The opening-day headliner for the annual CPAC conservative convention February 26-28, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has pulled out, citing state business in Juneau. "We're obviously disappointed," said a CPAC official. A spokesman for the three-day confab, organized by the American Conservative Union Foundation and others, said that Palin, the popular former vice presidential nominee, had indicated she would be able to attend but cited "duties of governing" in bowing out. Instead, she will send in a taped message. The decision was clearly a blow to many of those planning to be there, who expected to see Palin address the group on the opening day and Obama foe Rush Limbaugh wrap up the convention.
I wonder if it was a matter of "duties of governing" or if she realized sitting in a room with the likes of Michelle Malkin and Rush Limbaugh was bad for her health political aspirations. Wait, we're talking about the GOP here. Nevermind. Rich Lowry must be heartbroken.