Tuesday, February 27, 2007

If I had a Nickle for Every Time He Said That...

Dana Milbank at the Washington Post points out that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has quit charging people to hear him talk -- now that he's running for President.

Hizhonnor was in Washington DC this week, speaking at the Hoover Institute. Mr Milbank reflects on Mayor Giuliani's previous speaking fees and concludes his campaign speeches are a bargin:

"Had America's Mayor charged the going rate, the 46-minute, 34-second speech would have cost the conservative think tank $2,147.46 per minute, including:

  • $5,368.65 for jokes about the weather

  • $21,899.94 for his views on education

  • $9,019.32 for his thoughts on taxes"
The Post estimates Mr Giuliani has made as much as $3.5 million on the speaking circuit. (WaPo)

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