The next morning, Palin will attend a breakfast hosted by S.M.I.L.E., a nonprofit group for people with family members who have Down syndrome.
The Evansville Courier Press reported this:
"The stakes for the banquet, which organizers call the nation's largest Right to Life dinner, were ratcheted up even higher last month when Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee and prospective presidential candidate, accepted an invitation to speak.Palin's spokeswoman, Meg Stapleton, said that Palin is taking a 36-hour vacation to attend these events. She had previously declined any invitations to travel outside Alaska until the legistlative session ends on April 20, but these two events were too important and too close to her heart to miss. Stapleton also said we could possibly look forward to Palin traveling a lot more after the session ends.
The banquet in The Centre's Bill Brooks Exhibition Hall has sold out of about 2,180 dinner tickets, but arrangements have been made for a satellite feed for an additional 2,500 people in the building's auditorium."
"It's possible there could be a huge increase in political travel by Palin after the legislative session in Alaska ends. "There are thousands of requests" for appearances across the country, Stapleton said."