Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sarah Palin coming to West Texas Thursday, March 25

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Sarah Palin will be in the West Texas city for two events next week:
The former Alaskan governor will be speaking about conservative issues and raising funds for a New York City-based political organization, a spokesman confirmed Thursday.

The high-profile conservative will address about 500 people, including schoolchildren carrying questions they have written for her, at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at a location that had not yet been determined. She will then meet 400 people and speak from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at a fundraiser at the Petroleum Club, 501 W. Wall St.

Palin, who ran with GOP presidential nominee John McCain in 2008, will discuss issues she has emphasized at "Tea Party" rallies around the nation since last year along with energy concerns like the cap and trade proposals pending in Congress, said Executive Director Victor Cocchia for the Liberty & Freedom Foundation.


"Gov. Palin represents something different on the whole political scene, a breath of fresh air," said Cocchia. "People are attracted to her because she brings a spark. She loves talking to people and always ends up answering all the questions. She's a kindhearted person.

"Having dealt with energy issues as governor of Alaska, I expect her to touch on cap and trade, which would create ghost towns all across the Southwest."
This is a fundraiser, so the tickets aren't cheap. For ticket information, oil barons and wildcatters can call the Liberty & Freedom Foundation at 770-8440 or e-mail Reservations are $1,250 per couple or $4,000 per table.

- JP

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