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Want Gingrich To Speak? He Needs ‘First Class Expenses’ and 2 Bathrooms
Washington Post ^ | December 08, 2011 | Dan Eggen

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 Gingrich’s 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 Gingrich’s “loo requirement” with “Mary J. Blige’s 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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; elite; firstclass; gingrich; imperial; iowa; itllcostya; newt; overpriced; whoreincluded

1 posted on 12/07/2011 8:42:50 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

So what?


2 posted on 12/07/2011 8:44:03 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Steelfish

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...


3 posted on 12/07/2011 8:45:17 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Steelfish

Don’t forget the bowl of M&Ms with the brown ones removed.


4 posted on 12/07/2011 8:46:02 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 56 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Steelfish
And the Obama’s take separate planes at the tax payer's expense when they travel.
5 posted on 12/07/2011 8:46:21 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Steelfish

The msm Newt smears keep coming un-abated. I think we can expect this type of trash from now on until Obama is gone.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 8:46:45 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Steelfish

What are Bill Clinton’s speaking contract requirements like?


7 posted on 12/07/2011 8:46:45 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


8 posted on 12/07/2011 8:50:17 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Steelfish

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?


9 posted on 12/07/2011 8:51:02 PM PST by istandwithsarah (Game on!)
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To: Steelfish

he is a well known narcissist


10 posted on 12/07/2011 8:53:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Steelfish

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.


11 posted on 12/07/2011 8:54:32 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Steelfish

well at least he didn’t demand bendy straws like Britney does...

Big whoop.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 8:57:14 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Steelfish

We can’t all fly coach like Nancy Pelosi.


13 posted on 12/07/2011 8:57:18 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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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.


14 posted on 12/07/2011 8:57:41 PM PST by Jenny217
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I lean to the right, but Newt, he isn’t it.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 8:59:26 PM PST by acroagogue (important info)
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To: istandwithsarah

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.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 8:59:49 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: Steelfish

See also: Alinsky.

Blah blah blah.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 9:00:33 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Steelfish

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.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 9:00:52 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: acroagogue

Wow you’ve leaned a whole month.


19 posted on 12/07/2011 9:02:12 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Steelfish

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.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 9:02:38 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Steelfish

And, of course, removal of the brown MnMs.


21 posted on 12/07/2011 9:02:44 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 Herman Cain will have more relevant and quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Steelfish

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.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 9:03:16 PM PST by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America)
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To: acroagogue

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.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 9:03:27 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: istandwithsarah

and the dog has his own as well.


24 posted on 12/07/2011 9:05:34 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: Steelfish

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.......


25 posted on 12/07/2011 9:05:50 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Maceman

Not near as much as the Kenyan Catastrophe...


26 posted on 12/07/2011 9:11:44 PM PST by Route395
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To: Maceman

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.


27 posted on 12/07/2011 9:12:41 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Steelfish

So, now we know he stinks up the bathroom so the wife needs her own. Or the other way around. Way too much information.


28 posted on 12/07/2011 9:12:52 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Flag_This

What are you talkin’ about? He gets a fee every time he farts in public! :)


29 posted on 12/07/2011 9:14:59 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: CaptainK

Don’t forget the Mooch’s lobster and top shelf vodka.


30 posted on 12/07/2011 9:15:28 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Route395

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.


31 posted on 12/07/2011 9:16:30 PM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: Dawgreg

I need two loos, m’self, what’s so strange?


32 posted on 12/07/2011 9:16:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Steelfish

obama secures $500K book deal:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/03/19/Obama-secures-500000-book-advance/UPI-82081237468228/

what the WaComPost forgot to tell you....


33 posted on 12/07/2011 9:18:10 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: bimboeruption

I’ll speak for $10K and a room at Holiday Inn Express. :)


34 posted on 12/07/2011 9:19:34 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: ez

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.


35 posted on 12/07/2011 9:20:47 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: Steelfish

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.


36 posted on 12/07/2011 9:23:41 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Steelfish
Boy I bet they could share some good skank stories down at the White House over cigars and brandy.


37 posted on 12/07/2011 9:24:34 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Leaning for BACHMANN or SANTORUM. Lobby me for (but not against) via FReepmail if you wish...)
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To: Steelfish
What a lame tired attack by the Obama newsletter and JournOlist Danny the Dem.

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 ?

38 posted on 12/07/2011 9:34:35 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Revolting cat!

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


39 posted on 12/07/2011 10:43:46 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Steelfish
"Hey Washington Post"


40 posted on 12/07/2011 10:45:51 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: Steelfish

I guess one bathrooms for his wife and one is for his... yknwo.

Sorry but its true!


41 posted on 12/07/2011 11:10:22 PM PST by DelanoSAlways (The Obamas: Truly Something Awful)
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To: Steelfish
To which I reply......"So...?"
42 posted on 12/08/2011 3:33:21 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Parley Baer

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.


43 posted on 12/08/2011 3:50:15 AM PST by Reeses (TV gives men a window into what women want, and it isn't pretty.)
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To: Steelfish

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


44 posted on 12/08/2011 4:02:45 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Flag_This

“What are Bill Clinton’s speaking contract requirements like?”

...atleast one brunette intern ub a blue dress with knee pads.


45 posted on 12/08/2011 4:55:00 AM PST by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: Steelfish

It’s a free country. If they don’t like Newt’s requirements, I hear Gilbert Gottfried is looking for work.


46 posted on 12/08/2011 4:59:53 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Our candidates hammering Obama 24/7? What a treat that would be. Republican candidates skipping the snarks at one another, by only some to be fair, and focusing on the real scandals that the Obama socialist administration generates each and every day they occupy the White House. I want an America First mentality and a nominee with the guts and strength to actually lead this country from the front and not lollygag and meander behind the citizens as does our current CIC.
47 posted on 12/08/2011 6:29:49 AM PST by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America)
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To: Steelfish

Want Obama to speak? He needs a TelePrompTer.


48 posted on 12/08/2011 7:44:00 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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