But first this stunning note:
An Angus Reid poll reported Thursday that fully one half of Republicans regard her as "intelligent, down to earth, strong and honest."
Fully. One. Half.
Oh. Wait. Half of ReThuglicans. Never mind.
The Vancouver event, organized by the Mon Bot book club, will pay Palin $75,000. Tickets to the Oct. 13 Vancouver Club session, by invitation only, are $500.
Yaffe reminds us that 900 turned up in Hamilton, Ontario, paying $200 to listen/watch as the nitwit served up the word salad.
It's hard to know whether that bit of Canadian attention was borne of admiration for her political philosophy or simply curiosity.
Because the smart money says Palin's political style would flop here.
"My instinctive reaction is to hope Palin is unique to Alaska and the U.S.," says University of Victoria political science professor emeritus Norman Ruff.
Whew, that's a relief.
But just a minnit. Looky here at what my Facebook friend Connie has to say:
I would fly to Vancouver to see her if I could afford it. [Very Happy smiley]
They walk among us. *shiver*