I'm in one of those moods today, so it's time for a Sarahcuda Update. Well, that and I ran across this little item last night and just had to share: seems a bunch of California State University students upset over the price the CSU Board agreed to pay Teh Cuda to read from the notes scrawled in lipstick on her hand, came across a copy of her contract in the trash. While there don't appear to be any hard numbers in what they found, there are some pretty strict requirements.
And organizers better not forget to stock her lectern with two water bottles and bendable straws.
Among other perks, the former Alaska governor will fly first class from Anchorage to California - if she flies commercial. If not, "the private aircraft MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger ...," the contract specifies.
Palin also must be provided with a suite and two single rooms in a deluxe hotel near the campus in Turlock in the Central Valley.
The Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau said that would place the high-profile politician at the year-old Comfort Suites, where high-end rooms go for $139 a night.
The document, dated March 16, does not include compensation details for Palin, who commands speaking fees as high as $100,000. Her appearance at the university's 50th anniversary gala is expected to draw a large crowd, with tickets selling for $500 each.
If straws are provided that don't bend, will it cost CSU an extra $10K in penalty bucks? If they have to charter a lesser jet than a Lear 60, do they then have to buy her one to make up for it? If so, it might very well explain this (via Mark G):
Since leaving her post as Alaska's governor last July, Sarah Palin has earned a whopping $12 million, according to a new estimate published Tuesday by ABC News.
The estimate says it draws on "publicly available records and news accounts," but doesn't offer a detailed accounting. ABC reporter Matthew Mosk says much of her earning power has come from her TV, book deals and scheduled speaking appearances.
Some of us figured way back when she suddenly quit as Gov that she had decided to Go for the Gold on the same lucrative Wingnut Gravy Train that keeps Jonah the Whale, Anorexic Annie, Moron Michelle, and Bimbo Brooks among many many others, rolling along on six-figure salaries when they would otherwise be greeters at Wal-mart and shopping in dumpsters because they totally lack marketable skills or real-world intelligence of any kind or description.
Not to put too fine a point on it, we were right. Soon Teh Cuda will be flogging her very own network (created for her by that well-known comedy team, Murdoch & Ailes, no doubt) and Tina thinks she knows what will be on it.
After a while she'll own Hollywood , too, and then all the movies will be about, well, her.
I can't wait.
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