Palin to speak to hunting group

By Eliza

Jan 14, 2011 2:46pm

ABC News' John Berman reports: Sarah Palin is set to deliver a speech to hunting enthusiasts about “how politics affect the current state of hunting and fishing.”  On Saturday January 29th, Palin will deliver a keynote address to at the Safari Club international convention in Reno, NV.  The group’s website says Palin will address the politics of hunting along with discussing her “past hunting experiences.”

Anyone who has watched “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” on TLC knows that Palin is an avid hunter who relishes delivering “organic sources of protein” to her family.  And the show pictured her shooting a variety of different guns.  This appearance makes clear that Palin will not back away from her passion from guns and hunting even in the wake of the shootings in Arizona last week .  Palin has come under criticism for imagery put out last year by her Political Action Committee placing Rep. Gabrielle Gifford’s ins cross-hairs.  Investigators have found absolutely no connection between that imagery and the shootings in Tucson.  And Palin has lashed out at critics for perpetrating what she calls, “blood libel” by implying that the cross-hairs images were responsible in any way.

The Safari Club calls itself the “Leader in Protecting the Freedom to Hunt and Promoting Wildlife Conservation Worldwide.”  Palin’s speech, which  is listed as sold-out, is part of several paid-speaking engagements in the lower 48 that she will do in the coming weeks.  She will also sit down with an interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity on Monday; her first interview since the violence in Arizona. Palin is a paid contributor to Fox News.

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