Sarah Palin's Speaking Contract: Pre-Screened Questions, First Class Travel
The attorney general's office pledged to get to the bottom of the situation, saying its expanded inquiry will seek to determine whether the university foundation, which has assets of more than $20 million, is spending its money to benefit the campus, as it promises donors, the university and the public. "We are taking this action to make sure that the money raised goes toward the intended educational purposes and not a dollar is wasted or misspent," Brown said. "Prudent financial stewardship is crucial at a time in which universities face vastly decreased funding and increased student fees."
ABC News has a copy of an addendum toSarah Palin's speaking contract with the Washington Speaker's Bureau for a speech she contracted to give at a California University. Huffington Post has a pictoral break-down.
The details of Palin's contract with the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation were contained in five pages of the document retrieved from a campus trash bin by students who heard administrators might be shredding documents related to the speech.
It begins by saying the extra provisions are necessary because of her "high profile" and "professional endeavors." It requires first class airfare for two, non-restricted coach for two more people (or a private jet), SUV's on the ground a Luxury hotels. [More...]
On the questions she can be asked: See the "Satellite Provision" -- they are to be pre-screened and asked by a member of the Speaker's bureau.
It has everything but the kitchen sink. If I were a California taxpayer whose money goes to fund state universities, I'd be angry this contract was approved.
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