Palin to Take Stage With Obama

Former rivals to appear at 'lighthearted' DC dinner
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 29, 2009 10:53 AM CST
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, listens to President-elect Barack Obama at the Bipartisan meeting of the National Governor's Association at Congress Hall, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pa.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama and Sarah Palin will butt heads once again, but this time the atmosphere will be a touch lighter. The two will appear onstage Saturday in Washington at the Alfalfa Club dinner, a 96-year-old gathering of 200 bigwigs that exists only for the event, Politico reports. The group has traditionally been dominated by white males who roast each other and themselves.

The club always picks a mock candidate for president, and three of them have, in fact, gone on to the Oval Office—perhaps a good sign for Palin if she’s picked. The event is not open to the public, but look for some highlights to leak to the reporters cooling their heels in the lobby outside the black-tie event.