Bill Richardson served as Bill Clinton’s energy secretary. After he left that post in 2001, he worked in the private sector for a while. He was a consultant, lecturer, and board member. Since 2003 he has been governor of New Mexico, where he earns $110,000. When he left the federal government, he didn’t have a pot to piss in. Now he worth somewhere between $3.5 and $10 million.
At the July 23 Democratic debate, all but one candidate (Christopher Dodd) said he or she would be willing to serve as president for minimum wage. The rest of them were millionaires and didn’t need the dough.
Democratic candidate Carl Perrin (who was not invited to the debates) does need the money, and he would like to earn some of it before the election. He would be glad to earn some money as a consultant. (Do you have any grammar questions?) He can lecture. (If you haven’t hear his lecture on the great. English vowel shift, you’re in for a treat.) He would especially like to serve on some corporate boards. What do board members do? Go to meetings three or four times a year and get paid $30 or $40 thousand? He could do that.
If you are in the position to offer Perrin lots of money for some kind of sinecure, just write your proposal in a comment below. We’ll get back to you.