The blithering idiot's lectures a tough sell

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Sarah's lectures a tough sell

    Last Updated: 4:38 AM, September 30, 2009

    Posted: 12:59 AM, September 30, 2009

    SARAH Palin is said to have pocketed a $7 million advance for the 400-page memoir she turned in four months early, but she might not have such an easy time on the lecture circuit.

    After quitting as governor of Alaska in July, Palin signed with the top-notch Washington Speakers Bureau, which also reps George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Condoleezza Rice, hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger, LA Dodgers manager Joe Torre and magician David Blaine.

    Palin's bookers are said to be asking for $100,000 per speech, but an industry expert tells Page Six: "The big lecture buyers in the US are paralyzed with fear about booking her, basically because they think she is a blithering idiot."

    Many big lecture venues are subscription series, "and they don't want to tick people off," said our source. "Palin is polarizing, and some subscribers might cancel if she's on the lineup." Other lecture buyers are universities, which have a leftist slant, and corporations, which dislike controversy.

    "Palin is so uninteresting to so many groups -- unless they are interested in moose hunting," said our insider. "What does she have to say? She can't even describe what she reads."

    Palin likely quit as governor just months after losing the election as John McCain's vice-presidential running mate because of money. "She knew that if she waited until her term ended in 2010, these opportunities would be gone," said a source. "She would have lost millions by staying in office."

    Palin's "Going Rogue: An American Life" is described by Harper publisher John Burnham as "her words, her life, and it's all there in full and fascinating detail." Harper wouldn't discuss what Palin was paid.

    Lynn Vincent, Palin's collaborator, wrote the book so fast, publication has been moved up from the spring to Nov. 17.
  2. skylr33


    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the liberal douche bags still piling on Sarah Palin. The far left is scared shitless of her, and obviously worry about her posing a threat to Obama in 2012. No need to worry though, as Obama is fucking up so much, and the majority of America is already fed up and tired with this socialist asshole, that come 2012, Palin, Romney, Gingrich, or any other GOP hopeful stands a great chance to dethrone the anointed asswipe. Hell, if George W. could seek another term, he'd beat Obama easily in 2012! :p
  3. Wow, cogent analysis! Congratulations, you must be very, very proud.
  4. while there are few people's life-story I'd least want to read ... I still find the idiot-left's infatuation with Palin comical

    I'm in the middle of Polanski's autobiography ... FASCINATING stuff!
  5. So Optional777 is still posting articles that quote "industry experts" without saying who they are or citing their credentials to explain exactly why they should be considered experts.

    Secondly, Palin gave a speech in Hong Kong and most who attended it said she knocked the ball out of the park.
  6. So you complain about lack of siting the "industry experts" and then go on to state:

    "most who attended it said she knocked the ball out of the park."

    You probably don't even know how laughable hypocritical your response is...

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  7. another blithering idiot! :D
  8. From the New York Slimes no less.

    HONG KONG — Sarah Palin, in what was billed as her first speech overseas, spoke on Wednesday to Asian bankers, investors and fund managers.

    A number of people who heard the speech in a packed hotel ballroom, which was closed to the media, said Mrs. Palin spoke from notes for 90 minutes and that she was articulate, well-prepared and even compelling.

    “The speech was wide-ranging, very balanced, and she beat all expectations,” said Doug A. Coulter, head of private equity in the Asia-Pacific region for LGT Capital Partners.

    “She didn’t sound at all like a far-right-wing conservative. She seemed to be positioning herself as a libertarian or a small-c conservative,” he said, adding that she mentioned both Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. “She brought up both those names.”

    Mrs. Palin said she was speaking as “someone from Main Street U.S.A.,” and she touched on her concerns about oversized federal bailouts and the unsustainable American government deficit. She did not repeat her attack from last month that the Obama administration’s health care proposals would create a “death panel” that would allow federal bureaucrats to decide who is “worthy of health care.”

    Cameron Sinclair, another speaker at the event, said Mrs. Palin emphasized the need for a grassroots rebirth of the Republican Party driven by party leaders outside Washington.

    A number of attendees thought Mrs. Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, was using the speech to begin to broaden her foreign policy credentials before making a run for the presidency in 2012.

    “She’s definitely a serious future presidential candidate, and I understand why she plays so well in middle America,” said Mr. Coulter, a Canadian.

    Mrs. Palin was faulted during the campaign last year for her lack of foreign policy experience and expertise. As the governor of Alaska, she said in her own defense, she had a unique insight because “you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska” — a remark that was widely lampooned.

    Accompanying Mrs. Palin to Hong Kong was Randy Scheunemann, the former foreign policy adviser to John McCain, who lost the 2008 election to President Obama.

    Mrs. Palin did not take questions from the media after the speech, and there was a high degree of security and secrecy around the event. Only invited guests and a handful of employees from CLSA, the brokerage house that sponsored the event, were allowed inside the ballroom.

    A CLSA spokeswoman declined to confirm a rumor that Mrs. Palin was paid $300,000 for her Hong Kong appearance.

    When she resigned as governor in July, Mrs. Palin cited numerous reasons for stepping down, including more than $500,000 in legal fees that she and her husband, Todd, incurred because of 15 ethics complaints filed against her during her two and a half years in office.

    Mr. Coulter said CLSA has a history of inviting keynote speakers who are “newsworthy and potentially controversial.” Other previous speakers at the conference have included Al Gore, Alan Greenspan, Bono and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

    Mrs. Palin’s speech took place at the Grand Hyatt on the Victoria Harbor waterfront and amid the soaring towers of corporate giants like AIG, HSBC and the Bank of China. Some attendees saw Hong Kong as an auspicious place for her first major international appearance.

    Melvin Goodé, a regional marketing consultant, thought Mrs. Palin chose Hong Kong because, he said, it was “a place where things happen and where freedom can be expanded upon.”

    “It’s not Beijing or Shanghai,” said Mr. Goodé . “She also mentioned Tibet, Burma and North Korea in the same breath as places where China should be more sensitive and careful about how people are treated. She said it on a human-rights level.”

    Mr. Goodé, an African-American who said he did some campaign polling for President Obama, said Mrs. Palin mentioned President Obama three times on Wednesday.

    “And there was nothing derogatory in it, no sleight of hand, and believe me, I was listening for that,” he said, adding that Mrs. Palin referred to Mr. Obama as “our president,” with the emphasis on “our.”

    Mr. Goodé, a New Yorker who said he would never vote for Mrs. Palin, said she acquitted herself well.

    “They really prepared her well,” he said. “She was articulate and she held her own. I give her credit. They’ve tried to categorize her as not being bright. She’s bright.”

    You fell right into that one Optional. Not to bright, are you?

  9. "Mrs. Palin did not take questions from the media after the speech."

    No doubt on that one...she is media phobic.

    "most who attended it said she knocked the ball out of the park."

    No evidence of any quote of "knocked it out of the park" nor any proof of "most who attended" said she wasn't a blithering idiot...

    From your quoted article:

    "A number of people who heard the speech..."

    So a number of people morphs into "most..."


    Survey says "another blithering idiot trying to defend a blithering idiot..."

    Now go play some Chinese checkers little boy...

  10. kut2k2


    Actually, dude, you're the idiot here.


    Hell, even W sounded OK reading from prepared notes. It was only when he went off-script (which thankfully was often) that he sounded like a complete idiot.

    So Sarah can read and follow instructions from her handlers. Yeah, that and her ghost-written book are "really, really impressive"! :p

    Please make her run in 2012! Puh-leeeese!

    LMAO at reichtards !! :D :D
    #10     Oct 1, 2009