Palin appearance at Iowa tea party event now in doubt
August 31st, 2011
11:26 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin appearance at Iowa tea party event now in doubt

(CNN) - Sources close to Sarah Palin told CNN Wednesday that the former Alaska governor is no longer likely to attend a tea party rally in Iowa on Saturday, an event that's been plagued by logistical issues.

Palin will still make a separate appearance in Des Moines on Friday to meet with her supporters.

The sources stressed that Palin does not want to disappoint her backers in the state who have been eagerly awaiting her appearance.

Saturday's "Restoring America Event" in Indianola had been hotly anticipated, given Palin's fast-approaching self-imposed deadline for making a decision about whether to run for president.

She has pointed to late September as a time frame for that decision. Late Tuesday, news broke that Palin will travel to the lead off primary state of New Hampshire on Monday for another tea party rally.

Palin herself has indicated that she did not plan to announce her political intentions on Saturday in Iowa, but supporters from around the country had already booked plane and bus tickets to the state to attend.

The Palin sources cited "issues with the planning" of the rally, which is being sponsored by Tea Party of America, a recently created group that has never put on a large-scale event.

Event organizers were caught in an embarrassing mix-up on Tuesday when they dis-invited, then re-invited, former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell to speak at the event.

The Palin sources said event organizers had been "dishonest" about the speaking program and how the rally was being promoted.

They said Palin could still appear at the event.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Sarah Palin
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Republican who supports President Obama

    ..and this is important? why? she has no say in the way this country is governed. She is only following the cash and seeks constant attention. IGNORE HER!!!!!

    August 31, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  2. Enough!

    More Interesting than sarah!!! The doctor inserts a long, flexible, lighted tube called a colonoscope, or scope, into the anus and slowly guides it through the rectum and into the colon. The scope inflates the large intestine with carbon dioxide gas to give the doctor a better view. A small camera mounted on the scope transmits a video image from inside the large intestine to a computer screen, allowing the doctor to carefully examine the intestinal lining. The doctor may ask the patient to move periodically so the scope can be adjusted for better viewing.
    Once the scope has reached the opening to the small intestine, it is slowly withdrawn and the lining of the large intestine is carefully examined again. Bleeding and puncture of the large intestine are possible but uncommon complications of colonoscopy. Don't you agree?

    August 31, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oh Lawd!! Can you even IMAGINE this POS in the Oval Office??
    Seriously, can you??
    Trifling, dysfunctional trailer trash dishonoring and embarrassing us as Americans everytime she opens her yap or shows up in public.
    SHE'S GOTTA GO.....too!

    August 31, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. Jamie from Riverside

    I guess maybe she was told she couldn't sell her books. Nevertheless, QUITTER!

    August 31, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. EffortPA

    Palin is acting just the way she did in 9th grade. Some things never change. . .

    August 31, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. FM

    Has this woman ever plan something and stick on it??? And yet some still think she can lead the nation/world??

    August 31, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  7. don

    A Palin presidency would consist of postponing the Inaguration until summer, taking the oath of office, going to the balls then quitting the next morning after the fun was over.
    She needs to announce that she's not running and supporting Rick Perry before it's too late.

    August 31, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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