Former president heads to Sin City to address interior and furniture trade show.
Bill Clinton really came into his own after leaving the White House. Though always garrulous and ambitious, the former President has spent the past decade building his philanthropic political group, the Clinton Global Initiative, and serving as a United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti.
But he’s also spent plenty of time behind the lectern, speaking to groups around the globe on diverse subjects like health care, poverty, and the Republican Party’s war on voting rights, and amassing over $75 million in the process.
That lecture circuit today takes Clinton to Las Vegas, where he’ll be speaking at the Las Vegas Market Show, a furniture and design expo. Yes, that’s right: the former president is speaking at an interiors event.
“The group sought out Clinton for his expertise in globalization, and hopes to gather insight about what the world marketplace looks like from the former president’s post,” the Associated Press reported.
While Clinton no doubt has more than enough experience to speak about the international marketplace, this gig just seems… Odd. Perhaps even a bit beneath a man who once led the free world.
I mean, what is he going to do before and after his hour-long harangue? Pick out new throw pillows and tea pots? Or will he just count his money?
We may never know: the event is not open to the public, and what happens in Vegas — well, you know the rest.