Palin, Obama to share stage at dinner for Washington elite

January 30th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Jan.30 (ANI): Alaska Governor and former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama will share a stage together this Saturday night in Washington, Politico has learned.
Palin will join Obama at the Alfalfa Dinner, a venerable gathering of the citys political elite.
The president is scheduled to address the black-tie crowd at the Capital Hilton.
Palin spokesman Bill McAllister said in an e-mail that Palin would be speaking at the dinner.
An Alfalfa Club member, however, said that no speech by the Alaska governor was planned.
The event is not accessible to the public or the media.
The Alfalfa Club puts on the dinner for an exclusive list of about 200 movers and shakers on the last Saturday of January.
The name is in honor of a plant known to do anything for a drink.
Comprised of mostly older white men, the group didnt induct women until 1993. Blacks were only welcomed in the 1970s.
Presidents, though, almost always attend and speak. (ANI)

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