California university nets $200K from Palin speech

posted at 10:55 am on June 29, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Remember when critics blasted CSU Stanislaus for paying Sarah Palin $75,000 for a keynote speech for their fundraiser?  Attorney General Jerry Brown, now running for Governor, opened an investigation of the school.  A state lawmaker pushed for a new law requiring that such contracts be made public.  But the people who made the decision look more like geniuses after she broke school records for fundraising:

Sarah Palin spent only a few hours in Turlock. But the repercussions of her visit will last a long time, from the big money she drew to the debate over her appearance to a legal investigation into the nonprofit foundation that signed her.

Officials of California State University, Stanislaus, said they couldn’t be happier with her appearance at the 50th anniversary gala, bringing in the most money of any event in campus history. …

Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa, who attended the gala, said the university achieved its goal.

“I think they hit a home run for raising money,” he said. Officials estimated net income at $200,000. “I didn’t know what all the rancor was about before; she’s there for a school and she turned it into an educational speech.”

Maybe CSU-S’ school of business should hold a seminar for public officials unclear on the concept of profit.  Fundraisers take in more money when they attract more people with more money to give.  The best way to do that is to have high-profile speakers who can pull in that kind of audience.  Those top-drawer speakers cost more money, but as CSU-S discovered, they also generate more donations, too.

None of this is exactly rocket science.  Universities and colleges pay speakers to give addresses all the time, both for fundraisers and for activism.  The state of California and its Democratic leadership act as though they’ve never heard of anything like this before in their lives, but that is ludicrous on its face.  They appear to want to punish Stanislaus for giving Palin a platform (and for profiting from it), which is an attack on their academic freedom and independence.  It’s also a measure of the level of Palin Derangement Syndrome suffered by California politicians.

Palin certainly delivered an educating experience with this speech.  Hopefully, the voters of California learned something from the hysteria coming out of Sacramento at the prospect of a working mom giving a speech at a fundraiser.


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“We hate Sarah!!!!

(thanks for coming)”

blatantblue on June 29, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Let me guess. If we polled all the Palin-haters at that university who were protesting her appearance what they’re position is on the 200 grand she netted them, they’d give us the Charlie Crist response.

Doughboy on June 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM

But….But….it’s Sarah Palin, she is an ignorant racist clinging to her guns and bible, she could never draw a crowd. Oh and she refuses to have an abortion, so she’s not really a woman, etc……

That’s what I heard the original article saying.

Johnnyreb on June 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM

94,999 more speeechs and California can close that budget deficit.

WashJeff on June 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM

CUDAAAAAA!!!!

ornery_independent on June 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Would have netted more if she didn’t demand those bendy straws ….

Jerome Horwitz on June 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Hopefully, the voters of California learned something from the hysteria coming out of Sacramento at the prospect of a working mom giving a speech at a fundraiser.

As a Californian expatriate I wouldn’t bet the mortgage on it.

chemman on June 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Nobody likes her except the American people.

kingsjester on June 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM

“Sinister Sarah. Sinister Sarah. Sinister Sarah.”
“Oh look over there. Its Sex Poodle! We love you man!”

Electrongod on June 29, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Ed,

the attacks on this speech had nothing to do with profit. It was and effort to one shut up Palin. To stifle free speech if they could. Barring that they would settle for attacking Palin so no one would listen to her Message. The dems do not want the conservative message to get out unflitered. they do not want the American people to listen to conservative because they know that the truth is hard to put down once heard.

unseen on June 29, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Those principled students who protest Sarah should reject any student aide or School assistance that was acquired through her visit.

Crickets.

(Yeah. That won’t happen. These idiots live on assistance and studen aide)

portlandon on June 29, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Brown, lee, et al are really screwing the pooch with this one, aren’t they? Anyone else would get a clue that their “concern” is no more than petulant partisanship, and quietly drop the whole thing. Not these guys

If they’d paid Al gore $75k to come speak under the same circumstances would anyone have cared?

