GOP stars Palin, Giuliani and Forbes to appear at Idaho Center Oct. 17

Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, will appear with former presidential hopefuls Rudy Giuliani and Steve Forbes for the all-day "PowerUp Live Boise" event in Nampa just 20 days before the presidential election.

Tickets range from $29 for general admission, including lunch, to $2,500 for an all-access pass to private events and photos with Palin, the former Alaska governor who was born in Sandpoint and graduated from the University of Idaho; Giuliani, the former New York mayor; and Forbes, the magazine publisher and champion of a flat tax.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. at the Idaho Center. General admission is $29, with $49, $79, $129 and $149 tickets for closer views. A VIP breakfast with Forbes is $1,000; a VIP lunch with Palin, $1,000, and an evening reception with Giuliani is $1,000.

Doors open at 7 a.m.

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They call it "PowerUp Live

They call it "PowerUp Live Boise", then stage the event in Nampa??? Not the brightest idea, but then again we are talking about an event with Palin.

For $10 bucks,

you can get an order of gizzards and a cold beer at The No Lawyer Bar.

But you get an order of thighs and...


You fry wants with that?

This is one event I

This is one event I absolutely would not recommend even to my dog.

Not even...

for him to poop on?


You fry wants with that?

What's the point?

What's the point of ths bunch coming to Idaho? Everyone knows this is a Red State and Republicans will win here anyway! I guess it's all about the money and a chance for Sarah to be in the limelight. She's probably bored since her latest reality show bombed!

Money not politics

The point is simple, it's to make money for these speakers. It's not cheap to maintain a life of luxury.

I would sooner do something

I would sooner do something not as annoying, like chewing on tin foil and shaving my head with a cheese grater.

But what *is* it?

What are they doing all day? Who gets the money?

thanks for covering it, though; I saw the billboard the other day and wondered.

More details in link in first paragraph

I had trouble accessing the PowerUp Live website earlier this morning, but it seems to be working now. I added a link at the top. Has details on what the three headliners will talk about and such.

Dan Popkey

It is nothing more than a

It is nothing more than a money generating attempt to fill their respective bank accounts.

I would much rather listen

to a dentist's drill than hear Sarah Palin's voice (or her opinions)!

Pray for that once in a lifetime ABBA reunion and it could work.


You fry wants with that?

Kristen Armstrong?

I was proud of Kristen for making her political statement by joining this right wing group. She is a true Amrerican hero!!!

On the other hand, she is hurting her "brand" with half the country.

With this mistep, she may join Lance Armstrong in a weakened basket of brands.

Honey Honey LDD for the Uneasy Biker.


You fry wants with that?

Down to $15 per ticket

Oh man, I bet all the scalpers that loaded up are bummed!

"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government." Neil Peart

No pizza and wouldn't listen while eating.


You fry wants with that?

Power up Live

Actually, I am going, and I expect that it will be quite good. The subject is business and leadership. Those are subjects that you leftists and haters (but I repeat myself) don't know about. So please stay away. Sheesh. Mrs. Palin ran for office FOUR YEARS AGO! Yet your hatred has no time limit, does it? The attitude of you Palin-haters is to the point of obsession.

Oh shut up...I'll send you to the vice-principal's office.


Celebrating five years and one screen ID >|<