Washington -- An appearance by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin created a massive scene at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel during CPAC 2012.
Palin walked through the lobby area like a rock star before her scheduled keynote address to wrap up the conservative summit. People pushed and fought to get even a glimpse of the former Republican vice presidential nominee, as security tried to clear a path through the madness.
Palin shook hands, posed for photographs and made small talk with the large group following her around the lobby. Fans craned their necks to try to get even the slightest glimpse of her, but for some, all they got to see was just her hair.