Bob's Kid on June 29, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Clearly CSU is greedy and racist, if it is generating profits. Perhaps they could characterize this operation as “confiscating wealth from greedy racists”.

hawksruleva on June 29, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Totally O/T, but this is awesome,
Rick Santelli gets it, CNBC does not

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_7PwbxcDbs

txmomof6 on June 29, 2010 at 11:12 AM

The prez of CSUS is an interesting guy–a Catholic born in Tehran, so he knows the difference between freedom and repression.

PattyJ on June 29, 2010 at 11:13 AM

It really irks these people that such an ignorant hick can pull down $75,000 for a speech and they in all of their educated glory couldn’t get half that amount.

Bwahahahahhahhaaahhh… You go Sarah.

Lily on June 29, 2010 at 11:13 AM

(knowing that Sarah might well visit the comments…)

Way to go, Sarah! They keep setting them up, you keep knocking them down!

turfmann on June 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM

I am shocked that racists like Palin are allowed to speak in public.

/

faraway on June 29, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Why is she propping up those commies!? RINO! /s

forest on June 29, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Attorney General Jerry Brown, now running for Governor, opened an investigation of the school.

Did he open up an investigation of John Edwards who was making $50k plus and appeared at multiple Cal state universities? No? Didn’t think so.

$200k and net to boot… that’s our girl! :)

Blake on June 29, 2010 at 11:19 AM

It really irks these people that such an ignorant hick can pull down $75,000 for a speech and they in all of their educated glory couldn’t get half that amount.

Bwahahahahhahhaaahhh… You go Sarah.

Lily on June 29, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Jealousy is probably part of it, but I think it mostly comes down to ignorance and the complete lack of a life for a lot of these protesters. Seriously, how worthless would you have to be to waste hours protesting a private citizen speaking at a university? Especially if you’re not even a student there.

Doughboy on June 29, 2010 at 11:20 AM

“…b-b-but she’s unelectable!”

ornery_independent on June 29, 2010 at 11:20 AM

For 20 months Sarah Palin has endured a non-stop assault by the Democrats, their allies in the media, liberal Republicans and “faux” conservatives.

Since being driven from office, she has established a Facebook page which has over 1.7 million followers, has a book that has sold over 2.5 million copies, made several dozen speeches to sold-out houses, written numerous op-eds, stands up for conservative values and beats Barack Obama like a rented mule on a daily basis, while the men of the GOP take cover.

Few could have endured what Palin has. She seems to relish the battles, stays focused and no one has to tell her whose a$$ to kick.

bw222 on June 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM

I’m a Californian so if I’m not mistaken Turlock is relatively Conservative for California.I’m surprised such a fuss was made about her speech.Yeah, it’s a College. Forgot about the “free speech ” these students are always screaming about. Of course that is selective free speech….

sandee on June 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM

I guess Sen. Edwards was correct, there really is two Americas but it isn’t monetary as much as it is freedoms.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM

I’d like to open an investigation into why Sarah gave them a discount. I thought her going rate is $100,000. Hmmmmm…

ornery_independent on June 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM

$200K might be able to buy a thousand professor-authored and assigned over-priced university text books…

mjbrooks3 on June 29, 2010 at 11:26 AM

…beats Barack Obama like a rented mule on a daily basis…

bw222 on June 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM

LMAO!

ornery_independent on June 29, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Sarah-Cuda rocks …

tarpon on June 29, 2010 at 11:27 AM

“Sinister Sarah. Sinister Sarah. Sinister Sarah.”
“Oh look over there. Its Sex Poodle! We love you man!”’

ROFLMAO…. The left was unhinged during the Bush years, now they have gone off the deep end, AND THEY WON!!!!

Loved the latest Santelli rant.

reshas1 on June 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM

CSU Stanislaw is where the students forged all those surveys.
The defense in the Scott Peterson trial hired some professor their to conduct a public opinion poll in order to have evidence to support their motion to move the trial.

