Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani: No Free Speech
Posted on 05/17/2007 4:36:12 AM PDT by MississippiMasterpiece
FEBRUARY 16--We've previously posted the tour riders of Dick Cheney and John Kerry, but those two pols look like pikers compared to the high-rolling, diva-like Rudolph Giuliani, wannabe Republican presidential candidate. The former New York mayor has been banking a whopping $100,000 per speech to corporations, trade groups, and university audiences, according to his standard appearance contract. The document, a copy of which you'll find below, notes that Giuliani, 62, requires private air transportation to his gigs. But, the contract states, any old plane won't do: "Please note that the private aircraft MUST BE a Gulfstream IV or bigger." Such a jet sells for about $30 million, in case you're wondering. Giuliani's speech contract also requires him to be lodged in a two-bedroom hotel suite, which is to be flanked by rooms occupied by his security team. Rudy's suite must be registered in the name of a representative of the Washington Speakers Bureau, which arranges Giuliani appearances. And Giuliani is very picky about how he is to be photographed at gigs, apparently concerned that "direct, on-camera flash bulbs" result in none-too-flattering images. He also imposes restrictions on press coverage of his appearances, during which he speaks for 45 minutes and answers audience questions for 15 minutes. A copy of Giuliani's contract was released by Oklahoma State University, where he spoke last March for $100,000 (and cost the school an additional $47,000 in jet expenses). Oh, one other thing: someone needs to let the politician's agents know that their client's name is spelled "Giuliani," not "Giulinni." (5 pages)
In latin, guys like Jilliyawnee are known as “dipshiteous-maximus”.
You can read the entire rider at the Smoking Gun link at the top of the page.
Good work if you can get it.
Good for Rudy, whatever works, works.
Yep. I’m not a fan, but if folks wanna pay, then more power to him.
I have news for him. It ain't the flashbulbs....
Much of this isn’t Rudy talking. It’s his manager. I’m sure that rudy doesn’t care if his cocktail sauce is too spicy.
Just playing advocate. :)
Isth juth more flattering if heth got hith wig on thraight and hith pumpth thined!
Oh, thoth flath bulbth!
Yeah, well pretty soon he’ll be flying around in Air Force 1.
I think President Thompson might not like that...
Once Conservative and American voters see all of the worms and bones spilling out all over the place from his stands on the issues, his personal life and habits, and his connections to corruption (not to mention the bad decisions he makes), he'll be lucky to score a Geicko commercial.