Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at two events in Louisville Thursday. But only one speech is open to the public, and it won’t focus on politics.
First, Palin will speak at a lunchtime fundraiser for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event is for campaign donors only. At 2:00, Palin will cross the street and speak at the National Quartet Convention in Freedom Hall.
Convention president Les Beasley says Palin has been asked to speak about her faith.
“See, our music is Christian-oriented,” he says. “And she seems to have a strong faith in the Christian religion and she comes across as being a fine lady and we just thought that people might like to hear her speaking.”
Beasley says politics may come up during the subsequent question and answer session, and he expects the audience will include some Palin followers.
“Yeah, I think a lot of them would agree with her politics,” says Beasley. “Obviously, some of them don’t, because we’ve had some negative comments, but very, very few.”
Palin’s convention speech is open to the media and tickets are being sold to the general public.