The state Republican Party held a news conference this morning at Verizon Arena to announce the coming visit from the gubernatorial quitter Sarah Palin. Details on the jump, but most had been leaked previously.
It will be an evening event Feb. 16, with $175 dinner tickets and $500 tickets to get a chance to touch the rogue's garment at a reception. Some peanut gallery seats will be available for much less -- as little as $35 -- to watch dinner attendees from upper level seats, in the manner in which the common folk once were allowed to sit in balconies to watch the masked dancing swells twirl below them at Mardi Gras balls in New Orleans.
A Republican spokesman refused to provide a figure on Palin's speaking fee.
ALSO ON THE GOP FRONT: The Pulaski County Tea Party has sent word that Jeremy Hutchinson, Republican candidate for state Senate, is holding a watch party Tuesday night at Luigi's Pizza in Bryant to cheer the hoped-for victory of teabagger Scott Brown in the race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. "Please note that this email does not imply an endorsement by the Pulaski County Tea Party. We are forwarding the invitation as a service to our members to share information we believe you are interested in."
REPUBLICAN NEWS RELEASE
Governor Sarah Palin to be keynote speaker for a Republican Party of Arkansas event, “Arkansas Welcomes Sarah Palin,” at Verizon Arena on the evening of February 16.
Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb says:
“We are excited and honored to be welcoming an American Patriot to the great state of Arkansas. Governor Palin’s work for the Republican Party is restoring faith in American conservatism and we hope to ignite that sense of inspiration in the hearts of Arkansans all over the natural state.”
General admission tickets are priced at $35 and $65 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster beginning at 10:00 a.m. CST on Friday Jan. 22. You may also purchase general admission tickets by visiting the Verizon Arena box office located on One Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock, AR. 72114. Box office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Dinner and reception tickets will be sold by the Republican Party of Arkansas. Dinner tickets are $175 each and reception tickets are $500 per person or per couple which includes a photo with Gov. Palin. You may purchase dinner or reception tickets with a credit card by calling the Republican Party of Arkansas at 501-372-7301. Check or cash purchases must be made in person at the Republican Party of Arkansas Rockefeller Republican Center located on 1201 West Sixth, Little Rock, AR 72201. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.