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People reluctant to book Sarah ‘Four Pinocchios’ Palin for speaking engagements because “they think she is a blithering idiot.”

By Joe Romm on September 30, 2009 at 7:28 pm

"People reluctant to book Sarah ‘Four Pinocchios’ Palin for speaking engagements because “they think she is a blithering idiot.”"

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When we last left GOP quitter-in-chief Sarah Palin she had written a falsehood-filled piece attacking climate action and clean energy for, who else, the Washington Post.  Then Senators Boxer and Kerry debunked her piece, pointing out “The governor’s new refrain against global warming action reminds us of every naysayer who has spoken out against progress in cleaning up pollution.”

At the same time, Newt Gingrich called her a conservative leader on energy issues, asserting “Her knowledge of the energy issue is very real.”  In fact, Palin is so ignorant of energy, so practiced at repeating falsehoods, that during last year’s presidential campaign, the Washington Post itself gave her its highest (which is to say lowest) rating of “Four Pinocchios” for continuing to “to peddle bogus [energy] statistics three days after the original error was pointed out by independent fact-checkers.”

Now Think Progress reports Palin “has signed on with the Washington Speakers Bureau, hoping to cash in on her fame. While Palin did do one speech “” to mixed reviews “” in Asia recently, she is reportedly having trouble getting booked for more“:

Palin’s bookers are said to be asking for $100,000 per speech, but an industry expert tells Page Six: “The big lecture buyers in the US are paralyzed with fear about booking her, basically because they think she is a blithering idiot.

Many big lecture venues are subscription series, “and they don’t want to tick people off,” said our source. “Palin is polarizing, and some subscribers might cancel if she’s on the lineup.” Other lecture buyers are universities, which have a leftist slant, and corporations, which dislike controversy.

“Palin is so uninteresting to so many groups “” unless they are interested in moose hunting,” said our insider. “What does she have to say? She can’t even describe what she reads.

The real idiots are anyone pays Palin 100k to speak.

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9 Responses to People reluctant to book Sarah ‘Four Pinocchios’ Palin for speaking engagements because “they think she is a blithering idiot.”

  1. Stefan Mehlad says:

    Sarah’s new book out Nov 17
    It is at the top as a best seller.

  2. Sasparilla says:

    Need to add a “who” into that last sentence there.

  3. K Nockels says:

    If she was any less informed about energy issues she could step in and host for Mr No Name from CNN. The only person I know who is less informed than Palin. She really gives women a BAD name.

  4. mike roddy says:

    Of course she’s an idiot. The joke is on us, though.

  5. Robert says:

    Awh, shucks … please cut her some slack! After all if not ‘fer’ Sarah, we would not have met Tina (Fey). And what a joy she(TF) brought to a prolonged campaign. Truly that was comic relief as it is the contrast betwixt spinners and truthers that will wake up America!

  6. Marc Anderson says:

    Thanks Joe, the comic element helps. Can we have the big wink pic next time?

  7. paulm says:

    Bit off topic but drives me insane…

    At 60 M.P.H., Office Work Is High Risk
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/01/technology/01distracted.html?pagewanted=5&_r=1&th&emc=th

  8. Sarah Palin is the best, For in her all that is wrong with the G.O.P is there for everyone to see The lies, The falsehoods, Sarah Palin has no conception of law or truth. The closest to the truth that ever came out of her mouth was when she said ‘Drill baby Drill, For in those three words the real Sarah Palin can be found, Sarah Palin is out to take what she can get! Keep speaking because every time you open your mouth our party gets stronger, Thank you for that Sarah.