Sarah Palin Really Doesn't Mind Missing The Convention At All

"This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak." Chairman Priebus is "disappointed" and a RNC official says she was invited, though it's unclear whether she would have had a prominent role.

Here's the statement the former Alaska governor sent Fox News's Greta Van Sustern today:

Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement he was "disappointed" Palin won't make it.

"Gov. Palin has been a force in our party and while I am disappointed she won't be in Tampa I know she will continue to be actively engaged in replacing Barack Obama," he said.