Tuesday, April 13, 2010

That Be A Lot of Moose Meat!

Or: Nice Work If You Can Get It

When all the other governors around the country see this report, don't be surprised if we see a mass exodus, a run of abdications across the land, all heading to the same money trough as Mommy Moose;

Sarah Palin Has Earned an Estimated $12 Million Since July

Since leaving office at the end of July 2009, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has brought in at least 100 times her old salary – a haul now estimated at more than $12 million -- through television and book deals and a heavy schedule of speaking appearances worth five and six figures.

That conservative estimate is based on publicly available records and news accounts. The actual number is probably much higher, but is hard to quantify because Palin does not publicize her earnings.


Palin appears to select audiences that are likely to provide a warm welcome. In February, Palin coupled a paid speech to the Daytona Chamber of Commerce with an appearance at NASCAR's Daytona 500 and a local book signing, and was welcomed with cheers of "We love you, Sarah!" In the past nine months, she has stopped in to address the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, the Complete Woman Expo, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, and the Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference, among others.
But wait, she's not all that greedy;
She did not charge fellow Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann for an appearance at a fundraiser in Minnesota last week, for instance. And she has indicated that she will not collect fees for speeches at certain charitable functions. At the same time, a report in the Hamilton Spectator quoted organizers who said she would be paid "in the ballpark" of $200,000 to speak at a fundraising dinner for the Juravinski Cancer Center and St. Peter's Hospital outside of Toronto.

She doesn't charge our seminal Ignorant Dolt, the batshit crazy Michele Bachmann, but she soaks the caretakers who are treating cancer victims?

Yep, sure sounds like rock-solid Republican values there.

This winking at the Teabaggers is really payin' off.

Summertime is coming, The Wasilla Whiz Kid could probably hit, five, maybe six, county fairs, per-state, per-day.

All the organizers have to do is announce she'll be there and, bang, they know they'll have a few scores-of-thousands Teabaggers lining up, wrapping around the Funnel Cake stand.

Gottalaf, over on The Political Carnival could only eek out "Jesus wept. Wonder how much of it was money to just go away..."

And, Doug Mataconis, on Below The Beltway offered;
Like I said, no wonder she quit.

It certainly worked to her advantage financially — and it’s a lot less responsibility than, you know, actually doing something.

Who ever thunk a losing VP candidate, half-term Governor, winking, Know-Nothing, Ms. Ya'Bet'cha, GOP Clothes Horse could be so profitable?

Take it away, Billie Holiday!

Billie Holiday - Nice Work If You Can Get It

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