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Ted Cruz Has Reportedly Landed A Richer Book Deal Than Palin
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:39:57 AM »
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 Tom Kludt – April 2, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

Ted Cruz is about to get Sarah Palin money for his book deal.

In fact, the Washington Examiner reports that Cruz's deal with HarperCollins to write a "personal memoir about his controversial days in Washington and his vision for the future" will be worth even more than the $1.25 million advance awarded to Palin for her 2009 book "Going Rogue."

Cruz's $1.5 million advance not only exceeds Palin's haul, but it dwarfs the six-figure book deals given to 2016 contenders like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Re: Ted Cruz Has Reportedly Landed A Richer Book Deal Than Palin
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 09:44:19 AM »
I have mixed emotions, only because of my total disgust with the political class. I don't begrudge someone making money, if it's legal and ethical, and a book deal is certainly both of those.

But, for some reason I get that feeling that we're being played. It sucks not being able to trust a soul in the political class.

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Re: Ted Cruz Has Reportedly Landed A Richer Book Deal Than Palin
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 09:53:12 AM »
I have mixed emotions, only because of my total disgust with the political class. I don't begrudge someone making money, if it's legal and ethical, and a book deal is certainly both of those.

But, for some reason I get that feeling that we're being played. It sucks not being able to trust a soul in the political class.

I'm going to suspend judgment until I read the book. I would hope it to be outward-focused and idea-driven, as opposed to petty and self-serving. If Cruz is as smart as he seems to think he is, he'll opt for the former approach.
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Re: Ted Cruz Has Reportedly Landed A Richer Book Deal Than Palin
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 03:57:52 PM »
Given the size of the advance, it's going to be more sensationalist than anything else.

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Re: Ted Cruz Has Reportedly Landed A Richer Book Deal Than Palin
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 04:07:48 PM »
Given the size of the advance, it's going to be more sensationalist than anything else.

Maybe not. The publisher could be banking on his popularity with a large selection of the right. It seems that everyone thinking of running for President has to have a book out before they declare now - that is one thing that changed.
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Re: Ted Cruz Has Reportedly Landed A Richer Book Deal Than Palin
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 04:12:11 PM »
Maybe not. The publisher could be banking on his popularity with a large selection of the right. It seems that everyone thinking of running for President has to have a book out before they declare now - that is one thing that changed.

it won't be full of detailed analysis

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Re: Ted Cruz Has Reportedly Landed A Richer Book Deal Than Palin
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 04:28:19 PM »
it won't be full of detailed analysis

Probably not - though I would expect detailed analysis of failed policy. I don't expect it to be a puff piece, that backfired badly on Obama and Cruz is much smarter than that. I also don't expect any "composite" girlfriends etc. Ted Cruz understands that every single thing in the book will be checked and verified from multiple sources by a hostile press.
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Re: Ted Cruz Has Reportedly Landed A Richer Book Deal Than Palin
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 04:30:28 PM »
Probably not - though I would expect detailed analysis of failed policy. I don't expect it to be a puff piece, that backfired badly on Obama and Cruz is much smarter than that. I also don't expect any "composite" girlfriends etc. Ted Cruz understands that every single thing in the book will be checked and verified from multiple sources by a hostile press.

One would hope he'd have that view, but past practice of too many republicans leaves me less than sanguine.


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