Theodore's World: Bill Clinton’s $5K Handshake ~ Good Grief!

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January 30, 2006

Bill Clinton’s $5K Handshake ~ Good Grief!

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 9:42 a.m. EST

Washed up baseball players can still make a killing by autographing baseballs for their old fans. For ex-president Bill Clinton, it's even easier to cash in on his political celebrity.

Mr. Clinton will be charging $5,000 a piece to New Zealand businessmen who want to spend an hour in his presence when he travels to Auckland next month.

Reports the New Zealand Herald:

"A small group can book an hour with the former president for $5000 a head and for that they will get a handshake and a photograph and a chance to mingle with the only Democratic president the win two terms in the last 60 years."

Mr. Clinton is offering a volume discount for groups of 50 or more - who will pay a mere $150,000 [$3,000 a head] for the honor of basking in his aura.

Clinton's handshake fee is in addition the $2,400 cost of attending the one-day business forum. [$1,895 if tickets purchased before Jan. 31.)

Other speakers include former Disney Corp. CEO Michael Eisner and Carly Fiorina, who used to run Hewlett Packard.

Mr. Eisner and Ms. Fiorina will apparently be shaking hands at no extra cost.

Wild Thing's comment......
Thank you Chrys soooo much for this darling doll graphic I love it.Chrys has a wonderful blog called Pettifog.

There is nothing about Bill Clinton that should be worth $5K or 5 cents.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 30, 2006 01:47 AM


Anyone notice that he is in the company of corporate losers? Weird crowd he hangs with. Clinton can't seem to get a real job. Who would hire him?

Posted by: RightToCarry at January 30, 2006 05:48 AM

New Zealand is Canada with blue water and sharks. Maybe a better comparison would be Berkeley or parts of Oakland. But, nevertheless, if these dopes want to spend money to pay to shake his hand (without knowing where it's been) power to them. It's significant that he needs to travel to NZ for praise.

Posted by: Rhod at January 30, 2006 08:25 AM

Hi RightToCarry,I agree it is hard to be impressed when the people paying are people much like him, not much difference really.
Thanks for commenting.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2006 09:28 AM

Hi Rhod,maybe Clinton will stay there and not come back. (wishful thinking)

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2006 09:35 AM

Well grab your ankles that SOB spent weekend before last in Davos, Switzerland pimping his Marxism and undermining the United States, just like that other Communist whore Jimmy Carter.,0,2658428,print.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

We need an envoy of former presidents and current UN executives to visit the Mariannas Trench.

Posted by: Jack at January 30, 2006 12:54 PM

Jack thank you that link.

"Clinton called on current world leaders to seek ways of easing the "apparently irreconcilable religious and cultural differences in the world, that are manifest most stunningly in headlines about terrorist actions but really go far beyond that."

When are these freaking idiots that believe this crap going to learn that there is NOTHING in the hate from the terrorists for us about cultural differences. The religion of Islam, the DEATH CULT, teachs to hate and kill the people of the book. That means ( for you democrats that read this) Christians and Jews.
The terrorists could give a rats ass that I drive etc.
ManI am so angry I have to post this link. Thank you sooo much Jack!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2006 02:07 PM

Democrap ex presidents, islamists. Which is the most destructive to America?. Sometimes I also wonder which has the most disrespect for American culture and morals.

Posted by: TomR at January 31, 2006 01:02 AM

Hi Tom both are enemies of this country just in different ways. Thank you so much for your post.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 31, 2006 11:13 AM