If your business or organization plans on featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a speaker, get ready for some steep demands. According to the New York Daily News, Clinton is not above demanding the Presidential Suite when she stays at hotels. The wife of former President Bill Clinton also demands to be ferried to the destination via private jet.
While Clinton may not have declared her eligibility for the presidency in 2016, the once broke (according to her) first lady does get the world’s most powerful leader treatment regardless. According to the story, Clinton gets upwards of a quarter million for a 90 minute speaking engagement. However pricey her opinions and advice may be though, her hosts have to not only fly her like a queen, but two of her staff most be flown in ahead via business class just to check out here digs.
Clinton, who just recently made headlines by claiming that her family left the White House after Bill Clinton’s presidency flat broke, is not exactly hurting for pocket change these days. Mrs. Clinton also insists on her appearances not being shown on television, heard on radio or seen on billboards. The Las Vegas Review Journal story on the same subject offered this Clinton “high maintenance” bit on who foots the bill really for Clinton’s excursions. A Las Vegas stent she just did was basically funded by; Bank of America; Barnes & Noble College; Barrick Gold; the Bennett Family Foundation; Cashman Equipment Co.; the Engelstad Family; Kell and Nancy Houssels; Konami Gaming Inc.; Dana and Gregory Lee; Mr. and Mrs. Hae Un Lee of Lee’s Discount Liquor; Joyce Mack; The Mendenhall Family; MGM Resorts International; NV Energy; PR Partners; the Wells Fargo Foundation; and Michael and Renee Yackira.
So, if you’re in the market for big name political clout, get ready to shell out the greenbacks. The Clintons may have been America’s poorest presidential family (pun intended) but it looks like their days of mediocrity have come to an end (hotel accommodations wise, that is).