RNC Update – Trying To Prevent Embarrassment, Palin Lacking Invitation *http://bit.ly/MAdQQS RNC FIGURING OUT HOW TO PREVENT CONVENTION EMBARRASSMENT: Top Republicans are nervous about events outside the Tampa convention that will feature Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin. “Consider the bold-faced names who could rate, or at least covet, a speaking slot in Tampa: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul,” Jonathan Martin writes in the story leading our site this morning. “Convention planners say they have not finalized the agenda and many big-name Republicans indicate that they have not gotten any word about whether they’ll be invited to the stage…Organizers must balance the need to pay proper homage to party elders and grassroots favorites while not spotlighting polarizing figures who remind independent voters what they don’t like about the GOP. A Romney adviser suggested the focus would be more on rising GO

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