- The Washington Times - Monday, August 18, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may not have announced her intent to run for president in 2016 — but she isn’t shying away from demanding the top-of-the-line “presidential suite” and other elite-type accommodations when she travels.

The New York Post reported that Mrs. Clinton has been traveling to and from some of the world’s best hotels in a private Gulfstream G450 jet valued at $39 million, on various speaking engagements that yield her $250,000 or so in profits. And she’s acting very presidential during these tours, sending in what’s called an “advance” team to check out the hotel rooms before her jet even lands, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Mrs. Clinton — who recently rocked national headlines by claiming that her family left the White House after Bill Clinton’s presidency in debt and near financial desperation — also has a slew of other travel and speaking-related demands.

Among them: She insisted on being “the only person on the stage during her remarks,” the New York Post reported. And she required that the only person who can record her remarks at the closed-to-press events is a stenographer who’s hired at the expense of the host.

Mrs. Clinton also insisted that her events can’t be advertised on television, radio or billboards, the New York Post reported.

And one more demand, the newspaper found: Mrs. Clinton refused to pose for more than 50 photos, and with no more than 100 people, at her events.

Mrs. Clinton’s contract said she must be provided “round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet, ‘e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet,’ plus round-trip business class travel for two advance staffers who will arrive up to three days in advance,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

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