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Palin speaking in Louisville April 16

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 6:15 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 8 at 1:44 AM

Former Vice-Presidential candidate and conservative firebrand Sarah Palin makes her first Louisville appearance on April 16, as a featured speaker at Southern Baptist evangelist Phil Waldrep's "Women of Joy" conference at Freedom Hall.

Palin is among several Women of Joy speakers, including Louisville author Liz Curtis Higgs.

 Women of Joy presented by Phil Waldrep Ministries is committed to Christian women, providing a long weekend venue for mothers and daughters, friends, coworkers and church groups to revitalize their relationship with their Heavenly Father away from the stress of their daily routines.
 
"We are excited to be welcoming the Women of Joy conference to town again this year,"  said Jim Fraser, 88.5 WJIE General Manager, "This will be Mrs. Palin's only appearance with the conference, and we are thrilled she chose to do it in Louisville."
 
Palin has been touring the country with select media appearances in her "Going Rogue" book tour.  If she agrees to any interviews anytime soon, she will no doubt be asked about the assertions in a new campain book  "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime," by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. 
 
As described in a 60 Minutes story this weekend reported by Politico, former McCain campaign senior adviser Steve Schmidt says another campaign staffer prepping Palin for a debate with Joe Biden warned that it "was going to be a debacle of historic and epic proportions."
 
Also in the book, per Politico: 
 
 Until only days before the Republican Convention, Sen. John McCain was still thinking Sen. Joe Lieberman would be his running mate, until the “blowback” was so strong, they feared Lieberman would be rejected by the party, forcing the last-minute choice of Palin for the role. Schmidt said he believes the Obama-Biden victory would have been even more lopsided without Palin on the Republican ticket.
 

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