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Palin and Beck stab hearts with 9/11 event

"Restoring America" apparently wasn't enough for Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. They now appear to be cashing in on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Politico reports that tickets for their Anchorage, Alaska, event this Saturday range between $65 and $115. If you pony up $200 you get VIP seats. You're on your own when it comes to airfare and lodging. On her Facebook page, Palin writes, "We can count on Glenn to make the night interesting and inspiring, and I can think of no better way to commemorate 9/11 than to gather with patriots who will 'never forget.'" Not mentioned is where the money will go -- it would be nice if it benefited a 9/11-related charity, but I'm not holding my breath.

If building a Muslim community center dedicated to human understanding and tolerance two blocks from Ground Zero "stabs hearts," then how should taking money from people at an event "to commemorate 9/11" be described? Disrespectful. Distatesful. Shameful. Greedy. Narcissistic. Did I leave any adjectives out?

Two years ago, the New York Daily News ran a story on how cheesy Ground Zero souvenir vendors were hawking their wares within a five-block no-sell zone. A tourist from Ireland said, "It's a sad thing that they're making money off a tragedy." That is the perfect response to what Palin and Beck have planned for Saturday.

Update, 6 p.m.: According to, a spokesperson has announced: “Glenn had always intended to donate the speaking fee from the event on Saturday, September 11th in Alaska to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Governor Palin is not and was never going to receive a fee for introducing Glenn at this event.”

By Jonathan Capehart  | September 9, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
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Mr Capehart...Would you be willing to have the readers analyze your monetary contributions next to those of Glenn Beck?
Knowing that you make far less than he,I think it only fair that we do this on a percentage basis.If not,perhaps you are out of line.

Posted by: Maggie19 | September 9, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

One thing is for sure...Beck and Palin have donated more to charity than Obama and Biden ever have.

Let's see these articles when Ed Schultz (WHO??) has his rally on The Mall. Wonder where all THAT money will go. Probably won't raise enough for the clean-up.

Posted by: jpmenavich | September 9, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

What makes you think the Muslim Community Center is about love and understanding any more than this rally. Your confirmation bias is showing.

Posted by: getjiggly | September 9, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Sir; I appreciate your opinion however I feel that you are off the mark. Your dislike for Mr. Beck is clear to see. If he were giving away tickets (as he did for the 8/27/10 Kennedy Center event) and paying the way for people to be there you would say he was buying people. As you have a right to state your opinion so does Mr. Beck. Anyone who wants to spend his or her money to attend has the right to do so. As an American he can mark the occasion as he wishes, just as each of us can. If you don't like the event, don't go. Your dramatics "Stab the Hearts" is uncalled for. The day was dramatic enough without cheap shot story headers.

Posted by: mrsearl | September 9, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

WOW – these two will do anything and I mean anything to make a buck.

My adjectives: W – rhymes with bore; reprehensible; appalling; sickening; revolting; etc., I'm sure others can come up with more.

Posted by: rlj1 | September 9, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a "real American" according to Sarah Palin since I don't live in flyover country. So I guess 9/11 doesn't mean anything to me even though I didn't find out if my sister was alive that day until late that afternoon (she was).

Both of these two charlatans can go take a flying f-(k at a rolling donut, for all I care.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | September 9, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

to Mr Capehart; all,

tell me
A. are you REALLY so UNKNOWING, DENSE and/or EMPTY between the ears that you don't know that ANY/ALL profits from the Alaska rally are going to CHARITY, just as the profits from "The Restoring Honor Rally" DID?
B. could it be that you, acting as a SHILL for the DIMocRATS PARTY of lefties/LOSERS/bigots/HATERS/union bosses/FOOLS/criminals/LIARS, actually KNOW that is the case & CHOSE to LIE about the rally?

it HAS to be either A, B or (perhaps) both A/B.

frankly, your leftist PREJUDICE & HATRED for NON-DIMocRATS is showing.

to all: and you wonder why the washington COMpost is possibly soon "going down the drain", just as the NY SLIMES already is? - BOTH are losing both readership AND advertizing revenues, as NEITHER rag can be TRUSTED to tell THE TRUTH, stripped of "liberal" (really LEFTIST) propaganda.
(i guess i'm an optimist, as i keep hoping that someone at the COMpost will figure out that the rag needs to be NEUTRAL on political issues IF they want to remain in business.====> may i remind everyone, who may be reading this, that we used to have THREE newspapers (i used to read The Washington Star, too) in DC?
i would hate for that situation to become ONE newspaper = The Times!)

just my opinion.

yours, tn46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 9, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

capeheart dictionary.

