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Gingrich Steals Palin’s Spotlight

Start fretting, Palin fans: The governor of Alaska will not be headlining the GOP’s annual fundraiser as planned, despite the Republican fanfare following the announcement that she would be speaking. A Palin aide said the governor was not aware she was chosen to headline the fundraiser and could not attend because of her responsibilities governing Alaska. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will now lead the June 8 event in her stead. Palin has recently grabbed headlines for rejecting (then accepting?) federal bailout money and appointing a controversial state attorney general.