A speaking contract for Sarah Palin, released by California State University Stanislaus, shows that Palin was paid a $75,000 speaking fee, plus travel expenses, and required bottled water with bendy straws at the podium.
The school’s charitable foundation was ordered by a judge to release the contract after the school was sued by a watchdog group for refusing to release it. CSU is a state school and, therefore, a public institution. The judge ruled that the school had violated open records laws.
The contract doesn’t reveal any big surprises, but does confirm Palin’s high speaking fees. It also requires air travel for four — two first-class seats and two coach — plus security costs and three rooms in a “deluxe hotel.” It also includes special instructions for the media, saying local media can cover the speech but may only record the first three minutes of Palin’s speech without audio for B-roll footage.
You can read the contract here.