Monday, June 09, 2014

Big news: Hillary Clinton gets paid a lot of money to make speeches and Diane Sawyer needs a laxative

By Richard K. Barry

Yes, compensation is out of whack in America. Diane Sawyer wants to be what? outraged? that Bill Clinton has earned more than $100 million making speeches and Hillary more than $5 million so far?

SAWYER (to Hillary): But do you think Americans will understand five times the median income in this country for one speech?

CLINTON: Well, let me put it this way, I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company as so many people who leave public life do.

Other than the fact that Diane Sawyer appears as though she hasn't had a good shit in months, there is no news here. And I like Clinton's answer well enough. Celebrities make money, lots of money. She's not supposed to do that? By the way, let’s have a discussion about what the average anonymous 25-year old trader on Wall Street makes. (My apologies for the ad.)

(Cross-posted at Culturolio.)

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