Want Hillary Clinton in your family photo? That’ll be $10,000

Want Hillary Clinton in your family photo? That’ll be $10,000
What do you mean "us," white man? (Image: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)

Membership has its privileges. It also has its price. Members of an elite fraternity to which Bill and Hillary Clinton belong can get, among other things, their picture snapped with the presidential aspirant for a mere 10 large.

That’s according to a New York Times article from Saturday that notes that Hillary and other members of the fraternity — The Loyal Order of Multimillionaires — have been rubbing elbows a good bit lately. It’s so much more gratifying than pressing flesh with the hoi polloi. Far more lucrative, too.

Consider: Children at a fundraiser last month in monied Sag Harbor, N.Y., were invited to ask the former first lady a question. She was delighted to answer so long as mom and dad ponied up a donation of $2,700. And get a load of the kinds of questions that emanated unsolicited from the mouths of babes:

And in case you think no one took Clinton up on the offer of a $10,000 selfie with her, here’s proof that at one sucker did.

The Times article goes on to wag a finger at rich Republicans who have held lavish fundraising events. The only thing missing from the analogy is the difference in messaging. Republicans have long built their platform on opposition to big government. Clinton has built hers on helping the middle class by pretending to care about their plight.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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