Palin Will Headline Gridiron Dinner

Former Alaska governor accepts invitation to speak at group's winter dinner
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 5:10 PM CST
FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, July 26, 2009, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin waives goodbye to supporters after giving her resignation speech during a ceremony in Fairbanks, Alaska, where Palin turned...   (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin has accepted an invitation to speak at the Gridiron Club's winter dinner. She'll address the high-profile journalists' group at its Dec. 5 gathering; Rep. Barney Frank is the Democratic speaker. Though Palin is making a series of appearances to promote her book, Going Rogue, the Gridiron dinner is only the second event hosted by the DC political elite that she's attended, Politico reports. Earlier this year, the former governor appeared at the Alfalfa Club's annual dinner.