Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Price Matters Even When Booking A Clinton To Speak

From The Washington Post, "A college balks at Hillary Clinton’s fee, so books Chelsea for $65,000 instead" by Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman:
When the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline its gala luncheon marking the opening of a women’s hall of fame, one name came to mind: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

But when the former secretary of state’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials at the public university balked. “Yikes!” one e-mailed another.

So the school turned to the next best option: her daughter, Chelsea.

The university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s brief appearance Feb. 24, 2014, ....

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