Yesterday, Barack Obama released his 2000 - 2006 income tax returns; putting pressure on Hillary Clinton to stick to her promise to do the same before the Philadelphia primary.
Here’s an 06’ copy for yourself.
The most telling thing is how Barack Obama’s two books Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope bumped his family’s income into the 1.5 million range.
In a year or so, the Obamas could bank a few extra dollars when Michelle releases a book of her own.
Twelve publishers have contacted Barack Obama’s agent/lawyer, Robert Barnett, asking one question, how many digits does she need on this check? Never mind that Barack Obama isn’t yet the Democratic nominee, not to mention winning the election. Tim Duggan, an editor at Harper-Collins, says a book by Michelle Obama would, “almost certainly have a major impact, whether her husband is the next president or not.”
Michelle Obama isn’t looking that far ahead, she has yet to sign anything or considered it. The Obama’s communications director, dotted her feeling as, “Oh, thanks, that’s great. It’s a nice opportunity but…” You know, they have other things to think about.
The Official “Meet Michelle” Clip.
Writing a book as first lady would be nice, but how things shakes out for Barack will have no impact on it happening. Win or lose, Barack Obama has two books left on his publishing contract (a children’s book and a follow-up to The Audacity of Hope.) Knowing how the money flows, having the opportunity to get all her thoughts out, how could Michelle Obama resist explaining how she really loves her country - especially if she writes it in the White House.