Tea partiers to shell out big bucks for Palin

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New York, Jan.13 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will appear next month at the tea party movement's convention in Nashville.

Palin's appearance early next month at the first tea party movement's convention in Nashville, Tennessee, has stirred controversy in conservative circles over her reported decision to charge a substantial fee, reports Politco.

Palin's aides and conference organizers won't comment on financial arrangements, but documents obtained by POLITICO reveal the going rate for the former Alaska governor is 100,000 dollars a speech, with a discount to 75,000 dollars for West Coast appearances.

Palin has reportedly waived the fee for some charitable events, but what's billed as a meeting of the grass-roots conservative movement is not among those.

Tickets for the Nashville event run 549 dollars, plus a 9.95 dollar fee, while separate tickets to see only Palin cost 349 dollars.

The three-day conference is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, but Palin's speech will be closed to the press, said conference organizer Sherry Phillips. (ANI)

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