Cheney’s Satanic Verses
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
Dick Cheney, former vice president, defense secretary and White House chief of staff, has signed a reported $2 million deal with Simon & Schuster to publish his memoirs as a public official in four administrations. Bets are it’ll be a thriller marked with torture, stolen elections, war and, hopefully, no sex.
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney signed a deal to write a memoir about his life in politics, a New York publishing house said.
A spokesman for Simon & Schuster said Cheney would write his book about his service in four presidential administrations for the publisher’s Threshold Editions, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
His memoir has a publication date in the spring of 2011.
Cheney has been shopping for a publisher for about two months, the Times reported. The deal was negotiated by Robert Barnett, a Washington lawyer who also represents former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and U.S. President Barack Obama.
AP photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta
So now Dick Cheney gets to torture prose.