The prof. hired 65 of his senior students in the criminology program to make the calls. Then it came out that they made up some or all of the answers.

Blake on June 29, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Think of how much they could have made if only they’d invited Mitch Daniels instead!

VidOmnia on June 29, 2010 at 11:34 AM

…beats Barack Obama like a rented mule on a daily basis…

bw222 on June 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM

I prefer “like a step child in KMart”

blatantblue on June 29, 2010 at 11:34 AM

So is Jerry Brown still “investigating”, or did he figure out just how far his head was up it?

mojo on June 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM

If they’d paid Al gore $75k to come speak under the same circumstances would anyone have cared?

Bob’s Kid on June 29, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Gore’s starting rate is $200K for an appearance. He has standards, dontcha know.

And the press would not have been allowed in, per Al’s standing orders as a requirement of his appearence, so there would not have been any fuss, with no footage of his speech and all.

iurockhead on June 29, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Leftist politicians need to be openly ridiculed, often and loudly.

Wine_N_Dine on June 29, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Jerry Brown: Concern troll.

fossten on June 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Attorney General Jerry Brown, now running for Governor, opened an investigation of the school.

Because… why?!

Akzed on June 29, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Forgot about the “free speech ” these students are always screaming about. Of course that is selective free speech….

sandee on June 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM

With the speech codes on ALL college campus there is no such thing as free speech in college.

unseen on June 29, 2010 at 11:49 AM

She makes politics a lot more fun just being part of it.

These stories must chap the rears of the media types who still are trying to knock her down.

Keep it up, Sarah. You are winning.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM

OK… Now does this mean they’re going to go back and file criminal charges for every radical leftist no-name speaker California universities paid state funds to, and didn’t raise a dime from?

Or is that WAAAYY too much to ask?

logis on June 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM

O/T

Donlt look now but the DOW just broke 10,000 again in a very strong fashion. 10,000 was support. this is the third test of 10,000 if the DOW does not recover and get above 10,000 by today or tommorrow we are going down to restest 6,000.

It will get bad, they will lose control and people will have massive economic pain. This is very very bad folks.

unseen on June 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Because… why?!

Akzed on June 29, 2010 at 11:49 AM

The same reason Arizona shouldn’t worry about illegals being it is so far removed from the border……democrats have devolved into complete idiots.

Wine_N_Dine on June 29, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Attorney General Jerry Brown, now running for Governor, opened an investigation of the school.

I demand an investigation to find out how much THAT investigation costs!

PackerBronco on June 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Keep it up, Sarah. You are winning.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM

the happy warrior on Radio show “regular guys” today:

unseen on June 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

The same reason Arizona shouldn’t worry about illegals being it is so far removed from the border……democrats have devolved into complete idiots.

Wine_N_Dine on June 29, 2010 at 11:52 AM

I say we ship them all to Guam and hope the island tips over…

unseen on June 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM

PITBULL with lipstick and Naughty Monkeys whats not to like?

dhunter on June 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM

unseen on June 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I just listened to that a few minutes ago.

How can anyone not like this lady?

She is the Anti-Obama in every sense, and she’s getting better all the time.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Officials of California State University, Stanislaus, said they couldn’t be happier with her appearance at the 50th anniversary gala, bringing in the most money of any event in campus history. …

Wow—that’s stunning. Sarahcuda—gettin’ folks elected and bringing in the dough.

Invitations to all the Ivy League schools in 3….2……oh yeah, nevermind.

natch

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM

If they’d paid Al gore $75k to come speak under the same circumstances would anyone have cared?

Bob’s Kid on June 29, 2010 at 11:09 AM

But…but…Al Gore is saving the planet, remember?

(At least I’m sure that’s what he told the masseuse)

At least Al has one thing in common with his buddy Obama, though: both routinely treat the press like it’s either Tammy Wynette or Tina Turner.

