Palin Contract: Suite Life, Lear Jets, No Questions

Unearthed contract sparks California probe
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 14, 2010 3:30 AM CDT
Updated Apr 14, 2010 6:00 AM CDT
Dreaming of Lear jets with the hoi polloi.   (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)
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(Newser) – It turns out "woman of the people" Sarah Palin insists in her speaking contracts on luxury suites, first-class airfare or Lear jet travel and no questions from the rabble in the audience. That's what's in the contract dug from the trash by an enterprising group of California college students who received a tip that the document was destined for the shredder. The contract offers the first yummy glimpses into Corporation Palin, who raked in $12 million in the last 9 months. Palin's booking agent requires that all customers keep contract details confidential.

In the contract, Palin demands a suite and two extra hotel rooms, first class commercial travel or a flight on a Lear Jet 60 or larger, and bendable straws, reports AP. In addition, she refuses to take questions directly from the audience. Only a single "designated representative" is allowed to ask questions "to avoid delay with a roving microphone," the contract states. California Attorney General Jerry Brown is launching an investigation into the foundation that arranged the secretive contract with Palin to appear at a pricey fundraiser for Cal State Stanislaus in June. Fees for the appearance have not been divulged.

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