Cathy Maples, a spunky
stalker fan of Sarah Palin, paid $63,500 in a charity eBay auction to dine with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. The auction will benefit Ride to Recovery, a charity for service men and women disabled in the Iraqi war. Maples of Huntsville, Alabama owns a defense contracting business, so I guess what comes around goes around.
It won’t be Maples’ first time meeting ex-Gov GILF. Oh no, this granny is really a huge fan!
The first time the two met was at a fundraiser in North Carolina during the presidential campaign. The second time was this July in Alaska when Maples took her grandson, family members and friends to Alaska as a graduation present. The Hunstville Times reports:
Maples, who said "persistent is something they say about me," made several phone calls trying to see Palin. Finally, Todd Palin himself called her to coordinate the meeting, which came just after Palin announced she was resigning as governor.
The couple spent about 15 minutes with Maples’ group at the Anchorage airport, and Palin posed for pictures with everyone.
The eBay auction terms prohibit the winner from reporting on or posting pictures of the Palin dinner, so don’t expect Cathy Maples’ Facebook page to be filled with glowing reports. In anticipation of the meal, Maples told the Huntsville Times his feelings about sassy Sarah:
I like her morals, and I believe she loves America and would like to do what is best for America. She doesn’t compromise her morals for votes. That’s very unusual in a politician.
Maples beat out author/Palin critic Joe McGinnis who had bid over $60,000 for the dubious dining privilege. Since Palin had veto power over the winner, it seems unlikely she would have agreed to break bread with him anyway.