The Apple Does Not Fall Far

That is part of an old saying that ends with”from the tree”, meaning that children generally are more like their parents than not. In the case of Bristol Palin, she appears to be able to make a good living from her mistake ridden life, just as her mother does, and people are more than happy to hear their “pearls of wisdom”.

You can fool some of the people all of the time.

[Huffington Post]

Bristol Palin has signed with a speakers bureau for a tidy sum of between $15,000 and $30,000 per speech, RadarOnline reports.

[UPDATE: Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein confirmed with the AP that Bristol Palin has signed a deal with the bureau and that is indeed her fee range, but said the cost may be adjusted based on her target audience and the preparation required for a particular speaking engagement.]

Palin is indeed listed as “NOW AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL APPEARANCES” at Single Source Speakers, although the company website does not disclose her speaking fee. A call to SSS founder Ron Miller wasn’t immediately returned, but here’s Palin’s capsule biography:
Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter, took the country by storm practically overnight when she was introduced to Americans during the 2008 presidential campaign. Her teen pregnancy and the birth of her son Tripp, resulted in millions of Americans discussing the issues surrounding teen pregnancy. Bristol has since gone on to become a Teen Ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation, and speaks about pregnancy prevention, abstinence, faith and life. She recently appeared on the ABC drama “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and is working on her first book.

Palin’s listed programs include “Abstinence,” “Conference,” “Fundraiser,” “Pro-Life,” “Special Event/Holiday,” “Women’s,” and “Youth” — She also looks to be the relatively new bureau’s highest-profile speaker to date, except perhaps for Drew Brees.

How Bristol Palin, hardly out of her formative years can speak about these things with any sort of authority is beyond me. She clearly does not qualify as an expert in the majority of the topics she seems confident to speak about.

Abstinence…need we point anything out here? [For those over forty] She joins her mother and Professor Irwin Corey, as the world’s foremost authorities, and all that the title implies.

I probably would not be so irked by this except that Levi Johnston was portrayed as such an opportunist when he took advantage of some of the possibilities that allowed him to provide for his child, and Bristol Palin is being put forth as someone that we should want our young people to listen to … please, spare me.

As a young person, with a very fast car, I went on to rack up a surprising number of tickets, yet no one wanted to put me on the speaking tours for how to have a good driving record…I wonder why.

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