Wednesday, September 5, 2007

George Bush's priorities after office: Money and teaching people to repeat his mistakes

The New York Times reviews Robert Draper's book "Dead Certain", about George W Bush.

It gives some fascinating glimpses into the priorities of the great man.

Take his plans after leaving office. He wants to make lots of money and establish a "Freedom Institute" to tell young people how to mess up countries - like he did in Iraq:

Mr. Draper quotes him saying that he plans to build a 'Freedom Institute,' a sort of think tank where young leaders from abroad can learn about democracy. 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."

He can make "ridiculous money", can he? Has anyone told George W that his dad actually had a brain?

Thanks to Political Wire.


  1. Crikey, you're right! Dan's really getting into the swing of presenting, isn't he? Still the odd verbal fluff, but his moves are amazing: I almost expected a pirouette at the end there. Great stuff! Good luck with the award, Paul, and keep up the good work.