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Hillary Clinton is still $73k in the hole from her failed 2008 presidential campaign. So, to help pay for that, Bill Clinton is asking supporters to chip in. From Politico:
In an email to supporters Wednesday, Bill Clinton offered a chance to spend a day with him if donors chipped in to drive down his wife’s campaign debt before Dec. 6.
”There is nothing I enjoy more than good conversation with good people, which is why I’ve enjoyed it so much whenever we’ve brought one of Hillary’s strongest supporters to New York to spend the day with me — and I’m happy to tell you that I’ve asked to do it again,” the email said.
The reason Bill's asking for Hillary is that since she became Sec. of State, she can't raise funds. Simple and sensible, really. It would be improper of her to do otherwise.
But here's why this story is a complete and total joke. In 2010 Bill Clinton surpassed $75 million dollars in earnings from giving speeches. That was in just 9 years. From CNN:
Clinton received $10.7 million for 52 paid speaking engagements last year, a sizable increase from the 36 paid speeches he delivered in 2009 for a total of $7.5 million. The most the former president had previously earned in one year was in 2006 when he earned $10.2 million for 57 events. His 2010 speaking fees were detailed in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's annual financial disclosure report released Monday.
Almost half of the former president's speech earnings last year, $4.8 million, came from 18 speeches delivered in 13 other countries, ranging in distance from Canada and Mexico to India, the Philippines, and South Africa. The remainder was earned in 34 speeches delivered in eight states and the District of Columbia.
Just one speech would more than take care of his wife's debts. But, as a good Democrat would, Mr. Clinton passes the buck and asks other people to take care of his problems.
This is simply a staging for the 2016 Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Wiping out her debts will give her the ability to start strong, and this will also help cultivate a list of loyal donors who enjoy being wine-and-dined by the former Philanderer in Chief.