In the video below, CNN reports on Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani's eye-opening speaking fees.
While charging speaking fees is a regular practice for expert and celebrity speakers, some are criticizing Giuliani for collecting speaking fees from charities. CNN reports on one appearance at a 2005 tsunami fundraiser for which Giuliani received $100,000, and also mentions a contract stipulation that the former New York City mayor be given the use of a "private aircraft -- must be a Gulfstream 4 or bigger."
One political analyst tells CNN, "He's a presidential candiate, everything he's done in the past is gonna come into scrutiny."
Friday, February 16, 2007
Giuliani takes buckets of money to speak at Tsunami fundraiser
And he insists on a huge private jet to get there and back. You gotta love Rudy's concern for those less fortunate than he. And you gotta love RawStory.Com for bringing this to our attention:
Posted by CT Bob at 2/16/2007 10:01:00 PM