Wanderlust on June 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Wow, she practiaclly prints money!

dczombie on June 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM

At least Al has one thing in common with his buddy Obama, though: both routinely treat the press like it’s either Tammy Wynette or Tina Turner.

Wanderlust on June 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM

They keep singing Stand by Your Man.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2010 at 12:02 PM

dczombie on June 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM

SSSSSHHHH! The Cowardly Anti-American Dems will try to capture or tax her appearances!

dhunter on June 29, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Wow, she practiaclly prints money!

dczombie on June 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM

No, that’s Congress. :)

Brian1972 on June 29, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Invitations to all the Ivy League schools in 3….2……oh yeah, nevermind.
ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Oh, they can hire any leftist morons they want.

But they had damned well better MAKE MONEY, or the school will have Hell to pay.

logis on June 29, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Attorney General Jerry Brown, now running for Governor, opened an investigation of the school.

If California elects this fool for Governor they might as well just lay down and die.

BigWyo on June 29, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Californians now seeking to make Palin a resident.

P.S. to Cuda: don’t forget to file a nonresident income tax return with the California Franchise Tax Board for your earnings from this speech and any other California-source income.

BuckeyeSam on June 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

All the initial hype of this Palin appearance failed to clarify that she was speaking at a fundraiser.

Which inspires more financial contributions from the public?
1. Scholarly lecture
2. Brow beating
3. Friendly pep talk

The press reported a lukewarm “polite” response from Palin’s CSU/Stanislaus audience. They wish.

maverick muse on June 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Wow, she practiaclly prints money!

dczombie on June 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM

I’d hope Palin isn’t one of those.

Rather, to be complimentary, she’d grow money trees from gold coins buried by potus Pinocchio. However, Obama has no gold without usurping it from citizens. Vicious cycle.

maverick muse on June 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

She is the Anti-Obama in every sense, and she’s getting better all the time.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2010 at 11:58 AM

a great interview. her giggle is infectious

unseen on June 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Universities and colleges pay speakers to give addresses all the time, both for fundraisers and for activism. The state of California and its Democratic leadership act as though they’ve never heard of anything like this before in their lives, but that is ludicrous on its face.

They have heard of it, and have paid Al Gore more to talk in San Diego about Climate Change. This event was in 2007.

JULY 17–If you’re looking to book Al Gore for a 75-minute “Environmental Multimedia Lecture,” the former vice president will cost you $100,000, plus travel, hotel, security, and per diem expenses.

Oh yeah…..and no press coverage at all.

stipulates that no press be permitted at the event

Patriot Vet on June 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I suggest an exoeriment: Substitute Mitch Daniels as speaker and this school would have lost money. He is not what brings out people to ceremonies, or to voting precints. Daniels only talent is in being a lure to uptight GOP voters who prefer a business like white man whether he can win or not. He is a substitute meant to mount a semi campaign in hopes that Palin can be pushed aside and not go on to beat Obama, thus stopping Jeb Bush’s job opportunity. Who keeps trying over and over to insert News stories about Daniels being a perfect nominee for 2012?

jimw on June 29, 2010 at 12:41 PM

It’s also a measure of the level of Palin Derangement Syndrome suffered by California politicians.
Palin certainly delivered an educating experience with this speech. Hopefully, the voters of California learned something from the hysteria coming out of Sacramento at the prospect of a working mom giving a speech at a fundraiser.

I HAVE A DREAM…….WORK WITH ME HERE……

Palin carries California in 2012 and actually helps to revitalize the GOP in the Golden State.

Wouldn’t that be sweet. :-)

PappyD61 on June 29, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Gore’s starting rate is $200K for an appearance. He has standards, dontcha know.

I’ve heard he really likes the massage therapy as well. Is that one of the demands he has for speeches to help him relax before going onstage?

