Politics

Palin Passes on D.C. Dinner; 'Chooses Life' Instead

In this Feb. 4, 2011 file photo, former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif.

In this Feb. 4, 2011 file photo, former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif.  (AP)

Sarah Palin took a pass on the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday, instead attending a fundraiser for the anti-abortion group Heroic Media, Politico.com reports.

"The pro-life cause or White House Correspondents' Dinner? I choose life," Palin told a crowd of about 200 at the event, held at a Maryland hotel.

According to Politico, Palin said the power dinner in D.C. didn’t hold the same appeal for her as it seemed to for presidential hopefuls who attended. 

Palin spoke for more than 45 minutes at a “Jews for Sarah” gathering. She never mentioned Israel in her remarks, but stumped hard against Planned Parenthood and abortion rights advocates, the website reported.

Read more on Sarah Palin’s fundraiser appearance from Politico.com