Skip to comments.Want Gingrich To Speak? He Needs ‘First Class Expenses’ and 2 Bathrooms
Posted on 12/07/2011 8:42:48 PM PST by Steelfish
Want Gingrich To Speak? He Needs First Class Expenses and 2 Bathrooms
By Dan Eggen December 7
Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential candidate with a penchant for luxury jets and Tiffany & Co. jewelry, also appears to demand top-notch accommodations when he travels for a speech.
The Smoking Gun Web site, which specializes in unearthing revealing documents, has posted a copy of a speaking gig contract apparently signed by Gingrich for an appearance at Missouri Western State University in October 2010.
The contract called for payment of first class expenses, including the hotel of Gingrichs choice, and first class airfare. A Gingrich aide gets a smaller hotel room located nearby the suite, but not attached. A contract addendum also notes that Mrs. Gingrich may sometimes travel with her husband and will be needed to be seated beside Mr. Gingrich at all functions.
Perhaps most curious was language requiring a non-smoking one-bedroom suite (preferably with two bathrooms). The Smoking Gun compared Gingrichs loo requirement with Mary J. Bliges toilet seat proviso, in which the singer required a private toilet (with new toilet seat) as part of her standard performance contract.
The Gingrich contract suggests that the former House speaker received $50,000 for the convocation event in Missouri, which is $10,000 shy of the amount that he has said he usually commands for speeches.
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and my band requires a dressing room, access to the stage 2 hrs in advance, and a case of beer. Not getting the point here...
Don’t forget the bowl of M&Ms with the brown ones removed.
The msm Newt smears keep coming un-abated. I think we can expect this type of trash from now on until Obama is gone.
What are Bill Clinton’s speaking contract requirements like?
In 2010, our tea party group was looking for a speaker for April 15, the first anniversary of the tea party movement.
We thought Palin would be awesome so we contacted the speaker’s bureau she works through.
Her speaking fee back then was $100,000.00, plus 3 first class plane tickets from Alaska.
We hired Michael Reagan instead. Palin was a little too much for us common folks.
The lamestream media is so predictable... When are they going to report on the Obama family requiring two separate planes when they go on vacation?
he is a well known narcissist
Does he need a separate jet for his dog?
Not a big fan of Newt, mind. But he’s getting paid what people think he’s worth. I don’t have a problem with that.
well at least he didn’t demand bendy straws like Britney does...
We can’t all fly coach like Nancy Pelosi.
This is really lame. If they are willing to meet his terms, so what? Nobody’s forcing them to invite him to speak. Really, the media is beyond despicable. I’m sick of their manipulative attacks and biased reporting. A pox on them all.
I lean to the right, but Newt, he isn’t it.
I’ll bet Moochelle has a lot more exotic travel requirements than just a different plane than her hubby. One can only imagine, given her desire to live like royalty.
See also: Alinsky.
Blah blah blah.
I also ask for first class travel when I am invited to speak. If I have to have meetings in my hotel, I also ask for 2 bathrooms with the suite or else a separate board room for meetings.
Wow you’ve leaned a whole month.
Even though I am anti-Newt, I find this article to be the dumbest one. Actually, equally dumb to the article on niggerhead rock paint crap on Perry.
And, of course, removal of the brown MnMs.
Sounds like Newt is a sensible and practical man, knowing what this particular occasion calls for. Space for the usual visits from staff and locals etc. and two bathrooms to facilitate the necessary preparations of more than one person. I have read of this before and thought it was a very weak attempt at scandal and silly to say the least.
All I want from a candidate is that they hammer Obama 24/7 every minute of every day until the election. If some other candidate wants the nomination, they better figure that out and start doing it.
and the dog has his own as well.
Leftist author doesn’t understand the concept of supply and demand.
If I’ve decided I’m only available for speaking engagements once each week, at locations across the country, there may be competition for those bookings.
If you want me to leave my home and fly to your location, I don’t want to sit in coach....I don’t want to stay at Motel 6....my wife wants her own bathroom.
It’s not as though he’s Obama flying Air Force One and it’s HUGE air and ground contingent to personal vacations and campaign events at tax payer expense!
I’m sure this author’s next story will cover that.......
Not near as much as the Kenyan Catastrophe...
When you look at what Obama gets this is nothing.
A private plane that will hold a hundred with special communications equipment, Limousines to the speech, the best accomadations money can buy anywhere in the world. Police escort,First class security, Ice cream., and he hasnt even tapped into his campaign fund yet.
So, now we know he stinks up the bathroom so the wife needs her own. Or the other way around. Way too much information.
What are you talkin’ about? He gets a fee every time he farts in public! :)
Don’t forget the Mooch’s lobster and top shelf vodka.
President Omoslem’s contracts specify:
A detached prayer room.
A prayer rug (oriented East toward Mecca).
Two large camels.
A leather-bound koran.
Photos of Larry Sinclair nude.
A bust of Stalin.
I need two loos, m’self, what’s so strange?
obama secures $500K book deal:
what the WaComPost forgot to tell you....
I’ll speak for $10K and a room at Holiday Inn Express. :)
That was then... I was in Vegas at the debates-and he and Calista were in the regular tower suites as we were and they were toting their own luggage. He also spoke at the National Federation of RepublicAn Women convention and he asked for nothing.
Want Bill Clinton to speak?
First you pay his “consulting” firm for advise given to MF Global, who then gets some rainmaking and then gives to obama and demos. Oh, and Clinton’s speaker rider includes “skanky women” to be sure. Amazing that someone with tertiary syphilis and no nasal septum from cocaine can command his own mind, much less any kind of fee. This is the post doing dirty work on Gingrich.
If you are a frequent traveler or speaker like Newt or Sara then you know all the tricks to travel with comfort and no stress.
You can buy first class upgrades when you check or use airline frequent fly-er status /points and the same is true for hotels.
Or you have your client pays for your services .
Have you flown from Anchorage to the lower 48 in coach?
Ugh I have and its 8-12 hours in hell and you are wiped out for a good day so you look awful at the speaking gig.
If you are in demand why be stupid and travel coach and stay at a roach motel and end up being a worn out /tired speaker ?
I have no problem with a double loo or a first class ticket......if that’s what Newt wants and they want Newt bad enough they’ll pony up. LOL
I guess one bathrooms for his wife and one is for his... yknwo.
Sorry but its true!
The msm will overplay their hand. There will be a backlash at some point. The msm is already on thin ice because of their triple nuclear meltdown on Sarah Palin.
Well when he goes on Vacation maybe at least he will only take One Air Force One,not one for the In laws and the Fat Ass Model and One for Himself
“What are Bill Clintons speaking contract requirements like?”
...atleast one brunette intern ub a blue dress with knee pads.
It’s a free country. If they don’t like Newt’s requirements, I hear Gilbert Gottfried is looking for work.
Want Obama to speak? He needs a TelePrompTer.