Palin To Speak In Florida, But No Media Allowed

Greg Nash

Sarah Palin will be visiting Florida this weekend, and will also be making another appearance there next month — but the media are not allowed to cover these events, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Palin will attend the Daytona 500 this weekend, and on Sunday will give a speech to the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner. On March 12, she will speak to the Orange County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Tickets to the Daytona event, which is sold out, cost $150. The Orange County event has a ticket price of $250.

The media is not allowed in, and audio or video recording equipment are not allowed; if reporters do wish to see the speech, they would have to buy tickets, and take notes on paper. These conditions were set by Palin’s agents, not by the sponsors. “These are the terms of the contract that were presented to us,” said Orange County Republican Party Chairman Lew Oliver.