Make no mistake about it: The big star at Tammy Haddad’s eighteenth annual garden brunch was not, say, Chace Crawford, Morgan Fairchild or Shaun White. The biggest head-turner was Sarah Palin, who attended the party with Fox News’ s Greta Van Susteren. Palin was also accompanied by her husband, Todd, and daughter Bristol.
We had to ask: Why was the former Alaska governor, who has knocked the Georgetown cocktail party crowd in the past, at the brunch?
“The nice thing about this is we’re doing this for a cause, for special needs, which, of course, is near and dear to my heart,” Palin told POLITICO. “A nice social event combined with helping to raise awareness and funds for special needs. We’re honored to be here.”
And is Palin looking forward to bumping into Donald Trump, another of the weekend’s most-buzzed-about guests, at some point?
“He’s our buddy! We appreciate and respect Donald Trump,” she said.