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July 12, 2008

Could we raise $250,000?

Could Al Qaeda?

Just checking...

According to one Bush Pioneer and Homeland Security Council Member, a mere quarter of a million dollars towards the GW Bush library is all it costs to gain high-level access to the federal government of the United States of America.

A lobbyist with close ties to the White House is offering access to key figures in George W Bush’s administration in return for six-figure donations to the private library being set up to commemorate Bush’s presidency.

Stephen Payne, who claims to have raised more than $1m for the president’s Republican party in recent years, said he would arrange meetings with Dick Cheney, the vice-president, Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state, and other senior officials in return for a payment of $250,000 (£126,000) towards the library in Texas.

Payne, who has accompanied Bush and Cheney on several foreign trips, also said he would try to secure a meeting with the president himself. [ST]

That's less, I would guess, than an ad during the Super Bowl. In fact, it's less than a tenth of the 2007 price for a premium Super Bowl slot.

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Damn, compared to this, a night in the Lincoln Bedroom 9 years ago was cheap.

I guess inflation affects everything, including bribes.

But how much extra would they charge for Dick Cheney to dress as a nurse?

homeland security is Plum foolish

Shouldn't the DOJ start reviewing the list of Bush library donors etc. I find hard it diffult to believe that this is the one and only instance of bribery.

I'll donate to the library if they promise to place a copy of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' in the foyer.

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