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Old 06-23-2003, 05:40 PM   #1
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Bill Clinton still makes my stomach turn

Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani attended a charity luncheon recently in NYC. The event was for Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity that raised over $200,000 for charity.

So 'Clinton was at a charity event, why does he make your stomach turn,' you may be asking. Here's a quote from the New York Post who origionally broke the story.

"The team lured the Clinton folks with flat-screen TVs and other top-shelf gadgets. Clinton even came out of his office to check out the goodies. The ex-president, who usually commands more than $100,000 a speech, agreed to attend, in exchange for fees and enough electronics to outfit his office, a package expected to total $20,000, said a source. Clinton's "foundation is receiving a charitable contribution," was all spokesman Jim Kennedy would say in an e-mail. Giuliani isn't getting paid."

This guy is class act all the way.
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While not a fan of Clinton, he is certainly not alone in the "honorarium" department.
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Your "honorable" current president had an income of around $750,000 last year. If I remember right, $500,000 of it came from the presidency. Hmm...wonder where the other $250,000 came from?

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Your "honorable" current president had an income of around $750,000 last year. If I remember right, $500,000 of it came from the presidency. Hmm...wonder where the other $250,000 came from?

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Probably not from charities!
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I thought it was a standard thing for ex presidents to get a speaking fee or something of the sort?

If I were Hilary, I'd have kicked Bill to the curb decades ago, but apart from that, he doesn't particularly offend me.
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I thought it was a standard thing for ex presidents to get a speaking fee or something of the sort?

Clinton usually gets around $200,000 or so per speaking engagment. However, this was for CHARITY and he still demanded to be compensated. I think that's kind of sick.
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All big shots do get "honoraria", not just ex-presidents. But they're in a damn good position to rake in the big bucks. I like Guiliani, however, I'm sure he's taken his fair share of honoraria also. I deplore Clinton's moral lapses; however, I don't think this particular incident should be a slam on his character.
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Clinton usually gets around $200,000 or so per speaking engagment. However, this was for CHARITY and he still demanded to be compensated. I think that's kind of sick.
Doh!! You've got a point.
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It's called making a living, get over it.
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Re: Bill Clinton still makes my stomach turn

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"The team lured the Clinton folks with flat-screen TVs and other top-shelf gadgets.
Well, this is a bit contradictory, isn't it? If the charity "lured" him with expensive gadgets and agreed to compensate him, how then is he "demanding" to be paid?

I think its kind of sick that anyone is paid six figures to stand in a room and give a speech but not many people would turn down that kind of money.
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It's called making a living, get over it.
Sure it's called making a living. I'm just making a comment on character. I think Bill Clinton is of low character and low morals.
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Don't say I never gave you anything.

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I've been trying to determine how to afford one of those new Samsung big screen TVs at Best Buy or Circuit City. I guess I'll just go give a speech somewhere.

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Old 06-24-2003, 06:54 AM   #14
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LMAO @ deep's pictures.

I'd pay to hear you, Bama - just perhaps not six figures.

I'd mortgage my house (even though I don't own it) to hear Bill speak.
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I don't think people should accept/demand anything for a charity event. I guess I'm just too idealistic

I also heard that Clinton didn't want to attend because Giuliani was going to be there, because of some sort of bad blood between them. I can't remember the details of their "feud"...maybe someone else here knows..
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