Is GOP Over Sarah Palin?


Mudflats posted a while back about the strange and devolving relationship between Sarah Palin and the GOP when it comes to “making dates”.  Here’s a quick recap.

First Palin says she can’t speak at the GOP winter retreat because she’s got homework in Alaska, and then shows up that same night at the Alfalfa Club Dinner across town in D.C.  Then she commits to speak at the CPAC convention, confirms and then cancels.  Now, she’s all set to deliver the keynote address on June 8 at the Republican Senate-House dinner, it gets announced to the press, and published in all the papers and blogs, and over the airwaves, and then.  Ohhhhhh!   Lucy pulls the football! Again.

Palin remained non-committal about her appearance at the Senate-House Dinner, and poor Charlie Brown was just kind of sitting on the bench, looking all dejected like he does and saying to no one in particular, “Why doesn’t she like me?  Why does this always seem to happen to me?”

Well, it appears as if Charlie Brown has now picked himself up, dusted himself off, and is ready to play with someone else.   Noooo, not Linus.  Noooooo, not Peppermint Patty, and not the Little Red Haired Girl.  It’s… Newt Gingrich?

Here is the official announcement written, undoubtedly, with white knuckles and gritted teeth.

“After initially confirming her attendance, Governor Palin’s team informed the Committees that her gubernatorial responsibilities in Alaska prevented her from committing until the end of the legislative session. We completely understand and respect Governor Palin’s focus on her official state business; however, there is obviously an enormous amount of planning that goes into this annual event. For that reason, we invited and are honored to have former Speaker Newt Gingrich join us as our speaker at the 2009 Senate-House Dinner. As one of our Party’s brightest minds and most energetic speakers, we are looking forward to having former Speaker Gingrich provide the keynote address on June 8.”

The wording is interesting because of course Palin said she never confirmed her attendance at the dinner in the first place.  But the GOP  (sound of grinding teeth) wants to to know that THEY were not the ones that made the embarrassing gaffe.  I don’t know what the next date is going to be, but they may possibly require a confirmation written in blood.

I wonder how Newt Gingrich feels about being Charlie Brown’s rebound guy?



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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. xango_xango
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 10:04:00

    Newt – can you hear wheels in the background. The Palin bus is out to get the GOP and they're looking volunteers.


  2. JBodine
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 10:47:00

    Come on, I attribute to you a higher level of intellegence than this. If I am mistaken, properly apprise me.


  3. xango_xango
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 09:20:00

    JBodine – I'm just trying to interject a little humor into the situation. At least I'm not acting like a high school POTUS Princess follower; out of spite yaknow.


  4. JBodine
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 13:38:00

    "If I am mistaken, properly apprise me." and you have, "At least I'm not acting like a high school POTUS Princess follower; out of spite yaknow." First, I want you to Know POTUS stands for "President of The United States" and "Princess", you are using them as adjectives to describe a Noun "follower". You have failed to name who is followed and who is the (Noun) "follower". A prepositional phrase is not a sentence yaknow. You are presenting your grammer skills, demonstrating a lack of ability to form coherent thoughts.
    You seem to be a sycophant of Sherry Whitstine, your dear leader. You have a blog here on vox, I look forward to witnessing your thinking and writing ability.
    As a commenter on Sherry's Blog, you demonstrate no such ability. I am thinking you do not want to overshadow "Dear Leader's" intellectual capacity.


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