However there is a small glitch. Apparently Queen Ester is demanding, at a minimum, $75.000 to attend any of these functions.
Wow! $75,000 is a lot of scratch for a non-profit group, what are they to do?
Have no fear this is where TeamSarah, Palin's personal, bat-shit crazy fan club, can help. (H/T to Bree Palin)
Well there you go then, surely these most dedicated Palin-bots will gladly dig deep and put together the measly $41,000 that is still needed to purchase Sarah's valuable time. (Because we keep hearing that at least a THOUSAND organizations are asking her to speak!)
But wait! What is this from Palin spokespoodle Meg Stapleton?
1 of Iowa's leading social conservative groups remains hopeful former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline its annual meeting next month, but a Palin aide called such a visit "incredibly difficult."
The Iowa Family Policy Council asked Palin to speak at the Nov. 21 event and has booked a Des Moines arena in anticipation of a big turnout. But Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton didn't sound optimistic, noting more than 1,000 (Oh! That is where I got that number!) groups are seeking the former governor's time and that she needed to tour to promote an upcoming memoir, "Going Rogue."
What? Is this even possible? TeamSarah, the most ardent Palin supporters on the planet could, or would, not come up with the money for Palin to attend this fundraiser? Shocked! That is what I am, shocked!
Okay tell me if this is a silly question. If you are holding a "fundraiser", WHY would you be paying up to $75,000 to have somebody speak? Wouldn't a person who was really an advocate for your cause DONATE their time? Just how much do these people believe Palin can raise for them?
Well, it certainly could not be more than $41,000, because she just failed at that with HER VERY OWN FAN CLUB! I am just saying.
Update: According to Politico the GOP activists are not very happy with Palin's request for money either.
“If somebody tells me they want me to pay an appearance fee, it tells me they’re not very serious about running for president,” said Ed Failor, Jr., president of Iowans for Tax Relief and an influential GOP insider.
“I found it really, really odd,” Failor said.
Well isn't Meg awfully chatty today! This comes from Newsweek's Gaggler:
Meg Stapleton, Palin's spokeswoman, tells your Gaggler that Palin "has not requested anything" and that she "does not charge people to campaign for them." According to Stapleton, Palin would instead cover such travel costs through her political-action committee, SarahPAC. Of course, that doesn't mean she's going to Iowa. Palin's book, Going Rogue, is due out Nov. 17, and she's got a major publicity tour planned around that, including a Nov. 16 appearance on Oprah. "We don't believe she will be able to attend with her tightly scheduled book tour, and the group has been told that through formal and informal channels," Stapleton says in an e-mail this morning. "However, it appears that some enthusiastic members are willing to try anything to entice the governor as we look at her schedule."
So essentially Staplemouth is saying that Sarah DOES NOT have to be paid to show up, not that it matters BECAUSE SHE'S NOT GOING!