Give Sarah a pair of gloves and hide all the Sharpies, STAT!
Sarah Palin is coming to Florida again to make a couple of her high-priced ticket “appearances”, but perhaps because of her recent incident in front of the cameras where she was caught not being able to memorize more than three or four talking points at a time, she’s back to her old tricks. Banning the media!
Not only is the press not allowed to attend unless they pay for the privilege, (unless they work for FOX?) but she has also taken steps to ban all photography, video and audio recording. (Again, FOX?)
Golly those precious pearls of Palin wisdom shall be missed………Let me guess, given that it’s been rather nippy down here by Florida standards lately, I’ll just bet there will be more than a few Global Warming, Climate-Changey’ barbs slung Al Gore’s way dontcha’ think?
She will be making appearances in Daytona Beach, attending the Daytona 500 (a VERY dangerous place for palm reading I would imagine. Just sayin’.) and she will be speaking at the Orange County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner. She’ll also be doing a few more book signings. I guess there are so many leftover copies of her book that even Palin isn’t willing to plunk down enough cash to buy them all herself.
From The Orlando Sentinel:
The rules for each event — set by Palin’s agents, the sponsors say — bar media photographs as well as audio or video recordings. The media can buy a ticket and take notes like everyone else.
The speaking fees Palin will receive from both events also are not being disclosed.
“These are the terms of the contract that were presented to us,” said Orange County Republican Party Chairman Lew Oliver, who said he is ecstatic that the GOP “rock star” will headline his group’s annual major fundraising event.
Oliver acknowledged that previous Lincoln Day dinner speakers — mostly elected officials and political hopefuls — have sought media coverage. However, he said, “this is an unusual circumstance.”
Unusual because of the banned media coverage, or unusual because of Sarah’s choice of memory recognition aids?
Her March 12 appearance at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando also offers a $1,000-per-person private reception and photo with Palin.
Oliver said up to 3,000 could attend the Orlando event, and $50,000 in tickets have been sold already. Palin’s Daytona speech was such a hot ticket that the chamber dinner was moved from the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort to the Ocean Center, the county-run convention center.
Oliver said he’s pitching it as a Palin weekend and hopes out-of-town folks show up. The fact that media are not invited is one less headache, he said.
“We just want a big, giant, wildly pro-Palin, pro-Republican event,” Oliver said.
Let me think, Sarah Palin, lots of Republicans with money to burn, and absolutely no transparency. Should be a great success!