Will Sarah Palin attend the Republican convention in Tampa next month? The question has generated considerable speculation recently, but we should know the answer before the weekend is over:
“We’ll have an announcement in a couple of days,” she told a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times Wednesday. “I don’t know if we’ll do anything fancy as a press conference, but we’ll get the word out.”
Palin made the comments poolside at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, where TV critics attended an NBC reception promoting its new fall programs. One of them is “Stars Earn Stripes,” a reality show starring Palin’s husband Todd. The show features celebrities doing military exercises.
Among the GOP heavyweights who have called for Gov. Palin to speak at the Aug. 27-30 convention are Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and former senior White House advisor Pat Buchanan.