Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sarah Palin at tea party event? 'You betcha'
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is still planning to speak at next week’s National Tea Party Convention, even though GOP Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee have dropped out. Palin is reportedly receiving a $100,000 speaking fee for the event, money that she says will be funneled back into conservative causes. The former vice presidential nominee is now the only major GOP figure committed to the event, which has been plagued by sponsors backing out and an inability to sell tickets. Asked Thursday night by Fox News host Greta Van Susteren if she is still planning to go, Palin responded: “You betcha.” “I'm going to speak there because there are people traveling from many miles away to hear what that tea party movement is all about and what that message is that should be received by our politicians in Washington,” she said. “I'm honored to get to be there.”...read more