New, lower prices to see Sarah Palin!

Poster for event for phony charity
Poster for event for fraudulent charity

This Friday, Sarah Palin will appear at the Fairmont Hotel for an event to raise money for a non-existent women’s center in Oak Lawn. Although listed as a 501(c)(3), the “charity” is not listed on the IRS website, so tickets are not tax deductible.

But that shouldn’t stop you from going. Well, maybe it did stop many people. Because they’ve lowered the price. The $1,000 tickets have been lowered to $250 and the VIP ticket price is now a bargain, non-tax-deductible $2,000 for two with the added bonus of bringing along six of your closest friends for non-VIP seating.

Only the VIPs get their picture taken with Palin, though. And yes, I know — you want to know how you can get on my Christmas card list this year.

Originally ticket prices were $10,000 each or two tickets for $25,000. Do the math on your hand. It works. Really. And four tickets were $75,000. Use your other hand for that one.

The mayor will be on hand to offer a special welcome to everyone and talk show host Mike Gallagher is the emcee.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Press not invited. Damn.

Hmm … will Robert notice an extra $2,000 on my expense report next month?

—  David Taffet

Excitement mounting for April 30 Palin event

Palin

The Sarah Palin event at the Fairmont Hotel on April 30 keeps getting better and better. Just added — conservative talk show host Mike Gallagher will be the “MC.” Mayor Tom Leppert will offer a welcome. And his office wishes I’d stop repeating that.

The evening benefits the non-existent Uptown Women’s Center. The Palin4life Web site no longer claims to be a non-profit organization. We pointed out in our original post that it is not listed as a 501(c)(3) on the IRS Web site.

Uptown Women’s Center still does claim to be a 501(c)(3), although it is not registered with the IRS as a non-profit organization. However, it may be operating under the non-profit status of a downtown anti-abortion organization. I know. They wish I wouldn’t call them that.

Apparently the property they’re threatening to buy on Fairmount Street will be a staging ground for anti-abortion activity in the Oak Lawn area.

Remember, tickets are $10,000 for one, $25,000 for two or $75,000 for four. I like the math. And it’s not a legitimate tax deduction, since they’re not a 501(c)(3), unless they’re having people make the check out to some other organization.

Contact Get Equal and Equality March Texas about any protests planned.

And jot down a note on your hand to make sure to misspell your signs so that people attending the event can read them.

—  David Taffet