Sarah Palin has yet to receive an invitation to speak at or even attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August and, from the silence The Daily Beast received when they asked the Romney Campaign about the issue, it seems she may not receive an invite at all.
The Daily Best reports that Palin spoke to them about the issue through email, writing:
“What can I say? I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.
Sarah Palin went on to say:
In accepting those consequences…one must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.”
According to The New York Daily News, the magazine received no response when asking Mitt Romney’s campaign about Palin’s role in the upcoming RNC. One adviser with the campaign did indicate that she may be banned from speaking at the convention under her contract with FOX News. Palin, however, denied that, saying:
“It’s true I’m prohibited from doing some things…but this is the first I’ve heard anyone suggest that as an excuse, er, reason to stay away from engaging in the presidential race. I’m quite confident Fox’s top brass would never strip anyone of their First Amendment rights in this regard.”
CBS News notes that Palin may be jumping the gun in saying she won’t be invited to the Republican National Convention, as, while Rick Santorum has been assured a speaking spot, he has yet to receive his invitation. Also, Andrea Saul, a spokesperson for the Romney campaign, has said that “no invitations have gone out yet” as far as she knows.
Do you think that Sarah Palin will receive an invite to the Republican National Convention?