Of course, she may act like Queen Hillary Clinton, but it is patently obvious she is simply auditioning for the role of figurehead to the real powers behind the throne. We have documented this travesty more than once, but here is the Washington Post with the latest: “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.
At UCLA, efforts to book Clinton and then prepare for her visit were all-consuming, beginning almost immediately after she left her job as secretary of state on Feb. 1, 2013, until she delivered her Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership speech on March 5, 2014.
The documents show that Clinton’s representatives at the Harry Walker Agency exerted considerable control over her appearance and managed even the smallest details — from requesting lemon wedges and water on stage to a computer, scanner, and a spread of hummus and crudité in the green room backstage.
Does anyone think paying Clinton is about education? This is lobbying for UCLA. But assuming UCLA gets Alumni and other donations, this can also be understood as a way “the one percent” recruits and pays off a politician whom they expect to do favors for them.
Remember, this payoff system extends to Chelsea Clinton. And it isn’t only about universities. Clinton has been even more directly rewarded by Wall Street for the future services that Goldman Sachs and others expect to receive from her.