Plans for UCLA visit give rare glimpse into Hillary Clinton’s paid speaking career


When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities?

The answer from Clinton’s representatives: $300,000 is the “special university rate.”

That e-mail exchange and other internal communications, obtained this week by The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request, provide a rare glimpse into the complex and meticulous backstage efforts to manage the likely 2016 presidential candidate’s lucrative speaking career.


I guess I’m supposed to feel because of the high fees she commands that somehow she is a hypocrite…however, if this is the intent of the conservative base, it makes them the hypocrites, because criticizing her for receiving what the market will bear is anti-capitalistic, and, unless things have changed, isn’t the right ardent supporters of capitalism?



What did the OP have to do with the “conservative base?” Or is this just a good excuse to criticize conservatives?


Maybe for $300K they will be able to extract her Benghazi story. Where was she when Americans were being ambushed by terrorists, and why did she deny the ambassador’s request for protection? Why did she lie to the victims’ families? Is there anything of value that this woman could say that would be worth this money? The deal smells, frankly. :cool:


Except that there is nothing capitalistic about a government school, which is what UCLA is. In fact even the nominally private schools are really extensions of the state. Paying money to politicians for speeches is a rather obvious way of getting the favor of those who regulate you. There is no politician whose thoughts are worth that much.

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