UK Telegraph: ‘Hillary Clinton’s money isn’t the problem. Our sexist and outdated attitudes are’

Hillary Clinton is rich. Like, seriously rich. She earns around $300,000 (£192,000) per speech, she’s said to have received a $14 million (£9m) advance for her memoir, and she’s in the top one-hundredth of America’s top one per cent of earners.

But apparently she has a “money problem”.

Not in the way most of us do – Clinton definitely has enough money to last a lifetime and then some. Her “problem”, as the critics say, is that she’s earning so much that it might harm her if she decides to run for the presidency…

…Would we be having this conversation if Clinton were a man? I doubt it. Her ‘money problem’ exists not because she’s (very) wealthy, but because she’s a very wealthy woman.

Rich male politicians are the norm. You only have to look at the well-tailored suits on display at a UN conference to see that. Admittedly, men who earn above a certain threshold are scrutinised too – but it’s less for their money, and more for their outdated attitudes. They’re subjected to the ‘milk bottle test’ simply to check they’re in tune with the reality of our daily lives.

What’s happening to Clinton is different. Her earnings are getting so much attention because she’s female, and we still live in a society where it is unusual to see a woman earning six figures an hour – especially if she isn’t standing on a stage in a spangly bra…


The so-called ‘conservative’ UK Telegraph.

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  • RevnantDream

    Another conspiracy to save face. One this time based on sexism not a grand conservative conspiracy

  • JoKeR
    • Minicapt

      … Chicago carpetbagger?

      Cheers

  • Freedom

    Hero’s died – Hillary lied

  • minuteman

    I suspect that Clinton “earns” her money the way junior Trudeau does. Public institutions use public money to pay her ridiculous speaking fees as a way of getting around campaign finance laws. I seriously doubt that anyone spends their own money paying her speaking fees.

  • Pete_Brewster

    I have much higher regard for the dancing girls in sparkly bras than Hillary. At least they aren’t paid with stolen money.

  • But Hillary’s only intro into political life was as (to quote Kate McMillan) Bill’s Wife. She has no other qualifications.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    She isn’t worth a peck of raccoon shit. I guess if they just gave her the millions, it would most likely be some form of simple outright bribery. Instead, you bullshit for 20 minutes, and call it a job. Makes you wonder why they all hang onto the “iSlam has nothing to do with iSlam” mantra.

  • mauser 98

    Hill can’t fill a room
    no crowds

  • Minicapt

    I would suggest they are creating the narrative which will be deployed to explain her failure in 2016.

    Cheers