I wondered why Dick Cheney suddenly was everywhere on TV, ranting, defending, and giving interviews. I assumed he was trying to position himself as the head honcho of the Republican party and a possible future candidate for the presidency. And he may be, but The New York Times reports that:
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 NY Times said he may not get his asking price, considering the economy.
A person familiar with discussions Mr. Cheney has had with publishers said he was seeking more than $2 million for his advance.Plus, he’s not the only one from those years penning a book.
Already working hard to meet publishers’ deadlines is an informal writers’ workshop of historic proportions: President George W. Bush; Laura Bush, the former first lady; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; and Karl Rove, the former presidential political mastermind.Although Mr. Cheney is late in jumping on the publishing wagon, his fellow Bush administration members are helping him:
Members of the Bush group are in regular contact as they seek to jog their memories, compare notes and trade stylistic tips in their new lives as authors, according to friends and current and former aides.Are you ready with your checkbook for the onslaught of the Bush year memories?