Former Vice President Mike Pence signed a lucrative book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster, which would cost between $ 3 million and $ 4 million for two books intended to constitute his political memoirs.
The Guardian reported that this makes Pence the “first inner circle of former President Donald Trump to announce such a lucrative deal,” and that the first installment is due for release in 2023. Apparently, former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are working on their own books.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to tell the story of my life in public service to the American people, to serve in Congress, in the governor’s office of Indiana and as the Vice President of the United States. “Pence said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the exceptional team at Simon & Schuster to take readers on a trip from a small town in Indiana to Washington DC.”
Simon & Schuster vice president Dana Canedy has hinted that Pence’s book will be revealing, but we can’t be sure exactly.
“The life and work of Vice President Pence, his journey as a Christian, the challenges and triumphs he faced, and the lessons he learned, tells the American story of public service.” extraordinary at a time when the unparalleled public interest in our government and our politics is unmatched, ”says Canedy. “His revealing autobiography will be the definitive book on one of the most important presidencies in American history.”
It doesn’t shock me at all that Pence or others in Trump’s inner circle are capitalizing their infection on the world. I mean, this is capitalism at its best. Even those who hate the Trump administration will be curious whether Pence will drop any information or ideas. It’s frustrating, but nothing new.
One of the things that has come out of the Trump administration is this laundering of former presidents and their own toxic administrations. There is no American president without a stain on his balance sheet, in short.
If there is anything to be achieved after these last years, it should be a better way to engage politically in our conception of the presidency. We have put so much political emphasis on the people we allow in the White House and the symbolic victories of representation that we have given all this power to people who can exploit their positions in lucrative book deals – to give ” their side ”when the reality is that the side of the president of history or the side of the vice-president means nothing compared to their politics, their politics and the lived reality of the citizens they govern.
Mike Pence was paid for giving Trump a sense of pro-life and conservative influence. Who’s next?
(Going through The Guardian, image: Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
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