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Posts Tagged ‘Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation’

What Governor Palin’s Participation in Tribute to the Troops (for which she will receive no fee) Says about 2012

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 9, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –

As I reported here, Governor Palin is speaking at the Tribute to the Troops fundraiser on May 2nd. Originally, she was to keynote the Patriots & Warriors Gala on the same date, but the Pacheco Foundation allowed Palin-haters to shut down their efforts for our military.

Not only is the Governor still helping our troops, she’s doing it without accepting a fee. Kyle Glazier of The Denver Post reports:

This time, the former Alaska governor, vice presidential candidate and reality-television personality is scheduled to speak at “Tribute to the Troops with Sarah Palin” at Colorado Christian University.

John Andrews, who leads the Centennial Institute think tank at the Lakewood college, said the school has a signed contract for the event and is prepared to deal with any publicity — positive or negative — that the conservative star might bring with her.

“Her staff has told us to expect an interesting ride, in terms of static,” Andrews said. “We know what’s down that road, and we are eager to go there.”


Andrews said the Tea Party icon will not receive a speaking fee for her appearance at CCU. Palin’s fee sometimes exceeds $100,000, the Washington Speaker’s Bureau said last month.

Andrews said he doesn’t think security concerns derailed the Pacheco Foundation event and that Colorado came off “not looking great” because of a “perception that someone important could be chased away.

“Certainly, there is a warm welcome for her on our campus,” Andrews said.


All ticket proceeds from Palin’s Lakewood appearance will support the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a national nonprofit group benefiting the families of fallen soldiers, Andrews said.

Andrews said the fact that Palin’s eldest son is a veteran made her a great choice for the event. Track Palin served in Iraq in 2008-2009.

Read the full article here.

When Governor Palin was scheduled to speak at the Patriots & Warriors Gala, speculation ran rampant that this meant she isn’t running for president since she would have to miss the Republican presidential candidates’ debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California to participate in the military fundraiser. Of course, her commitment to the fundraiser signified only that she wouldn’t participate in that particular debate.

Once the fundraiser was canceled, people obviously thought this meant she would debate other 2012 hopefuls that day. Now that she has opted to participate in the Tribute to the Troops instead, politicos are once again abuzz with predictions that she isn’t running. Today, Tim Crawford, treasurer of her political action committee, SarahPAC, puts those speculations to rest. Katrina Trinko writes:

Sarah Palin’s decision to deliver a speech in Colorado the same day as the first GOP presidential primary debate does not signal that she will not run in 2012, says an official with Palin’s PAC.

“It has nothing to do with a decision [about running for president in 2012]. The Governor said the other day that she will make a decision about that in the coming months,” Tim Crawford, the treasurer of Palin’s PAC, told National Review Online.

Once again, the only thing her decision to fundraise on May 2nd rather than participate in this leftist media-run debate reveals is that at this point she’s more interested in our military than doing the conventional thing to prove something to talking heads who have only their own interests in mind.

(h/t Josh Painter)

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Threats Against Governor Palin Lead to Military Fundraiser Cancellation

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 5, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –

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.

(h/t C4P)

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