Palin, Beck To Hold 9/11 Rally In Alaska

Just file this one under odd things Sarah Palin does:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will welcome Fox News personality Glenn Beck to her home state to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Palin and Beck will reunite in Anchorage on Saturday, two weeks after the “Restoring Honor” rally Beck had hosted on the National Mall, at which Palin spoke.

“We can count on Glenn to make the night interesting and inspiring, and I can think of no better way to commemorate 9/11 than to gather with patriots who will ‘never forget,'” Palin wrote on her Facebook page.

There is one key difference, though, between the “Restoring Honor” rally and Beck’s event in Anchorage: this one costs attendees. Tickets for the event range from a low of $73.75 per person (including taxes and fees) to a high of $225, for a spot in the arena and participation in a “meet and greet.” There was no indication as to whom or what the proceeds will go.

Charging for a 9/11 rally does sound odd, although presumably at least a portion of the ticket price is going toward facility rental. Nonetheless, if I was putting out that much money for a political rally I’d want to know where the profits were going.

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  1. Alex Knapp says:

    I believe that Sarah Palin would like to build yet another house that she doesn’t pay property taxes on.

  2. Michael says:

    With a little luck they’ll both stay there.

  3. anjin-san says:

    Cool. A marketing event that exploits the victims of 9.11. Very honorable…

  4. Juneau: says:

    Help me! Sarah lives in my head… I just can’t get rid of her!  Wherever I turn, she’s there.

  5. ksa4liberty says:

    Maybe they need the money to build a new bridge to nowhere.

  6. anjin-san says:

    The bridge to nowhere would fit nicely between Palin’s ears…

  7. mxew of seoul says:

    nice neutral place to be holding an event on that date…who else will be there???  out of sight, out of mind.  quite place to gather ideas, strength, direction… USA and the Constitution must be protected with the more belief and conviction than islam wants to destroy the USA and Israel… and that’s no mean feat.  islam has that horror of horrors, sharia law to hold all defeated in perpetual humiliating submission.  God bless USA and those who defend her!!!