November 28, 2014

Palin comes to Wisconsin, media blackout

The one-time candidate for Vice President of the United States will speak at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Friday.

Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin comes to Milwaukee, but with restrictions. No video or still cameras, no audio recording devices, no cell phones, no laptops, and no interviews. Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate says that’s “bizarre.”

“You know, for someone who claims to be a rogue and isn’t afraid of what other people think it really is sort of hypocritical to not let the media, the press cover your event.”

Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Reince Priebus says don’t blame the GOP for the limitations to Palin’s appearance.

“Well first of all we’re excited about her coming to Wisconsin but this is apparently a Right to Life event.”

Priebus says the GOP is not affiliated with Right to Life, who set the rules for this event, so, he says, it’s out of his hands. Tate says that’s a cop out.

“She is somebody who was the vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party, she may run for president as a Republican. I can understand the need and the desire for the Republican Party of Wisconsin to run away from Sarah Palin and her extremism but I just think it’s a bit of a stretch to suggest that.”

Folks will pay a $30 admittance fee. The polarizing Palin appears in Wisconsin just 11 days before the release of her memoirs, “Going Rogue.”

Jackie Johnson report (1:29)