CSU violated law in not disclosing Sarah Palin’s pay

August 27, 2010

A California judge ruled that California State University at Stanislaus’ refusal to disclose the amount it paid Sarah Palin for a speech violated the California’s Public Record Act. [CourthouseNews]

CSU Stanislaus paid Palin $75,000, plus first class air fare and all expenses for a 30 minute speech she gave at a June fundraiser.

Even after Californians Aware, a non profit watchdog group, and a state senator asked the school to provide the contract, the school continued to deny their requests going as far as to say a contract did not exist, according to Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne ruling.

The contract says that the university is to pay Palin’s fee of $75,000 for a 30 minute speech with no time for questions, both Palin and her secretary’s first class air fare, hotel accommodations and meals. The contract also limits media coverage and requires that the university gets preapproval from the WSB before sending out any press releases.


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6 Comments

  1. Big Deal says:

    And we wonder why our children aren’t receiving a good college education. Our taxpaying dollars are being spent on quitters, loud mouths, and empty bubble-headed people like Palin. I’d like to have the President and anyone else who falsified records or provided inaccurate information (lied about the situation) fired. That would save CSU Stanislaus and we the taxpayers $75,000 or more to make up for the wasteful spending.

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  2. Citizen says:

    The point of the episode is that CSU Stanislaus keep saying that they could not produce court ordered documents (the contract), and then they did. The President of this university should be fired for his behavior. When the court says to produce the document, you produce the document.

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  3. easymoney says:

    “Sarah Palin = Embarrassment to this great Nation and the Republican Party. She is a childish high school cheerleader. She reminds me of the words, “ah dah”. I’m embarrassed of my party. Time to go independent.”

    Who cares…
    She is a politcian who would be paid to speak, just like untold thousands of other speakers who have been paid large sums to spill their guts on a multitude of subjects… Simple, if you do not like her, do not go to hear her speak…

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    • MarkJames says:

      Yeah and I agree, ” time to go independent.”
      rah rah and dah dah.

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  4. PaulJones says:

    Sarah Palin = Embarrassment to this great Nation and the Republican Party. She is a childish high school cheerleader. She reminds me of the words, “ah dah”. I’m embarrassed of my party. Time to go independent.

    (-1) 21 Total Votes - 10 up - 11 down
  5. monkscrew says:

    What a rip-off. I can go out and find any number of quitters and losers on the streets who would be willing to give a speech for $20 and a bottle of Jack Daniels.

    (-1) 23 Total Votes - 11 up - 12 down

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