USA= Bad

MUSLIM= peace, understanding, love.
Christian= rightwing, crazy, inbred.

You seem to believe the 9/11 terrorists
were simply misunderstood???

In what way?
that they did not succeed in killing only
white christains?

I remember when america and the west did not negotiate with terrorists; now we
actively push thier agenda in our media.

Posted by: simonsays1 | September 9, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

These two blithering idiots have done nothing but cash in on people who are even dumber than they are , that's all they are doing . Just include and keep repeating the magic words in their meaningless babble , words like freedom , honor , the Constitution etc. , it doesn't even matter that what they are saying makes absolutely no sense , they are a big hit ! LOL . "Two charlatans" is right "Please_Fix_VAs_Roads" . They are a shame and an embarrassment , we are the laughing stock of the world .

Posted by: Koom | September 9, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Oh please, Capehart. Spare me the phony indignant rant.

You're just sore because the Washington Post has lost readers, has lost advertising revenue and is hemorrhaging reporter jobs. Your stupid president is going down in flames. Your man-made global warming argument has been proven to be a hoax. And your cries of "racism" and "hatred" toward the ever-expanding Tea Party now falls on deaf, fatigued ears. In short, failure and in-fighting has reduced the Democrats to a jerry-built, collapsing ruin of political party.

Did I leave anything out?

I guess if I were you, Capehart, I, too, would be taking desperate swipes at Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. You have nothing left to do.

Posted by: QuineGeology | September 9, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Beck and Palin (and Limbaugh) are celebrities out to make a buck off of anything they can make a buck on.

Unfortunately, their followers think that Beck, Palin and Limbaugh are expert politicians and believe every stupid word they say.

Don't expect Republicans to be appauled by anything the traitorous trio do, they'll just continue to defend these jackels no matter what they say or do.

What do you expect from a pig, but a grunt.

Posted by: lindalovejones | September 9, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Come on Capehart get real.

Posted by: annieandpauldonovan | September 9, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Come on Capehart get real.

Posted by: annieandpauldonovan | September 9, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Come on Capehart get real.

Posted by: annieandpauldonovan | September 9, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Capehart, why the unnecessary venom? Are you a snake?

Posted by: allamer1 | September 9, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Your opening comments are disgusting!You say:"Restoring America" apparently wasn't enough for Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. They now appear to be cashing in on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001." Wasn't enough? I hope there is more!
FYI, Time Magazine reported on 28 August(do some research Mr. Capehart before you slander someone)
What's gotten less attention, however, is the group that will financially benefit from the event, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). All proceeds raised through Glenn Beck's promotion of the event go to SOWF – once costs for the rally itself are covered."

The charity, founded in 1980, provides college scholarships for children of special operations personnel killed in action or in training. SOWF is very well-run, with low administrative costs and a four-star rating from the watchdog group Charity Navigator.Some 160 of its scholarship recipients have graduated from college in the past 30 years and there are more than 100 students in college now."
Mr. Capehart, we are proud Tea Party members. We are usually described as Hate-Mongers, Racists, Right wing extremists, Brown shirted thugs--I think your comments are worthy of a Tit for Tat--and you must be a left-wing extremist, Radical or Socialist, your choice. And, throw in the usual Democrat talking point--and yes, you are probably a racist. Do you feel any pain?

Mr. Capehart, you are implying Beck and Palin made lots of personal money on this event attended by at least 300,000-- 500,000. Scares you doesn't it! I guess you hate Conservative people with whom you disagree. Well informed journalists are aware of the 100's of thousands Beck and Palin give to charities. So Yes, I hope they made lots of money. Why are you are against providing college scholarships for children of special operations personnel killed in action or in training. You should be singing praises to them both --instead you berate them. SICK!
Do your homework before slandering "Restoring America" . I can only presume you are against Christians also? Your ignorance is Bliss ....for you alone.

Posted by: passonfirstdown | September 9, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin number 1, Glenn Beck number 2!

Oh, that reminds me. I forgot to flush the toilet.

Posted by: CALDEM | September 9, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

One thing is for sure...Beck and Palin have donated more to charity than Obama and Biden ever have.

Posted by: jpmenavich

Obama charitable contributions 2007-2009 $741,520 in addition he have the entire $1.4 million Nobel prize money to charity; Palin only 2007 return released (and the tax profs said was riddled with mistakes) $4,880.

Where are Sarah's later or amended returns? Maybe that's why she quit as governor -- to avoid having to disclose them. As for Beck, I'm sure he gave to the American Nazi Party, but that isn't a charitable contribution, and probably some phony charity he created that pays him to speak. Does he tithe his 10%?

