Priebus: There’s no truth to rumor that Sarah Palin has been snubbed by Romney and RNC

I was suspicious of this when the first story came out that Palin wasn’t invited to speak at the RNC in August. I posted it in the headlines but I was wondering if invitations had even been sent. Well, according to what Reince Priebus told the Chris Stigall Show, the agenda has not even been set yet and probably won’t be until the 2nd week of August. Also, Christie hasn’t been picked to be the keynote either.

Priebus says don’t believe all the rumors:

(h/t: Hotair)

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  • RefudiateObama2012

    Why should anyone believe the guy who runs the organization that has overtly and covertly dissed Palin for the last three years?

    • Because he runs the RNC and he would know.

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Erm … doesn’t mean he’s being honest, though.

        • marketcomp

          Moreover, Jeffery Lord, who is a staunch conservative and worked in the Reagan Administration called out the Romney campaign or the RNC for leaving out Sarah Palin. So was Jeffery Lord and other conservatives mistaken too? I think that was the plan and then they were outed, perhaps a trial balloon, and was forced to take a 360! I just cannot believe that this was even thought about! And we need all hands on deck to beat Obama and the Romney, the RNC, and Rove, need to growth the F***-up and stop playing these stupid games with America’s future and get on with the process of electing Romney! I mean hardly any of us supported Romney in the primary but WE have moved on from that and the RINO’s need to do the same.

          • Sounds like they were mistaken.

            • marketcomp

              Thank Goodness they were becasue that little move would have been disastrous!

          • E. Lee Zimmerman

            Let’s hope the RINO’s can “get over it.” They’ve never shown the ability to do so in the past.

            • marketcomp

              This is a different election, which requires a different strategy! Lets hope the wizards of smarts can relate to that!

        • Just because people don’t do what YOU think they should do doesn’t make them dishonest.

          • JRD1

            There is nothing honest about Etch-a–sketch and the GOPe. Just because YOU think they are honest doesn’t mean they are.

          • E. Lee Zimmerman

            Yeah, right. Cheryl, as much as you want to make it about me, it’ll always be about folks like you, RINOs, and Rombots, all of which are good for a laugh.

      • That doesn’t answer the question as to why anyone should Believe him.. Knowing the truth doesn’t necessarily equate to telling the truth..

      • RefudiateObama2012

        That doesn’t exactly compute. Are you really saying that because Priebus is head of the RNC and should know who’s speaking, his honesty should not be questioned. Geez Louise, anyone in the hierarchy of the RNC is suspect of lying out their ass to protect their power.

      • And if he has been taking too much heat over this he might have also felt the need to cover his @$$ for now. If CNN is even cornering him, then U Betcha he is in the fire right now! But maybe now she’ll get to speak due to the heat from this most recent outrage!

    • Ron Palin!!!

      • KenInMontana

        +1000. Nice to “see” you again mircat.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        I wouldn’t mind seeing Paul speak at the convention, just not the keynote.

  • hrh40

    At some point, people will understand that the two major parties have become nothing but special interest lobbying groups, who lobby for their group’s power.

    Not to uphold the platform. Just to maintain power.

    You do remember that the RNC joined up with Romney’s campaign before the last primaries were even held?

    And this is the backup line (after the “Fox News won’t let her out of her contract” claptrap) that has been presented all week.

    Someday, folks will stop trusting the major political party lobbying groups.

    Case in point:
    Reince says “I have no idea” when asked point blank whether Palin will be there.

    Really, Reince?

    You have no idea whether last election’s VP candidate will be there?

    You have no idea whether the first ever female on a GOP presidential ticket will be there?

    You have no idea whether one of the most prominent leaders of the biggest GOP election win since the 1930s in 2010 will be there?



    • Conservative_Hippie

      Good point hrh!

  • MaroonRepublic

    RNC would have to be idiots to snub Palin. She is Tea Party candy.

    • M_J_S

      And eye candy.

    • Orangeone

      They would be smart to leave her outside of the convention. She would only distract from the messages we need to hear from the presidential candidate and his VP selection as well as key stumpers like Christie. The media needs to cover them and leave the last candidates McCain/Palin on the sidelines. She is stumping for Tea Party candidates and that is not Romney.

      • MaroonRepublic

        Screw the media. You don’t think the media will play up the snubbing of Palin to create a further rift between conservative Republicans and moderates?

        Romney needs the Tea Party people to be excited and not feel as though the “the establishment” is back handing the conservatives.

        It’s not just the presidential election being waged in Nov.. We have Senate seats that are needed and we need to keep our House majority. The Tea Party is what will carry us over the finish line.

