Palin Puts Bendable Straws in Contract

Are you hoping to book Sarah Palin? Take note: Students at Cal State Stanislaus discovered in a dumpster six pages of a contract sent to Palin’s handlers. Demands included: first or business-class travel, or a private jet no smaller than a Lear 60; two bottles of water at the lectern with bendable straws; and prescreened questions. There are plenty of people, apparently, willing to give in to Palin’s demands: She’s made at least $12 million since resigning as governor of Alaska. However, political donors are a little more reluctant than speech bookers to open up the coffers: Potential 2012-presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty both raised more than Palin’s PAC in the first three months of 2010.