Could we raise $250,000?
Could Al Qaeda?
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.