Blood Money

Robert Draper has a new book out called Dead Certain based on six hour-long interviews with Chimpy George W. Bush, as well as interviews with 200 hundred other sources.

From The New York Times:

This is a president who says he cries easily and often about dead and wounded soldiers…
…snip…
So what does the current President Bush plan to do after leaving office?
…snip…
Mr. Bush, who has a net worth estimated at $8 million to $21 million, also said he would like to make some money — “replenish the ol’ coffers,” as he put it.

He said he could make “ridiculous” money out on the lecture circuit: “I don’t know what my dad gets. But it’s more than fifty, seventy-five” thousand dollars a speech.


Original DVD cover.

On a completely unrelated note, I found this chart that shows 2007 military basic pay (monthly) at Ask.com:

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Blood Money

  1. gottagrip

    It is beyond belief that anyone would pay money to hear the malapropisms of this huge pile of shit. Amusing, perhaps, but not worth paying good money to hear. Unless, of course, he’s giving his little talks from a jail cell and all the proceeds go as reparations to the Iraqi people and the families of the dead soldiers whose lives have been squandered.

    I think his chance for the biggest money would be if he just dressed in a clown suit and they let him talk without having someone whisper the right words in his ear. He’s a circus act…..

  2. nonnie9999

    i think the deals for his speaking fees were made before they stole the election for him. the good old boys and the carlyle group needed a puppet to do their bidding. they got this moron. now they have to pay up. it’s like their phony book deals. they pay millions for books that they know nobody is going to read. money laundering at its finest.

  3. nightowl724

    Oh, my, nonnie – hysterical! But, sad, sad, sad…

    The expression on Bush’s face reminded me of this LOL video:
    “Bush Pilot (with English subtitles)”
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3934788900154749704

    And, check out this terrific related article from the Guardian Unlimited called “Bush’s great ambition: wealthy boredom:”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2161205,00.html

    (PS How do you do a “tiny url?”)

  4. nonnie9999

    thanks for the link to the bush pilot. i haven’t seen it in a long time, and it is still hilarious! 😆
    i love how the international media treats chimpy. they see him for what he is–a lazy, moronic overgrown frat boy.
    tiny url is easy. go here:
    http://tinyurl.com/create.php
    just copy and paste the link, hit enter, and they do all the work!

  5. nightowl724

    Thanks for the info about creating a tiny url!

    Later…