Palin going to 'prom'

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will attend this weekend's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, according to several reports.

The invaluable GOP12 blog points to stories by US Magazine and Entertainment Wise reporting that Palin will attend the dinner, the annual suaree for politicians and journalists.

Palin has avoided a number of engagements in Washington since last year's presidential election, including appearances at a June fundraiser for House and Senate Republicans and a speaking engagement at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

This year's dinner is set for this coming Saturday, and will feature entertainment by comedienne Wanda Sykes. It's informally known within Washington as "prom" for its once-a-year emphasis on glitz and glamor in D.C.