Show me the money!

Posted by: grclarkdc1 | September 9, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Well written and oh so true. There are no depths too low for these two rip-off artists to stoop to, pretending to give a rat's ass about this country. I wish everyone would stop giving them publicity and ignore their self aggrandizing antics until they get bored and find new toys. They are a disgrace to the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001 and their words border on treason.

Posted by: AKDCNC | September 9, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Politically motivated post, Capehart. The daily Beck/Palin-trashing article was assigned to you today?

Posted by: bethg1841 | September 9, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

For printing a blatant lie that Palin/Beck are taking money for this 9/11 event-without bothering to check the facts- and not apologizing Capehart is Disrespectful. Distatesful. Shameful. Greedy. Narcissistic. Did I leave any adjectives out?

Posted by: andrewjackson1 | September 9, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Oh Palin and Beck cashing in on the 9/11 attack really, as Sarah puts it, "stabs hearts".

Posted by: Civilius | September 9, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

So a partisan attack piece ends up being explained away by realizing it's a charitable function..after the article is published.

How about doing a little reporting by calling them up and asking where the profits of the event are going to? Had you done that, you would have not had to put in a disclaimer at the end of this piece, instead there would be nothing to write. Not very sexy to write a piece "Glenn Beck produces another fundraiser for the Special Operations Warrior Fund. He will be introduced by Sarah Palin".

It's really alright to hate both Beck and Palin without this constant media attempt to demonize them. Or is it uncomfortable to hate someone without some sort of social support? So much more honest to say 'I just can't stand them'.

Posted by: Geepers1 | September 9, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse


to all you LIBs & especially to AKDCNC,

are you DIMocRATS really STUPID enough to BELIEVE the nonsense that you post
do you think that the American people (a majority of whom have turned their backs on you DIMocRAT DUMB-bunnies & are GONE forever from the LEFTIST party) are that stupid?

the FACTS are that Capehart is either MISTAKEN & terminally IGNORANT
that he CHOSE to LIE.

no matter - in about 3.5 months it will make NO difference what/IF you think/say/whine about the government because BOTH houses of Congress will be safely back in GOP/Conservative hands & "the annointed one" will be a LAME DUCK & totally IRRELEVANT.
(maybe we can get him to go "on vacation" until he leaves office on the morning of 01-20-2013. = after all he, Michelle & the girls are "on vacation" more than they are in the WH, so most people will hardly notice and/or care.)

THEN, we TP folks will start working to TAKE OUT every other DIMocRAT in Congress, the RINOs and start picking "the Chicago BIG MOUTH's" replacement.

after 4 years of ARROGANT STUPIDITY & IGNORING/condesending to "the common people", most anybody that we TPP pick will DESTROY the DIMiocRAT candidate, without even trying.

yours, tn46

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 9, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this will be the craziest gathering since the Nurenberg Trials. If the blessed-against-witches, born again greed hag and the catholic turned to magic underwear had a child what would they name it? Peck?'s all in your name cousin humper.....go back to the Conroe Courier where a few inbreds seem able to translate your drool.

Posted by: mot2win | September 9, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse


i see. so you're a RACIST as well as a DIMocRAT lunatic & a FOOL? = was third grade your best five years?

as many here know, my "handle" means that i'm from TX, i'm NA (American Indian, for you brain-DEAD, hate-FILLED, ignorant, leftists) & i was born in 1946.

further, what i said in my post (above your semi-literate DRIVEL) was TRUE, whether or (more likely) not you were able to understand it.


yours, TN46

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 10, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Journ 0 Lister Caphart:

Do some research. Palin isn't taking a fee and Beck is donating his to the Special Operations Warriors Fund:

Posted by: sak61 | September 10, 2010 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Mr capehart,

btw, WHEN do you plan on writing another piece on the Alaska rally simply saying:

1. i was DEAD WRONG,
2. i did NOT check my sources,
3. i was STUPID enough to believe the DIMocRAT extremists,
4. i most humbly APOLOGIZE to both Mr Beck & to Governor Palin for LIBELING them
5. i will endeavor to NOT make an JACKASS out of myself again?

that's what you SHOULD say. ====> NO GUTS, NO GLORY!

yours, tn46

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 10, 2010 12:38 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Capehart,it is now twice in less than a week that you have had to have a correction appended to something you wrote due to your failure to pick up your phone and ask a few simple questions. First, you write a response to a hoax tweet by a faux Congressman in an non-existent California congressional district. Now you have to backtrack on your accusation that Mr. Beck and Mrs. Palin are lining their pockets on the tragedy of September 11. We, the Post readers, are left with two choices. Either you are extremely stupid (and partisan, to boot), or you are an incompetent reporter and should be fired. Which is it?

