WSJ: Palin Cancels “Major Address” at Iowa TP Event Over “Lying”
Bummer. I was just working on a post about how squirrelly the whole “Tea Party of America” operation appears to be, especially after yesterday’s kerfuffle where they invited, uninvited and then reinvited Conservative punchline Christine O’Donnell.
Now, the WSJ’s Washington Wire reports that Palin is bagging on the event, allegedly over “continual lying” on the part of the event organizers. (Whoopsie — updated article says Palin is “no longer confirmed.” A subtle distinction.)
Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics — who follows Palin closely and usually has the inside scoop on these things — confirms that her appearance at the Iowa rally is “on hold,” although Palin still plans to be in Iowa on Saturday. Meanwhile, Shushannah Walshe — Conroy’s co-author on the book Sarah from Alaska — tweets that Tea Party of America organizers have spoken with Palin’s handlers, the event is “go” and they just have to “take care of a couple things.”
C4Pers are predictably in a tizzy, since some had intended to drive or fly cross-country to attend what they hoped would be Palin’s long-teased announcement of a Presidential run, or at least the Gettysburg Address of the 21st Century.
For their sake, I hope the WSJ reporting is correct, since at least the trip wouldn’t be a total wash:
The former governor will now appear at a Friday event in Des Moines sponsored by the group Conservatives4Palin. It is currently scheduled for 8 p.m. at The Machine Shed Restaurant
[UPDATE:] OK, now we know even less.
[UPDATE:] For once, Dan Riehl is right.
[UPDATE:] Looks like Snooki was too proud to share the stage with the Witch of Delaware. It is now safe to say “DIVA!”