While most Republicans (and many Democrats) are ready for Hillary Clinton to permanently retire to the upstate New York woods around her home, the former secretary of state is not ready to abandon the limelight just yet. Nor, apparently, is she ready to give up on the second-most-important goal of her life next to obtaining power – getting lots and lots of money for doing absolutely nothing of value. Thus we have the publication of her new book, “What Happened,” which promises readers an (undoubtedly ghostwritten) insider’s view of the 2016 election. And we also have her promotional book tour, in which she charges up to $2,375 for VIP tickets.
From Fox News:
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.
For the same price, VIP tickets are also available during Clinton’s upcoming appearances in Montreal and Vancouver.
The steep ticket prices have not gone unnoticed in the publishing industry.
“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.
Well, the Clinton brand itself is built on taking greed to a new level, so it’s difficult to be surprised.
If you were dying to see Clinton on her book tour but don’t have $2K to fork over, rest assured you can get tickets at a more reasonable (but still quite ridiculous, for a book tour) price tag. At most of her campaign, er, promotional tour stops, fans can get tickets that go from $50 to $375.
Hopefully, the meager proceeds from her book tour and royalties will be enough for Hillary to scrape by over the next year, but if sales are lower than expected, we have a feeling she’ll be okay. It was reported this week that the Clintons finally managed to sell their Hamptons vacation property for a whopping $29 million. That should give them the cash they need to buy groceries and gas, at least.
We don’t, of course, begrudge the Clintons or anyone else the right to make as much money as they can, but it is endlessly fascinating to watch this couple roll in the dough after having built nothing of worth in the private sector. Decades of public service has led them to become multi-millionaires. It’s just…interesting, isn’t it?