Hillary speaking-circuit demands include private jet and … cone of silence?

posted at 10:01 am on August 18, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Hillary Clinton has come under fire this summer for her speaking fees, including some charged for events at universities and colleges where many students put themselves deep in debt to get their education. Clinton and her defenders insist that those fees get paid out by donors, not the schools themselves, and that some of those fees get donated to the Clintons’ charitable foundation rather than into her pocket. Those pockets get a pretty cushy ride back and forth to these events, though, as the contract for her UNLV speech uncovered by the Las Vegas Review-Journal details:

According to a May 31, 2013 email, Clinton’s standard contract usually includes:

■ Round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet “e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet,” plus round-trip business class travel for two advance staffers who will arrive up to three days in advance.

■ Hotel accommodations selected by Clinton’s staff and including “a presidential suite for Secretary Clinton and up to three (3) adjoining or contiguous single rooms for her travel aides and up to two (2) additional single rooms for the advance staff.”

■ A $500 travel stipend to cover out-of-pocket costs for Clinton’s lead travel aide.

■ Meals and incidentals for Clinton, her travel aides and advance staff, as well as all phone charges.

■ Final approval of all moderators or introducers.

Her speaking fee hits $300,000, but she cut UNLV a break down to $225,000. According to the LVRJ, she dropped the price because her travel expenses were no longer an issue, although the document didn’t explain why. Laura Myers speculated that Clinton found other donors to cover the cost of her Gulfstream and high-priced accommodations while in Las Vegas.

The private-jet requirement should raise eyebrows on the Left. After all, if Hillary Clinton wants to win the Democratic nomination for President, she’ll have to join in the global-warming demagoguery that has become de rigueur among the progressive cognoscenti. How will her constant demand for private Gulfstream travel play with the AGW crowd? That’s a lifestyle that produces a carbon footprint on a Godzilla scale, if not an Al Gore mansion scale. They’d rally behind her in a general election, no doubt, but in a contested primary Clinton may find herself challenged on authenticity, too.

And perhaps the media should take close note of the requirement for the historical record, too. Clinton didn’t allow for media access to her events despite the fact that (a) she’s trading off of her status as a former public official, and (b) she’s very obviously making a play for a run for higher office. The only person allowed to even keep an official record of her remarks has to be on her payroll [see update — it’s worse than that]. Does that remind anyone of the current administration and its attempt to make Pete Souza the only eyes of the media? If they don’t want a rerun of the past six years, this might be a good time for the national press to start asking what Hillary Clinton has to hide, before they have to do it from the White House briefing room.

ABC’s Good Morning America had a good laugh about the contract this morning:

The “brown M&Ms” reference comes from the contract Van Halen used for years for its stage shows, but it was widely misunderstood. Their contract did include a requirement to provide a bowl of M&Ms with all of the brown-shelled candies removed, but it included a great many other requirements as well, mostly dealing with the technical aspects of their complicated theatrics. If the band arrived in their dressing room and saw brown M&Ms in the bowl, they knew immediately that the venue had not read the contract and could react immediately to the more important failures. It was the canary in the coal mine.

Perhaps the media should stop laughing and look at the canaries in this particular coal mine, especially on the insularity and hypocrisy of the woman they’d otherwise soon start hailing as the Next Political Inevitability.

Update: Actually, as a commenter pointed out, I was wrong about the stenographer being on Hillary’s payroll. The client has to foot the bill for the stenographer – while not having access to the record he/she produces. Yikes.


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Actually there’s nothing wrong with Mrs. Clinton getting all this stuff.
My problem is with those who give in to her overdeveloped sense of entitlement.

TimBuk3 on August 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM

The only person allowed to even keep an official record of her remarks has to be on her payroll.

Actually, you’re wrong on that one:

The only record allowed will be made by a stenographer whose transcription will be given only to Clinton. The stenographer’s $1,250 bill, however, will go to the UNLV Foundation.

The stenographer is on UNLV’s payroll, but Hillary is the sole beneficiary of that employment relationship.

blammm on August 18, 2014 at 10:07 AM

If they don’t want a rerun of the past six years, this might be a good time for the national press to start asking what Hillary Clinton has to hide, before they have to do it from the White House briefing room.

