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Palin to make second LI appearance, at LIA

In her second public appearance here since running for vice president in 2008, Sarah Palin Thursday will speak to the Long Island Association business group.

Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is headlining the LIA's annual meeting at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. She will answer questions for one hour from the group's president, Kevin Law.

"My questions aren't going to be far-fetched," he said. "They're going to be about what's been happening with this person over the past year and to our country and the world."

Palin's visit comes less than a week after she hired a prominent consultant to run her political action committee, reviving speculation of a presidential bid next year. Palin has admitted she's thinking about a White House run.

In June 2009, Palin spoke in St. James about raising a son with Down syndrome. Her appearance raised more than $500,000 for the Independent Group Home Living programs. A separate event brought in $53,250 for Sarah PAC, much of it from IGHL officials, records show.

Unlike the LIA, the IGHL didn't have to pay Palin a speaking fee. Law declined to say how much she would receive.

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