During MSNBC's 9AM/12PM news edition, David Shuster was talking to Andy Barr from the Politico about Sarah Palin's rapidly dropping Alaskan poll numbe
May 8, 2009

During MSNBC's 9AM/12PM news edition, David Shuster was talking to Andy Barr from the Politico about Sarah Palin's rapidly dropping Alaskan poll numbers. She was on the East Coast, touring with the Republican listening tour that's supposed to save the GOP.

Anyway, she was supposed to go to DC to be a guest at the White House Correspondents Dinner, but then cancelled.

Flooding in her home state has forced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to cancel an appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Palin told reporters Thursday that she would skip her planned East Coast trip so she could visit parts of Alaska that have been struggling with the most serious flooding in decades.

In addition to attending the dinner Saturday — a mix of Washington elite, White House press corps and Hollywood celebrities — the former Republican vice presidential candidate was scheduled to promote Alaska seafood at an appearance in New York.

What the AP failed to tell us was that Sarah Palin was invited to the dinner by FOX News. No seriously, FOX News invited her as a guest. They are trying to help her run for President in 2012.

Shuster: Why would she want to go to the White House's Correspondence Dinner to begin with, I think I know the answer, but I'll let you explain.

Barr: Well, she was an invited guest of FOX News. As you know the WH Correspondents Dinner is kind of THE event for all the A-Lister's in Washington and if she's going to be a national player , you know a lot of the other players are going to be there, so if there was nothing major going on home, this was something that definitely she could have come to and gotten a lot of attention for.

Shuster: You know Andy, you said something that caught me by surprise. I didn't realize, she was an invited guest of FOX News?

Barr: Yes, she was invited, that's correct. She was going to stay there. I believe Todd Palin is sitting in for her.

Shuster: Alright, I'm just going to keep my mouth shut on that one...

OK, it must have been Greta, right? And they still want to be called a news organization....

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