Palintology

Palin Heads to Asia

What's better than being able to see Russia from your window? Speaking at the CLSA Investors Forum, apparently. The Associated Press reports that Sarah Palin's first commercial speaking engagement will take place on Sept 23 in Hong Kong. The former governor of Alaska, whose lack of foreign-policy experience was criticized during the 2008 elections, will follow in the footsteps of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Alan Greenspan, who have spoken at the event, which is hosted by investment group CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. A spokesman for the conference said the event presented investors with "a diversity of views" and included "topics that go beyond traditional finance such as geopolitics." The event will be closed to the media, and Palin's speaking fees were not disclosed. Palin received her first passport in 2007 in order to visit Alaskan National Guard members in Kuwait and Germany.