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This is part of her PROCESS“Congratulations,” or whatever the equivalent is in Twitter or Alaskan, are in order to virtuoso grifter Sarah Palin, who has landed herself a prime commercial (“$”, in Twitter) speaking gig! This is not just going to be some low-grade demagoguery on behalf of Christian wolves or whatever. You see, for fees unknown, Palin is going to Asia, the famous continent!

Specifically, Palin is headed to Hong Kong for purposes of… saying things… to investors of the brokerage firm CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets:

“Our keynote speakers are notable luminaries who often address topics that go beyond traditional finance such as geopolitics,” company spokeswoman Simone Wheeler said in a statement.

“We just felt it would be a fabulous opportunity for CLSA clients to hear from Mrs. Palin,” Wheeler said, adding that CLSA approached Palin with the offer.

September 23rd is the big day, which gives Meg Stapleton, Palin’s on-retainer human event horizon, until September 23rd (ish) to cancel.

[Washington Post]

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  1. That image is very disturbing. I wish you’d have chosen something else. I realize that it’s a shameful part of American history that we should never forget, but it’s too much.

  2. I should very much like to hear her lecture on basic geography. If she is in Hong Kong, she will undoubtedly be able to see Afganistan from the hotel’s front door.

  3. badmuthagoose:
    Asia isn’t that far for her. Remember, she can see it from her house.

    Also, she looks like she’s poised on the precipice of a Britney Spears style “letting oneself go”. God, I hope she does.

  4. Local reaction:
    ”Honestly? This isn’t a hoax?” asked the managing director of a Hong Kong business chain. “It’s entertaining perhaps, in a road accident sort of way! Now I’ve seen everything.”
    […]
    CLSA has become a powerhouse in Asia for its offbeat approach to investing, for instance publishing a whimsical annual feng-shui prediction report on the regional markets over the coming year. Annual forums have included mid-week parties with ageing pop stars and sessions with such political stars as Clinton, Gore and Greenspan.

    http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2030&Itemid=32

    Must have been the aging pop stars angle that convinced them.

  5. I’m glad she is expanding her portfolio of cancellations to the international arena. By 2012, she can claim to have vast experience in insulting America’s important trading partners.

  6. I can’t wait for her amazing rendition of the ancient Chinese poem “Me Chinese, me play joke” complete with her imitation of Asian slanted eyes.

  7. Clearly this is the comedy portion of the their presentation. She’s the Foster Brooks of political speaking. Actually, Foster was more coherent.

  8. Wouldn’t it be great if the suckers investors of CSLA Pacific Markets interrupt Sarah by repeatedly chanting, “Show us your tits!”

    [re=398563]freakishlystrong[/re]: Ha ha, very nice!

  9. [re=398572]Cape Clod[/re]: But on the upside, the Chinese will at last be able to get a taste of why other people find Chingrish so funny.

  10. [re=398614]the problem child[/re]: I will, but only for the sake of the troops, who fight in Iraq so that I may continue to read the Weekly Standard.

  11. Last I heard we didn’t have troops in Asia, except for the idiots too stupid not to get posted to South Korea. Also before they let her on that 47 hour flight, somebody check if she’s got a baby up her pooper.

  12. [re=398624]Mr Blifil[/re]: Srsly, they should check to see if she has a passport, too. I don’t think she’s ever been out of the country before.

  13. Hong Kong[re=398597]donner_froh[/re]: Got what right? That she’s finally going to have an international affair? Ah, well actually okay. That ties in with the ring-toss. Man, there’s no puttin’ stuff past them Nebraskans. You can see Fargo, ND, from there, prolly.

  14. A quote from 23 Sept 09

    “I love Hong Kong, land of Hong Kong Fooee and Grape Ape. Your amazing meals that are delivered in small boxes. I think I got the General Tso’s Cat last night. I enjoy eating new meats.”

  15. [re=398634]WadISay[/re]: Her passport is almost new and barely used. But can she live with the old passport mugshot from her local Ritz Camera or will she try to glue in one from when an expensive makeup artist was making her look sorta mainland?

  16. Depending on which side of the hotel her room will be on, she could actually see Red China from her window. I wonder if President Hu will be doing any head rearing while she’s there.

  17. “I don’t mind going to Hong Kong as long as he doesn’t leave me on top of a large building, or squish me while he’s fighting a dinosaur or something.”

  18. Look for the snowbilly grifter to inject herself into Chinese politics, declaring that the audience she is speaking to is the “real China”, and starting a war between Hong Kong and Beijing and Taiwan.

  19. [re=398582]DP[/re]: I heard that in Asian, the word for crisis and opportunity are the same. So, that sorta explains the choice of keynote speakers, I guess.

  20. A brokerage firm is paying actual money to listen to the Snobilly speak at an actual conference attended by actual investors? Clearly, the management at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets is too stupid to be trusted with money. If they had any sense, they’d buy whores and blow.

  21. If you take one of Caribou Barbie’s speeches, translate it into Cantonese and then back into English, the finished product supposedly sounds like a Henry James novel. Or pandas screwing. I forget which.

  22. Delurking and leaving my first comment to say that the woman in that picture is not the ordained witch-hunter otherwise known as Sarah Palin. Enlarge the photo, look closer, and I think you will agree with QOTD.

  23. Hmm, Sarah armed with bag of cash and just across the bridge from Shenzhen. The fake Rolex and counterfeit Gucci business looks pretty good all of a sudden.

  24. Now she is just taking speaking gigs to cancel them. No way any one advising her will let her go to Hong Kong. Sure, if she goes, she will be able to claim to be an expert in Asian/Chinese affairs, but you know that less than a quarter of the way into her speech she will being pulling her eye lids up and doing a version of Flower Drum Song.

  25. [re=398908]QueenOfTheDamned[/re]: i think you are right.
    i think it is a monkey, in its faux-jungley zoo-home, putting some bugs in its mouth. it has that blank expression of a creature lower down on the evolutionary ladder than humans.

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