Former Alaskan Governor and last year’s Republican candidate for Vice President,Sarah Palin, is not slipping quietly away as some would have hoped.
This week Palin will consider accepting and rejecting well over the 1,000 invitations she has received for speeches and political appearances both paid and unpaid since she left office in July this year. In fact it was reported in the Atlantic this morning; Palin will be traveling to Hong Kong for her first paid speaking engagement in late September.
More than twenty speakers’ bureaux have been reported as making offers to represent her but the former Governor has decided to sign with the Washington Speakers Bureau which has clients such as former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani who is on course to be the next Governor of New York, former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Colin Powell, former British PM Tony Blair, formers Secretaries of State Condi Rice and Madeline Albright and high profile journalists Katie Couric and Bob Woodward to name but a few. The irony being represented by the same firm as Couric should not be lost given the Couric/Palin interview is still being dissected – not one of Palin’s greater moments during the Presidential campaign.
Palin has received more than 950 requests to speak with the paid ones expected to go for six figures a piece. Unpaid speeches will be for various political and charitable causes, including military families, Christian organizations and support groups for families with special needs children. She is uniquely qualified to speak on these matters given her familial circumstances with a young son serving in the military and her youngest born with Down syndrome in just the past year or so. She has strong and firm Christian beliefs which went a long way to solidifying the political and cultural base of the GOP during her candidacy last year.
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