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Bristol Palin to Speak Her Wisdom for a Steep Price

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Posted on May 19, 2010
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Ah, the days before little Tripp’s birth ... and Playgirl centerfolds. A pregnant Bristol Palin stands with babydaddy Levi Johnston at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 3, 2008.

A girl can gain a lot of wisdom from adversity, and, as a teen mom and as Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin has no doubt encountered some life challenges in just 19 years. But is that hard-won knowledge worth $30,000 a pop?

Apparently so, according to Single Source Speakers, the agency which’ll back Bristol in her new role as public speaker for a fee range of $15K-$30K per gig. It pays to be a Palin!  —KA

AP via Yahoo News:

Van Flein confirmed a report by celebrity news website RadarOnline that the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has signed with Single Source Speakers. He added her exact fees will depend on factors such as which group she’s addressing and what she must to do prepare.

Bristol Palin, 19, is listed on the speaking group’s website as available for conferences, fundraisers, special events and holidays, as well as women’s, youth, abstinence and “pro-life” programs.

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By Captain Siberia, November 16, 2010 at 1:18 am Link to this comment
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Miss Irresponsible Unprotected Sex Teen Mother’s “wisdom” isn’t worth two shits!

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By James M. Martin, May 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm Link to this comment

I might give her thirty cents.  That’s all she’s worth.

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By faith, May 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm Link to this comment

Receiving $30,000/per speech does not equate to wisdom concerning Bristol.  It
is America’s fascination with pretty people.  Especially those who have
experienced missteps.  What a sad commentary on our nation.  Would anyone pay
$30,000 to hear from a college kid that got straight A’s, didn’t mess around or
get in trouble?  I don’t think so.

I have always rooted for people and my nom de plume - faith represents my
belief in the best of human kind.  But, every once in a while I can’t help but
become a bit cynical about our value systems.

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By GoyToy, May 21, 2010 at 4:20 am Link to this comment

God bless America, where you can be pretty dumb (or mediocre) and still make big bucks! I LOVE it!!!!!

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By Forestgunk, May 21, 2010 at 3:25 am Link to this comment
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Momma says, “Stupid is as stupid does”!

What’s my destiny, Momma???  Unfortunately, Forest, we have become a trailer-trash nation, where uneducated, immoral, unethical, greedy, unaccountable, irresponsible hypocrites lead us to our own demise.

What can we do about it, Momma? 
Bend over put your head between you legs, a kiss your butt goodbye.  The insane are running the insane asylum.

I miss America, Momma! 

I know Forest.  Let’s hope and pray,  that our President can turn us around, before the end-time come!!!

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By purplewolf, May 20, 2010 at 11:41 am Link to this comment

So the extended story says Bristol works part time in a doctors office.Also she does get “socialized medical coverage” meant for the indigenous people of Alaska-hey Bristol how much blood quantum is your son and is it really enough for him to qualify for free medical coverage meant for the really financially poor Native peoples of Alaska-unlike yourself and your family.Wasn’t your mother against socialized medical coverage for the rest of Americans who might really need it and don’t you feel guilty for being such a hypocrite?

I witnessed this very poor public speaker last week on “The View” where she was reported by Barbara Walters to give a talk about how hard it was being a teen single mother.I am still waiting to hear that speech.When asked questions she refused to answer,didn’t really say anything except that it was hard being a mother.Other than seeing how “out of place Bristol seemed to present herself” she said nothing of any value and certainly not 15K-30K per speaking engagement.But the good news in all of this is, she will no doubt turn out like her mother and give 1 speech,preselected questions only-just like mom-and we will hear nothing else until the next scam the Palins,rather Sarah,comes up with. They are nothing by grifters.All of them.

Women for centuries have given birth and taken care of their babies without the help of the fathers in many cases and a lot younger than you were when you got pregnant,what makes you so special or an expert to command that kind of money for your so called non-expertise?

When I worked for the Red Cross in 1969 I was 16 and worked in the maternity department of a local hospital. We had a 10 year old mother who was better equipped to care for her child,no public whining about how hard it is/was and even a 12 and 13 y.o. while most of the women having babies were 16-18. Girls/women in the southern stated were often married at age 13 and were mothers at a lot younger age than you and yet they somehow managed to handle it and they were never asked let alone paid to talk about the difficulty of being a single mother.In your case you are privileged because of your mothers $$ and from what I have seem of your fathers $$ statements listed on-line from all of his part tie jobs, he still makes more $$ from 1 part time job than most people working full time in the lower states.I am certain that if you really needed $$ your parents would not abandon you either,might look bad politically for mommy,don’t che no.And let’s not forget Levi’s income which should cover his child’s medical and other needs.

