Palin declines another high-profile invite

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has pulled out of another prominent out-of-state event, increasing her streak of declined invitations to high-profile fundraisers and speaking engagements.

Palin has declined an invitation to the National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation's annual meeting, according to Amanda Carpenter of the Washington Times.

Palin cited a family commitment in turning down the invitation, which the NRA itself had previously indicated the governor had accepted. The organization had even crafted a specialty rifle for Palin.

The declined NRA invite is one of many engagements Palin has turned down since the presidential election. She spurned House and Senate Republicans who'd hoped she'd come to D.C. for a fundraiser, pulled out of speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and sent her husband, Todd Palin, in her stead at this past weekend's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

(Hat tip: GOP12)