I hopped off the plane at LAX
With a dream and my cardigan
Welcome to the land of fame excess,
Whoa, am I gonna fit in?
Jumped in the cab,
Here I am for the first time
Look to my right and I see the Hollywood sign
This is all so crazy
Everybody seems so famous …
— Miley Cyrus
If you’ve got a few thousand to burn, and are on some lobbyist mailing lists, you’ve had some golden opportunities to party at some cool locales with Suzy T’s main squeeze.
Here’s a helpful website that tracks Thom’$ travel$ in 2017. In February, Former RNC chairman and MS governor Haley Barbour’s lobbying group hosted a hoe-down for ol’ Thom, Mitch McConnell, Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Roger Wicker (R-MS). A paltry $5000 got you in the door ($15000 if you were part of a PAC).
In May, you could have had breakfast with ThomT at the DC offices of Vanguard — the financial investment group. Breakfast would have cost you a cool $500 per person.
These guys at Vanguard line politician pockets more generously than anyone else in their field. In 2017, they gave $2.89 million to DC pols. Compare that to a combined total of $520,000 given by their three closest competitors in the industry.
Also in May, you could have spent “a weekend in Islamorada, Florida” with our guy Thom. It would have cost you a paltry $2000 per person. Here’s Islamorada.
And HERE are the ladies who organize these paydays for Thom. (I wonder if Miss Suzy has met them? Just asking. For a friend.)
Moving on to June for “a friends and family weekend in The Outer Banks.” Partaking in this shindig would also cost you a cool $2000 per person.
In September, you could have partaken in “a golf weekend” in Charlotte with Thilli$$$. This one was a relative bargain at $1500 per head.
In October, there was the “Annual Santa Barbara Wine Tour” featuring Thom. (Hopefully, Miss Suzy got to go.) That one cost a cool $2000 a head to attend.
Can’t WAIT to see the itinerary for the 2018 money chase!