Courtesy of NYDailyNews:
It wasn’t clear from the statement whether Palin had turned down an offer or was never officially invited to speak at the Tampa event. She had previously told Van Susteren that she had been approached about a possible role at convention, but was waiting for more details before making a decision.
Tea Party leaders and some high-profile conservatives like Newt Gingrich had pushed for Palin to fire up the convention-goers on the main stage.
Palin also didn’t say if she planned to skip the event altogther, but Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus suggested she wouldn’t be there in a statement to Buzzfeed.
“Gov. Palin has been a force in our party and while I am disappointed she won’t be in Tampa I know she will continue to be actively engaged in replacing Barack Obama,” he said.
Oh me oh my…did Priebus just give Palin her walking…
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