        • Orangeone

          Better than the distractions with her statements.  We need them to use the candidates’ statements and keep the focus there.  She is out stumping for Tea Party Senators and Reps and that is the best use of her talents and presence, and it is working out there!  Mitt has finally, and I mean finally, found a voice that people are listening to and he needs to keep with that focus.

          • MaroonRepublic

            I still disagree. You are still buying into the media’s narrative about Palin. She scares them and so they want to marginalize her.

            Maybe ask her to not overshadow anyone but her being snubbed could make some Tea Party conservatives stay home on principle. Can’t risk that in this election.

            Romney will be fine. He has found his voice and it’s sounding very conservative. He needs to keep it up.

            • Orangeone

              I hope you are right but she isn’t the shy-kinda girl which is why true conservatives got behind her in 2008 and the 2010 elections.  I don’t want them to snub her but the stage is about the current team.  I hope Romney picks Christie.  Yes he is giving the key note but there is no law that says he can’t be the VP.  How great would it be for Romney to come on stage after Christie finishes and say: “What do you think of our next Vice President?”

              • MaroonRepublic

                I can live with Christie. I would like Rubio out of everyone being seriously mentioned.

                I want a VP that’s very comfortable at being conservative. Can articulate it in a way that everyone understands and can relate to. Christie can do that and I do like his fire. He will not back down. He and Scott Walker had a huge job to do in those blue states and were able to get it done.

                • Orangeone

                  I don’t trust Rubio with his DREAM act.  I trust Christie a heck of a lot more.  Frankly, I would prefer Allen West but thinking Romney won’t go there.

                • MaroonRepublic

                  West would be a dream. The left would freaking crap themselves if he was the choice. I agree that Romney would never choose him.

                • Orangeone

                  I hope we are wrong.  Romney committed to a conservative and I can’t think of someone more conservative.  He has also fought for the freedoms we still enjoy and is a demonstrated leader.

              • blackbird

                This is how Christie treats his constituents for saying “Nah, just take care of the teachers” I wished the guy would have stopped and said are you threatening me Governor? and don’t get me started on Romney’s flip flops he is a master at that.

                If Obama was not this disastrous a President Romney would not stand a chance getting elected.

                • Orangeone

                  Romney was not my choice and I still struggle with having to support him. I’m hoping a true conservative, one without hidden agendas to reward classes of people or race, is the one he selects.

                • blackbird

                  I hope so too Orangeone. It’s important to come together now and defeat Obama.

            • blackbird

              Hi MaroonRepublic, the Governor has no control of her overshadowing, you remember her first book tour stop, she was so surprised to see folks lining up the night before in sleeping bags in freezing weather just to see her and get their book sign. Sarah Palin has an authentic connection to the grassroots.

              Sarah will overshadow Romney and any other politician on any stage by just being herself. Romney is the nominee what better way to unite the party than by having the Governor on stage introduce him, can you picture the visuals and the energy in the place.

              This should be about coming together and defeating Obama but we are talking about the corrupt establishment who have tried every backstabbing, slander and lie to destroy the reputation of Sarah Palin.

              When Sarah says we need sudden and relentless reform and she speaks out on the cronyism in Washington they fear her because they cannot buy her off and also because she has that connection of trust with the folks, the same folks they are ashamed of.

            • Orangeone

              Today’s events and the media’s response once again, is the perfect platform for Palin to speak on at the convention. She has 2 very clear events that she can highlight, and do it with all respect to the families and Americans as she has always done. The media is trying to flame more violence and she is the one to best address it.

          • JRD1

            He is talking but his actions have spoken louder. We don’t trust him as far as we can throw him and we are going to be on his azz as much as we are on Obama’s.

            If he manages to win and you think the Tea Party won’t demonstrate against him if he screws us you’ve got another think coming.

            What do you think we are racist?

        • JRD1

          There is nothing Tea party about Etch-a-sketch.

          If we take the senate it will be in SPITE of Etch-a-sketch.

      • JRD1

        Yeah, he does that and conservatives stay home. We already hate his lying Etch-a-sketch guts. Push it and you get 4 more of Obama! We flippin’ mean it. Capito?

  • Mark Smith

    The “Palin snub” was started by Politico. You know, who have always treated her so fairly before.

    • sjmom

      Thanks, I just asked that question. Another Dem prevarication to start trouble.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    In 2008 sarah was chosen to give a speech for the convention, but then was chosen to run with mccain, both were right before the convention.
    There were 27 speakers in 2008, some not able to make it because of the hurricane that year. I do not think there is a list this early.

  • capelady

    Can you say “backtracking”??? They NEED the conservatives votes and are pandering big time – never mind the way they united behind Romney to trash every conservative challenger during the primary! They saved their “nice” act for Obama!

