“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money,” Barack Obama once said. But given reports that he and Michelle Obama have accepted some $65 million for their upcoming books, the “you” in that sentence obviously doesn’t mean “one,” as in “one has made enough money.” It means “you,” as in other people, not the Obamas.
And not Hillary, who despite her vast fortune is angling for much more.
According to Fox News:
Starting next month, the former Democratic presidential nominee embarks on a tour across the United States and Canada to promote “What Happened,” her memoir about running against Donald Trump for president.
For $2,375.95 (or $3,000 in Canadian dollars), Clinton fans in Toronto can obtain a “VIP platinum ticket” for her Sept. 28 talk. That ticket includes two front-row seats, a photo with Clinton backstage and a signed book.
“It is standard for high profile authors to do book tours that sell tickets to events, but Clinton’s tour takes it to a new level of greed,” an industry source told Fox News.
General admission tickets to Clinton’s events are offered, too, for a lower price than the VIP versions. In Toronto, all the $70.49 (or $89 in Canadian currency) tickets for Clinton’s lecture already have sold out.
Mark Steyn and Tucker Carlson decided to have some fun with it.
Steyn noted how Carlson compared the prices to that of a Broadway show, saying that at the New York appearance, attendees might get a “restricted view of a full chorus of Macedonian content farmers dancing behind her, explaining why she lost the election.”
Clinton once blamed “fake news sites” in the Balkan nation for causing her to lose the election.
Steyn said that there are scores of “Saudi princes and Sudanese warlords” who are upset with Clinton only charging North Americans $2400 to meet her.
“That’s bargain basement prices for a meet and greet,” he said, speaking as the Saudis or Sudanese. “I had to pay four million dollars to the Clinton Foundation and sit through a speech on Diarrhea in Africa from Chelsea [Clinton] before I could meet with Hillary Clinton.”
He called both events a “hell of a steal.”