Governor Palin reserves the right to refuse dinner with a winning bidder if, in her sole discretion, the winning bidder is not a suitable bidder based on her subjective standards of suitability, professionalism, background and other factors. In the event the high bidder is rejected for this reason, the high bidder's bid will be refunded, if paid, and the next highest bidder shall be notified, and thereafter, until a suitable match is determined.But no worries since one of those GOP idiots kept the bidding up and won the dinner with the former governor. According to AKMukraker's article in the Huffington Post, Cathy Maples, the owner of a defense contracting company in Alabama, won the bid at $63,500. Ms. Maples's told the AP that she's such a big fan of Sarah Palin's that she's traveled to Alaska twice before to meet her. Since the reason that Ms. Maples likes Sarah Palin so much is because "she's got a lot of morals," I have to assume Maple's one of those fundamentalist "idiots" who comprise the GOP and the Evangelical Christian movement. Okay, call me an idiot, but the owner of a defense contracting company managed to whip up patriotic spirit for the militaristic likes of Sarah Palin, who will, no doubt, run for President and the press covered it start to finish? And Ms. Maples has an extra $65K sitting around and she's an idiot? The problem with pretending that Evangelical Chrisitans are just a marginalized group of idiots, with no power and no money, is that it's just not true. Fundamentalist Christians who really do believe that God hates everyone who is different from them are roaming this country with huge amounts of money and power. They are like T-Rex: stupid, perhaps, but big, mean, and really powerful. The GOP cannot ignore them anymore than humans could have ignored T-Rex, if in fact we had inhabited the planet at the same time, which we didn't. Which leads us to the real idiocy: the idea that politics can be run by money and not be a congress of idiots. Without real reform of how politicians get funded (by "idiots" like Cathy Maples with money made from our tax dollars being spent on her defense contracting company rather than "smart" people like us who don't have an extra $60,000 to influence people), this country will continue to descend into the true idiocy of christian fundamentalism married to corporate interests represented by the likes of Palin. The real truth is, we have on our hands a theocracy of fascism that is so heavily armed and moneyed that we might as well burn the village down and start over.