Despite an invitation to speak at the conference, Sarah Palin, former vice presidential candidate, and until recently Alaska governor, decided not come to the National Federation of Republican Women's 35th Convention, according to the organization.
"It is disappointing," says Barbara Davis, who heads the Melbourne, Fla., chapter. "We were hoping that she would come. It would have benefited her to attend."
"We don't know what's going on with her," says Barbara Knauff, a NFRW member from Leesburg, Fla. "She's not the kind to go quietly into the night, but she's smart. She'll come out when she can make the greatest impact."
While Palin will not be going to Florida, she will be delivering a keynote speech in Hong Kong, China, later this month, according to her spokeswoman, Meg Stapleton.
Well, the women's convention looks like a freebie, the Hong Kong gig, on the other hand...
Yes, Sarah Palin will "come out when she can make the greatest impact". On her bank balance, more likely. Which brings me to another snippet of Levi's story on Vanity Fair, talking about Sarah after she lost the election:
Sarah was sad for a while. She walked around the house pouting. I had assumed she was going to go back to her job as governor, but a week or two after she got back she started talking about how nice it would be to quit and write a book or do a show and make “triple the money.” It was, to her, “not as hard.” She would blatantly say, “I want to just take this money and quit being governor.” She started to say it frequently, but she didn’t know how to do it. When she came home from work, it seemed like she was more and more stressed outIn her breathless resignation announcement, Sarah Palin said:
In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, and finally polling the most important people in my life – my children (where the count was unanimous…) well, in response to asking: “Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children’s future from OUTSIDE the Governor’s office?” It was four “yes’s” and one “hell yeah!” The “hell yeah” sealed it – and someday I’ll talk about the details of that…
What she may have asked the children: "Want me to make difference to our finances by making a pile of money from those suckers, outside this stupid governor's office?"