By Jeff Dunetz
It was like a scene out of “The Princess and the Pea,” only this was real life.
Along with her $300,000 fee for her speech at UCLA , Hillary Clinton had a list of demands, one of which was “that the chairs be outfitted with two long, rectangular pillows — and that two cushions be kept backstage in case the chair was too deep and she needed additional back support.”
Through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Washington Post received the emails exchanged between UCLA and Clinton’s people as they were preparing for her March 5, 2014 speech at the school.
The documents show that Clinton’s representatives at the Harry Walker Agency exerted considerable control over her appearance and managed even the smallest details — from requesting lemon wedges and water on stage to a computer, scanner, and a spread of hummus and crudité in the green room backstage.
When the University reminded Clinton’s people that UCLA was a public school and asked for a reduction of the $300,000, the presumptive Democratic Party candidate’s staff responded that $300,000 is the “special university rate.” The fee went to the Bill, Hillary and…