Congressional Republicans Tuesday decided to ditch Sarah Palin in favor of Newt Gingrich for the critical House-Senate fundraising dinner in Washington June 8
Congressional Republicans decided Tuesday to ditch the former GOP vice presidential nominee in favor of the former House speaker for the critical House-Senate fundraising dinner in June 8 in Washington. It's the marquee Republican event to raise money for GOP House and Senate candidates.
"She was a disaster," one Republican source told FOX News. "We had confirmation."
As for inviting Gingrich, National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain said the GOP "decided to go in another direction."
"Speaker Gingrich is a leader," Spain added. [I guess being Gov. of Alaska means you're not?-Tiger]
Another source familiar with the invitation indicated that the campaign committees were so incensed with Palin that they did not even bother to officially notify her that they rescinded the invitation.
Multiple efforts to reach Palin's staff in Alaska for comment were unsuccessful.
The decision to book Gingrich instead of Palin seems to be indicative of growing discontent in the party with the Alaska governor and her potential ability to lead the GOP. And it's the latest in a series of gaffes that have plagued her since the November.
Palin withdrew at the last moment from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington earlier this year.
... Rush, Ann, Sean ... Take note of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. Both have realized the Republican Party has no interest in supporting America, the Constitution, or anything of value left in the good 'ol USA. They (the Republicans) are an anathema, poisonous water, vermin. They cry and whine because they're not as anti-American as Democrats though they keep trying to be!