University President Claims Palin Contract Was Stolen

California State University, Stanislaus president Hamid Shirvani has been under attack for reportedly paying Sarah Palin as much as $100,000 for a speech. Shirvani is now charging that someone stole the contract — from the recycling bin — of one of his vice presidents and has demanded a police investigation.

It seems a bit odd to claim a theft from a recycling bin, but Shirvani says that the five-page document was taken from the office of Susana Gajic-Bruyea, vice president for university advancement. Shirvani stated “Susana threw the pages into her recycling bin in her office some time ago. Somebody either broke into her office to get them or it was somebody who had access to her office.”

Shirvani has been criticized for a lack of transparency and a waste of money in the matter.

The contract might confirm some pretty demanding conditions for Palin who has made over $12 million since last July, here. She reportedly demands large jets, fleets of SUVs, and “bendy” straws, here.

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33 thoughts on “University President Claims Palin Contract Was Stolen”

  1. Blouise,
    I thought of Animal House as well when I read this. I agree with Mespo that there are some unanswered questions about the conduct of the university in contracting with Palin.

  2. Here is video posted today of CA State Senator Leland Yee and the two female CSU Stansilaus students who retrieved the ‘documents’ from the recycling bin.

  3. empirecookie–

    C’mon–you’re not serious about the dress code…eh? Well, I suppose one must show proper respect to the Diva of Dumb! 🙂

  4. Damn, she must have a problem with denims. The Levi’s most people are only marginally aware of are the 501’s and 505’s were patented by Mr. Strauss specifically for miners so that the “buttons” would not pop off at the most inopportune time. The brad buttons and brads on the pockets to prevent ready tear of pockets.

    Wow Levi would be rolling in his grave. It started in Northern California and moved its way up to the Klondikes. Which if I am not mistaken in Alaska. Or maybe she prefers the jeans that the people wear on the pipeline. Who knows…..

  5. She’s speaking tonight in Hamilton Ontario and in addition to bendy straws, she’s imposed a dress code – no jeans allowed!

    I wonder if people will have to kneel to kiss her ring thingy there. Also too, I wonder if she has the confidence in her readiness to make a speech in Hamilton, knowing that she can’t blink, she has to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the speaking mission that she’s on. And I wonder also too if she can see Hamilton from her house? Because it is from Alaska that they send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful Canada because we are right there next to Alaska.

    And right there too she has to watch out for our death panels. They are on every street corner, terrorizing senior citizens and babies with Downs Syndrome. Because Canadians are all a bunch of socialists, doncha know, and the health care system thingy here is downright evil the way everyone has access to it.


  6. AND, at night, I’m the tooth fairy and read glenn beck stories to my children so they will grow up in a better fantasy world..

    The University president IS A LIAR !

  7. Almost daily we listen to her trash talk (she is in the Quayle and “W” league), all thanks to the man who now claims that he never called himself a maverick, McCain, right, tell us another. She spends her days trash talking it is only fitting that someone found a great place for her contract. You know she is a VP silver metal winner. I guess some dumpster diving found it, All’s Well That Ends Well.

  8. For some reason, this thread reminded me of The Box Top’s song, ‘The Letter’.

    Sister Palin simply requested, “Give me a ticket for an aeroplane, ain’t got time to take a fast train…” Sarah Baby, done wrote them a letter.

    Sorry, I could not think of a song referencing “bendy” straws—yet—although I did think of the 1960s group ‘The Mindbenders’ (We’ve Got a Groovy Kind of Love)

  9. As soon as I read “picked the contract out of the garbage dumpster” I suspected that this might be part of the story. Separate from the likely coordination (“psst… I got a copy of the Palin contract, I’m going to put it in the green dumpster next to the loading dock…”), taking things out of dumpsters is often technically theft. My understanding is that, for example, police need a warrant to search trash cans that are on private property. (Of course, that understanding was formed pre-2001, so who knows today…)

    If there is someone running around staying “I found this in the dumpster,” then that person isn’t very smart for exposing him/herself to these theft charges. It would be far better to have scanned the document and forwarded it to someone like wikileaks.

  10. One wonders why there is a provision in a contract with a public entity that calls for confidentiality from the public for its outrageous, imperious demands concerning expenditure of public funds. One also wonders why the governmental entity would agree to hiding expenses from the public under such a provision, and why, when caught in the misfeasance, would accuse citizen-students of breaking and entering when all it took was a happy dumpster dive to retrieve the scandal sheet. Finally, the dwarfing question is why would anyone want to hear the words of a part-term Governor with a “spotty” academic record whose grasp of abstract concepts rivals a slug. To each his own shouldn’t apply to expenditures of public monies.

  11. And by ‘threw in the recycle bin’, Hamid means sold to the highest bidder.

    I work in an office like many people where due to the sensitive nature of the documents everything in your recycle bin is shredded daily. I would guess that a university administrator would have the same requirements since they are dealing with all manners of sensitive information. This does not quite smell right…

    And anyway, why is this getting so much press? The best way to get Palin to go away is to simply stop giving her attention…

  12. Lets see, if we are having to cut back expenses and the crew is going to be one cut. I could see how this could happen.

  13. nefariosity


    That must be the flaw in their strategery, rc. 😀

  14. Why would such a contract be thrown out? Isn’t that a pretty important legal document that would more appropriately held in a file with other important info regarding the event at which half-Gov. Palin spoke? On the other hand, if it was stolen for some nefarious purpose, why hasn’t it surfaced? Where’s the nefariosity when ya really need some?

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