Governor Palin Attends a Fundraising Brunch for Epilepsy Research; Updated

Governor Palin is in the Washington DC area this weekend and will be giving a speech at a pro life event tonight. She and Todd Palin attended the White House Correspondents’ Brunch this morning  where she spoke with both Republican and Democratic attendees alike:

Make no mistake about it: The big star at Tammy Haddad’s eighteenth annual garden brunch was not, say, Chace Crawford, Morgan Fairchild or Shaun White. The biggest head-turner was Sarah Palin, who attended the party with Fox News’ s Greta Van Susteren. Palin was also accompanied by her husband, Todd, and daughter Bristol.


Once inside, guests of all stripes angled to get a picture with Palin, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

The hubbub was enough to cause one reporter to quip: “Look at all these reporters who typically rip her a new one mosey on up to her, desperate to get a photograph.”

This event raised money for Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE).

Once again blowing the “she only talk to FoxNews” meme out of the water, she even took a few questions from a reporter. Yes, Governor Palin even spoke to the rabidly biased Politico:

Governor Palin and RNC chairman, Reince Priebus, also apparently “caught up” at the event.

Greta van Susteren has pictures from the event here.

Update: The event was actually an event to benefit epilepsy research, the CURE, as previously mentioned, and it also benefited the White Ribbon Alliance, an organization aimed at making pregnancies and childbirth safe throughout the world through efforts like malaria prevention. These two organizations have a Democrat and Republican co-founder respectively. CURE was co-founded by David Axlerod’s wife, and the White Ribbon Alliance is overseen by Rupert Murdoch’s wife.

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