Monday, April 19, 2010

Watchdog group, Californians Aware, sues CSU campus over Palin speaking fee.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

In the latest salvo in the brouhaha over Sarah Palin's confidential speaking fee at a California State University campus, an open-government group sued the campus and its foundation Friday to force disclosure of the information.

The CSU Stanislaus Foundation has refused to say how much it will pay Palin to speak at a June 25 fundraiser, citing a privacy clause in her contract and a state law that shields public university foundations from the Public Records Act.

The lawsuit from Californians Aware, a Sacramento nonprofit, argues that the foundation and university are so intertwined that the foundation should also have to comply with the Public Records Act. Three university officers - the president and two vice presidents - all vetted the Palin paperwork, the suit says.

It also points out that foundation policy requires university officers to oversee its contracts, and that the campus president, Hamid Shirvani, is the foundation president.

"The university could publish the contract on the Web tomorrow, and our suit would go on," said Terry Francke, general counsel for Californians Aware. "It's not idle curiosity. The public should have the ability to look over the shoulder of state officers in their supervision" of auxiliary groups that employ public university officers.

When will people learn?  Everywhere she goes, everything she touches turns to shit.


  1. Ratfish1:26 PM

    The brown shirt is very fitting.

  2. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Yep, everything she touches does turn to shit while she just moves on and banks the money she takes from the gullible. Everyone else has to clean up after her.

    I hope someday soon, she has to clean up her own pile of poop. Maybe, though, it will be so deep, she won't be able to shovel her way out of it.

  3. Anonymous1:41 PM

    "When will people learn? Everywhere she goes, everything she touches turns to shit.


    Everything she touches turns into money

  4. my greatest hope is that others will start to realize the danger of doing business with Palin.
    signing on to her confidentiality clause is just asking for trouble.
    everyone who does biz with her ends up tossed under the bus and burned.

    her mangled-word-salad-grifting tour will be short-lived when people start to realize that the headache is just not worth it

  5. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Anonymous @ 1:35pm & 1:41 pm

    "Everything she touches turns into money."
    That may be, and yet Palin still cannot get rid of the stench that exudes from her. I don't know how even the flies can stand her.

  6. Forever Anonymous2:36 PM

    "Everything she touches turns into money"

    It is the creed of a Mercenary. Not good for public office.

  7. Yes Ratfish the brown shirt is very fitting and goes well with her Hitler salute. I don't care if she is making a lot of money. At some point people are going to get fed up with this woman and "her familiar carpool-mother-with-Tourettes-syndrome" to quote Danielle Crittenden's wonderful post on HuffPo covering yet another brilliant speech by the Queen of Duh in Canada recently. I still agree with KO "the woman is an idiot"!

  8. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Every shitty thing she does turns to money.

  9. Anonymous2:53 PM

    that picture of her needs a mustache.

  10. Anonymous2:55 PM

    yeah, she makes a lot of money, but she is a liar and a thief. She spends money like water and it's never her own money, it's always someone elses. Plus, she doesn't pay her bills. That's being a "deadbeat". Has the hairdresser been paid YET?

  11. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Wasilla.. Please come get your idiot..

  12. kellygirl said...
    "... her mangled-word-salad-grifting tour will be short-lived when people start to realize that the headache is just not worth it..."

    Or they realize they can listen to any two videos of previous speeches free and hear everything she has to say.

  13. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Just because a person makes alot of money doesn't make them a good person.Sarah is a fraud, a liar and a grifter. Sarah sue me, I'd love it!

  14. Anonymous7:57 PM

    Grandma Hitler at her best!

    So who is the brains behind this operation? Who is pumping up Grandma Hitler, writing her speeches, finding her gigs, etc? They are making sure she gets paid a bundle, but what else are they doing to sweeten the deal? Are they supplying drugs? Setting up tax right-offs? Or just hiding the secrets of baby gate?

    Hey, Sarah where is your "precious" child Trig today?
    The location of any one them would be fine. And I do not for a minute buy the story that "poor little Bristol" is living in the same house with any of thme let alone raising them or Tripp. That is all part of the great Palin grifter lie!

  15. Gryphen, thank you for keeping this out in the Blogosphere.

  16. Palin sucks!1:39 AM

    Haha! From

    Sarah Palin's diva demands
    Hockey mom she may be, but the former Alaska governor and Republican candidate for vice president is not exactly a regular gal. For example, she likes her water bottled and her straws bendable. How do we know this? Some enterprising students at Cal State Stanislaus, where Palin is set to speak in June, dug up some pages of her contract from a recycling bin. The immediately resulting media frenzy drew attention to the very details that university officials had refused to disclose, even though critics had argued that as a public university, administrators must reveal what the public had a right to know.

    While Palin's speaking fee is still a secret, other information sure isn't anymore, like her demand for first-class airfare, high-end hotel reservations, and prescreened questions at the talk. A California organization is now filing suit with the university to demand that they 'fess up about her fees, even as the university administration continues to claim that everything is paid for by a private foundation, so they really don't have to tell. Searches are up on "sarah palin contract," "sarah palin tea party," "sarah palin California," and "sarah palin stanislaus."

  17. Everything she touches turns to money? There is truth Palin has generated income at the expense of, exploitation of others inclusive of depriving an 8 year old of going to school, an education and her eldest daughter of privacy even about her vagina and also of attending high school...and even Levi of earning a high school degree.

    I read that drug cartels, human traffickers get rich too enslaving small children for pedophiles. Many a con artist like Bernie Madoff had a similar Midas touch all at the expense of others. Hell, Bin Laden may have vast wealth increased post 9/11.

    It is disillusioning how many people are only impressed with money and are deaf dumb blind as to how people acquire their wealth and do not care about the harm, life long damage to destruction of people's lives as a means to cash in via destroying others including people's family members and small children's lives threatened.

    When pathalogic lies, terrorism liek scaring teh shit out of elderly is profitable or conning people the government is going to murder grandparents/parents and infants we best hear the lue phone ringing our country is in a bad state. for some their attitude is "wow..but she makes so much money". It seems so many people don't give a shit about the terrified people at Town Hall meetings for all they care about is wow..Palin made so much money.

    Who cares about lakes, rivers, polar she got a tv show. Beware those who idolize and worship money at the expense of others ruining reputation, careers, even little Tripps human right to not be granted the legacy he was a horrific mistake and what matters only is money in the bank to shout to the world he ought not to have been born.


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