Friday, September 18, 2009

Anti-Palinites use charity auction for political purposes

When it comes to Dinner with Sarah and Todd, you may not be the winner!

Per the Alaska Dispatch:
We're crossing our fingers really hard today ... bestselling author Joe McGinniss is a strong contender to win the Ebay auction for a dinner with Sarah Palin.

McGinniss is among the top-two bidders in that now-famous Ebay auction for a foursome dinner date with Palin. He's bid $59,999.99 to dine with Our Lady of the North. The ecstatic subject line to an email McGinniss sent to Thursday night read, "I'm going for the knockout blow! (mostly because I like the ‘FREE shipping' guarantee)."
McGinniss thinks he is going to win the bid for dinner. He may end up the high bidder (or not), but A Dinner with Sarah and Todd comes with a warning:
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…

…The winning bidder agrees, warrants and represents that you will not in any way advertise, promote, market or, utilize Sarah Palin’s or the Ride 2 Recovery’s name, likeness, voice, photograph, signature, logo or image in any manner, for any reason at any time without the prior written consent of Sarah Palin or the Ride 2 Recovery. In order to make the experience more enjoyable and interesting, the dinner will be “off the record,” and the winning bidder and his/her guests agree not to record the conversation, take notes or quote Sarah Palin in any manner in any media including blogs or other online communications.
I don't think McGinniss will enjoy that little item as he is writing a book that isn't very nice about Sarah Palin and what happened as Governor.  I guess none of the usual suspects looked into the "rules" for the dinner.  Oops!

h/t: Ron Devito


Editor's Note: Rules? Leftist moonbats don't need no steenking rules. That's how they can cheat on their taxes and still get plum government jobs. That's how they can "forget" a cool half-million in assets and retain chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee. Rules are for rubes -- you know, like Sarah Palin and those increasing numbers of ordinary Americans who admire her, work hard and play by the... rules.

The Alaska Dispatch has blown McGinniss' anonymous ebay user ID by publishing the amount of his bid, so it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out which bidder he is. It's a shame that this moonbat is bidding for his own selfish reasons, while others have said that if theirs is the winning bid, they will give their meal tickets to five wounded veterans. That is in keeping with the spirit of the entire event, but it seems to be the last thing on the mind of political hit man McGinniss, and his bitter cheerleaders, who are using what is supposed to be a charitable endeavor solely to score political points. This is supposed to be about helping our wounded veterans, not pimping a book or mocking Sarah Palin.

Update: The auction has ended with a winning bid of $63,500. And, no McGinnis doesn't appear to have won. None of the last seven bids was his. AP story is here

- JP


  1. McGinnis should a least donate a sizeable portion
    of that bid to the charity Ride 2 Recovery and show the public that his intentions were in the spirt of giving....forget that....he's probably laughing over a beer with buddies saying how nobel it was of him to drive the bid up. This is why I believe in a judgement day.

    Edisto Joe
    The Edisto Joe Outlook

  2. None of the final seven bids was from McGiniss, which tends to make us think he was just blowing smoke.

    - JP

  3. With so many mentally unhinged anti Palin liberals around, who could possibly blame Sarah for having qualifications for the dinner.Liberals think she should meet with any person as long as they have the money. If a kook was to slip pass the radar and an incident happens because of it, liberals would be the first ones saying that she brought it on herself by not screen the person who one. That is why I say liberals should be seen and not heard.

  4. Ms. Maples better be prepared for what is going to come her way. Now that her name is public, the anti palin wingnuts are going to be coming out in droves against her. I wouldn't be surprised if some media outlets aren't already doing so sort of "opposition research" into the background of Ms. Maples. It's like the old saying goes.

    "A friend of my enemy is also an enemy".

  5. Josh:
    While he's blowing smoke, tell him to blow some cash and send it to the charity! If it's true they were using the charity to create cotroversy then they should be ashamed.