Sarah Palin is coming to the Inland Empire.
Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska, will be at the Riverside Convention Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, with her husband, Todd, for an American Diabetes Association (ADA) event honoring four men with “Father of the Year” awards.
“Serving as ADA ambassadors, these honorees bring awareness to ADA as well as the importance of fatherhood,” read an association news release.
The Palins will present the award to Walker Evans, an off-road racing legend and longtime Riverside resident. In a phone interview, Evans said he’s known the Palins for about four and a half years and that Sarah Palin has stayed at his home.
A nine-time Baja 100 champion and Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, Evans said he’s stayed at the Palins’ home in Wasilla, Alaska and helped Todd Palin in the Iron Dog snowmobile race.
“(They’re) just a great family and (Todd’s) a great guy to hang out with,” said Evans, who has donated to the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona. “They’re just a joy to be with.”
"Joy to be with?" I'm guessing Walker Evans is a heavy drinker perhaps?
Gee, flying all the way to California for such a small event. And yet Alaska was too far away for Palin to travel all the way to Ohio for the GOP convention?
Hey maybe Palin can make it a twofer and find a local car wash or pet grooming salon that is having a grand opening and needs some old washed up has been to help cut the ribbon?
You know, just to make the trip worthwhile.