The press does want a rerun of the past 6 years, at least a continuation of the flaming liberal agenda. The press will help her hide whatever she wants to hide, just as they do for obama.

GaltBlvnAtty on August 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM

But shes not like Romney, no no no
-lsm

cmsinaz on August 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM

I hear Hillary’s also very picky about what kind of food she’s provided backstage before her speeches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypcSHTLlK8E

Doughboy on August 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Whoever that host/anchor was asking the M&Ms question better look over his shoulder for a while.

Aizen on August 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Remember when Sarah Palin “DEMANDED” a bendy straw for her water bottle, and the libs when crazy?

Pork-Chop on August 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Hillary speaking-circuit demands include private jet and … cone of silence?

Anyone refusing Killary’s demands gets a ride to “The Park.”

viking01 on August 18, 2014 at 10:13 AM

“ Round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet “e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet…”

But…but…Global warmening! Carbon footprints n’ stuff! Why she hate da earf so bad like?

Down wiff fat legs, she a earf h8r!!!

GrassMudHorsey on August 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

when went

Pork-Chop on August 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Perhaps the media should stop laughing and look at the canaries in this particular coal mine

Ever the optimist.

No one with any interest in the truth should listen to the media.

beatcanvas on August 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Just one word for those who think their problems are over once Obama steps down. HILLARY!!!

MaiDee on August 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Perhaps the media should stop laughing and look at the canaries in this particular coal mine, especially on the insularity and hypocrisy of the woman they’d otherwise soon start hailing as the Next Political Inevitability.

Let’s just make it easy and throw Killary in a coal mine.

Happy Nomad on August 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Anybody dumb enough to pay that for the white female equivalent of Barack Obama deserves to lose his money.

formwiz on August 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Not sure why anyone has a problem with this. If those idiots want to pay her eleventy gajillion dollars to speak for 30 minutes, let them. No skin off my back. We all already know Hillary and most of the Left are Hypocrites and Liars, this just reinforces it.

This kind of thing is just going to give more ammo to her opponent in 2016.

Johnnyreb on August 18, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Anybody dumb enough to pay that for the white female equivalent of Barack Obama deserves to lose his money.

formwiz on August 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Keep in mind that much of Killary’s haul is looted directly from student fees and tuitions.

Those sorts of payoffs with no accountability are why the cost of college is so exorbitant.

viking01 on August 18, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Somebody mentioned it yesterday:

Preznidential hopeful Killary acts like Queen Turd of Shiite Mountain, a pompous 1%’er who needs her grapes peeled and a slave to use as a stool to mount her horse.

Preznidential hopeful Rand Paul is on his way to Guatemala to perform charity eye-operations on some of the poorest people on the planet.

Compare and contrast, lefties, compare and contrast.

Bishop on August 18, 2014 at 10:22 AM

I don’t know about a Cone of Silence, but considering her security clearance, a shield room on the plane or in her lodgings makes sense from a purely information control standpoint.

I don’t like her, in fact I think she’s an even bigger loose nut than The One, but realities must be dealt with.

That said, a real, CONTROL-issue Cone of Silence would make her speeches much easier to sit through. Considering that she makes even less sense than Maxwell Smart on her best days.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 18, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Utter hypocrisy but it is an important trait of being a liberal…

mnjg on August 18, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Who needs a Cone of Silence if they can’t recall anything when under oath?

viking01 on August 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Bill will call in his favors.He wants the power as bad as she does.

docflash on August 18, 2014 at 10:31 AM

I hear Hillary’s also very picky about what kind of food she’s provided backstage before her speeches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypcSHTLlK8E

Doughboy on August 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Only green M&M’s

RickB on August 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM

I might pay that to get her to shut up!!

Deano1952 on August 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Butcher of Benghazi don’t come cheap!

dpduq on August 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM

That’s one Fugly Queen right there…

NoBillary2016

Key West Reader on August 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Killary’s food demands are usually specified in “buckets.”

viking01 on August 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM

If I had to be anywhere near that screechy old hag, I’d want a cone of silence around her too.

