12 Mar. 2008

Hard Times

Looks like our former PM is down on his luck:
"If you're straight and honest, you won't make a fortune … but money is not everything. If I had my life over again, I wouldn't have done anything, broadly speaking, differently."
But what about all those lucrative after-dinner speeches, John? Aren't the patrons queuing up for seats?
The former prime minister laughs his trademark modest chuckle... "We'll see how it turns out."
Gosh, what else can a poor boy do?
"Someone asked me would I write a book..."
The problem is that has-been neocons are a dime a dozen in the USA, where Howard is now peddling his wares. Maybe he should head off to those vibrant new democracies in the Middle East?