Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Talk of Hide somehow doing wrong for charging admission to a breakfast

All over the blogs and news

How about the otherwise invisible Helen only appearing for money


Inner City Press: the head of UNDP, Helen Clark, gave a speech in Washington at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and they charged $250 admission. Is there any kind of rule applicable to UN officials speaking in a for-pay environment and who reviews, obviously it was a fund-raiser, but what comment do you have on that?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational membership organization that promotes global engagement and the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs."

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

More to the point, did the suckers get value for money?

Lucy said...

Always was one rule for uncle and another for the peasants and there always will be.

Psycho Milt said...

I must have missed the bit where Clark is a cabinet minister in the NZ govt and is planning to charge for speaking about her work as a cabinet minister. Because otherwise it's not a relevant comparison, is it?

sagenz said...

Of course Milt. Clark would not even get her party to pay for the dinner.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10329022

Seriously wealthy expat Owen Glenn - he is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and lives in Sydney - told Prime Minister Helen Clark he was willing to give money to Labour when the two met at a tourism dinner in Sydney.