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2020-08-06 Home Front: Politix
Lt. Col (ret.) Sausage Alexander Vindman: They Aren't Paying Me $1 Million for My Memoir for Nothing
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Posted by Frank G 2020-08-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [340 views ]  Top
 File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats 

#1 The Brits gave Benedict Arnold a commission in his Majesty's army too, after the fact.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-06 06:36||   2020-08-06 06:36|| Front Page Top

#2 Book deal? I'm wrong again! I was convinced LTC Sausage would default to McLean, VA and his handlers for a cushy GG-15 senior analyst position. Must have not worked out as he expected.

Hat tip to Director Gina Haspel if that porker never makes it through the door.

Sure hope he doesn't lose his clearance.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-08-06 06:43||   2020-08-06 06:43|| Front Page Top

#3 It's swell to get a laugh out of this, but you always have to find reasons to smile when the doctors say there's nothing more to do.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-08-06 06:45||   2020-08-06 06:45|| Front Page Top

#4 "After 21 years of playing soldier....". Playing being the operative word here....
Posted by Clem 2020-08-06 06:50||   2020-08-06 06:50|| Front Page Top

#5 #1 The Brits gave Benedict Arnold a commission in his Majesty's army too, after the fact.
Posted by: Procopius2k 2020-08-06 06:36


...True enough. They also kept a very, very close eye on him, and he knew it.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2020-08-06 07:52||   2020-08-06 07:52|| Front Page Top

#6 everyone knows book deals are kickbacks & payoffs. the 'author' gets a huge advance, the books are bought by sympathetic government bureaus (at enough volume to place it on the NYT best seller list), the books sit in a warehouse somewhere and eventually they end up in the bargain bin at Sam's club.

no one actually reads them
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2020-08-06 08:01||   2020-08-06 08:01|| Front Page Top

#7 Having read most of this, I am finding it hard to believe this is not the product of the Babylon Bee. I wanted to compare it to the WaPo op-ed, but refuse to pay money to read their horsefeathers.
Posted by Bobby 2020-08-06 08:55||   2020-08-06 08:55|| Front Page Top

#8 "After 21 years of playing soldier...."

That whole paragraph is telling. Yeah, I bet the editor's computer ran out of white-out.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-08-06 10:36||   2020-08-06 10:36|| Front Page Top

#9 After 21 years of playing soldier...

Glad to hear you took your job so seriously, Flounder.
Posted by Raj 2020-08-06 10:37||   2020-08-06 10:37|| Front Page Top

#10 I'm not so sure this isn't satire.... that's why I put it in Opinion
Posted by Frank G 2020-08-06 10:50||   2020-08-06 10:50|| Front Page Top

#11 ^This is graduate level Bee/NotBee.
Posted by Matt 2020-08-06 13:25||   2020-08-06 13:25|| Front Page Top

#12 Not Bee, but only because they aren’t the only ones doing this kind of thing.

The Washington Post one is just as funny, though that one is unintentionally so. It’s not behind the paywall, because the editors there think it burnishes their image to let drivel titled Alexander Vindman: Coming forward ended my career. I still believe doing what’s right matters. be widely seen. Brilliance in translating clearly does not genius make.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-08-06 13:53||   2020-08-06 13:53|| Front Page Top

#13 Memoir? This guy already shot his wad.
Posted by JohnQC 2020-08-06 15:02||   2020-08-06 15:02|| Front Page Top

#14 "Writing a book" = nuevo payola.

Sales figures are easily cooked.
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2020-08-06 19:13||   2020-08-06 19:13|| Front Page Top

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