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Old 07-09-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wonder what Bill Clinton charges?
$250,000 or two interns to be named later. With or without cigars.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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OK. I get that former Presidents charge speaking fees. But most of them haven't committed major blunders like Iraq that killed or maimed thousands. Bush should be apologizing for one of the gravest errors in American military history and then give these vets 100 K to ease their transition from healthy young men and women into the world of the wounded and disabled.
Many of those former military still love Bush. I know my husband does, even after multiple tours in Iraq.

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Helping a Hero told ABC the $170,000 in total costs were worth it because the Bushes helped the group raise record funds in 2011 and 2012.

“It was great because [Bush] reduced his normal fee of $250,000 down to $100,000,” said Meredith Iler, the charity’s former chairwoman
Puts a totally different spin on that $100,000 fee, doesn't it?
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I'd bet they raised a lot of money by paying Bush to speak. Much more than they paid Bush.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Bush apologist are out in force here. You really have no problem with Bush charging the very people he sent to harms way $100,000 plus $20,000 for a private jet? This is money that could have been used to help those that he used and threw into harms way. Amazes me really.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Whether you are okay with it or not, it happens. Chelsea Clinton isn't even a politician. Not fair to single Bush out when they all do it and charge much more than he is.
Speaking fee isn't really the issue here. Heck, even Palin gets it. Not surprising that Bush defenders completely ignored the point.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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Bush apologist are out in force here. You really have no problem with Bush charging the very people he sent to harms way $100,000 plus $20,000 for a private jet? This is money that could have been used to help those that he used and threw into harms way. Amazes me really.


Change the name to Obama, Hitler etc and it wouldn't changed opinion. If and organization wants to pay another party to do a job I don't give a rats ass
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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Change the name to Obama, Hitler etc and it wouldn't changed opinion. If and organization wants to pay another party to do a job I don't give a rats ass
Aw, you know that if you changed the name to Obama, those defending Bush here would be calling him an unpatriotic traitor. And worse.

Mick
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: SC
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He could just use this speech... No need for a re-write.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvliUuXjbL4
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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OK. I get that former Presidents charge speaking fees. But most of them haven't committed major blunders like Iraq that killed or maimed thousands. Bush should be apologizing for one of the gravest errors in American military history and then give these vets 100 K to ease their transition from healthy young men and women into the world of the wounded and disabled.
So take it up with the wounded veteran's group that paid to have him give a speech. They obviously disagree with you. Feel free not to support the Helping a Hero foundation or whatever it is if you don't agree with their politics.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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Aw, you know that if you changed the name to Obama, those defending Bush here would be calling him an unpatriotic traitor. And worse.

Mick
I was speaking of myself Mick so I really couldn't care less about other's opinion
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