world's top public intellectual to a pawn for Sarah Palin has to be the ultimate in humiliation.
As for Palin well the reason that she is so desperately pimping ANY mention of her name by celebrities, and pseudo celebrities, is to make up for the incredible loss in income that she suffered when she renegotiated her contract with Fox News.
Reports are that the one time darling of the Right Wing, and once popular pit bull for Fox News, had to crawl back to Roger Ailes with her tail between her stick thin legs and accept an offer that was only a quarter of what it had been receiving before.
This courtesy of TV Newser:
Megyn Kelly‘s new deal is estimated to be worth $6 million a year, twice what Hoda Kotb draws, and more than three times as much as ABC’s Josh Elliott. Ann Curry is still one of the highest-paid reporters at NBC, drawing $5 million a year, while Sarah Palin‘s new FNC contract is believed to be in the $250,000 range.
From a cool one million a year to a paltry $250,000. Oh how the once mighty have fallen.
So is it any wonder that Palin is desperately trying to regain relevance? Even if that means connecting her name to liberal icons and, "shudder." celebrities?
And not to beat a dead horse, but once again I have to wonder if, like Ashton Kutcher, Chomsky can sue SarahPAC for using his image to fund raise without permission?
I mean not that he would get much if he did, but it's the principle of the thing.
(H/T to Politicususa)