Maybe the media should pose as children with a stacks of 27 $100 bills in little their outstretched hands so they, too, can have an audience with the queen.
The New York Times revealed in the 21st paragraph of a Saturday story that while it’s now been 273 days since Hillary Clinton last held a press conference, one group of nonvoters is getting to quiz her, given they have a wad of cash to hand over:
For a donation of $2,700, the children (under 16) of donors at an event last month at the Sag Harbor, N.Y., estate of the hedge fund magnate Adam Sender could ask Mrs. Clinton a question. A family photo with Mrs. Clinton cost $10,000, according to attendees.
The Times didn’t report what questions the children were allowed to ask, but they were likely more than anything the media’s been allowed to ask lately.
Clinton’s campaign regularly had children ask her questions during the primary.
Back in January, a boy in New Hampshire read a question to the candidate, wanting to know what she would do about guns to keep him and his friends “safe.”
Reading from a card, the boy said, “When you become president, what is your plan to connect mental health problems and guns to make sure that me, my brothers, and my friends are safe from violence at school?”
A young man in New Hampshire asked: How are you going to make sure me and my brothers are safe from gun violence at school?
Posted by Hillary Clinton on Saturday, January 2, 2016
“I’m going to do everything I can do and I’m not going to stop trying,” she said.
“I think we need to pass some laws that I have been advocating for. We need comprehensive background checks. We need to close the gun show loophole, the online loophole.”
She also proposed creating a new gun rights group to rival the National Rifle Association.
“It is really time for gun owners to for a different organization that will do more on gun safety, do more on gun responsibility and stand up for the safety of our children and our communities.”