Palin Is First Confirmed Guest Speaker At CPAC 2009

In an apparent attempt to maintain her national profile following her defeat on November 4, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) scheduled a marathon of high-profile interviews with local and national media. Her media blitz concluded with an awkward press conference and a speech to the the Republican Governors Association last week.

Now, it appears that Palin’s post-election comeback tour will extend into next year. ThinkProgress spoke with Joseph Logue of the American Conservative Union who said that Palin is the first confirmed speaker for the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC):

Palin was scheduled to speak at CPAC 2008, but she canceled at the last moment. Other conservatives who have reportedly been invited to speak include Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

Her former running-mate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was booed at last year’s event and was left off the initial invite list for CPAC 2009 entirely.