No. Lots of people are concerned. Even some partisan Democrats.
Don’t get me wrong the GOP hacks are doing their best to make hay of these fees. But the Republican messengers have actually been pretty late to the game on this issue. All the negative attention Ms. Clinton is getting is entirely of her own making.
Imagine how you’d feel if you were a student at UNLV who saw your tuition go up by 17% and then you found out that the university had the funds to pay someone nearly a quarter of a million dollars for an evening of grandstanding. You’d likely be pretty unhappy.
But I guess a $100 million net worth just isn’t enough for Ms. Clinton.
Who said queens can’t be tacky?
Over the weekend, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the details of Clinton’s typical speaking contract, stipulations that often include a chartered private jet “e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet”; a presidential suite at hotels; and business- or first-class seats for aides to the potential 2016 presidential candidate.
The eye-popping details, obtained through open records laws, broke ahead of Clinton’s scheduled speech at an Oct. 13 fundraiser for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Foundation. Clinton is charging a discounted rate of $225,000 to speak at that gathering, according to the Review-Journal — down from the standard $300,000 — and her team has said the money will benefit her family’s foundation.