Did Sarah Palin Back Out Of Nashville Booking?

No, not the National Tea Party convention–at least, not yet. At least, not while she’s allegedly getting $100K to speak at that event.

I’m talking about the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, where Palin was supposedly set to appear with Pat Boone at a Feb. 28 dinner. It was announced waaay back in October. Even Glenn Beck’s 912 project had the booking on its national calendar.

The dinner was sponsored by a pro-Israel group called “Proclaiming Justice To The Nations,” which appears to be one of those scary Fundiegelical organizations which manufactures anti-Muslim fear porn such as their latest film, “The Forgotten People.” The organization’s work has been criticized by local Jewish religious leaders as “an abuse of the memory of the Holocaust, and a manipulation of Holocaust survivors.” (As an aside, PJTN’s president and founder, Laurie Cardoza Moore, is a Nashvillian and former lobbyist for Tennessee Right To Life.)

So perhaps Sarah Palin was smart to back away from this PR disaster-in-waiting. From keynote speaker a few months ago, she was downgraded to a “special invited guest” in early January. Now, however, the PJTN website advertises Michelle Bachmann as its keynote speaker on Feb. 28. The NRB Convention schedule makes no mention of Palin, either.

Of course, Palin could still show up as a surprise guest. She and Bachmann appear to be thick as thieves these days, with Bachmann also booked for the Tea Party confab.

Bachmann/Palin 2012, anyone?

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5 responses to “Did Sarah Palin Back Out Of Nashville Booking?

  1. >Wild guess. Pat Boone still has some cred. He probably worked behind the scenes to get Sarah out of the picture. [a=snark]I mean, it's not like she's a quitter or anything.[/snark] I don't really see her as a serious spiritual leader in any sense.

  2. >What, and Bachmann is? Two peas in a pod.

  3. >I was celebrating everytime I read crazy stuff like this, until I was reminded that, back in 1980, nobody rational gave Dutch Reagan a chance.I mean, "Dutch" was a wacko. But the grown-ups in the party got overwhelmed by the nutcakes backed by oil money.And as predicted, he lagged the incumbent right up until the debates where he didn't win so much as some across as reasonable. With 3 years of couching, anyone can do that.Add in a backroom deal with Iran and the rest is history.And history may not repeat itself, but it recycles its material quite a lot.

  4. >I see what you mean. You and I just couldn't see the beauty. But when the myth-makers were finished, Ronnie was right up there with Knute Rockne, Lou Gehrig and Roy Rogers. Sarah has a similar potency. A girl that hunts is a powerful aphrodisiac. A mother of a large family who works out her stress at the gym every morning is a heroic role model. It is not insignificant that she mentions her crush on Reagan from 1981 in her book.

  5. >I understand Palin's allure and find her very likeable. I can't say the same for many of her policy positions.