Hillary Clinton: Self-aggrandizing Grifter

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Even after two decades in the public spotlight the Clinton’s still possess the power to awe and amaze by the brazen way in which they vacuum cash, and the way in which most of the media and all of the Democrat party avert their eyes as if nothing untoward was happening. For instance:

When Condoleezza Rice headlined a 2009 fundraising luncheon for the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach, she collected a $60,000 speaking fee, then donated almost all of it back to the club, according to multiple sources familiar with the club’s finances.

Hillary Clinton was not so generous to the small charity, which provides after-school programs to underprivileged children across the Southern California city. Clinton collected $200,000 to speak at the same event five years later, but she donated nothing back to the club, which raised less than half as much from Clinton’s appearance as from Rice’s, according to the sources and tax filings.

Instead, Clinton steered her speaking fee to her family’s own sprawling $2 billion charity.
This “charity” would primarily be a cookie jar for the Clinton’s and their coterie of progressive catchfarts. About 90% of its annual budget on things like salaries, travel, etc. rather than actually doing something useful.

And it gets better:

But Hillary Clinton’s $200,000 speaking fee was the largest paid to any speaker, according to sources familiar with club finances. Partly as a result, her appearance was among the least profitable for the group of any event in the 25-year-old series, netting only $106,000 for the club, they said.

By contrast, the Condoleezza Rice luncheon five years earlier raised nearly $258,000 after expenses and Rice’s give-back of her speaking fee were tallied, according to sources and the organization’s tax filing.

An extra $150,000 — the difference between the yields at Rice’s speech vs. Clinton’s — can go a long way at an organization that, like the Boys and Girls Club, has an annual budget of less than $3 million.

Neither Rice nor the club responded to questions, and the tax filing detailing the finances of Clinton’s appearance has yet to be filed.

But Boys and Girls Club sources told POLITICO that another reason Clinton’s speech yielded less for the club was that her representatives requested more complimentary seats for her entourage than previous speakers had sought. As a result, there were fewer tickets for sale at prices ranging from $1,500 for individual tickets to $50,000 for a platinum table sponsorship.

That irritated some supporters, who also noted disapprovingly that Clinton gave her speech (which was billed as closed to the press), then took off without visiting any of the club’s facilities to meet the children who benefit from its services.

By contrast, Rice spent the morning before her speech (which was open to the media) touring a club facility and talking with its children about the importance of staying in school and chasing their dreams, according to an account in the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Summarized:

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This is the irony of how women are viewed and treated in the Democrat party. When you have a truly accomplished woman like a Condoleeza Rice or a Sarah Palin who works hard, often against significant resistance, and succeeds without any federal agency weighing in to smooth the way they are demonized and ridiculed. Then you get a unremarkable, though obvious vicious and grasping, harpy like Hillary Clinton whose position in the world is due solely to having occasional sex with Bill Clinton… which doesn’t differentiate her from a lot of other women… and she is a role model and a spokesman for women’s issues. The woman is an accomplished grifter, we can give her that. Of course, grifting is easy when you are devoid of shame, ethics, or a sense of propriety. But she is an utter failure at every other venture she has attempted in this life.