Palin Off List for Bipartisan McCain Fete

Possible snub could be inaugural team's doing—or bad blood
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2009 12:33 PM CST

(Newser) – The Obama inaugural committee is throwing a dinner honoring John McCain as an advocate of bipartisanship, but there's a gap in the guest list. Notably absent is running mate Sarah Palin, Daniel Schulman blogs for Mother Jones. “I don’t know if she was invited,” says a Palin spokesman. The inaugural committee passed up multiple opportunities to comment.

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If she wasn’t invited to the dinner, it’s not clear whether the snub comes from the inaugural committee or the guest of honor. "But it's not terribly hard to imagine why she might not make the cut," Schulman notes. "Given that the McCain dinner will celebrate bipartisanship, not conflict-resolution, perhaps it's best for Palin to keep her distance."
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