Palin Goes to Hong Kong to Share Her Wealth of Knowledge About Geo-Politics.
Well, this is one for the books. Sarah Palin, in her first commercial speaking engagement after abdicating the governorship of Alaska, will visit Hong Kong to speak (for an undisclosed sum) to the CLSA Investors Forum at an annual conference of global investment managers.
Previous speakers have been Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Alan Greenspan, and the group claims:
“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.
Her discussion on geo-politics is sure to be fascinating considering her vast foreign policy experience and her extensive world travel. This will be her third trip out of the country, and her first to Asia. Twice she has visited American servicemen and women on bases overseas. And she’s had a passport for 2 whole years. And then there’s that Russia thing…
If any of you are in an office betting pool about if she’ll show up or not, remember this. This is the first time she’s actually being paid to speak, so that will considerably alter the normal 50-50 odds of her blowing it off and claiming that she never said yes. Remember that when placing your wager.
This engagement will be hosted by brokerage and investment group CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets.
Now, I’m no financial whiz, but I’ll share with you the first and only piece of advice about your investments that I may ever have. If your money is with these people, who decided to invest their money in paying Sarah Palin to fly to Hong Kong and speak about geo-politics? Get your money back NOW. All of it.