RUSH: “At least eight universities, including four public institutions, have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hillary Rodham Clinton to speak on their campuses over the past year, sparking a backlash from some student groups and teachers at a time of austerity in higher education.
“In one previously undisclosed transaction, the University of Connecticut — which just raised tuition by 6.5 percent — paid $251,250 [from a donor fund] for Clinton to speak on campus in April. Other examples include $300,000 to address UCLA in March and $225,000 for a speech scheduled to occur in October at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.”
This is a random act of journalism by the Washington Post. I saw this story and I asked myself, 250 grand, $300,000 for a speech. What does she say? Is any of it memorable? Why is she being offered the money? What is so attractive about Hillary Clinton? And I got to thinking about — I gotta be very, very careful. I gotta to thinking about her publisher who thought, “Oh, my God, we got Hillary,” $14 million advance.
There was such pride that the publisher sent out letters announcing the deal, how excited they were that they got Hillary’s memoirs. What’s the name of her book? Hard Choices. Which, by the way, do you know what, is plagiarism, by the way. The first Hard Choices was written by Cyrus Vance, who was the secretary of state for Jimmy Carter. Cyrus Vance resigned in advance of the failed effort to rescue the hostages in Iran when the helicopter crashed. He thought it was a stupid move, had no chance, he quit to be unassociated with it. And his book was called Hard Choices.
What does this woman say? When Steve Jobs did a commencement speech it’s all over YouTube, people talk about it, they react to it, moved by it. I’ve never had one person who’s heard Hillary speak tell me how wonderful it was. It’s a network of people, and there’s such PR and spin and buzz about the Clintons that all of these sops that are in this ruling class club think that she’s such hot, you know, excrement. I’ve never understood it on the substance level.