to find that New York hotels are expensive, and that Sarah Palin stayed in one once? Here’s an excerpt from the AP article:
PALIN: Says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor, asking “only” for reasonably priced rooms and not “often” going for the “high-end, robe-and-slippers” hotels.
THE FACTS: Although she usually opted for less-pricey hotels while governor, Palin and daughter Bristol stayed five days and four nights at the $707.29-per-night Essex House luxury hotel (robes and slippers come standard) for a five-hour women’s leadership conference in New York in October 2007. With air fare, the cost to Alaska was well over $3,000.
So how many names are on the AP byline? 11! That’s not a misprint. It’s ELEVEN.
By the way, the answer to that question leads us to the answer to this question, “Why newspapers are dying?”. Answer: Too many buffoons to support with declining revenues caused by alienating more than half your potential audience.