Sarah Palin’s Desperation to Avoid the 1st GOP Presidential Debate

Sarah Palin was recently scheduled to address a function staged by some inactive tinpot “military” charity organization in Colorado, on the very date of the first GOP Presidential debate. Tickets didn’t sell and the event was canceled. It turned out the charity had no money, either. Exit Sarah Palin.

Naturally, rather than admit that even “the troops” weren’t interested in her any longer, Palin’s camp manufactured claims of “threats” to her.

“Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Governor Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns,” the organizers posted on Facebook.

The Sarah Palin Worship Cult weighed in, offering their goddess some additional victimization conspiracies:
BostonBruin says:
Of course, it’s possible that the Gov. has reason to believe that NBC/Politico were behind the threats that forced the cancellation of the initial fundraiser.

And, as usual, spokespersons for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Denver Police Department and Colorado Bureau of Investigation said they had not received reports of threats related to Palin’s planned speech. It seems that only Alaska police are prepared to lie for Sarah Palin.

So what is she to do? With her ‘excuse’ canceled, people everywhere will be wanting to know if she’s going to front up and debate with real politicians. And they’ll be making fun of her.

John Andrews to the rescue! The Denver Post reports:

‘When the original event was canceled, John Andrews, an enterprising sort, immediately called Palin’s people to tell them that Palin was, in fact, always welcome in Colorado. I guess he didn’t see the danger, either.

Andrews was trying to get Palin to attend his Western Conservative Summit event, which last year was best known for producing the Lone Tree Declaration. The event, unfortunately, wasn’t actually in Lone Tree — it was in Littleton — and the town of Lone Tree disavowed the whole thing, especially the declaration.

On the other hand, nobody was threatened and the event was a success.

This year, Andrews was hoping to bring in some presidential candidates, such as, maybe, Palin.

“I remember that it was the day of the Super Bowl,” Andrews is telling me about the call. “They said to make it quick because they wanted to watch the game. When I asked about July, they said why not do it on May 2, which was still an open date on Palin’s calendar, and why not do it as a tribute to the military.”

Faster than you can say “wounded caribou,” Andrews had Palin lined up, with Colorado Christian University — whose think tank he heads — as the sponsor. All proceeds will go to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a charity that benefits families of fallen troops.

There are at least two notable features, besides the cost — which is a slightly more reasonable $25. Andrews says that Palin, known for her hefty speaking fees, is doing the event pro bono. And the affair will take place the same night as the first Republican primary debate at the Reagan Library in Santa Barbara.’

Money-hungry Sarah Palin is so desperate to avoid the GOP debate that she is prepared to screech her usual nonsense – and pull her rubbery faces – free of charge.