Saturday, February 5, 2011
Governor Palin was slated to fundraise for military families on May 2nd, as was announced yesterday. The Denver Post reported:
The former Alaska governor and U.S. vice-presidential candidate will speak at the Patriots & Warriors Gala at the Infinity Park Events Center in Glendale, according to an announcement from the Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation.
The event time conflicts with the May 2 NBC/Politico Republican Presidential Candidates debate scheduled at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.
The Pacheco Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to military families and at-risk youth. The event will serve both as an awards banquet and fundraiser, providing financial resources to military families in need and raising money for a grief camp for children who have lost loved ones in combat, the announcement said.
Since she'd have to miss a presidential debate to speak at the fundraiser, conversation once again centered around whether this indicates she isn't running for president. Truth be told, it indicates nothing except her well-known support for our military and that she'd miss that first media-established debate.
Today, everything changed. The Denver Post now reports:
Citing an "onslaught of personal attacks", a Colorado nonprofit today canceled a scheduled May appearance in Glendale by former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, according to a press release.
Palin was to be the keynote speaker at the Patriots & Warriors Gala at the Infinity Park Events Center in Glendale.
The event sponsored by the Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation was announced Friday but was canceled today due to "safety concerns resulting from an onslaught of negative feedback received by the organization," the press release said [.]
"Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Gov. Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns," the release said.
What is with these people? Leftist nutcases are quick to falsely accuse Governor Palin and other conservatives of inciting violence and lacking civility, yet they love to throw around threats and intimidate people with their thuggish behavior. So instead of much-needed funds going to those who sacrifice so we may continue to live in comfort, this event has been canceled because of a bunch of whining, threatening liberals.
The Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation released this official statement:
Denver, CO – The Sharon K Pacheco Foundation (SKP Foundation) announced today the cancellation of the 2011 Patriots & Warriors Charity Gala, featuring former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, citing safety concerns resulting from an onslaught of negative feedback received by the organization after yesterdays announcement.
Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Governor Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns, says the Foundations Director.
He points out that no direct threats have been made against anyone, but the recent increase in negative rhetoric against the former Alaska governor raises concern for her safety and the safety of others despite the call for civility in America, following the tragic Tucson shooting.
The organization deeply respects Sarah Palin, and appreciates her willingness to come and honor our military.
The organization plans to host the event at some point in the future, featuring another speaker.
It comes down to this: our military has to pay the price because some cowards are fearful of Governor Palin's pro-freedom, pro-American exceptionalism, and pro-personal and fiscal responsibility message. They get to make threats, and the response is compliance? Just not right. But not much about the Left is.