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    A background check for all attendees is mandatory. Failure to pass the background check will result in the winner forfeiting the experience and a refund given. The dinner experience with Sarah Palin will take place at a site to be determined and at a mutually agreed upon time and date to be determined by Ms. Palin and the winning bidder. Ms Palin may bring up to three guests of her own. The dinner will be paid for by the seller. There are no age restrictions but anyone under 16-years-old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Winner may take personal photos and allowed to bring one item of reasonable size i.e. no larger than what can be carried by hand (t-shirts, books, magazines, etc.) The decision to sign the item will ultimately be up to Ms. Palin. Respect for Ms. Palin and her guest(s) is expected at all times. Inappropriate behavior will result in the conclusion of the experience with no refund.

    Dinner shall last no more than four hours, but could be less, in the sole discretion of Sarah Palin.* Governor Palin reserves the right to refuse dinner with a winning bidder if, in her sole discretion, the winning bidder is not a suitable bidder based on her subjective standards of suitability, professionalism, background and other factors. In the event the high bidder is rejected for this reason, the high bidder's bid will be refunded, if paid, and the next highest bidder shall be notified, and thereafter, until a suitable match is determined.
    Private Dinner for Five with Sarah Palin - eBay (item 260474255847 end time Sep-18-09 17:27:00 PDT)

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    So - is there anything on the menu that she's personally shot while being chauffered around in a helicopter? Or maybe one of those unfortunate turkeys that were decapitated last Thanksgiving?

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    Governor Palin reserves the right to refuse dinner with a winning bidder if, in her sole discretion, the winning bidder is not a suitable bidder based on her subjective standards of suitability, professionalism, background and other factors. In the event the high bidder is rejected for this reason, the high bidder's bid will be refunded, if paid, and the next highest bidder shall be notified, and thereafter, until a suitable match is determined.
    I wonder how many people she'll refuse.

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    Only 19 bids currently. Top bid: $38,666.60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Only 19 bids currently. Top bid: $38,666.60.
    I fucking KNEW IT!!!!!!!!




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    I noticed that too! I bet a bidder did that on purpose.

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    If you look at the bid history, only four people have bid on it. Prolly some pasty southern good ol' boys who want masturbatory material for the rest of their lives.

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    Governor Palin reserves the right to refuse dinner with a winning bidder if, in her sole discretion, the winning bidder is not a suitable bidder based on her subjective standards of suitability, professionalism, background and other factors.
    A barely literate ex-beauty queen, who quit her job as Governor in her first term, gets to judge other people by her standards of 'professionalism?' Seriously?

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    Every morning when I sit down before the glowing screen with my mug of high-octane liquid sunshine, I wonder what will be revealed. There’s never a dull day, really, and more often than not there’s at least one thing that really surprises me.

    This morning it was an email from one of the bidders on the Sarah Palin dinner on Ebay! As you know, I’ve been following the bidding on this auction with a certain fascination. I just can’t stop watching. The identities of the bidders are cryptic disguised aliases containing multiple asterisks. Now we know who one of them is.

    Ken Morris is a former Wall Street Executive turned novelist. (financial thrillers Man in the Middle and The Deadly Trade). His third novel, Evil Shall Break, is currently being shopped to New York publishers. He’s given me permission to reprint his post in full. Thanks, Mr. Morris. Good luck. We’ll be watching.

    And sadly, Mudflatters, I did not make the “short list” of dinner guests Mr. Morris is contemplating bringing to the dinner, but I have offered to act as an alternate should any of the other four be unavailable that evening.

    "I’m trying to buy Sarah Palin. Actually, I’m trying to rent lovely Sarah and husband Todd for a few hours.

    And, believe it or not, there’s nothing nefarious about this: I’m not a lobbyist for health care or big tobacco or any of a hundred other special interests that fill political coffers, expecting a political payback. No, this is 100% legit. The ex-governor of Alaska has put herself up for auction on Ebay with proceeds to benefit Ride 2 Recovery (an organization dedicated to the health and wellness of wounded soldiers). I’m bidding to purchase a “DINNER FOR FIVE WITH SARAH PALIN”. As the Ebay auction site says, “This is the chance of a lifetime…” The event is to be four hours maximum, I’ll provide my own transportation, and I’ll pay for dinner. Hey, I’m fine with that. I’ll even throw in a couple bottles of champagne. If Sarah or Todd like thrillers, I’ll give ‘em free copies of my first two. Signed. You betcha.

    My bid was submitted Tuesday night. Within five minutes, I received a call from a super nice man representing Ride 2 Recovery asking if I was “for real”. I guess since the minimum bid is $25,000, there are, as he indicated, “…a lot of nuts out there.” While I’m sometimes kooky, I’m no nut. My bid is uber-sincere. Excuse me if I seem a little star-struck, but I find this tres cool (this is, after all, Sarah Palin, political super star, ergo I’m permitted to be struck, okay?).