Posted by: lopence | September 10, 2010 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Another lies spread by the lame stream media like Washington Post.

Btw, where is Obama hiding during 9/11 ? Which extravagant vacations is he going during 9/11 ? What's is the Obamas donating to commemorate 9/11 besides donating American taxpayers's money to his lavish vacations.

The Obamas have dishonoured Martin Luther King Anniversary when they refuse to come back from their extravagant vacation in Martha Vineyard to join Rev Al Sharpton to celebrate the MLK Anniversary.

America's First Black President has repeatedly snubbed and spit at the legacy of Martin Luther King and the African Americans. He should show more humility and gratitude to the legacy of Martin Luther King and stop talking down to the African Americans.

Posted by: skponggol | September 10, 2010 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Conservatives are hilarious.

Posted by: Amminadab | September 10, 2010 2:15 AM | Report abuse

Will Todd be guarding the entrance and Piper be running the t-shirt booth this year?

Posted by: getjiggly | September 10, 2010 3:34 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Capehart, your article is as false as the NAACP's claim to be 'monitoring' Tea Party members. Who's 'monitoring' that racist group, you?

Here is what 'we the people' are monitoring, Mr. Capehart:

Again, Obama has performed his 'switch and bait' agenda when things are looking bad for he and the Democrats.

Obama and the mosque are completely wrapped in the same cloak. Obama has been using this Muslim gentleman for propaganda purposes for some time now, so of course he knew well ahead of time about the construction of the mosque.

It sounds like Mr. Obama will go to any lengths to promote his hatred of America and the spread of Islam in the U.S.

Posted by: prossers7 | September 10, 2010 5:24 AM | Report abuse

Abminaadab; all DIMocRATS & LIBs; all,

perhaps so, BUT the BOOB (who is the temporary occupant of the WH) is anything BUT hilarious. in point of fact, he is just plain NAUSEATING.

anybody who votes for "the annointed one" again deserves THE DUNCE OF THE DECADE AWARD.
(it's called: fool me once it's your fault. fool me twice it's MY fault!)

further, i suspect that (should he decide to run again) that HRC will "wipe the floor" with him & then HRC will be HUMILIATED in the general election of 2012, by whomsoever the GOP chooses to be the next POTUS.

BHO is DESTROYING the coalition that made the democrat party powerful. - in the case of my family (which was largely union members of the OCAWU & the various skilled craft guilds), NOT ONLY have we deserted the DIMocRATS Party FOREVER, but 5 members of my family have QUIT the unions to which they had been dues-paying, members-in-goodstanding of for YEARS & YEARS, because the union no longer represents the "rank & file" membership! = in the case of my uncle Larry E________________, he had been once a steward of the OCAWU local & a member for nearly 30 years.

ALL of the voters in my family are NOW "EX-democrats", as the DIMocRAT Party NO LONGER represents "ordinary working people like us"; instead "the leaders", like BHO & Princess Pelosi, look DOWN us, make fun of how "ignorant & unsophisticated" we rural folks from "flyover country" are, ridicule our religious faith, sneer at our support of the SECOND AMENDMENT & see us as "useful idiots" to do the bidding of "our betters".

fwiw, DIMocRAT "leaders", we "got your message" & we have LEFT the DIMocRAT Party FOREVER.
we will be either Independents and/or Tea Party members, instead.
(we'll be sure to wave 'bye, bye, DIMMIES', as we leave your "party of FOOLS & LOSERS".)

just my opinion.
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 10, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Capehart...YOU LIE!!!
The Left have always wanted what the Right has, in terms of status and currency. Failing to totally appropriate that, they have invented a new currency – morality, via which they hope to stand supreme on top of the societal heap.
I Care more about child poverty than you. I care more about the planet. I care more about disease and trees’ rights than you do. I am Superior, and you shall grovel to me, you who drive a Gus gazzler instead of a bike, and don’t weep every day for the suffering of the polar bear.
What this depends on is that everyone else then desires the moral elitism they supposedly possess, so they stay elite. When someone like Palin comes along, who not only has the nerve to not desire their phony morality, and exist quite happily without it, but also becomes Popular BECAUSE of this, then their entire system collapses. Her sin is not only existence, but popularity. People admire her status, and want to be like her. If she continues to exist and challenge the Left’s raison d’être then she is evil and must be destroyed at any cost.

Posted by: idesign | September 11, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

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