    Don’t worry… we will vote AGAINST Obama, but that doesn’t mean we have to approve of Romney!

  • MPK12

    Well, Mr. Priebus, that’s kind of clear as mud…..

    the *rumor* about Gov. Palin, the 08 GOP candidate for VP, has set off a fire storm of anger that will definitely come back to hurt Romney. ANY insult or snub to her is an insult to her MANY supporters, who’s votes Romney will need, if he wants to win.

    Conventions are the time to bring the party together…..not shoot yourself in the foot.

    • celestiallady

      On another note, rumors are one thing and then there are those who don’t wait to see if they are true or not and slam everyone under the sun because they disagree. Good honest people can get hurt in that process. I am glad Priebus spoke up and calmed some of the hate – on all sides.

      • JRD1

        Governor Palin said she was not asked. I believe her over the GOPe any day! Keep swallowing the GOPe propaganda.

        • celestiallady

          Did I say she lied? Of course she would say she wasn’t asked if she hadn’t been asked. I am not swallowing any propaganda – I am waiting to see what the truth is. Keep being rude JRD – it serves no purpose.

  • carmtom13

    Scoop just herd Rush read a column by John Mass of the Chicago Tribune titled Who Else Mr President.
    I think he said it was from July 18. It would be great if you could put it up for all to read. It is an excellent column.

  • Michael Travis

    It would be absolutely wrong to deny Sarah Palin the opportunity to speak at the Republican national convention in Tampa. She is a former Vice Presidential candidate and she is a devoted conservative who is tirelessly promoting both Republican and conservative values across America. To deny one of the most staunch and prolific voices of conservatism, would be to deny the tenants of the Republican Party going forward as the Party of the people and of limited government. Dissing Sarah Palin would be the female equivalent of our Founding Father’s castigating Patrick Henry because he was too pro-American. It would have been unthinkable back then and it would be unthinkable for the RNC and Republicans to do so today concerning conservative stalwart Sarah Palin.

  • Stehekin912

    Sounds like rumors will be flying from now until the primary and then the election…and then the lame duck and then the inauguration. The shadows will not go quietly back to their corners and will try to spread as much darkness and dissention and distrust among us as possible.

    On the other hand, if they WERE considering not inviting her and now have changed their minds, that is also good news, because that would mean our strong, relentless wind is blowing them in our direction. Keep it up.

    • NoToTyrants

      that is also good news, because that would mean our strong, relentless wind is blowing them in our direction. Keep it up.


      If Tea Party Conservatives weren’t holding their feet to the fire, can you imagine how “moderate” and milquetoast the GOPe would be right now.

      Keep up the pressure!

  • Don

    If Palin not invited is untrue, Priebus should stop the lie before it has spread as far as it has. He is reacting in slow motion like cowardly RINOs do and that is not acceptable to anybody but other RINOs. RINOs are about to become extinct and don’t even know it. Take America back, one RINO at a time.

    • Donya G

      Maybe Priebus is reacting to some reports (not sure) by the RNC call centers representatives that conservatives were hanging up on their faces because of the Sarah Palin’s been snubbed reported earlier. Priebus is now backtracking. I told one of the RNC caller the other night that they’re not getting support from me or any from my family because of the way the GOPEs and RNC treating Gov. Palin.

  • MiBones

    Ok, here is my conspiracy theory ;). The RNC/Romney people sent out their trial balloon with several names like Christie and Mia B Love to see if this was acceptable to the Tea Party/Conservatives. Found out it’s not and now can say that all of this speculation is just rumors. Mission accomplished, better bring Sarah in.

  • exodus2011

    and believe this guy Reince instead, right?

    they are trying to spin this whole thing – the Chris Christie thing was a trial balloon to see if they could get away with it

    • Betsey_Ross

      They are such slow learners. Chris Christie doesn’t excite the tea party. We are so used to wimps in the Party that they think he is dynamic or something. They have no common sense. Aren’t there any Conservatives at the RNC?

      • JRD1

        NO there aren’t. That’s the problem.

  • maynardb50

    If Sara Palin is not invited, I will be really, really pissed!

  • Nice to see the circular firing squad alive and well here . All this was started by TIME MAGAZINE , you know that bastion of conservatism . Everyone else who responded including Palin was taking their cue from that. Read Reagan’s second rule , hint , you won’t find it in TIME magazine

    • It isn’t too difficult to divide conservatives, republicans or Palin fans!

      • JRD1

        And it isn’t too difficult to stay home any not vote for Etch-a-sketch.

  • sjmom

    Okay, so if what Reince is saying is true then there is someone trying to cause a ruckus. So, who’s behind the rumors?

