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Report: Obamas Could Make up to $45 Million Writing Books

President and Mrs. Obama stand to reap tens of millions of dollars from book deals after they leave the White House, with the president’s portion ranging anywhere from $10 million all the way up to $30 million, according to the New York Times.

From the report:

All of those goals, serious or not, might soon be achievable if Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, sign post-presidency book contracts for what literary agents and major publishers say could amount to $20 million to $45 million — more than enough to pay the estimated $22,000 monthly rent for the nine-bedroom home they will occupy in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington and foot the bill for flights on private jets.

“His is going to be easily the most valuable presidential memoir ever,” said Raphael Sagalyn of the ICM/Sagalyn Literary Agency, who predicted that Mr. Obama could earn as much as $30 million with a two- or three-book contract. “And I think Michelle Obama has the opportunity to sell the most valuable first lady memoir in history.”

Other agents suggested similar numbers, but publishers — who are the ones who actually sign authors’ checks — balked at such lofty evaluations, with several saying Mr. Obama is unlikely to earn more than $12 million and Mrs. Obama $10 million.

Of course, writing books is how Obama got rich in the first place. At least, writing books combined with running for president. Obama wrote a couple of autobiographies while still a young man and then reaped millions once he became famous seeking the White House.

Remember, these numbers do not include the $500,000 a pop – or whatever – Obama will get for showing up for half an hour and delivering some wisdom to Wall Street bankers and other fat cats he previously was trying to put out of business.

Looks like they may be able to retire early at 62 and survive on the reduced benefits.

Van Susteren: Michelle’s #BringBackOurGirls Became #ahhfuggedaboutit

I’m “mad as hell at Michelle Obama,” said Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, and at herself, she says, for not keeping up the pressure after more 270 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped two years ago by Boko Haram.

“The first lady promised to help but walked away. Was this just a big stunt?”

Van Susteren notes that many of the girls have been killed and sold or taken as sex slaves by their Islamist captors.

“We’ve got to stop doing things just becdause it’s trendy,” Van Susteren said. “We need to prove we care with results.”

I once saw a quote by an Africa diplomat. It went something like. “Kill 1,000 Africans, nobody in the West notices. Kill 100 elephants, well then you’ve got some outrage.”

He’s right.

Meanwhile, Democrats like the Obamas vilify George W. Bush, who has consistently devoted large amounts of time to fighting AIDS in Africa. Not trendy, but he’s getting results.

Michelle Obama Took a Day Trip to London to Dine with Royals

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled on her own to the United Kingdom to have lunch on April 22 with Queen Elizabeth and dinner the same day with Prince William and Duchess Kate, forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for her to travel separately from President Obama.

The president visited Saudi Arabia before coming to London the evening of April 21. After dining with Mrs. Obama in two separate palaces April 22, he stayed on in the United Kingdom for a day without her before traveling on to Germany alone. It doesn’t appear that the first lady did much of anything else other than eat with royalty while in the United Kingdom.

Government records obtained last year by Judicial Watch pegged Mrs. Obama’s flight travel to Europe at $11,684 per hour. Assuming similar costs this year, the approximately 15-hour roundtrip cost to taxpayers for the flight alone comes to about $175,000. This, of course, does not include other outlays for staff and security.

It is not clear exactly when the first lady arrived in London, though she was in Washington April 20 and could not have set foot in the United Kingdom before April 21.

On April 22, Mrs. Obama skipped a meet-and-greet the president held with U.S. embassy staff in London but was ready to go when it was time to chopper over to Windsor Castle for lunch with the queen and Prince Philip. She arrived in a $6,000 Oscar De La Renta dress.

Mrs. Obama did not accompany her husband to 10 Downing Street for his mid-afternoon meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Instead, she freshened up for the dinner that evening at Kensington Palace with William and Kate.

Sunday, she returned to the United States and headed to Jackson, Mississippi, where she delivered the commencement address at Jackson State University. The president Sunday took in a short morning performance at Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London and then went golfing with Cameron.

“We’re going to go to Windsor Castle and we’re going to have lunch with the Queen,” Mrs. Obama told children visiting the White House April 20. “Pretty cool.”


Michelle’s Socialist Easter Egg Roll Message

What better event than a gathering of impressionable young children to engage in a little indoctrination?

First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday to read a book to the kids. Its title, innocently enough, was “The Rainbow Fish.”

Michelle Obama

Except that the long-controversial children’s book, by Swiss author Marcus Pfister, is not just any ordinary fable. With its message of equalizing the haves and have nots, it has been summed up by some conservatives with a single word: socialism.

In the video below, Mrs. Obama starts reading “The Rainbow Fish” just after the 6:30 mark.

Read the rest of this piece on LifeZette.


First Lady Forces Staff to Eat Apples

The White House released this strange little video with First Lady Michelle Obama claiming that she and her staff actually eat the decorative apples found in a bowl in the East Wing, where her offices are. I don’t know. They have those apples in the West Wing too but my understanding is everyone is eating plenty… Continue Reading

Michelle’s Cousin is a Powerful Black Rabbi

Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago, a first cousin once removed of Michelle Obama, has been nominated to become what an international organization is calling the first “black chief rabbi” of the 21st century, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports. According to Haaretz, “A statement from the International Israelite Board of Rabbis declared that Funnye would serve as the… Continue Reading

Jill Biden to Spend a Week in Asia

The White House today announced that Dr. Jill Biden will take a week-long tour of Asia to promote girls’ education. Here’s the statement: Dr. Jill Biden will travel to the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, and Laos on July 16-22, 2015 where she, along with Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will engage government and… Continue Reading

Report: Michelle Europe Trip to Cost Over $600K

First Lady Michelle Obama’s European trip will cost taxpayers at least $600,000, and probably much more, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. Mrs. Obama, accompanied by her daughters and her mother, is promoting the vital issues of girls learning and healthy eating in . . . England and Italy. She is also hanging out… Continue Reading

Mrs. Obama to Take a Week-Long Trip to Europe

Really? Just three months after hitting Japan and Cambodia to talk about girls’ education, Mrs. Obama will travel to London to promote the same thing and to attend the Milan Expo 2015, where she will tour the USA Pavilion – “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet” – and “participate in activities to lift… Continue Reading