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Mr Bush's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq provoked widespread criticism, and his steering of the US economy drew censure. But he is likely to be paid around $100,000 (£61,000) for a 40-minute speech on his experiences as leader of the free world - so he may yet have the last laugh.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Whether you like the guy or not, it is pretty typical that former presidents go around getting paid for speeches. It is almost like a requirement when leaving the office.
But if it is any conciliation, 100k is not a lot. I know that Clinton, and this was awhile ago, was getting 400k a speech. I would guess the average is 250.
Bush was still a president. Though he belittled the office, just becoming president is a remarkable achievement. *ducks as the flaming wars begin*
[edit on 24-10-2009 by nixie_nox]
Originally posted by andy1033
Yep he can talk about all the snuff films he watched while being in white house of all the innocent people america has tortured and killed.
Can you imagine all that gang with a few beers, watching snuff films, just loving the beastly status of america was in there hands to do anything to anyone, for 8 years. Of course the president is just a figure head, but he still ahs the power to murder anyone he wants.
That bloke was pure scum, but the world deserves its scum.