Considering the billions his buddies made from the GWOT, 75k is nothing.
I always expected his relentless defense of the interminable (and expensive) Iraq war would be paid back in exorbitant speaking gigs and probably a multimillion dollar consulting or thinktank position.
Hah! My speaking fee is in the same ballpark as Liz Cheney's! And you've never heard of me!
Less than Sarah Palin too, no?
"Speech fees" are a way of paying ex-politicos a lobby fee without registering them as a lobbist. No kidding that Al Gore has a lot more pull in this admin than does Cheney. If and when the Haliburton (or whatever they are called now) pendulum swings again, his rates will go up.
Bush Sr. got $2M to give a talk in Saudi Arabia right after he was out of office....ummm...duh.
Alan Greenspan speaks at Goldman for $500,000...ummmm...duh.
Then again you can get Diddy for $100M to push your Ciroc Vodka by getting on every mic he is near and screaming, "If you arent drinking Ciroc, you are drinking pee pee".