Thursday, 21 May 2009
Sarah Palin going to irrelevant celebration (update)
Gov. Sarah Palin is coming to Auburn June 6.
The Alaskan governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate will travel to Auburn for what the city organizers call Founders Day, which this year will celebrate 50 years of Alaskan statehood.
It's not clear where else in New York Palin might visit.
"Auburn is the anchor," Meghan Stapleton said. "We're still trying to decide her schedule. "We're coming to Auburn because of the direct celebration of Alaska and the role of Auburn's William Seward. The governor is absolutely excited."
The date has no historical significance for Auburn or Alaska. Alaska became a state in January 1959; Seward Day, an Alaskan state holiday, falls on the last Monday in March.
Is Sarah Palin going to this "do" just to be nice to Meghan Stapleton?
Stapleton's father, Auburn lawyer T. David Stapleton, sits on the board of the Seward House in Auburn, and wrote the invitation on behalf of the city and the Seward House.
Good old Meg does a lot of speaking on behalf of the governor. That's the least Sarah could do... before she throws Meg under the bus, of course...
I'm sure Sarah Palin is absolutely excited about something else, though.
UPDATE: Why did AuburnPub.com say Sarah Palin had declined the invitation less than one week ago?
I'm getting a headache...
Article about Founders Day