Palin’s Office Refutes GOP Dinner Speaking Gig

Posted March 17, 2009 at 10:18am
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What seemed Monday to be a simple tout of a speech by 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin at a major party fundraising event this June unraveled into confusion, as a spokesman for the Alaska governor denied that she had even agreed to attend the dinner in Washington, D.C.  

“I communicated with the governor directly and she did not know anything about it,” Bill McAllister, the governor’s spokesman, told the Anchorage Daily News late Monday evening.  

The denial came just hours after the officials of the Republicans’ national congressional campaign committees sent out a release lauding Palin as the keynote speaker for the party’s annual Senate-House fundraising dinner, scheduled for June 8.