Fighting Income Inequality, One Puff At a Time
"'Dead broke' no more: Bill Clinton fancies $1,000 cigars, world's most expensive stogie maker says," the London Daily Mail reports:
Bill Clinton is among the clientele of the most expensive cigar make in the world, it was revealed on Thursday.
The once 'dead broke' former president is a connoisseur of His Majesty's Reserve cigars, which cost $1,000 a piece, Gurkha Cigars owner and CEO Kaizad Hansotia told Bloomberg during an interview about the company.
'Bill Clinton loves the beauties. He loves the Gurkhas,' Hansotia said. [It's when the beauties and the Gurkhas intersect that problems for Bill can really occur -- Ed]
The Dominican Republic-made cigar is the 'Rolls Royce of the cigar industry,' Hansotia said, and boxes cost $25,000 a piece.
That price is set to rise to $30,000 next year. Only 20 boxes of the cognac-infused cigars are produced a year, the cigar boss said, and there's a three-year waiting list.
The perfect cigar to light up inside your "presidential suite" hotel room, as your wife pockets up to $300,000 per speeches that position her as a formerly "dead broke" champion of income inequality. (Pun definitely intended.)
Which brings us to..."Elizabeth Warren on Hillary Clinton’s qualifications for 2016: No comment."
Pass the popcorn. (And the Gurka.)