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Saturday, February 17, 2007

More reasons why Giuliani isn't going to be president

several lifetimes ago, i scheduled major speakers for management development events at a large corporation... that was my first, and, unfortunately, not my last, exposure to prima donnas...
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).

i'm sorry, but i have zero tolerance for this kind of shit... i don't give a royal goddam HOW famous or important the person is, i refuse to pander to someone's ridiculously inflated ego... i have no time for anyone who takes the attitude that he doesn't put his pants on one leg at a time or his shit doesn't stink just like everybody else's...

(thanks to the smoking gun via crooks and liars...)

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