Sarah Palin India Trip. Sarah Palin is planning a big India trip in March to speak at the Today 2011 conclave in New Delhi. The 2008 vice presidential candidate, who is weighing a possible 2012 run for the Republican presidential nomination, is set to speak March 19.
Palin aide Rebecca Mansour confirmed the details by tweeting a link to India Today’s website, writing only “Gov. Palin will be travelling to India next month.” The former Alaska governor will be delivering a keynote address on ‘My Vision of America’.
It’s not known if Palin is getting paid for the appearance, but the $1,850 price tag to attend the two-day event makes it seem likely that she got her quote - reportedly $100,000 per appearance, Politico, a news website focusing on congressional and presidential affairs, said.
Palin aides have been weighing a foreign trip for months, but had only previously disclosed that they were planning a still unannounced trip to England and Israel sometime later this year. They are not saying yet whether there will be additional overseas stops built around the India trip.
The conference’s choice of Palin is an odd one, Politico said. She will be the only American politician attending the conference, which is stacked with Indian and Pakistani officials, business leaders, public figures and entertainers.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is kicking off the conference Friday morning with the keynote. Palin’s speech comes Saturday night and brings the conference to a close.
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