From last night's David Letterman, Dave's "Top Ten" Sarah Palin tips for writing a Book (Palin's ghost-written memoir "Going Rogue" is due out on November 17):
Speaking of Sarah Palin... she's having a bit of a problem book speaking engagement. Seems no one wants to pay her to speak (keep in mind this is from Rupert Murdock's NY Post):
SARAH Palin is said to have pocketed a $7 million advance for the 400-page memoir she turned in four months early, but she might not have such an easy time on the lecture circuit.
Palin's bookers are said to be asking for $100,000 per speech, but an industry expert tells Page Six: "The big lecture buyers in the US are paralyzed with fear about booking her, basically because they think she is a blithering idiot."
Many big lecture venues are subscription series, "and they don't want to tick people off," said our source. "Palin is polarizing, and some subscribers might cancel if she's on the lineup." Other lecture buyers are universities, which have a leftist slant, and corporations, which dislike controversy.
"Palin is so uninteresting to so many groups -- unless they are interested in moose hunting," said our insider. "What does she have to say? She can't even describe what she reads."