Sarah Palin Heading To Long Island Next Month

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Sarah Palin is coming to New York.

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will speak at a gathering of a New York business group next month and has agreed to answer questions during a one-hour interview with the head of the organization.

The Long Island Association has previously welcomed former presidents and other national leaders to speak at its meetings, which are usually attended by about 1,000 business leaders.

“Nobody can deny that she has had an impact on the debate over public policy,” Kevin Law, the group’s president, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “Let’s see what she has to say.”

Bill Clinton was the most recent speaker at an association event last fall. Former President George W. Bush and his father made a joint appearance before the group, as well. Other speakers have included Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell, Newt Gingrich and Alan Greenspan.

Law said Palin has agreed to a one-hour interview with him onstage at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. Law said he did not believe there were any restrictions on what questions he can ask.

“I expect numerous people won’t be pleased, but I am never going to make all the people happy,” said Law, an attorney who previously headed the Long Island Power Authority.

A Palin aide confirmed that the former Alaska governor will appear at the event.

Law declined to say how much Palin would be paid for her appearance.

This will be the former Alaska governor’s second trip to Long Island since running with John McCain in 2008.

She spoke at a fundraiser for an organization that assists people with developmental disabilities at an appearance in June 2009. Her son Trig has Down syndrome.

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  • L I Nerd

    After she speaks at this event shes strippiing at Scores so dont miss it . Please stay home Long Island does not like you.

  • Palin Putz

    The moron has problems at home. Todd seems to be seeing a local masseuse! I think its high comedy, and if the “business leaders” of Long Island want to pay big money for the bimbo effect, then all power to them.

  • Jannette

    Sarah Palin is a strong, smart leader. She has been successful in business and in politics. The lamestream media has lied and distorted many things about her. She is my hero because she has more balls than any man or woman I have ever seen in politics or in private. She is also truthful. Most people would have withered under all the lies. Liberals also hate her because she is a christian and is pro life. They hate her because she had a baby with Down’s syndrome. Women who have had abortions hate pro life people. It has nothing to do with politics.

  • The Dingbat

    Where is Archie when you need him to tell Edith, Sorry I mean Sarah to stifel it! Those conservatives are really unpatriotic given that the GOP started this country on its downhill financial spiral. Look at the debt from Reagan till now. Just add the deficits.

    Of course this is the US so people can say what they want but shes an idiot with nice legs that why guys like her!

  • Palin go home

    Oh no!!! She will realize she can even see Conneticut at the Long Island sound!!! (north of Long Island, south of CT) geeeeee!!!!! OMG get real doesn’t she have anything better to do?

  • Ellen

    I;m an Independent, and voted for McCain, but in no way can see how people can actually listen to this woman who often times sounds like a moron. Now I can’t stand John McCain for dumping this woman on the political scene. Glad now that McCain lost.

    • OMG

      He might have done it on purpose, just to bother us, since he knew he had no chances of winning….

  • Captain Obvious

    Lampooning politicians is a long standing American tradition.

    In the words of the immortal Sergeant Hulka: Lighten up, Francis

  • Rodin

    ENOUGH OF THIS NONSENSE! I’m taking a break.

  • Rodin

    You can ship her off maybe to the promised land of Israel, where Christians think they can score. But, PLEASE, not north (or, in her case, East).

  • Nick

    I personally believe Palin to be a brainless twit. But if you losers, who had consistently made the wrong decisions your entire stinking lives, hates her, than she must be good. You’re basically telling the world that she’s another Ronald Regan.

    • Rodin

      Robert Hughes in “Culture of Complaint”: “Ronald Reagan left us us a little bit stupider than we were.”

      She very well may be….

      • Nick

        Dear Rodin, I didn’t know things like you can get any stupider.

      • Rodin

        It’s all Reagan’s doing and now we know he was suffering from Alzheimer’s while in the White House.

        “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” – H. L. Mencken

        First there was Reagan, then there was ‘W’, we deserve Palin.

      • DanTe

        And somehow, even with Alzheimer, Regan did more than any of your dumbacRats. Yep, you can be stupider.

      • Rodin

        D A N T E !!!!!!!!!!!! THE MISSING LINK !!! Where were you? Look below. EVERYBODY wuz axing fer yuh. So glad you got here. The Cretin Crusade is complete !!!

        “And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual.” – H.L. Mencken

        Sorry you’re so late, Dawnting, gotta go, but not before saying g’nite.

  • harriet in ny

    ah, do we have to?

  • Concerned Conservative

    I can’t believe all of these idiotic, unfunny comments. And you guys think Sarah Palin is the dummy?

    • Rodin

      You SHOULD be concerned! You confuse Conservatism wwith ignorance … and discourse with vomit.

    • harriet in ny

      in a word, yes.

  • Schmellma Arss

    Do you think she’ll see Russia from Montauk Point??????

    • Michael H.

      No, but she might see Greenland.

  • kevin

    she thinks Long Island is a continent…
    she has to be one of the stupidest politician ever.

