Bristol Palin is now officially on the speaker’s circuit where she will command between $15k-$30k for an appearance. This is a pittance compared to her mom Sarah, but is pretty decent butter and egg money for a girl who’s only claim to fame was getting knocked up at an inopportune moment for her family.
With no apparent sense of irony, she’s advertised as being available to speak at “conferences, fundraisers, special events and holidays, as well as women’s, youth, abstinence and “pro-life” programs.” In fairness, perhaps she’s a great speaker. But you’ll pardon me if I have a heavy suspicion that her major attraction is that she’s a name known in the press. After all, the world is unfortunately not short of young people who’ve made a lousy decision or two and are now struggling to get their lives together. But most of those kids don’t have national notoriety or a millionaire mom to fall back on.