"Values Voter Summit organizers angry at McCain and Palin’s absence."
Politico’s Mike Allen relates a CBN report that neither Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) nor Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) will appear at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit hosted by the Family Research Council, in Washington, DC. Palin was set to attend, but the campaign said “plans changed when they were alerted that she needed to go to Alaska Thursday to be with her son as he deployed to Iraq.” She offered to present a short video, but Summit president Tony Perkins rejected it, reportedly saying, “That’s not enough.” McCain will be in Washington with no scheduled events this weekend, but will not be attending the summit. During the Republican National Convention, the campaign abruptly pulled Palin out of an appearance at a pro-life gathering.