Doing this fundraiser, instead of the debate, is a sign that Governor Palin will be a candidate for president in 2012.
Last month, we reported that the Governor was scheduled to do a fundraiser for the Patriots & Warriors Gala, an organization that tax records show had around $1,000 in revenue in 2008 and $2,204 in total assets in 2009. The event was cancelled after the people who hate the Governor released an onslaught of personal attacks on the organisation.
Andrews says that Palin, known for her hefty speaking fees, is doing the event pro bono. And the affair will take place the same night as the first Republican primary debate at the Reagan Library in Santa Barbara.
So what do we have here? First the Governor schedules a May 2nd event for a small organization with assets totaling around $3,000. She then asks the organizers of the newly scheduled event to hold the event on specifically the same date and does it for free.
There's a pattern here. It's not that the Governor wont be attending the debate because she's doing the fundraiser. She's purposely doing the fundraiser to not attend the debate. Governor Palin is sending a message to the far left NBC and Politico: you can't suck up to Obama and trash her, her kids and Republicans in general all the time and expect a credible debate in return.
Let us not mince words. It's pretty clear that Governor Palin, with her years of experience in running a business, close to 20 years of public service, and her vast experience in energy, is running for President of the United States. She will be participating in a lot of debates but the liberal biased Politico/NBC debate will not be one of them.