Palin to keynote Reagan celebration
January 27th, 2011
05:23 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin to keynote Reagan celebration

(CNN) - Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will give the keynote address in February at the Reagan Ranch Center honoring the 100th anniversary of the former president's birthday.

The two days of events in Santa Barbara, California are sponsored by the conservative Young America's Foundation.

"Young America's Foundation has been sharing the values of President Reagan with young people for over 40 years, and there is no organization more committed to preserving freedom's future," Palin said in a statement.

Her speech on February 4th will "draw parallels to today while calling for young people to continue the Reagan revolution into 2012 and beyond," according to the release.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will speak at the end of the celebrations on Saturday February 5th.

The festivities will include panel discussions with Reagan authors, former Reagan administration officials and leaders of the Young America's Foundation.

Filed under: Ronald Reagan • Sarah Palin
soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. jt10000

    Does Palin know Reagan built up the largest peacetime budget deficit in U.S. history (and also signed the largest peacetime tax increase)?

    January 27, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  2. fayse

    Sarah Palin, your time has come and gone. So, go away please.

    January 27, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  3. Santa Fean

    What did Reagan do for the deficit? What did Reagan do when our Marines were bombed in Lebanon? What did Reagan do when he was questioned about Iran/Contra? Reagan was a nice guy but a bad President controlled by....wait for it...the Bush clan! Don't forget Palin is a quitter.

    January 27, 2011 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  4. fayse

    Can we please move on from Sarah Palin, Rand Paul and Michele Bachmann. Each one is a waste of time, energy and discussion.

    January 27, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  5. chris

    Palin and Michael Reagan have been using President Reagan's name. In Sept. 2008, Michael said Palin was his dad in a skirt. I don't remember Mrs. Reagan agreeing.

    January 27, 2011 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  6. bcnu_too

    Well it was so nice for a couple of days to have nothing on the ticker about category 5 moron Palin. Why can't this imbecile go back to Alaska and stay there and mind her own business. Also she should not be called former Governor Palin because she did not complete her term. She shouldn't be called anything having to do with politics. I never hear her called former mayor of whatever poor town in Alaska she was the mayor of.

    January 27, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. ED FL

    Palin is starting to see the writing/talking on the wall ,Sarah REAGAN has passed away please do not give him anymore grief. He messed up bad enough when he was with us.Could this be the new Palin only talking to demised people because no live ones want to listen to her.

    January 27, 2011 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  8. rusty155

    They pick the most unqualified person to speech in Saran Palin. She the biggest Idiot in all of American. All she going to do is spread hate and racist and lie.

    January 27, 2011 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  9. Mike in Texas

    She didn't even know what state Reagan went to college. A travesty. The President can give a much better speech on Reagan the man than Palin ever can.

    January 27, 2011 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  10. Ron

    I am not a conservative, but even I could pick many different conservatives who would be better speakers and better represent the party at the Reagan celebration.

    January 27, 2011 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  11. Gil

    I think they picked her as she is a good example of the early stages of Altzheimers!

    January 27, 2011 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  12. Mr. Moderate

    Palin and Chaney, what an insult to Reagan's legacy.

    January 27, 2011 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
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