Palin Lies ... to Fellow Republicans?
The Note reported over the weekend that in planning for their annual winter retreat, House Republicans Ã¢â‚¬Å“extended an invitation to Alaska Gov. Sara Palin, hoping the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2008 vice presidential nominee would give a morale-building speech.Ã¢â‚¬Â� Palin declined the invitation because Ã¢â‚¬Å“pressing state business made it impossible for her to leave Alaska.Ã¢â‚¬Â� Her excuse, however, was a lie:
So where is Palin this weekend? SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in Washington, D.C., attending the super-elite Alfalfa Dinner.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“She lied to us,Ã¢â‚¬Â� said a Republican at the retreat.
Asked why Palin told the Republicans she could not leave Alaska this weekend, Palin spokesman Bill McAllister offered this non-responsive answer:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“My understanding is that the governor has not scheduled any partisan events on her current trip to D.C.,Ã¢â‚¬Â� McAllister told ABC News.