September 20, 2009

Alabama woman wins dinner with Palins

A Huntsville, Ala., defense contractor was the high bidder in an eBay auction for dinner with Sarah and Todd Palin, the auction Web site said.

Cathy Maples bid $63,000 for the right to invite four guests to eat with the Palins, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.

The opening bid was $25,000. Seven people entered 61 bids,

The proceeds will go to Ride 2 Recovery, a charity supporting wounded veterans through cycling programs.

Maples owns a defense contracting company and says she fully supports the military and is a big fan of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. She said she would like to see the 2009 Republican vice presidential nominee run for president.

The dinner will be held at a time and place mutually agreeable to all involved and may not last more than four hours, the report said.