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Sarah Palin gets no speaking slot in Tampa



Given the lack of enthusiasm she voiced for Mitt Romney throughout the Republican presidential primary, Sarah Palin always seemed like a longshot for a prime speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. She confirmed to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren she won't be speaking, but still will be cheering on the Romney-Ryan ticket:

"...Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path...."

[Last modified: Sunday, August 12, 2012 9:45pm]


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