One complaint mentioned in that article is the pictures. I like what this commentor had to say:
Okay, on the pictures. The woman was doing sometimes two signings a day miles away from each other to crowds of 1,000 and up. From our viewpoint, it may not seem fair that we don't get to take our own pictures. From hers, there just simply isn't time.As for the speaking fees, this previous post says it all.
The lines already had to wait three or more hours to get through the 1,000 people. Imagine how long it would have taken if everyone got to stand around and snap photos.
The pricing is more than likely for the photographer. Not everyone is going to buy the prints. Any print you buy off of a photo website like Photoshelter is pricey.
Incidentally, the pics from the signings are here - http://www.photoshelter.com/c/shealahcraighead
The individual signings are listed on the right side. You can click through all the pics, but they average 1,000 or more per event. A simple ctrl+Print screen and a paste into Paint will get you your picture.
So everybody quit whining already. Sheeesh.
For example, take last night's speech in Calgary. Some were concerned that Palin was invited just to embarrass her. Not at around $200 a ticket, she wasn't. If you have to actually shell out money, you're more likely to take it seriously.
Oh, and Palin donated her recent fee for the Ohio Right to Life event right back to the event.
Some people seriously need to grow up. Sarah Palin is a good businesswoman and she's entitled to sell as long as people are willing to buy. To give her book or her appearances all away for free would be foolish. That's right, foolish. And a fool she is not.
If you want to snap a picture, you're more than free to do it if you bump into her on the street, or if you go to an event, like PatrickinOH did:
Grow up, people.