Sarah Palin: Seoul Woman

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Sarah Palin is going overseas next month, this time to South Korea.

The former governor of Alaska and potential GOP presidential candidate will speak at the 2011 World Knowledge Forum, planned for Oct.11 to 13, according to the event’s website.

Palin has suggested she will announce by the end of September whether or not she will make a bid for the White House in 2012, so it’s likely that decision will come before her trip to Seoul.

An organizer for the World Knowledge Forum could not immediately be reached for comment by TheDC, but the event website says “Palin will give a US leadership perspective on how to lead the world out of the latest crisis.”

The event bills Palin as “former Governor of Alaska and the Republican Party’s frontline female politician.”

The World Knowledge Forum website continues: “Palin first entered mainstream politics when she was named the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 presidential election. Ever since, Palin has been the figurehead of grassroots conservative politics also known as the Tea Party Movement, which has been opening new scopes in US politics.”

The event is hosting 250 global leaders from 40 countries, including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Palin’s appearance in Seoul may overlap with a Bloomberg / Washington Post Republican presidential candidate debate slated for Oct. 11, if she is in fact a candidate by then.

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