And I’d want one that worked better than Maxwell Smart’s!

AZCoyote on August 18, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Romney once bought a pair of expensive Italian loafers.

#outoftouchrichwhiteperson

Bishop on August 18, 2014 at 10:39 AM

I don’t have a problem with this, after all it IS capitalism and I’m all for that, it’s what we all strive to achieve.
….especially when you start off being soooo broke.

“….we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education, you know, it was not easy….”

$300,000 per speech….daaaang, and they complain about Palin.

Have I said yet today how much I loathe the Clintons?

tencole on August 18, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Green M&Ms… Brown M&Ms….

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Snowblind on August 18, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Romney once bought a pair of expensive Italian loafers.

#outoftouchrichwhiteperson

Bishop on August 18, 2014 at 10:39 AM

So did O.J. but I hear he walked……

viking01 on August 18, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Frankly, this is her business and she can run it any way she wants, or feels she can get away with. If people want to pay for this, that’s also their problem.

All the rest of us should get to judge whether this is what we want in our leadership or not.

Me… Not so much.

trigon on August 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Palin once paid over two grand for a dress she wore at a campaign rally.

#richwhitebiotch

Bishop on August 18, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Hillary is puffy…

JohnGalt23 on August 18, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Me… Not so much.

trigon on August 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Me… not at all.

Aizen on August 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM

This is who the American Left embraces…

Cold hearted, callous human beings who have run the best
scam on the people in the last 100 years.

THAT is what the Left loves about these people. Their
conniving nature….oh, and their IDEOLOGY.

That’s the window dressing BullSh*t to hook gullible
azzwipes like everdiso, cool, koch, weed, libfree,
some broad brushing her hair…

ToddPA on August 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Since my comment for the headline thread was in moderation past the time it was on the front page, I’ll put it here, edited to bypass moderation:

Bossy, rich b!tch who’s out of touch with average Americans.

She ought to lose a few pounds, too, ’cause boy that pic of her on the beach … beached blue whale would be an understatement.

Who wants to bet Hillary’s obesity number is higher than Christie’s?

Dusty on August 17, 2014 at 2:57 PM

By the way, anyone notice that the vast majority of MSM photos of Hillary now are confined to the neck up? It’s like we’re living the the days of FDR or something. She’s out of shape, she’s practically immobile, and yes, she has become extremely obese but the press is trying to hide that fact likely at the Clinton’s request.

Don’t believe me? Scan Google images here. Nothing but head and shoulders for Hillary and Google censors the great blue whale photo from a week ago.

Dusty on August 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Scumhag, simple and pure.

It’s a weight and balance item with the beached whale.

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Doesn’t she deserve all of this?
After all, she suffered through all those years of abject poverty.
She’s finally got a piece of the pie.

Jomama on August 18, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Hilarious comments…beached whale

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM

“NO WIRE HANGERS”

/Fluffymeh2016

Key West Reader on August 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Dusty on August 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Her bloat and cankles are due to her alcoholism. Get her liver enzymes STAT.

Governing Under The Influence. It’s the new black

Key West Reader on August 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Palin once paid over two grand for a dress she wore at a campaign rally.

#richwhitebiotch

Bishop on August 18, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Puleeze…..IF that much was spent on one dress, it was paid by the RNC….not Palin herself.

tencole on August 18, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Preznidential hopeful Rand Paul is on his way to Guatemala to perform charity eye-operations on some of the poorest people on the planet.

Compare and contrast, lefties, compare and contrast.

Bishop on August 18, 2014 at 10:22 AM

“Paul agrees with Sharkton – he’s one of us now” — leftist

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

I don’t care what Hillary looks like on the outside….it the inside that’s ugly as heck and scares the crap out of me.

tencole on August 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Puleeze…..IF that much was spent on one dress, it was paid by the RNC….not Palin herself.

tencole on August 18, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Good sarcasm needs no tags.

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM

C’mon haters, don’t you know that

hillary is huma n and has human needs just like anyone else.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 17, 2014 at 2:46 PM

This one could be another classic.

