The Palin Notification Act.
Please join Governor SARAH PALIN & nationally known conservative STAR PARKER Thursday, August 27th 7:30pm at Change Point Church Anchorage
The Alaskans for Parental Rights campaign was developed to return to parents the right to oversee abortion decisions their underage teenage daughters might be unfortunately considering.
So says the notice from Change Point Church, one of Anchorages 2 mega-churches that will be pushing hard for the Parental Notification act. This announcement has appeared all over the internet, far and wide – state blogs, national blogs, Palin blogs, you name it. I’ve known about this appearance for days now. Apparently it’s been in the works for weeks and Jim Minnery, the president of the Alaska Family Council has been gleefully promoting the event. There have even been robocalls by former Lt. Governor Loren Lehman jingling phones all over Anchorage saying, “I’m calling to ask you to meet with Gov. Sarah Palin and me this Thursday for an event to protect young girls facing abortion decisions.”
One teensy little problem, and I bet you can guess what it is.
She won’t be there.
Here’s where we all take the heels of our hands and rub them in circles just over our brow ridge, then slowly do a “face palm” and draaaagggg our hands down until we’re pulling our lower eyelids and making “monster face.” There’s really no other appropriate reaction at this point. So, if you’ve been keeping a tally like I have, you can get out your little spiral pocket notebook and flip to the “Sarah Palin Flake Out” page. That’s it…the one that says:
1. GOP Winter Retreat in D.C. - said she couldn’t come because there was too much work to do back home, but was actually attending the swanky Alfalfa Club Dinner down the street.
2. CPAC Conference- Smitten conservatives on Team Sarah had online groups saving pennies to go hear their idol speak at the convention. Cancelled at the last minute stating she had never said she would be there despite claims by the organizer and heavy promotion on the website.
3. Republican Senate and House Fundraiser – According to organizers, she said yes to delivering the keynote address. Then she denied saying yes, and left the committee in the lurch forcing a last minute replacement by Newt Gingrich.
3A. Republican Senate and House Fundraiser Take II - Invited a second time. Said yes she would, then no she wouldn’t, then got disinvited and replaced by Newt Gingrich, then said yes she would, then they said forget it, but then she did….sort of.
4. Fancy Republican Women’s fundraiser in Simi Valley at Reagan Library - High priced tickets promoted online and sold, then the claim she never said she’d be there and money had to be refunded. Simultaneously thumbs nose at women, Republicans, rich people AND the ghost of Ronald Reagan.
and now our latest entry.
5….(licking tip of pencil) Bagged out of speaking engagement at Change Point Church after her Alaskan right wing religious base and former Lt. Governor have been promoting her appearance for weeks. Claims not to have known. Also, simultaneously announces she won’t be coming to a $500 suggested donation private fundraiser that she admits being invited to because she’s out of town and won’t be back in time.
Where is she, and what is she doing? Sorry everyone counting on her appearance, that information is classified according to Stapleton. But feel free to write that $500 check anyway!
Why, it was just last month when I asked:
“I wonder how long it will be before nobody invites her to speak anywhere ever. And what will Meg Stapletondo now that she can’t blame “miscommunication” with the governor’s staff?”
Apparently she just goes for the flat denial, and makes Jim Minnery of the Alaska Family Council sound like he’s listening to the voices in his head. Again.
Maybe, instead of the Parental Notification Act, we need the Palin Notification Act. I think that groups who are counting on her presence to make gobs of money, and create excitement, and boost attendance at their function should require at least two weeks notice that she plans to say she never knew anything about it.
You know…to avoid stuff like this appearing less than 24 hours before the event.
[hat tip to the always entertaining and uber-talented flyinureye aka The Mudflats Graphics Guru!]