Now that Michelle Obama is out of the White House and the position as First Lady, she’s running her mouth about everything you didn’t want to hear because it comes with a hefty paycheck. Apparently, her “perfect” relationship with Barack Obama is just another lie perpetrated by Barack Obama’s administration. She’s willing to open the door to her life she kept secret for eight years and let all the skeletons come out now that there’s a check to be collected for it.
Michelle has already started cashing in and has the opportunity to keep that cash flow coming by opening her massive mouth and letting secrets she locked away in the White House rip. She already has a book deal going where she stands to make more money than her husband by selling him out and raking in $20 million for exposing what many Americans have suspected but is probably more than we all wanted to know about their personal lives. However, now she’s willing to take the attention she’s getting to the next level.
For those who desperately miss the former First Lady, they can now get their fix if they are willing to pay to hear her run her self-righteous mouth. As IJReview reported, “while her husband, former president Barack Obama, has been making headlines for his $400,000 speech for Wall Street, Michelle Obama’s speaking fees have been uncovered by Axios’s Mike Allen.”
She’s raking in $200,000 per gig, presumably to talk her (failed) legacy as a First Lady, while making it sound like it was the most successful female platform in White House history. If it’s not about school lunches or other forgotten programs that never worked to begin with, maybe she’ll expound on the sordid details revealed in her book. This memoir is said to discuss the “ups and downs of her marriage” and “horror stories about raising her two daughters in the public spotlight,” one publishing executive said of the book, according to Opposing Views.
While there’s nothing wrong with a little capitalism, and if people are willing to pay to hear her talk about the weather or anything else, then more power to Michelle. However, to put her rate into perspective, former President George W. Bush has a lot more valuable insight to share but gets paid the same $200K fee per speaking engagement. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton get more at $250K each.
The Obama’s book deal, however, set a record. “They recently inked a book deal with Penguin Random House that is worth over $60 million. According to a Finacial Times report, both will write books separately and split the contract,” IJ Review reported. “According to the same article, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush sold for the right to their memoirs for $15 million and $10 million, respectively.”
It apparently pays to be Barack and Michelle who have a lot to gain now as average citizens. All they had to do was occupy the White House with lies for eight years. That seems like a small price to pay for what they’re cashing in on now and a huge financial step up from being a Community Organizer. Perhaps what’s more shocking than the book deal and price tag on speaking engagements is that there are enough people willing to pay to hear her and read what the two of them have to say.