• Sarah Palin Won't Get Out of Bed Unless There's a Lear Jet and a Bendy Straw

    We've covered Sarah Palin's speaking engagement stipulations before, but this is new: a group of students discovered documents related to an upcoming Palin appearance at Cal State Stanislaus, incuding details about transportation and other demands. (The foundation sponsoring the event tried to shred the documents, but everyone seems to think it's hiding internal financial information, not Sarah Palin's snack lists.)

    Okay, okay, the juicy bits:

    The contract detailed the former Alaska governor's requirements for her visit, including first-class flights from Anchorage to California — if she flies commercial. If not, "the private aircraft MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger …," the contract specifies.

    Palin also must be provided with a suite and two single rooms in a deluxe hotel near the campus in Turlock in the Central Valley. During her speech, her lectern must be stocked with two water bottles and bendable straws.

    I know what you're thinking. "A Lear jet? While people are out of work? What a diva!"

    Be reasonable. How do you expect someone of Sarah Palin's stature to travel? In a Gulfstream twin-jet that she calls a bus?

    Tags: California, Flying, Sarah Palin


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