Members of the Missouri media had received word that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — John McCain's nominee for vice president — would be speaking at the Republican National Coalition for Life event during the Republican National Convention. And, with that in mind, Joe Mannies of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and I had asked Phyllis Shlafley if we could attend. She said that would be no problem ... and Jo and I went to the event to see if we could get a glimpse of the GOP's newest star.
Coalition for Life event a success despite Palin's absence
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