Although the big news out of this story is that Sarah Palin believes that teaching kids about nutrition is the rough equivalent of marching them towards an enviro-friendly gulag, this is what stood out to me:


She was the guest speaker last night at a fundraiser at Plumstead Christian School in Plumstead Township.

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School officials hope her appearance in the end will bring in several hundred dollars. Palin's appearance fee, thought to be $75,000, was reportedly covered by private donors.

You know, sometimes you have to spend money to make a lot less money.

So, let's make this clear. Private donors raise $75,000 to bring a woman who likely earns three separate paychecks just for breathing. (Or, more likely, having an employee breathe under her name.) The fundraiser she appears at earns several hundred dollars. If you, like me, wonder why the donors didn't just donate the $75,000 to the school and skip over Palin getting pissed about the lack of nacho cheese fountains in sixth grade, well...I heard there's nothing to uplift the soul like Sarah Palin's nasal whine cutting through a school cafeteria.