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Hillary Clinton: Total Diva

Laura Myers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal has the poop on Madame Hillary’s upcoming six-figure speech at UNLV, and the former First Lady and Secretary of State loves to be pampered like a queen.

“Hillary Rodham Clinton likes to travel in style,” Myers writes.  “She insists on staying in the ‘presidential suite’ of luxury hotels that she chooses anywhere in the world, including Las Vegas.  She usually requires those who pay her six-figure fees for speeches to also provide a private jet for transportation – only a $39 million, 16-passenger Gulfstream G450 or larger will do.

“And she doesn’t travel alone, relying on an entourage of a couple of ‘travel aides,’ and a couple of advance staffers who check out her speech site in the days leading up to her appearance, much like a White House trip, according to her contract and supporting documents concerning her Oct. 13 speech at a University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation fundraiser.”

Interestingly, while her hubby, Bill Clinton, spoke at UNLV two years ago and pocketed a cool $250,000, his wife, performing the exact same job, will “only” be paid $225,000.

So much for equal pay for equal work!

Madame Clinton also insists that she “be the only person on the stage during her remarks,” “will remain at the event no longer than 90 minutes” and “will pose for no more than 50 photos with no more than 100 people.”

She also “won’t allow any press coverage or video- or audio-taping of her speech.  The only record allowed will be made by a stenographer whose transcription will be given only to Clinton. The stenographer’s $1,250 bill, however, will go to the UNLV Foundation.”

Looks like Hillary is trying to out-diva Barbra Streisand!