Kraken on August 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM

I don’t care what Hillary looks like on the outside….it the inside that’s ugly as heck and scares the crap out of me.

tencole on August 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

In her case it’s all the same, and it starts inside.

She’s a self-declared misanthrope.

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM

How will her constant demand for private Gulfstream travel play with the AGW crowd?

Those hypocritical idiots don’t care. ALL of the leaders of the AGW crowd ONLY fly in private aircraft. Followed by ground transport in SUVs.

It’s their right as “leaders”.

GarandFan on August 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

hillary is (with) huma n and has human needs just like anyone else.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 17, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

At least she didnt go on a $150,000 shopping spree…./s

NY Conservative on August 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Come on folks, that enormous ass doesn’t fit in a regular plane seat.

slickwillie2001 on August 18, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Her bloat and cankles are due to her alcoholism. Get her liver enzymes STAT.

Governing Under The Influence. It’s the new black

Key West Reader on August 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Hillary is a ticking time bomb, -heart, brain, liver, take your pick. She will be lucky to make it through a grueling primary season. You can’t disappear for weeks at a time during the primary and cover it all up.

slickwillie2001 on August 18, 2014 at 12:38 PM

How will her constant demand for private Gulfstream travel play with the AGW crowd?

Those hypocritical idiots don’t care. ALL of the leaders of the AGW crowd ONLY fly in private aircraft. Followed by ground transport in SUVs.

It’s their right as “leaders”.

GarandFan on August 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

For Hillary (and other members of the political elite): Gulfstream
For us pesants: Bicycle

/Green “Logic”

SubmarineDoc on August 18, 2014 at 12:40 PM

WHAT do you expect from the Elitist Liberal Queen? “I am so poor I once ate dirt…oh, excuse me – I have to board my million-dollar private jet, fly off to another speaking event, and sheck into my Presidential Suite, before meeting with and telling another group of ‘rubes’ how much I am one of them.

I was AMAZED how Americans ignored Obama’s self-professed Communist tutoring, Socialist (Saul Alynski) studying, and racist/hate-spewing/America-hating mentoring and voted this loser into office, twice…then declare they had no idea he believed these things and would be this bad….

Now we are watching the same thing with Hillary. She has the blood of 4 Americans murdered in Benghazi and mounds of evidence to support how inept she was as Secreatry of State, let alone how bad she would be as President…and she is still being kept around by dumbm@$$ Americans infatuated with her for some reason. She’s like a white, female version of Obama…but not quite as bad – almost, but not quite.

easyt65 on August 18, 2014 at 12:48 PM

This all shows she is a struggling woman of the people./s

SC.Charlie on August 18, 2014 at 1:11 PM

This all shows she is a struggling woman of the people./s

SC.Charlie on August 18, 2014 at 1:11 PM

I think you mean “schtrugglin,” but she ain’t no ways taahhrd!

2L8 on August 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM

When I see Hillary’s phony I’m running for President smile it make me wish someone would get a video of her acting like the angry self centered, power hungry witch she is! I’d love to see that!

MCGIRV on August 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Sadly, this might knock…1% (no, not that 1%) off her vote totals, tops.
Because Democrat!! Therefore, no big.

orangemtl on August 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I don’t have a problem with this, after all it IS capitalism and I’m all for that, it’s what we all strive to achieve.
….especially when you start off being soooo broke.

“….we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education, you know, it was not easy….”

$300,000 per speech….daaaang, and they complain about Palin.

Have I said yet today how much I loathe the Clintons? – tencole on August 18, 2014 at 10:39 AM

This is not capitalism. It is buying influence, pure and simple.

SC.Charlie on August 18, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Does she don the cone of silence and is it made of tin foil? I’ll bet Bill is happiest when she’s silent.

Kissmygrits on August 18, 2014 at 4:38 PM

“… and that some of those fees get donated to the Clintons’ charitable foundation rather than into her pocket.”

Ha Ha Ha Ha {{Snort}}…stop, Ed, you’re killin’ me. The Clinton’s charitable foundations are their private ATM. Just a slush fund to co-mingle money before it enters their pockets.

AppraisHer on August 18, 2014 at 9:32 PM