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GOP says ‘no dice’ to Palin for speaking role at convention

By Capitol Hill Blue
August 13, 2012

Sarah Palin: No room at the GOP inn
(REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Sarah Palin is trying to put a positive spin on the fact that she was not invited to speak at The Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month.

She’s trying to act like the snub was her idea.

It wasn’t and sources close to Palin tell Capitol Hill Blue that the GOP diva “went ballistic” when it became clear that the GOP’s big party didn’t want her in the show.

Says Palin:

This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced community organizer’s plans to ‘fundamentally transform’ our country are unfortunately coming true.

Unfortunately for Palin, everything she said and did four years ago remains a nightmare for the GOP establishment and they want nothing to do with John McCain’s bombastic running mate from 2008.

Palin, playing the good party soldier, says she supports presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his newly-picked running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

While McCain’s running mate from 2008 will be absent from the podium in Tampa, the GOP nominee from four years ago will speak, along with former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

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9 Responses to GOP says ‘no dice’ to Palin for speaking role at convention

  1. compuable

    August 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Sarah Not Asked to Speak at the convention

    Re: ‘We Must Now Look to This New Team’ Very interesting indeed. No kidding – Don’t look back at the 2008 team whatever you do! Lol

    Yet another truly clueless, unintentionally ironic headline grabber. It’s no wonder she is not speaking at the upcoming convention. With Palin being such a downright gauche and derisive media pariah in the last election cycle; I’m betting the GOP leadership wasn’t exactly ‘excited to hear from’ her. They have absolutely nothing to possibly gain from it and would have much to lose from such an appearance, in my opinion.

    The big question at this moment; in the back of every political pundits mind has to be whether ‘Smiley-Face’ Sarah was actually ‘invited to speak’ (or specifically asked NOT to) by anyone in the GOP hierarchy, particularly Mitt. I guess only time will tell… perhaps her next book: “Sarah Knows All – Tells None” will give us a clue.

    My best guess would that they were all most likely looking to avoid an awkward and potentially embarrassing James Mason ‘A Star is Born moment’ grumpy ‘it’s the media’s entire fault, I tell ya!’ retroactive rehash and reiteration stump speech by her at Mitt’s convention. Her constant ‘crazy-faced smile’ reminds me of that masked character in that 2006 movie dystopian thriller film V for Vendetta. lol

  2. Karen J (@KaJo503)

    August 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    However, Sarah WILL be available for pole dances…er, polls at her rented storefront in Channelside Bay Mall in Tampa where she will doubtless be inviting friends like Sharron Angle, Sarah Steelman, Karen Handel, Rita Meyer, etc…all losers just like her.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75036.html

  3. Willie Buck Merle

    August 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Surprising no? They needed her slot for Stuttering John from the Howard Stern Show.

  4. Ivyfree

    August 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hysterical. Three years as a very functional President, and she’s still stupidly referring to him as “inexperienced.” He’s a member of a very small group of five: current and past U.S. Presidents, and by definition, he’s way more qualified than she.

  5. pollytickleparty

    August 14, 2012 at 12:06 am

    This represents a “double blow” to the Palins’ income — not only will Sarah NOT be speaking, Todd won’t be pimping either.

    • Willie Buck Merle

      August 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

      ooooh! +1

  6. Nadine Lockhart

    August 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    She did it to herself–because this is “herself”–to sell Palin. What they want, what any convention wants, is support for the candidate. She couldn’t even do that when she was VP-candicate; she took the opportunity to self-promote. If she had been sincere in the least, R/R would have perhaps felt an obligation, but she is so jealous that she cannot even refer to them by name, only the “new team”–she’s seething. What goes around comes around, and we all dislike paybacks.

  7. Nadine Lockhart

    August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Ironically, if the GOP gets in, she’ll even have less of a role; at least with Obama, she gets to criticize, but as one comment above observed, even that’s getting old since Obama is no longer inexperienced (something she’s still slinging at him).

  8. Wayne K Dolik

    August 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    If you just put a group of the people who won’t be speaking together, it would pack the house. Ron Paul needs to invite Palin to his private convention prior to the Tampa GOP.