Mitt Romney currently has no plans to give Sarah Palin a role at the 2012 Republican National Convention. In fact, John McCain's 2008 running mate hasn't even been invited to the GOP soiree in Tampa, reports Newsweek's Peter J. Boyer.
"Palin would certainly light up the base at the convention … but a jolt of Palin at Romney's convention seems most unlikely," Boyer writes. "The Romney campaign prides itself on a slavish adherence to script, and Palin cannot be trusted to avoid the impulse to go rogue."
Palin herself seems to be taking the apparent snub in stride. "What can I say?" she told the magazine in an email from Alaska. "I'm sure I'm not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.
"In accepting those consequences" she added, "one must remember this isn't Sadie Hawkins and you don't invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance."
Politico notes that Palin wouldn't be the first former vice-presidential candidate to be shunned by her party at its next convention. The last time it happened? John Edwards in 2008.