Among other perks, Palin will fly first class – if she flies commercial. If not, “the private aircraft MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger …,” the contract specifies. She also must be provided with a suite and two single rooms in a deluxe hotel.
Chris Bowers makes a good case that Palin has a good chance in 2012, but plenty of people were saying the same about Giuliani in 2008 (here, for example, though FSM knows I am not trying to compare Bowers, whom I like, to Kaus or Morris).
Lazy, spoiled divas do not do well in presidential elections, no matter how much airtime they get.