palinfraud.thumbnail.jpgSarah Palin’s appearance Monday at a Naples, Florida hotel prompted mixed responses in this seaside town, reports the Naples Daily News.

"She’s a real person. She represents a real American,” said Amelia Krauss a 17-year-old high school student.

Krauss and her friends  admitting to skipping school and waiting five hours outside the Naples Beach Hotel see  Gov GILF as she stopped in at the hotel for a $1,000 per-person reception.

“That was like my biggest hope, to shake her hand and meet her," said Krauss. 

Hope you didnt miss a pop quiz in third period. Or you’ll get detention when your principal reads this. You betcha.

 Meanwhile, across the street Ivan  and Pearl Struminger were among the crowd, protesting with a handmade sign reading “Sarah Palin is a Fraud.” Said the 66-year old Ivan:

Somebody who she never met before walked up to her and said ‘How would you like to be vice president with a good shot at being president.’ Our goal is to expose her inconsistencies and unpreparedness for the office.

What is astounding about the Strumingers’ demonstrating is that the couple are Canadian citizens. Their daughter Tamara explained to FDL:

Sarah Palin was about three blocks from my parents house today and some friends called them to go. My dad said,  "I’m only going with a sign that says  ‘Sarah Palin is a fraud,’ so my mom made the sign and my parents went protesting! They think she’s grossly unqualified.

Tamara is proud of her Canadian parents’ activism. "Palin’s so awful that people who can’t even vote are out there in protest."

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.