Forcing Sarah Palin out of the Alaskan governorship with repeated meritless claims of ethical violations which she was forced to defend, may prove to be the Democrats most stupid move this year. (Last year's was nominating an unqualified sophomoric thinker for president). She's now in major demand as a speaker around the world, allowing her to increase her visibility, delivering her own message and without being encumbered by the duties in far away Alaska.
Politico reports that since her resignation she's received almost a thousand speaking requests expected to go for 6 figures each and many more requests for speeches at political fundraisers and charitable events.
Thomas Lifson adds: Palin's resignation was characterized as insane, an end to her political career. I never thought so, and saw many advantages for her in the move,a s did others on AT. As JR Dunn put it about Sarah, "The best is yet to come."
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin this week will begin accepting and rejecting the more than 1,070 invitations she has received for paid speeches and political appearances since she resigned from office, aides said.
Twenty speakers' bureaus made offers to represent her. She has signed with Washington Speakers Bureau, which represents everyone from George and Laura Bush to Bob Woodward and Katie Couric to Alan Greenspan, Colin Powell and Rudy Giuliani.
More than 950 requests for speeches have poured in for Palin, and over 120 candidates for office have asked her to appear, including folks running for Senate, House and state Legislature, aides said.
Palin will be doing both paid speeches, which are expected to go for six figures apiece, and unpaid speeches for political and charitable causes, including Christian organizations, groups that support families with special-needs children and military families.