We’ve heard of people getting outrageous speaking fees before. Ms. Clinton and her husband have made a small industry of it. But ask yourself why a group would pay half a million dollars to someone to hear someone speak for 45 minutes?
For crying out loud. All these people just reek of corruption. They are convinced that you will say, “It’s OK, that’s politics.” They bank on that. They think that the average person will just go back to their commute, and their kid’s soccer games on the weekends, and their TV, and their job in the cubicle, and the ruling class will just get to do whatever it wants to.
“Pay to play” laws restrict presidential candidates from taking money from investment firms which do business in the home state of a particular candidate. This is a problem for Christie as a number of large banks are based in New Jersey, right across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
We give the Dems a hard time here, and we give the GOP a hard time too. Both parties engage in crony capitalism all the time, but in slightly different ways. The #oldmedia however have been and will likely to continue to be in the bag for the Democrats. I think this is a fair thing to say.
A good piece of that $100 million comes from the speaking her husband has done since leaving office. But Ms. Clinton is doing her best to catch up to ole’ Bill. I can’t imagine why companies and organizations would want to pay $200,000 for a one hour speech by someone who might again have access to the power of the presidency.
We’ve come a long way from cattle futures in Arkansas.
A reporter for CBS who last year was about the only #oldmedia reporter to cover the “Fast and Furious” scandal in any depth, has been chastised by CBS management for coming “dangerously close to advocacy” because of her tenacious coverage of the Benghazi story. And Lord knows no one at CBS news has ever been an open advocate for anyone. Let’s all be thankful Dan Rather has been tossed into the dustbin of history.
Hillary Clinton still has $73,000 in debt from her 2008 campaign hanging out there. But don’t worry folks, it’s not affecting her credit rating. No sirree.