Palin’s appearance at Iowa event uncertain after she accused organizers of dishonesty
The 2012 presidential buzz is centered on whether or not former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going to choose to formally enter the race, but locally it seems Palin still needs to decide whether or not she will appear at an Indianola tea party event scheduled for Saturday.
CNN is reporting that Palin sources have said organizers for the “Restoring American Event” have been “dishonest” about the speaking program and rally promotion, and that Palin is no longer likely to attend.
The rally is being sponsored by Tea Party of America, a newer group that has little experience with hosting such a large event. On Tuesday, for instance, there was a mix-up on whether or not Christine O’Donnell, a previous Senate candidate from Delaware and a tea party favorite, would be in attendance.
A source close to Plain was even more blunt with The Wall Street Journal, saying Palin’s appearance was “no longer confirmed” and citing “continual lying” from event organizers that involved not only the O’Donnell appearance but fundraising and unapproved logistical changes. The source said there could possibly be another event scheduled in Iowa this weekend, or Palin could ultimately decide to appear at the Indianola event.
Local organizers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Tea Party Express announced Tuesday evening that Palin will be speaking at their Labor Day rally in New Hampshire on Monday, which Palin’s PAC has confirmed.