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    HONG KONG — Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, once questioned about her lack of foreign policy experience, will make her first trip to Asia in September.

    The former Alaska governor will visit Hong Kong to address the CLSA Investors Forum, a well-known annual conference of global investment managers, the host announced Monday.

    Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Alan Greenspan have spoken at the event, hosted by brokerage and investment group 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.

    She said the conference aimed to present investors "a diversity of views that potentially influence decision-makers who help shape the markets."

    The Sept. 23 address will mark Palin's first commercial speaking engagement, according to CLSA. Her speaking fees were not disclosed.

    It will be closed to the media, and the topic has not yet been confirmed.

    Palin was criticized during last year's presidential election for her lack of experience in international affairs. She received her first passport in 2007 to visit Alaska National Guard members serving in Kuwait and Germany.
    Sarah Palin Asia Trip Planned For September

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    It will be closed to the media,
    Interesting.

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    CLSA Investors Forum
    What kind of group is this? I can't believe they chose Palin. What exactly is she supposed to speak about?

    I hope a blogger infiltrates. It would be awesome to document her likely fail!

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    Private pole dance.

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    I wonder if they'll all be laughing afterwards. Maybe she's secretly the comedic entertainment, but she doesn't know it.
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    ^^ The only venue I see her playing is a comedy club.

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    It will be closed to the media, and the topic has not yet been confirmed.
    Of course it'll be closed to the media, since Palin won't be able to Twitter her way through it.

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    THIS IS PROPAGANDA!!!

    They're trying to make Americans look stupid!

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    Sarah Palin to go to HongKong to give paid speach
    I have no doubt Palin is going over to give a speach.
    A real speech is above her paygrade.
    Enjoy the liquor and delicatessen.

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    Palin Punked?

    Many scratched their heads when it was announced Sarah Palin had been invited to speak in Honk Kong at an investment broker's conference. Huh? As mayor, Palin left her hometown of Wasilla $20 million dollars in debt. Her mastery of finance wasn't tested as governor; during her aborted term, the state was flush with cash.
    Finally, the Business Insider explained it: "Hong Kong Broker Pulling a "Borat" on Sarah Palin"

    Her invitation as keynote speaker in Hong Kong is so ridiculous that its absurdity can't be accidental. CLSA, the Asia-focused broker who invited Mrs. Palin as keynote speaker for an Asian investment conference, is well known for their cheeky takes on investment research.
    In the past, they've polled Asian fortune tellers for index targets, hired anime cartoonists to draw Japanese research, and generally love to push the boundaries between entertainment and analysis. They are a real research firm, it's just that they love to sprinkle in some hilarity every now and then as a smart marketing gimmick.
    Palin probably doesn't know what she's in for. If you will, she's being "Borat'ed" and doesn't have the Asia knowledge to realize it.
    Sarah Palin has a history of pulling a series of "Lucy with the football" for different organizers who have scheduled her to speak. If CLSA's purpose is comic relief in hiring her, they may get their moneys worth...that's if she shows up. Asian word salad, anyone?
    Shannyn Moore: Palin Punked?

    I hope she still goes.
    Enjoy the liquor and delicatessen.

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    I hope she is getting punked again. Serves her right.

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    Why say anything? She wouldn't know the difference.

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    Oooh! This shit could be hilarious in the near future!
    Practical joke? Big laugh? Hilarity? Marketing gimmick? Borated?

    Well, THAT’s a game changer. This makes the Sarkozy faux phone call prank look like child’s play.

    I think that once this hits the Palin radar, we may experience a cancellation due to “circumstances beyond her control.” Or perhaps the old stand by, “Speaking engagement? What speaking engagement? We never committed to that!”

    So, has she signed a contract? Will she show? Whose fault will it be THIS time?

    Stay tuned…
    The Mudflats » Palin’s Been Punked?

    Has she signed a contract for this already? That'd be even better for her to skip out on wealthy bankers who'd never let her get the best of them!

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    Even if she's there for comedic entertainment, she's still going to make big bucks. Her "base" will never know, and she can put this down as a "furriner" experience.

    Remember they've also had Clinton and Gore speak to them.

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    Ok, she'll be at this one

    Posted by Alaska_Politics
    Posted: September 1, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    From Sean Cockerham in Anchorage --
    Sarah Palin's spokeswoman, Meg Stapleton, says the former governor will indeed be speaking in Hong Kong.
    The Hong Kong-based brokerage firm CLSA said this week that Palin will be the keynote speaker at their annual investor's conference this month.
    But, given recent history, it seemed prudent to make sure Palin was actually on board.
    Stapleton also confirmed reports that Palin has signed with the Washington Speakers Bureau to handle her paid speaking engagements.


    Alaska Politics Blog : Ok, she'll be at this one | adn.com
    Enjoy the liquor and delicatessen.

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