The Clintons never squander an opportunity to capitalize on anything and everything. Not that you needed her to tell you (again) one of her contrived excuses for why she lost the 2016 presidential election, but Hillary Clinton is happy to do so -- for a price.
Next month Clinton will commence a North American tour to promote her campaign memoir, "What Happened," and if you want to attend, be prepared to shell out hundreds of dollars. And if you want a photo with the has-been serial liar? Try a few thousand. Fox News summarizes:
For $2,375.95 (or $3,000 in Canadian dollars), Clinton fans in Toronto can obtain a “VIP platinum ticket” for her Sept. 28 talk. That ticket includes two front-row seats, a photo with Clinton backstage and a signed book.
For the same price, VIP tickets are also available during Clinton’s upcoming appearances in Montreal and Vancouver.
The steep ticket prices have not gone unnoticed in the publishing industry.
“It is standard for high profile authors to do book tours that sell tickets to events, but Clinton's tour takes it to a new level of greed,” an industry source told Fox News.
But Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Clinton’s book, defended the practice. A spokesman said Wednesday it is “customary for a venue to charge for tickets at events featuring high profile writers.”
“Tickets typically include a book,” Cary Goldstein, the executive director of publicity at Simon & Schuster, told Fox News. “Such was the case with tours for recent books by Megyn Kelly, Bob Gates, and any number of public personalities. Lecture venues have become a central component of book tours for public figures.”
General admission tickets to Clinton's events are offered, too, for a lower price than the VIP versions. In Toronto, all the $70.49 (or $89 in Canadian currency) tickets for Clinton’s lecture already have sold out.
For Clinton’s Nov. 1 event in New York, VIP tickets are going for $750.
“This pay-for-access has all the political wisdom of doing another round of private speeches for Goldman Sachs, but as her book tour makes clear, at this point in her career all she cares about is cashing in,” the industry source said.
Tickets -- especially the ones with VIP access -- to Clinton’s events appear pricier than lectures with other major figures in the past.
Clinton will make the rounds through Florida, California, Washington, Michigan, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin, Georgia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and even parts of Canada, according to Fox.
In Broward County, Fla., Clinton tickets start at $50. We're pretty sure that's the nosebleed section.