By now you’ve probably heard about the Cal State Stanislaus students who found pages of contract demands Sarah Palin‘s handlers sent to the school. I’ll leave the debate over whether the school can afford her $75,000 price to others. What I really want to talk about are Palin’s so-called ridiculous demands, which are actually reasonable in my opinion. Palin demands the venue provide her with first- or business-class travel, but she really wouldn’t mind a private jet that’s a Lear 60 or better. OK, people, Palin traveling in coach would just be ludicrous. As far as the private plane goes, Palin has an entourage and it would probably be cheaper not to fly commercial, especially now that some airlines are charging extra for luggage — and you know Palin has tasted the fabulous-wardrobe good life. Folks are also making a big to-do about her request for bendable straws along with two bottles of water at the lectern. Alright, any pit bull in lipstick knows the trick to keep said lipstick looking fresh — drinking through a straw. And anyone who has tried to fish a normal straw out of a water bottle with a too-short index finger has realized that a bendable straw is more practical because it can rest on the neck of the bottle. Wow, I never thought the day would come that I would defend Palin, but I’m sure this won’t be a common occurrence.