

    December 9, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  12. DouglasDiva

    With all her SarahPAC dollars, she has to spend the money on herself, what better way than to travel better than first class, with her entire family, probably to tour the earth! This time she can blame her bloopers on Lost in Translation. sigh What a mess she makes whenever she tries to speak. This Alaskan doesn't respect Sarah and thinks she has made out like a bandit and should quit while she's ahead.

    December 9, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  13. Lolo

    LOL. She is doing a crash course on Foreign Policy so that she can really tout that she knows everything about it. Give me a break.This woman is too funny. Lady grow up and admit that you are just not ready for the big time. Grow some Cajones please. You are only fooling the uneducated.

    December 9, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  14. Robert

    This space cadet should take a one-way trip - to the moon. Palin's cheesy, winky, "youbetcha" persona will fall flat wherever she goes. Europeans and Israelis are not as gullible, superficial, and poorly informed as Palin's U.S. supporters.

    December 9, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  15. SurRy

    This woman did not even hold a passport until 2006. Just like George W. Bush. Disinterested, unintelligent, unquestioning and vapid. As if the rest of industrialized world doesn't laugh at us enough.

    December 9, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  16. Rosslaw

    Maybe she'll run for office over there.

    December 9, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  17. wgf

    The real news will be when Palin chooses to "man-up" and visit those parts of America that are outside of "real America".

    December 9, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  18. GOP = Greed Over People

    Any chance she will visit some country that still makes live sacrefices to the Goddess of Aging Beauty Contestants?

    "Here's hoping she goes the way of Amelia Earhart ..." cold but very clever!!

    December 9, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  19. chad

    When she comes back from her little trip she will claim to have foreign policy experience.

    December 9, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  20. angryoldguy

    Thanks to John McCain, we now have "THE THING THAT WOULDN'T LEAVE" to contend with! 24/7, 365 All Palin, All the time! Everything she does is news!!! I expect to be emailed every time she uses the restroom! IT'S NEWS!!! You media IDIOTS won't be satisfied until she's ensconed at 1600 Pennsylvaia Ave! Of course, then you can have the fun of tearing her down. The most insane part of this media/blitz/farce is that she COULDN'T HANDLE BEING GOVERNOR OF ALASKA! This means, OF COURSE, that she's qualified to be the next PRESIDENT! Good luck with that! (that's when I move to Canada!)

    December 9, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
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