PappyD61 on June 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM

But was it an “activist” speech?

cs89 on June 29, 2010 at 12:50 PM

I just read the headlined article “Contemplating President Daniels” and that writer says that Daniels greatest virtue is that he is not a popular candidate like the “risable” and self aggrandising Palin who’s defect lies in her having extreme popularity. He declares at the end that Daniels cannot beat Obama, but that at least he can stop Palin. I am serious…he actually says that.

jimw on June 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM

I just read the headlined article “Contemplating President Daniels” and that writer says that Daniels greatest virtue is that he is not a popular candidate like the “risable” and self aggrandising Palin who’s defect lies in her having extreme popularity. He declares at the end that Daniels cannot beat Obama, but that at least he can stop Palin. I am serious…he actually says that.
jimw on June 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM

The only time I get concerned is when I hear that Media Concern Trolls AREN’T concerned.

They were perfectly content with John McCain, Mitt Romney, and now Mitch Daniels…

But Sarah Palin? “Oh no, you stupid conservatives. Trust us: She’ll destroy you all!”

logis on June 29, 2010 at 1:07 PM

I bet no one even has to give Governor Palin a massage.

bloggless on June 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM

If they’d paid Al gore $75k to come speak under the same circumstances would anyone have cared?

Bob’s Kid on June 29, 2010 at 11:09 AM

.
ManBearPig would NEVER appear for such a pittance.
Heck, he spends more than that on massages.

mrt721 on June 29, 2010 at 1:39 PM

I bet no one even has to give Governor Palin a massage.

bloggless on June 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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She gets those for free from Todd. Yummy!

shomegirl on June 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM

In six months Brown will be begging her to do a campaign speech for him….wherever she goes, she packs them in. Nobody in America can bring people to a party like Palin can.

right2bright on June 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM

I bet no one even has to give Governor Palin a massage.

bloggless on June 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM

Certainly no poodle…

right2bright on June 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Think of how much they could have made if only they’d invited Mitch Daniels instead!

VidOmnia on June 29, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Oh yeah. That would have been the ticket!! :-)

I said this the other day, the only way these guys could put $200K in the university’s pocket is if they got out their checkbooks.

gary4205 on June 29, 2010 at 2:24 PM

(knowing that Sarah might well visit the comments…)

Way to go, Sarah! They keep setting them up, you keep knocking them down!

turfmann on June 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Hopefully HA isn’t in the habit of paying for appearances.

Palin certainly delivered an educating experience with this speech. Hopefully, the voters of California learned something from the hysteria coming out of Sacramento at the prospect of a working mom giving a speech at a fundraiser.

Sure. Now they believe that Eureka University is in California and Reagan spent his college years there. And that the woman killed in Iran is named Nadia and went to the protest ready to die…

For 75K you would think they could expect the speaker to be more factually correct.

Bradky on June 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

They made money? That’s not how it’s supposed to work. Better way: Boxer and Pelosi show up for massive “donation” to campaign fund, berate the free market, demand socialista controls over evil capitalists, smiles all around, trhey leave and everyone is broke…

MarkT on June 29, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Here are some photos from Sarah’s last few appearances:

http://barbaricthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/06/pictures.html

I really like that striped shirt she was wearing in Virginia.

gary4205 on June 29, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Bradky on June 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Put the crack pipe down before you post on HA.

You are simply a pathetic sexist. You jump into every Palin thread for a quick meaningless insult. Occasionally ou pimp another candidate like Jindal – but when somebody exposes Jindal as being a liar who invents alternate realities like he did in his SOTU rebuttal you quickly back away. Nowhere do you bash Jindal for his concoction of a story where he puffs his chest out and pretends to lay his ass on the line and face arrest. The reality is that Jindal wasn’t even there and only overheard a phone conversation days later.

So he invents a reality where he was engaged and forceful instead of an eavesdropping outsider.

There isn’t a single candidate out there you are willing to support for POTUS at this point for the simple fear that sombody might say something bad about them and expose your sexism and hatred of Sarah.

You have no spine. Man up and find a candidate you can support instead of trashing the one candidate who is actually making an impact on the political debate in the country.

