There was none. I hate being a killjoy for Politico’s Jonathan Martin, I really do. I also feel dirty about citing an anonymous source since that practice was pretty well slammed tonight, but the person didn’t want to go on the record. The person I spoke with said that Sarah Palin did not take a speaker’s fee for the Republican Party of Iowa’s Ronald Reagan Dinner tonight in Des Moines. I confirmed that with Danielle Plogmann, the Iowa GOP’s Communications Director. Plogmann said, “She did not take a speaker’s fee, we were happy to have her come out to support our party and our candidates.”
They had 135 tables with each table producing $1000 (some were discounted for candidates). So they took in at least $100K tonight, minus room rental and meals. Not too shabby.
Now let the 2012 speculation begin… she spoke for the Iowa GOP… for FREE?!?!?!