Palin in Iowa on 11/21? Um, not

The Iowa Family Policy Center tried (in my estimation) to smoke Sarah Palin out this week, releasing a public statement about their quest to get the former Alaska governor to speak at a big deal political event in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, November 21. That’s the same evening Vice President Joe Biden is confirmed as the headliner for another big deal political event in Des Moines, Iowa.

Here’s a key quote from the IFPC news release: 

“We have reached out to Governor Palin through both official and informal channels and extended an invitation for her to keynote our annual fundraising event.” — IFPC president Chuck Hurley

Holly Bailey from Newsweek posted on The Gaggle today a bit about the public pleading for Palin’s presence.  Here’s a  key quote from a Palin spokesperson that’s aimed directly at Hurley:

“We don’t believe she will be able to attend with her tightly scheduled book tour, and the group has been told that through formal and informal channels.” — Meg Stapleton, Palin’s spokeswoman

Jonathan Martin of The Politico wrote a piece about this as well.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.