Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party, has announced she won’t be speaking at this year’s critical GOP convention, and the Tea Party — who just got their favorite GOP shill Paul Ryan on the ticket — is furious.
Curiously, the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate, former Governor of Alaska, former chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, former Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, former “Miss Congeniality,” former sportscaster, and former head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, did not post her comments to Facebook or Twitter, but — as she has more and more frequently been doing — funneled them through Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren:
“…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. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”- Sarah Palin
Also curiously, there was no “Youbetcha” included.
Of course, in typical Palin fshion, it doesn’t clearly state she’s not speaking, but that’s the gist.
New York Magazine adds:
It’s not entirely clear if she sought a speaking role, didn’t like the time slot the RNC offered, or decided on her own that she’d be better off elsewhere than as a sideshow to Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney. A party official tells Buzzfeed that Palin was invited to speak.
Palin voted for Gingrich in the primaries.
“I do think it’s a mistake for Palin to not speak. Would help candidates she endorses & helps GOP bridge the Establishment/Tea Party gap,” Tammy Bruce tweeted.
BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE: Sarah Palin will not speak at RNC. Big-time diss to Tea Party, social cons. bit.ly/PbZSZ2
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) August 13, 2012
Nostalgic? Here’ Palin’s 2008 Convention speech…
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