Sunday, 6 February 2011

Smells fishy.

Organizers for an event that featured The $arah©™ cancelled her appearance, citing "an onslaught of personal attacks". From here:
Palin was to speak at the Patriots & Warriors Gala at the Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale, Colo., which was billed as an awards banquet and fundraiser for military families in need and for a grief camp for children who had lost loved ones in combat.

But the event, sponsored by the Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation, was canceled Saturday, a day after it had been announced to the media. A press release posted on the sponsoring organization's Facebook page reads, "Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Gov. Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns."

The press release goes on to say that no direct threats were made against Palin, nor were any made against members of the organization's staff, but in light of the shooting rampage in Arizona last month, the negative rhetoric "raises concern for her safety and the safety of others despite the call for civility in America."

As the WaPo item observes, this frees Palin's schedule so she can appear at the NBC/Politico Republican presidential primary debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in California on the same date. Interesting - and opportunistic - timing, I would say.

4 comments:

catpaw said...

The press release goes on to say that no direct threats were made against Palin, nor were any made against members of the organization's staff...
In other words, utter nonsense. Smells more like a publicity grab or a monumental hissy fit by a drama queen.

Bina said...

Threats, schmetz. I bet the real reason is that they just couldn't sell enough tickets to cover their costs.

sassy said...

Dear $arah©™

BS

berlynn said...

Yup, as Sassy alludes, it smells like a pile of shit, not fish! FFS!

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