“I never had a nickel to my name until I got out of the White House, and now I’m a millionaire, the most favored person for the Washington Republicans,” Clinton told a friendly audience in Kentucky last fall. “I get a tax cut every year, no matter what our needs are.”
Who needs book deals? Clinton has made $40 million in the last 6 years giving speeches.
The link goes to an interesting story in the Washington Post about who hires WJC to talk and how that may or may not be related to HRC’s campaign. Plenty of them aren’t – some of the groups clearly want him for star power – they hire him to fill their charity luncheon $500 seats.
Here’s the list of where, for whom, and how much the Washington Post published.
My bemusement is non-partisan – everyone does this. My bemusement is also constitutional – in the sense that I am not like everyone else (not that anyone really is), but I don’t tick this way. If I were home for the evening and had walked the dog I wouldn’t walk back to campus to hear a speech by any politician, current or former, unless I were specifically invited to the dinner or reception and my absence would be noticed. As a group they and their opinions, especially those of former elected officials, don’t interest me very much – and you can get ’em for free on television.
I came across this story (don’t know how I missed it back in February when it ran) at the 2 Blowhards.