$100,000 for a Palin Speech?

| Thu Oct. 29, 2009 12:20 PM EDT

Sarah Palin's words of wisdom come at a high price:

A conservative Iowa group’s effort to lure Sarah Palin to its banquet next month has had an unintended effect: Rather than exciting conservatives about the prospect of a visit from the former Alaska governor, the group’s plan to raise a six-figure sum to bring her to the state has GOP activists recoiling at the thought of paying to land a politician's speaking appearance.

In most states, groups pay for speakers to attend their events all the time. Iowa conservatives are used to getting their speakers for free because their state holds the first contests of each party's nomination contests. But running for President does mean sucking up to Iowans, and if Sarah Palin isn't willing to do that, she either has an outrageously inflated sense of her own importance or she isn't planning on running. You can probably find evidence for either of those explanations.

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