Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Just Plain Sarah

Former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin goes diva.

Sarah Palin will get first-class airfare for two and three rooms at a luxury hotel when she gives a speech in June for a university foundation.

And organizers better not forget to stock her lectern with two water bottles and bendable straws.

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.

State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, provided copies of the paperwork Tuesday.

Among other perks, Palin will fly first class – if she flies commercial. If not, ‘the private aircraft MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger …,’ the contract specifies. She also must be provided with a suite and two single rooms in a deluxe hotel.

The document, dated March 16, does not include compensation details for Palin, who commands speaking fees as high as $100,000.

Yes, she’s just like us, isn’t she?