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Self-serving political memoirs: Dick Cheney edition

You knew this was coming, didn’t you?

From The New York Times:

With his sustained blitz of television appearances and speeches, former Vice President Dick Cheney has established himself as perhaps the leading Republican voice against President Obama.

Not a bad time, then, to be in the market for a multimillion-dollar book contract.

Mr. Cheney is actively shopping a memoir about his life in politics and service in four presidential administrations, a work that would add to what is already an unusually dense collection of post-Bush-presidency memoirs that will offer a collective rebuttal to the many harshly critical works released while the writers were in office and beyond.

The article says that Cheney is looking for more than $2 million for the book, but will likely get a lower amount, given that most of the American public rate him just behind scabies in terms of appeal. Let’s hope that one day he will have to put this advance toward lawyer’s fees.

Bonus punchline! One of the book’s big revelations: Satan is shorter than you’d think.


May 25th, 2009

12:56 pm

Category: Book news

Tagged with: Dick Cheney, evil, memoirs, Politics