The school-building charity Happy Hearts Fund, founded by Czech model Petra Nemcova, a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, wanted to give Bill Clinton a lifetime achievement award.
Did the former president happily show up, accept his award and head back home? It’s never that simple with the Clintons:
From “pay to play” to “rewards for accepting awards,” the Clintons have it covered:
The former president of the United States agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award at the June 2014 event after Ms. Nemcova offered a $500,000 contribution to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The donation, made late last year after the foundation sent the charity an invoice, amounted to almost a quarter of the evening’s net proceeds — enough to build 10 preschools in Indonesia.
Was the award for a lifetime achievement in filling bags with money?
From one charity to another.
Hey, Sidney Blumenthal didn’t work for free.