I hope she invested wisely ’cause that’s probably the last bit of grifting she’ll be asked to do for a long time. The whole article is fascinating, so go read it.
Sarah Palin uttered more than 189,000 words over 150 appearances on various FOX broadcasts during her three years as an analyst at the network, or $15.85 per word
With the three-year contract now expired between FOX News and Sarah Palin, there is a wealth of commentary made by the former Alaska Governor and GOP Vice-Presidential nominee to dissect.
Palin, who was paid a reported $1 million per year as a contributor to FOX since mid-January 2010 when FOX announced her signing, may not have made quite the splash her employers had hoped during this three-year period, and would, on occasion go weeks between appearances.
So, did the network get their money’s worth?
I’ve always thought the reason the “adult” R’s like Daniels, Jeb & Rubio won’t be Mitt’s veep pick is because they’re trying to avoid likely entry into this club. Via Taegan.
Walter Shapiro says the “modern history of what happens to losing vice presidential nominees is enough to make any politician recoil in horror.”
“Since 1972, there are eight people in this camp. (There have been ten elections, but two of the losing running mates — Walter Mondale and Dan Quayle — were sitting vice presidents who were voted out of office.) Exactly one of them, Lloyd Bentsen, who ran with Michael Dukakis in 1988, had his reputation burnished by the experience. Nearly all the others would have been much better off had they turned down the invitation.”
Pretty dubious distinction. Via Taegan-
PolitiFact confirms that calling former Sen. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) to testify before a Senate committee about the collapse of investment firm MF Global was the first time in history where a former senator has been subpoenaed to testify before his former colleagues.
Bummer, sucks to be a shitty prez doesn’t it? In poking around for info on this, I found
Just like the codpiece, Old George thinks it’s the size that matters. Looks like they just might not have enough money to make it quite that big though.
DALLAS, May 30 (UPI) — George W. Bush’s Texas presidential library is set for groundbreaking in the fall but may not have reached its fundraising goal of $300 million, observers say.
In early 2009 sources in the Bush Foundation said they’d passed the $100 million level, and the same sources claimed $200 million by November, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.
But the foundation has yet to file financial reports past 2008, when federal tax filing showed it had $23.1 million on hand, the newspaper said.
Foundation officials declined to say what the present total is.
“We’re on schedule with everything — the building design, the fundraising,” Mark Langdale, president of the Bush Foundation, said. “We’re pleased with our programs.”
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