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.
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