  • Tea Party Vik Hater

    You are so intellectually limited you think that anyone who dislikes Sarah Palin must be a liberal and love Hillary Clinton. What a narrow view of politics and political discourse. Here’s a news flash: You need not be liberal to dislike Sarah Palin. As a true conservative, not some neo or one who blindly follows all Republicans, I despise her. I do not like Hillary Clinton either, but at least she commands respect through her intellect and leadership qualities. Sarah Palin has resigned from two leadership positions in Alaska. She’s a big mouth who spews drivel. We should be celebrating politicians who have a PROVEN record of progress in public service. Not some bimbo whose claim to fame is being “folksy” and a hockey mom. Stupidity is not a virtue, it’s shameful. Get a clue.

    • Steve

      Tea Party Vik Hater – as I myself am center-right, I TOTALLY agree with your comments!!
      I’m happy that elements of the “rational right” (Rollins, Scarborough, even a “baby step” from Chris Christie) are finally calling out that FLAMING MORON (more commonly known as Sarah Palin).
      This is not about HATE, this is about expressing our grave fears of a dangerous idiot like Sarah Palin (who is also power-hungry).

    • Steve(The Real One)

      What does being “intellectually limited” have to do with being an American?

      There is only ONE WAY to adhere to the Constitution.

      There is only ONE WAY to be free.

      There is only ONE WAY to be an American

      There is only ONE WAY to be a conservative.

      If you compromise any of those American, time-tested principles, it does not make you intellectually superior. People like you who accuse people of “spewing drivel” are usually the ones vomiting it in record numbers.

      Sarah Palin has no problem with the United States Constitution or defending it. Look where she is, and look where you are.

      Now, get a reality check.

      • Concerned Conservative

        Very well said Steve (The Real One)

      • Rodin

        “There is only ONE WAY” IS being “intellectually limited”.

      • Steve (The Real One)


        Intellectualism has nothing to do with freedom. There is only one way to be free. Suggesting we need more intellectualism to bend those principles or those rules are indicative of what it is the alleged-intellectual is up to,

      • Rodin

        Deep, Steve, deep…. Ugh!

  • Benjamin

    Sarah – you’re long overdue. Do not listen to these morons – they can’t handle the Truth. Nor do they believe in G-d.

    • harriet in ny

      What does the belief in G-d have to do with disliking Sarah Palin?

      • Rodin

        “After coming into contact with a religious man, I always feel I must wash my hands.” – FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

        THAT’S WHAT!

  • nathan

    No Dan Te on this thread? Oh maybe he and Mike L are getting each other off to pix of Queen Sarah.

  • tea party vik

    To all you Sarah haters, why must you hate?? Oh right because you are jealous since you only have Hillary and her pant suits. Tell me why Hillary never dress like a woman? Oh i know but I dont want to see it.

    Sarah might not be prez, but she will be in politics for a long time.

    • Rodin

      Because ignorance should be painful and, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be (or the ignorant are oblivious, “bliss”).

      BTW, “hate” is for people who matter. Why waste emotional energy on irrelevants?

      Hilary may wear pants. Would you prefer skirts to brains … in a Secretary of State?

      You priorities explain Sarah Palin.

  • Captain Obvious

    I would prefer Tina Fey dressed up like Sarah Palin.

  • Vomit from Sarah Palin

    She’s a big dummy. Why do legitimate people continue to take this woman seriously? Hello…she resigned from her Governorship to be on REALITY TV. She also attended 5 colleges in 5 years. Her behavior is that of someone who is unstable and can’t finish anything she starts. Not exactly leadership qualities. I can see her BS from NY, Alaska, my basement….ANYWHERE!

  • Steve

    I’m extremely tired of this dim-witted, moose hunting imbecile. Every time I look at the web, turn on the TV or the radio, I am assaulted by her putrid stupidity. I am “tired” of Palin invading (rational) America’s personal space. It also amazes me that SOME (Sean Hannity, Limbaugh, others) but NOT ALL on the right, somehow yearn to lionize morons. I don’t want to elect someone because they remind me of a high school drop-out with a pretty face, I want to elect them because they are at least somewhat qualified.

    • Ben

      “somewhat qualified” – who did you vote for in the last presidential elections?

  • david11238

    She can see the Russian Tea Room from her hotel.

  • Todd

    Her son trig? Or her duaghters Bristol first child?

  • Rodin


  • danny

    I’m going to put my personal and political feelings aside for now.

    What does a former weather girl (not a meteorologist!) and a Governor who quit half way through know about running a business?

  • Mike


  • nyc

    The Long Island Association must be hard up in getting a speaker ! Why don’t they try getting a smart international business type for their meeting ? How will having Palin help anyone ? How to hunt and shoot innocent animals training ?

    • Fred

      I will have to refudiate that.

  • Mike L

    Ringo, you can see the welfare office from yours’.

    • ringo

      i love you so much i want to give you a giant kiss on the lips :P

  • ringo

    She can see Russia from her house :)

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