Saturday, 29 August 2009
Will Sarah Palin show up this time?
Economic Club announces 2009-10 speakers
The worlds of politics, sports and journalism will come to Lake Michigan College beginning next month as former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former First Lady Laura Bush, Michigan State University head basketball Coach Tom Izzo and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman address The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan.
In announcing its 2009-10 speakers lineup Friday, the club offered the teaser that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin might speak to the club.
Palin, who recently resigned as Alaska's governor, has not begun accepting speaking invitations. But when she does the club will invite her, said Club President Michael Cook. If she accepts, she would probably speak in May.
When the time comes (and it's a long way away), the day before Sarah Palin is due to speak, Meg Stapleton will say they never heard anything about any speech.
(more about Sarah Palin's avoiding public appearances here)