Her Majesty Queen Hillary’s Exorbitant PriceTag
Hillary Clinton hasn’t been seen much in public after some embarrassing medical issues seemed to crop up. But she has been accessible to people…if they have major bucks. According to the New York Times, in one single event in Sagaponack, N.Y., 10 people paid at least $250,000 to meet the “queen”… which raised $2.5 million.
The donor packages
According to the article in the New York Times,
“The campaign’s finance team is led by Dennis Cheng, previously the chief fund-raiser for the Clinton Foundation, and it employs a couple dozen staff members. Mr. Cheng, who attends the events with Mrs. Clinton, offers donors a number of contribution options that provide them and their families varying levels of access to Mrs. Clinton. John Morgan, a Florida lawyer and donor, described Mr. Cheng as “the master concierge…
For a donation of $2,700, the children (under 16) of donors at an event last month at the Sag Harbor, N.Y., estate of the hedge fund magnate Adam Sender could ask Mrs. Clinton a question. A family photo with Mrs. Clinton cost $10,000, according to attendees.”
Now just a doggone minute- she charged CHILDREN $2,700 each to ask a question? Everyone else has a “package of donations” they must make to get an “audience?”
This kind of pay-to-play scheme is part and parcel for the Clintons.
Not fond of the press, either
She is also not doing well with some of the press pool that follows her around, as she has been managing to keep them at bay by “tucking them away” from her as they travel.
As of Monday, her press team will get the luxury of flying with her team to the destinations in a fancy new blue-wrapped 747…but likely she won’t be hobnobbing with them much if at all.
Indeed, trailing Clinton since she became the Democratic nominee has been less about developing a relationship with the candidate and more like a sensory deprivation experience.
When she’s speaking at a fundraiser, reporters camped outside can sometimes hear a muffled voice but can rarely make out her actual words. When she’s greeting voters at a coffee shop or on a rope line after a rally, the former secretary of state often looks right through the reporters hovering around her, like they don’t exist. And when she does acknowledge their physical presence, she smiles through the questions barked at her and encourages reporters to sample a coffee, or a chocolate, instead…
They cited an example:
Basement Blues, Aug. 29: While Clinton entertained donors who coughed up $33,400 a head to attend a Hamptons fundraiser at the home of Jay Snyder, there was “no chance of your pool hearing Clinton here. We are being held in a quaint, but lovely guest house, while Clinton is in the main house.” Earlier in the day, there was a brief window at a fundraiser when the pool could hear Clinton’s remarks. That was quickly remedied. “Staff shooed us into a hidden room farther in the basement out of earshot.”
So in other words, if you have a lot of big bucks, you can get close to the queen. If you’re just a measly reporter, or some other peon, you get pushed to the side or ignored.