I'm at a Republican National Coalition for Life event Sarah Palin was supposed to appear at; she's cancelled. These are pro-life people rallied by her selection and it would have been an excellent, welcoming forum.
According to some of the biographical materials I have read Sarah has a habit of doing this, to the point where some in Alaska were calling her "No-Show Sarah". Her excuse was always that she had to take care of family matters. I don't know whether she or the campaign was responsible for this screw-up, but she has missed a golden opportunity for a good rollout. These people are her base and as such deserve her consideration.
Phyllis Schlafly is not amused [here]. This is amateurish, dangerous stuff. Somebody in the campaign has to hobble the mavericks.