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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:28 PM

Hillary Clinton To Give Paid Speeches

Source: Huffington Post/Politico

Hillary Clinton will begin giving paid speeches this year, Politico's Mike Allen reported Monday.

Clinton, who retired as U.S. secretary of state earlier this month, is joining the Harry Walker Agency and is expected to earn fees in the six-figure range. However, Politico reports that she will likely speak for no fee on behalf of causes she supports, and will donate some of her earnings to charity.

The agency confirmed the news on its website Monday morning. "We are proud to share the exciting news that Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined the Harry Walker Agency exclusively for her speaking engagements," reads the announcement.

Former President Bill Clinton, also represented by Harry Walker Agency, has had a lucrative career on the speaking circuit since exiting the White House in 2001. In 2011, he earned $13.4 million from speaking fees, increasing his total speaking earnings to $89 million over 10 years.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/hillary-clinton_n_2710863.html

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Reply Hillary Clinton To Give Paid Speeches (Original post)
onehandle Feb 2013 OP
aquart Feb 2013 #1
calimary Feb 2013 #2
antigop Feb 2013 #3
ellenfl Feb 2013 #4
baldguy Feb 2013 #5
MrsBrady Feb 2013 #7
Nye Bevan Feb 2013 #8
Beacool Feb 2013 #11
graham4anything Feb 2013 #6
madville Feb 2013 #9
Beacool Feb 2013 #10

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:30 PM

1. Living well is the best revenge.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:18 PM

2. And this is terrible because... ? ... ? ... ?

I think she has every right to cash in! She may have to pick and choose carefully because somebody's gonna try to hang her on taking money from some terrorist group or Iranians or something. Unfortunately, that ICK, ted cruz, will likely still be in the Senate - if his big intolerant joe-mccarthy mouth doesn't render him forced to resign sooner. He just got in so we're all stuck with him til 2018. Texas voters - WHAT WERE YOU THINKING???? Did you just like his face or his last name? What the hell???????? That has YOUR name on it, you know, whether you like it or not. As a Californian, I've gotta say - I will always wince at the names reagan and nixon - because our sometimes-foolish state foisted both those bastards on the country - even though I myself didn't go along with it. And our lovely state pushed that selfish old fart howard jarvis on everybody, too, and started that nightmare back in 1978, affecting the social climate enough that the ground was all nice 'n' softened up for reagan's success two years later to take root.

I'm sorry, America!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:48 PM

3. like speeches that tout the "advantages" of outsourcing?

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/ndtv-exclusive-hillary-clinton-on-fdi-mamata-outsourcing-and-hafiz-saeed-full-transcript-207593

Hillary Clinton: So you are talking about the outsourcing of US jobs to India. We know it's been going on for many years now and it's part of our economic relationship with India and I think there are advantages with it that have certainly benefitted many parts of our country and there are disadvantages that go to the need to improve the job fields of our own people and create a better economic environment so it's like anything like the pluses and minuses.


Ah, yes, big business will love it!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:26 PM

4. do they point this out when repubs retire and go on the speaking tour?

do you think anyone gives free speeches? why add 'paid' to the article?

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:59 PM

5. IOKIYAR

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Response to baldguy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:24 PM

7. +1

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:36 PM

8. They sure do!

Former President George W. Bush has made good on his pledge to "replenish the ol' coffers," raking in a whopping $15 million in speaking fees since leaving office, according to a report.

Despite claims of keeping a low profile, W has been crisscrossing the globe over the past two years, giving talks at hundreds of events, conferences and forums to anyone, it appears, willing to pony up for his reportedly boffo asking price.

No. 43's standard speaking fee is reportedly between $100,000 and $150,000, and Bush has delivered almost 140 paid talks since leaving the Oval Office, the Center for Public Integrity reported.

"I find it puzzling," Stanford University historian Robert Dallek told the center's iWatch News. "He says he wants to keep a low profile. What is he doing except enriching himself?


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/george-w-bush-rakes-15-million-speaking-fees-leaving-office-report-article-1.143215

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:46 AM

11. This begs the question, who is willing to pay that kind of money for a Bush speech?

To hear what, how he helped to ruin the economy and got us into two unwinnable wars?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:10 PM

6. Good. Get some liberal speakers to offset the Bush family and Ron Paul speeches

 

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:59 PM

9. So it's bad for government officials to make six figures a year

So it's bad for Government officials to make six figures a year while serving, but good for them to make six figures for a day of work?

Just curious, after the stuff I saw in the Pelosi thread earlier about Congress people needing all their salary.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:26 PM

10. So bloody what??

So does Bill and he also has found the time to devote to his foundation. A foundation, mind you, that has helped to better the lives of millions of people around the world. I expect Hillary to do the same.

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