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She got PAC: The latest on Sarah Palin

Gov. Sarah Palin now has a political action committee. It’s called, naturally enough, SarahPAC. The PAC’s website, SarahPAC.com, just went up on the web.

According to NY Post gossipist Cindy Adams:

Registered in Virginia, patterned after Hillary’s HillPac, Sarahpac.com is to support ideas and candidates who share the Palin vision that energy independence is this country’s future.

The columnist says that Gov. Palin will will attend the invitation-only dinner of the Alfalfa Club Saturday. The black tie dinner, the club’s only function, has been held on the last Saturday of January every year since 1913 in honor of Robert E. Lee. The Alfalfas are mostly politicians and business leaders, and have included several U.S. presidents. Ronald Reagan, Harry S. Truman, William Rehnquist and Earl Warren have all been members. The governor is also expected to attend at least a day or two of the RNC Winter Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday this week.

Also in the Adams column was this:

Next month she addresses a Washington gathering of prominent conservatives. She’s going ahead with a book. Her Facebook page has 410,000 friends. She wants to influence policy knowing the nation must turn to Alaska as its energy resource. She’s planning to be president.

That conservative meet up would be CPAC 2009, of course. Although two CPAC sources insist Gov. Palin will be one of the speakers there, the governor’s office has yet to confirm this.

As for her much bandied about book, Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, who has become a Friend of Sarah, says the former vice presidential candidate is not actively shopping a book deal right now, as had been erroneously reported last week.

Her Facebook page actually has 464,592 supporters as of this posting (It appears to be attracting supporters at the rate of about 50 per hour, while her detractors on the left claim she’s yesterday’s news).

Whether she’s actually planning to be president, only the governor knows. All she has said is that she’s not closing any doors.

- JP

Update: Word from the RNC is that Gov. Palin has not confirmed that she will be at the RNC Winter Metting. Cindy Adams places the governor in Washington D.C. on Saturday for the Alfalfa Dinner, and John McCain told Larry King last week that he was looking forward to seeing Palin “in a week or so.” The senator did not elaborate, but he could have meant either at the RNC meeting or at the Saturday night dinner.

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