AMHERST, Ma. – Arriving on campus for his upcoming lecture, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich expressed excitement for his recent contract with Amherst.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to speak at Amherst College,” Gingrich reported. “Having fulfilled my side of the bargain, I will finally be able to reap the benefits of my contract.”
Gingrich was proud to share a copy of his contract with Amherst with the Muck-Rake. The contract entitles Gingrich to collect a payment totaling over six figures in exchange for an approximately thirty-six minute lecture. “This contract,” he explained, “will serve as a lasting lesson to this liberal arts college to be fiscally responsible.”
In addition to the former Speaker’s exorbitant receipts, notable stipulations in Gingrich’s contract with Amherst include six adjoining rooms at the Lord Jeffery Inn, a personal beverage attendant, three bowls of Peanut M&Ms Candies (no blue M&Ms), and transportation to and from Bradley International Airport in Robert Lucido’s personal limousine.
Gingrich hopes, however, that his trip will be worth more than just his contract with Amherst: he and his wife Callista will be selling and signing books after the talk.