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    So Reince answered a question on a Philly radio show, much the same as Mrs. Palin did for Newsweek. He and the RNC work with Romney and his campaign on who is selected and then include the host committee in Tampa. He has no idea if Palin will be invited but assures us Christie is a big guy but doesn’t know what night he will speak. Sounds like he and Governor Palin are each telling the truth. As reported, steely silence from the Romney folks, when asked. Not reassuring to me, on the Palin question. It is what it is at this point.

    • pistol pete

      You never want to show your cards too soon,especially when dealing with bottom feeders.They have research on every possible candidate and will commence the smear campaign as soon as they are announced.They are looking for another shiny object for people to focus on so they can avoid defending the Nigerian Nightmare.

      • GetWhatYouPayFor

        True. MSNBC was all over Christie last night on being the bully who will slander the “ONE”.

        • JRD1

          Maybe he will lose a few.

  • KarlRogue

    Well, if Prince Peebus says it, I’m in

    • NoToTyrants


  • sha44ss

    If the Establishment SNUBS Sarah…it WILL hurt Romney and PISS off Lots of us Conservatives…WHAT ARE they thinking. I was just starting to warm up to Romney! Then they throw Christie in there….and it reminds me of having to hold my nose LAST TIME! Christie would NOT let Sarah come campaign for him! I almost hate the Establishment RINO’s as much as this REGIME!

  • The agenda and speakers are not set yet for a Convention next month and maybe not until the 2nd week of August? Who is running this, class school president? O M G!!!

  • CBDenver

    All I can say is if the RNC decides 2 weeks before the convention who the speakers will be then they are a pretty pathetic organization. Waiting until literally the last minute to finalize the schedule of speakers or even who they paln to invite for their big event make they look pretty fly-by-night and disorganized. Not the well-oiled machine that one wants to lead our nation during our present crisis.

  • Hornet414fixer

    Reince Priebus is a HACK PERIOD and I want to see his tax records! RNC chairman or an operative for the Repubic party to keep anybody out that are not the party line! Give me a break! This guy has NEVER had a REAL JOB!

  • white531

    Even the dimmest light bulbs among us realize that the two Political Parties that represent most of the power in this country, don’t want anyone rocking the boat. Sarah Palin and people like her, rock the boat. Most of you, even the very right wing Conservatives among us, don’t realize that Sarah Palin is not just a Rogue Politician out there stirring up trouble. Sarah represents those Americans like myself, who don’t really believe or trust either party. I watch the Democrats and I don’t trust anything they say, because I know it’s all a damned lie. i watch the Republicans and i don’t trust anything they say, because I know most of it is a damned lie. Small difference there, as you may have noted. This country has gone so far down the wrong road, that it is difficult to trust anyone in Politics. i may be one of a very few Americans who still believe in what the Founders believed in, but our numbers are growing, thank God. Sarah Palin is part of what we believe in. So is Colonel Allen West. There is a growing number of American Citizens who object to Socialism. i am not a fortune teller. Great civilizations have risen and fallen before. America is itself, almost a carbon copy of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, for much of the same reasons. Greed, Corruption, the assumption of massive debt to support a lifestyle that the actual GDP of the country could no longer support. I give us one chance in three. Sarah Palin is not the problem. You and I are the problem and if we are to save what’s left of this Republic, we have to get our act together. By all indications, we had better do it soon.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      You are so right, Our major problem is that our party is afraid because they dont want to appear controversial while the libs are out there destroying our country but I have faith that america will stand up to tyranny, i just believe that there is more of us than there is of them.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    when they asked you if sarah was going to be invited your immediate answer should’ve been Yes…..not I dont know ..who is this guy again?

    • NoToTyrants

      when they asked you if sarah was going to be invited your immediate answer should’ve been Yes…..not I dont know


      If she hasn’t been invited, as RNC Chairman, I am officially inviting her.

      • proudhispanicconservative


  • Bobemakk

    I am happy about this, the socialist media probably spread this fake rumor.

  • I’ve told the RNC and the Romney campaign, and I’ll KEEP telling them. Not one red cent until Palin and the Tea Party are given all due respect. Keep it up suckers.

  • The RNC and the Romney campaign would have to be totally brain dead to not invite the first Republican woman ever to run on a Presidential ticket! WTF. Talk about “out of touch”, holy blunder batman. Not to mention, she, ENERGIZES the party like NOBODY on the scene today. Not Christie, Not Ryan, certainly not Romney or that guy Portman (who?!), can fire up the convention like Palin can. Are they FORGETTING the utterly amazing knock-’em-dead historic speech she gave at the convention in 2008??? It was one of the best political speeches in modern history. What the hell could they possibly be thinking????