    At first, I was nervous about a required background check. Here’s where I thought it’d get a little interesting. Reason? For starters I voted for and contributed money to President Obama. However, that shouldn’t eliminate me as being unsuitable “based on her (Sarah’s) subjective standards of suitability, professionalism, background, and other factors.” If nothing else, however, I am 100% positive ex-Governor Palin would agree that political differences, especially as she has a son serving honorably in the service, shouldn’t be placed in the way of raising money for veterans.

    In that spirit, I pledge that when we meet, I’ll be polite, respectful, professional, and as charming as an ordinary guy meeting an icon can be. If we get this done and Ms. Palin approves of my donation, I pledge here and now not to talk about her kids, Levi Johnson, Vanity Fair, The National Enquirer, or Katie Couric.

    And, after all, when Governor Palin ran for national office, she was in line to become not just the Vice President of Republicans. She’d have been my Veep as well.

    As it turns out, for whatever reasons, I was approved. My money’s up there on Ebay, competing away with four others for the Palin dining rights. Go figure.

    The twenty-five thousand dollar question now becomes: why would I want to have dinner with Ms. Palin? For starters, this country needs sit-downs and face-to-faces with people straddling different fences.

    More to the point, though, there are important issues I’d like to discuss with Ms. Palin, issues that trouble me deeply. She has, I suspect, insights into these matters that are worth plumbing and worth paying for (please all, let’s give her the benefit of the doubt); and though it may sound hyperbolic, my peace of mind is at stake.

    There exists an emotional divide in this country that I’ve not experienced since I attended the University of California near the end of the Vietnam War. As a protester who took to the streets post the bombings of Cambodia and being tear-gassed on three occasions and nearly arrested twice, I was part of the schism that ripped apart our generation. While leaving scars that thickened the hearts of many from that era, the ending of the war allowed for a healing to begin. Painful, but now mostly a distant memory.

    Today’s rancor, however, troubles me more profoundly. Why? Maybe it’s because I don’t see a catalyst—like the end to a tragic war—that will magically lead us to end this political divide. Politically biased “news” channels, over-heated rhetoric by bloggers, and (in my view at least) the demise of investigative mainstream journalism and the role of Watergate-like Fourth Estate, are here to stay. This period has more the odor of the Civil Rights debate that ripped apart the South during the administrations of President Kennedy and Johnson. A rift that has never been bridged.

    How, I’ll ask Ms. Palin, can we work together (“we” meaning not just her and me, but all people on both sides of the political fence) to begin to fix this? I’ll ask her a few questions that might seem harsh, but aren’t intended to offend—after all, we must be honest, no? Do your regret saying several hundred times that our president “…palled around with terrorists…”? Do you really believe that providing health insurance to all Americans is socialism or fascism or Nazism or that there are truly ‘death squads’ in these proposals? I’ll likely feel compelled to suggest that she doesn’t, in her heart of hearts, actually believe any of these things (if she does, then this will give her a chance to educate and win me over). In any event, doesn’t she think we should all tone down the rhetoric? Angry mobs and gun-toting advocates can’t be in anyone’s best interests.

    I’d also suggest that she ix-nay the Glenn Beck recommendations: after all, the man called our president a “racist”. Surely that’s not a healing kind of thing to say; not to mention that for a half-white man raised by a white mother and grandmother, being labeled racist sounds on face absurd.

    As Ms. Palin is a born-again Christian, maybe we’d begin dinner by reading Colossians 3:13:

    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

    Amen to that.

    Now, all I have to do is figure out who to invite (the short list: Olbermann, Maddow, Shannyn Moore, and, of course, Bree Palin). Oh, and I wonder if the Palins like Mexican. Solving the political divide over nachos?

    As it says on the auction page: Value: Priceless.

    Homepage for Author Ken Morris
    Author: Man in the Middle (Best Mystery of 2003)
    Author: The Deadly Trade (”Too good to miss!” Minneapolis Star Tribune)
    “Nobody ever put down a Ken Morris Thriller” Jim Cramer, host of Mad Money."

    UPDATE! – We’ve got a new bidder in the mix, folks! Meet “t***w” who has knocked f***l out of the number one spot with a bid of $42,800! Three rapid-fire bids within an hour and a half…
    The Mudflats Palin Ebay Auction – The Plot Thickens…

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    She has, I suspect, insights into these matters that are worth plumbing and worth paying for (please all, let’s give her the benefit of the doubt)
    I completely disagree. The woman only has insight on the effects of narcissism in families.

    Bidding now up to $51,100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I completely disagree. The woman only has insight on the effects of narcissism in families.
    You really think she could define (or spell) narcissism?

    One of Murdoch's flunkies has probably bid so she doesn't look bad.

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    Probably not. Looked like there were only 7 bidders total so far. I did see a new one that had no prior eBay record. Perhaps that one is Olbermann?

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    I don't think he'd be pre-certified.

    Perhaps we should take up a collection and bid?

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    I don't know. I would think that if he couldn't get pre-certified that he would have already mentioned it on his show.

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    I was imagining what I would do if I ran into her on the street. Or saw her in a restaurant (I know she's a fan of Taco Bell). I would probably get up and leave.

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