Posted by | February 2, 2009 11:24 | Filed under: Top Stories

House Republicans invited Sarah Palin to their winter retreat this past weekend in Virginia to give a morale-boosting speech, but were told she had pressing state business and couldn’t leave Alaska.  But Palin wasn’t in Alaska at that time, she was, guess where? In Washington, DC, at the exclusive Alfalfa dinner.  And it seems that her reasoning was that she would be breathing the same air as President Obama.

“The Alfalfa dinner, yes, in fact that’s because President Obama is scheduled to be there,” Palin said. “And how often will I have an opportunity to have dinner with the president? I will take up that offer to do so.”


House Republicans did just fine without Palin, hosting Mitt Romeny, Newt Gingrich, Michael Steele, and Tim Pawlenty, among others.

“She lied to us,” said a Republican at the retreat.


Asked why Palin told the Republicans she could not leave Alaska this weekend, Palin spokesman Bill McAllister offered this non-responsive answer:

“My understanding is that the governor has not scheduled any partisan events on her current trip to D.C.,” McAllister told ABC News.

House Republican leader John Boehner gave perhaps the most telling answer when asked about Palin’s absence. He shrugged and said, “Whatever.”

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