The circus surrounding Sarah Palin's upcoming visit to Cal State Stanislaus was just too good for the humor writers at The Onion to pass up.
Responding to the news that CSUS students found a draft contract for Palin's appearance in a university trash bin, The Onion released an infographic listing the former Republican vice presidential nominee's speaking demands.
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- "a 50-gallon aquarium containing a minimum of eight piranhas that haven't been fed in a week and a bucket of ducks."
- "If the name of the speaking venue exceeds four syllables, then it must be temporarily changed to 'Thompson Hall.'"
- "Hotel room must have a 'moose couture' styling to it.
- "Book of word searches and package of string cheese for Todd."
You can read the rest of the post here, but be warned: Some of the content may not be appropriate for easily-offended readers.
By the way, if you haven't had a chance to read the 152 pages of e-mail correspondence regarding Palin's visit made public this week by our colleagues at the Modesto Bee, do yourself a favor. It's a pretty interesting behind-the-scenes look at how the situation is playing out in the university's administrative offices.