H/t reader squodgy:
“George “DUBYA” Bush…..a total idiot and illiterate puppet.
The man who is an oxymoron to respect/intelligence/sincerity.
The world has really gone mad.”
– It’s Not Just the Clintons – George W. Bush is Making Tens of Millions on the Speech Circuit (Liberty Blitzkrieg, June 8, 2015):
Toward the end of his presidency, George W. Bush told Robert Draper, reporting for a book called Dead Certain, that he intended after vacating the Oval Office to “replenish the ol’ coffers.” He said he could make “ridiculous” money on the lecture circuit.
Since 2009, POLITICO has found, Bush has given at least 200 paid speeches and probably many more, typically pocketing $100,000 to $175,000 per appearance. The part-time work, which rarely requires more than an hour on stage, has earned him tens of millions of dollars.
“The post-presidential industrial complex at work,” said Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston.
– From the Politico article: On Talk circuit, George W. Bush Makes Millions but Few Waves
By now, it’s pretty clear that the U.S. Presidency represents little more than a 4-8 year period in which the chosen puppet proves his or her worthiness to America’s billionaire class. After this time, the lucky individual will be handsomely rewarded for sufficiently supporting and protecting the entrenched, corrupt status quo. Continue reading »