Sarah Palin To Miss CPAC This Year Too

February 4th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Sarah PalinFeb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Firebrand GOP member and former mayor of Alaska, Sarah Palin always manages to stay in the headlines and the reasons are not always related to her political career. The lady who has often been associated with controversy in U.S. political circle is back in news and this time she has refused to be the keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference that will be held next week. This is the fourth time Sarah Palin has given a miss to the conference, something that is quite unexpected from a veteran GOP politician. This year the conference will be attended by Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell and John Thune, among others.

David Keene, who is the American Conservative Union’s chairman said in a statement that Sarah Palin was willing to come to this year’s conference but its timing clashed with her schedule, leading to the refusal. He regretted that she would not be attending the 2011 conference. He added, “She expressed interest and wanted to attend this year and we look forward to having her next year”. It is possible that the Republican leader declined to attend it because a section of social conservatives are protesting against the inclusion of GOProud, a gay conservative group. Some important entities like the Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America and Tea Party movement hero Sen. Jim DeMint are also skipping the upcoming event, it has been reported.

Whatever the cause could be, there is no doubt that the former Alaska Governor who is also a member of Tea Party is having a trying time syncing with the conservatives in the GOP.

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