When Sarah Palin returned to Alaska after losing her bid for the vice presidency, being Governor of Alaska wasn't the shiney penny that it was before she left to be Sen. John McCains running mate. No matter how stunning the defeat, the excitement of being on the campaign trail made her feel more important then ever before in her life.
Suddenly, being Governor must have seemed as mundane as the Mayors office back in podunk Wisilla. Since resigning as Governor halfway through her term in office last July, Sarah Palin has earned the combined salaries of Alaska Governors for the last 20 years.
The details of Palin's "speaking" contract [PDF] with the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation were contained in five pages of the document retrieved from a campus trash bin by students. It outlines just how lucrative the speaking circuit is for the controversial ex-governor has become. Below are just a few of the highlights for the PDF file above.
Due to the Speakers professional endeavors and high profile, arrangements of the highest order are necessary.
COMMERCIAL AIR US EVENTS: Customer shall be responsible for round-trip, first class air travel for two between Anchorage Alaska and the event city and full unrestricted round-trip coach airfair for two between event city and the lower 48 US States.
COMMERCIAL AIR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS: Customer shall be responsible for round-trip, first class air travel for two between Anchorage Alaska and the event city and full unrestricted round-trip coach airfair for two between event city and the lower 48 US States. lf. business class airfair is not available, customer is responsible for first class airfair.
DONATED PRIVATE PLANE: The aircraft MUST be a LEAR 60 or larger.
HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: All hotels must be approved. Customer agrees tp provide Speaker and oarty with accomodations of a pre-regestered one bedroon suit and two single rooms in a delux hotel. Customerrequired to provide in speakers room prior to arrival, a laptop computer and printer (fully stocked with paper) and to provide hi-speed internet access and WiFi. Customer agrees to pay for all meals and incidentals incleded, but not limited to phone, fax, all hotel charges for the speaker and traveling party. Foe security purposes, all hotel accomidations are to be registered under an alias.
Enjoy it Sarah: This capitalist society has been provided to you by President Barack Hussein Obama and all of the many Democrats and Indipendents that voted him into office. Now just pay your taxes bitch!
For those who are considering to shell out their hard earned, or not so hard earned money to ask this nutty broad a question, it won't be much different than a Q&A session with Oswald Bates. If you're not familiar with the verbally challenged Mr. Bates, here's a video reminder below.
P.S. To all of those Republicans out there in Washington and at Fox News, you can stop spinning to possibility of a Sarah Palin 2012 run for the White House. The money is too good for her to give up anytime soon. And also too! - So are the perks, you betcha!
The Sarah Palin - Oswald Bates ToastMasters Series.
- Chico Brisbane