Palin Says If Press Were Allowed At Speech She’d “Have To Say Different Things”
Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is speaking in Hong Kong at the CLSA Investors’ Forum this week. But it’s closed to the press. And Palin prefers it that way.
“We have asked her to address US foreign policy, to discuss her views on governance, healthcare, and of course, China,” Jonathan Slone, chief executive officer of the Asia-focused brokerage, said in an interview with AFP.
Palin was chosen to speak since she’s a possible Republican candidate in the next US presidential election and because of her influential role in politics, he said.
But CLSA, an arm of French bank Credit Agricole, decided to close Palin’s session to the media after the former Alaska governor indicated that she would have to adjust her speech if reporters were present, Slone said.
“But we said to her, ‘Look, we want you to give the most information to our clients. Do you feel comfortable doing that with the press around?’
“She said, ‘If I do that with the press in the room, I will have to say different things.'”Click here for reuse options!
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