Not gone for long: Palin to speak at CPAC

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

For those wondering if Sarah Palin was out of the public eye for good after parting ways with Fox News, there’s now an answer. She’ll be back.

The former Alaska governor and failed vice presidential candidate will speak at this year’s Conservative  Political Action Conference.

“We are pleased to again welcome Gov. Sarah Palin to CPAC in March,” the American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said in a statement on Monday. “Gov. Palin electrified the crowd in 2012 and we are thrilled to welcome her back this year.”

CPAC –an annual gathering of conservatives—is seen as a stepping stone for GOPers considering running for a seat in the Oval Office. Last year Palin, who was the closing speaker at the event, spent most  of her speech skewering Obama.

“Mr. President, we don’t want an economy built to last. We want an economy built to grow,” she declared. “We certainly don’t want your economy built to last. We want your administration to end.”

She also said many lawmakers who to come D.C. get too comfortable in the “hot tub,” adding “It is time that we drain the Jacuzzi and we throw the bums out with the bathwater.”

Palin’s upcoming appearance represents a step back into the political arena after Fox News Channel did not renew her contract. She worked for the network for three years as a paid commentator. She reportedly received a jaw-dropping $15.85 per word there.

The conference will take place just outside of D.C. in Prince George’s County, Md. in mid-March, include several GOPers who may have their eye on the White House, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Not gone for long: Palin to speak at CPAC

Updated