I can’t feel sorry for this person,but like mother like daughter except Bristol didn’t marry the stud from her first pregnancy(Sarah was preggars when she married Todd).

Wonder about the other daughters as Sarah has already talked about putting Piper into politics last year.Funny how we never hear about the oldest son who went to Iraq to the green zone to chauffeur the military elite around.

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By Tobysgirl, May 20, 2010 at 11:36 am Link to this comment

To add to Jimnp72:

I always like to pretend there actually is a Hell, especially for people who say they believe in it.

In Palin Hell, they will be duct-taped to metal folding chairs and forced to watch and listen to themselves on giant screens for ETERNITY.

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By Jimnp72, May 20, 2010 at 10:14 am Link to this comment


as you can see by a few of the supportive comments regarding these utter
imbeciles, yes they are.

These are the same trogs who ‘re-elected ‘bush after four years of his steady
lawbreaking and lies.

Some people will believe anything if it comports with their consumptive, excessive

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By Jimnp72, May 20, 2010 at 10:08 am Link to this comment

Thank God we have intelletual collossi telling us how things really are, like the

they should be paying people to listen to their verbal diarrhea, rather than the
other way round.

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By mrfreeze, May 20, 2010 at 9:47 am Link to this comment

I’m sorry to say this, but I can’t resist the urge to state the truth:

Spreading one’s legs for money is called prostitution. In this case it’s just “retroactive” prostitution.

There, I said it.

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By bEHOLD_tHE_mATRIX, May 20, 2010 at 8:23 am Link to this comment
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It wouldn’t be worth $3.00 even if she came naked and
brought a donkey.

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By bbkendall, May 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm Link to this comment
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There is nothing more dangerous than a stupid person with power.

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By Eugenio Costa, May 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm Link to this comment

“It’s cold in Alaska.

Just because my family are Fundamental Christians in the Assembly of God Fellowship does not mean we do not have human urges.

I read in school in one class I went to and took notes on my hand like my mother taught me that the Puritans bundled.

And Alaska is a lot colder than New England.

Anyway I wrote that on my hand just in case I was going to be tested on it.

My Mom taught me how to make money.

Just ask for it.

God will answer your prayers.

Thanks for inviting me to speak here.

That’s all I have to say today for $30,000.

God bless you. God bless America!”

B. Palin

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By Logician, May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm Link to this comment
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Actually, DMac8889, Bristol *did* commit a crime, according to *her own professed belief systmem* (batshit crazy christotard). That crime was fornication.
Now, while her g0d may forgive her (how conveeeenient!) it appears we have to listen to the filthy little hyporcrite mouth off about doing things she didn’t have the gumption to do herself.
Just like her mother, old “Let’s take our government back” Sarah, who can’t even finish her own commitment to Alaska.

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By Bill Krause, May 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment
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The Palin’s are simply playing their collective hand for all it’s worth.  I can just hear Sarah encouraging her kid saying ‘you’ve got an opportunity kid so go grab it, this is the American Way, go be a proud American’.  The sad thing is that Sarah Barracuda willfully distorts the truth (well actually she just lies all the time) and yet she really believes that America should be populated with people of her ilk. Or maybe not.  Maybe she only believes in one thing, The Palin’s.  It’s no big leap to go from unfettered support of an unregulated market economy controlled by and for the elite to rationalizing politics as just another unregulated and inherently unfair and untruthful free market game;  BUYER BEWARE!...she says to her kid with a wink wink.

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By yup, May 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm Link to this comment
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i think the second comment answers the question in the first

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By RAE, May 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm Link to this comment

You have GOT to be kidding.

Each and every person who is prepared to pay a fee to hear what this young lady has to say should immediately be escorted to the nearest assessment center for the mentally ill.

Are people REALLY this STUPID?

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By DMac8889, May 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm Link to this comment
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It is wonderful to see people who no fault of their own
are treated publicly as if they have committed a crime,
have many with the opportunity reach out and give them
a chance to better their lives.  All Power to the Palin

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By Mundt, May 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm Link to this comment

Beautiful Bristol Palin, like her superstar Mom, continues to become more interesting & exciting with each passing day.

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