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:
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."


Connecticut Man 1 said...

Somehow I doubt any speech he would give would be worth even 2 cents worth.

And shhhh! Don't tell anyone, but a Republican was charged with funding terrorists in NY today. heh

Fuzzy Turtle said...

he's dreadful. I don't think I'm a cruel person but I really can't wait for the sh*t to hit the fan with his campaign..

Why can't there be ONE republican who doesn't make me ill??? WHY???