Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker for an anti-abortion group's fundraiser in Washington, DC in May: the Susan B. Anthony Lists announced today that Palin will keynote its Celebration for Life Breakfast May 14 at the Ronald Reagan Building.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser gushed: "Susan B. Anthony would be proud of Governor Palin's consistent, passionate witness for women and the unborn, and especially her commitment to the families of children with special needs...Governor Palin is the modern personification of the authentic leadership modeled by early women's rights trailblazers like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Our nation's earliest women leaders understood that women's rights could never be advanced at the expense of the broken rights of innocent unborn children."
Tim Pawlenty, meanwhile, keynoted an SBA List dinner in Washington last night.
In other 2012 GOP news...
- Neither Mitt Romney nor Tim Pawlenty will attend the Southern Conservative Leadership Conference; Pawlenty had pulled out to attend a welcome-home event for U.S. troops, and Romney will still be on his book tour
- Rick Santorum will return to Iowa next Tuesday, traveling to Council Bluffs for the Pottawattamie County Republican Party Dutch Treat luncheon
- Newt Gingrich blasted the recent threats of violence against Democrats, but said Democratic leaders should take some responsibility: "I think it would be nice for President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid to take SOME responsibility for what THEIR actions have done to this country." Gingrich said at a press conference in Atlanta
- Sarah Palin is taking some heat for using crosshairs to denote her PAC's Democratic target districts for 2010, but John McCain defended her, saying she's not inciting violence
- Palin will campaign with McCain in Tucson Friday
- Mike Huckabee endorsed former state Rep. Doug Matayo in the primary for Arkansas' 3rd congressional district
- In a House floor speech, Mike Pence denounced "smears" of health reform's opponents as they're being "lumped in with bigots and vandals by liberals in Congress and in the mainstream press."