Mr Purple on June 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Bradky on June 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

You are going to vote for Sarah Palin for President.
You just don’t know it yet, but you will.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Brian1972 on June 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM

I think he will have a breakdown if he can’t vote for Obama again in 2012.

He throws out candidate names he supports like Jindal – but you confront him with Jindal’s gafffes, schizophrenia and bouts of dementia and he quickly turns to the ‘cut and run’ defense.

That’s a Democrat if I ever saw one.

Mr Purple on June 29, 2010 at 5:16 PM

gary4205 on June 29, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Ever see her without the glasses? She’s 25% hotter and looks no more than 28.

bw222 on June 29, 2010 at 5:31 PM

She gets those for free from Todd. Yummy!

shomegirl on June 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Some guys have all the luck.

I met Sarah, Todd, and the Heath’s at a book signing in Reno. Meeting him in person, I gotta admit I can see what Sarah sees in him. Them blue eyes of his are a striking feature.

Her folks are awesome as well. Like seeing family members I haven’t seen in a long time.

Mr Purple on June 29, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Bradky on June 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

DUDE, even TheGayBlueSite has given up this lame trolling. That means you are trolling excrement’s excrement.

Congrats!

Inanemergencydial on June 29, 2010 at 10:34 PM

You have no spine. Man up and find a candidate you can support instead of trashing the one candidate who is actually making an impact on the political debate in the country.

Mr Purple on June 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Just because you cannot address legitimate facts and criticisms about Palin doesn’t make me a sexist. Just because I am not slavishly devoted to someone who hasn’t even declared a candidacy (as you are) doesn’t make me a Democrat.
It makes you seem like a metroS** male hoping to sop up a little sweat from some woman you like. Unseemly is the word.

Objectivity is not your strong suit – that is indisputable.

Bradky on June 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Brad K-Y on June 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM

You refuse to support any candidate right now because you know nobody is perfect, and there will be some gaffe that can be pointed to to counter your obsessive and sexist hatred of Palin. You want a ‘free pass’ to attack Palin while you hide behind some stupid rationale of ‘objectivism’.

You are CLEARLY showing you are NOT in the least bit objective. You are singularly focused on attacking Palin.

Why even bother to enter a Palin thread if you are trying to be so ‘objective’? Yet you enter EVERY Palin thread for the sole purpose of attacking her with liberal talking points. Your ‘random sentences’ comment was DIRECTLY lifted from the off-mic comments. You probably didn’t even listen to the speech – just grabbed some random smears and started using them.

I suspect you actually have a candidate or 2 in mind you would support (as you did just yesterday – Jindal) but you are AFRAID to take a stand. (here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty)

Why are you so forgiving of Jindal’s creation of an alternate reality? He is either delusional or a big fat liar and you know it – but you don’t dare admit it, and you don’t even have the guts to suggest a name or two you would like to see run.

Mr Purple on June 29, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Looks like Palin knew where Reagan went to college in April and she simply made a little slip.

Awwwww. Palin bashers will have to find something new to whine about.

“She said the country needs a dose of “Midwestern common sense” and paid homage to former President Ronald Reagan, a Eureka College graduate, who she said believed in limited government in order to expand opportunity and prosperity.” (Eureka College is 8 miles from Peoria)

“Say what you will about the humble Eureka College-educated Ronald Reagan, but he could have told our Harvard-educated president that his debt-ridden exercise . . . will not play in Peoria.”

5026199503

Mr Purple on June 29, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Mr Purple on June 29, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Exerpts were from an Apr 17 speech in Peoria, IL

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x53548177/Palin-sees-void-in-U-S-leadership

Mr Purple on June 29, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Why don’t you go start your own site or something? This attack the media/host/other republicans/god/life because God didn’t annoint Fred as the chosen one has gotten as stale as government cheese.

Bradky on January 21, 2008 at 9:03 PM

Maybe you should take your own advice, brad K-Y?

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 1:09 AM