Palin, Barney Frank to Speak at Event

Sarah Palin will have to keep her tweets to herself on Saturday night when the former Alaskan governor speaks at the exclusive Gridiron Club’s winter dinner in Washington. Sen. John McCain’s 2008 vice-presidential candidate will take a break from her Going Rogue book tour to provide one of two of the night’s typically witty guest speeches, while openly gay Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank will give the other. The twice-yearly event, which is strictly off-the-record, brings together members of what Palin might call the “media elite” and elected officials. Some, however, are reportedly skeptical about whether Palin will be among the schmoozers this weekend, because she’s already skipped out on a few major D.C. appearances since the 2008 presidential election.