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PostSubject: Fergie (the Duchess, not the Black Eyed Peas singer)   Thu May 27, 2010 8:12 am

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/24/fergie-prince-andrew-scandal

By now everyone knows that the Duchess of York was selling access to her ex-husband. What I don't get is what's the big deal. Like this isn't done every day in the US (lobbyists buying access to politicians). Those with connections work them.

I never understood why she settled for such a paltry sum when she divorced Andrew. He's from one of the richest families in the world, she could have gotten more than $20K/year. Supposedly it was to "maintain cordial relations with the royal family." LOLl, does that mean that THEY can be bought, too? "Don't charge me much and I'll be nice to you?"
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PostSubject: Re: Fergie (the Duchess, not the Black Eyed Peas singer)   Thu May 27, 2010 10:09 am

In general, I object to journalists setting up scams to catch newsworthy public figures. They wouldn't waste their time setting up a sting to catch John Doe. Think of the real criminals who escape penal judgment daily. Why not catch them on camera? Too dangerous?

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PostSubject: Re: Fergie (the Duchess, not the Black Eyed Peas singer)   Thu May 27, 2010 11:48 am

5/27/2010


Princess Diana was smarter, when she got
divorced she received hundreds of millions
of dollars plus property. The rumor also goes
she had info on Prince Charles and his butler
and a houseman who was in the hospital at the
time, she went to see him and secretly recorded
the inflamatory story he had to tell....Evidently
she played this tape to Charles and I'm sure he
turned white as a sheet....As for Fergie I can't for
the life of me understand why she only accepted
2 million , why not 200 million, I wouldn't settle
for less....

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PostSubject: Re: Fergie (the Duchess, not the Black Eyed Peas singer)   Mon May 31, 2010 7:21 am

Sarah Ferguson was guest speaker at Book Expo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/books/27bea.html?ref=books

Interesting at the end of the article, it says:

Quote :
“The hype never matches up with reality,” Mr. Norris said. “There’s money to be made in e-books. There’s money to be made in print books too. There’s no reason why publishers shouldn’t pursue both and just not let the hyperbole get out of control.”
So, not a question of either or; there's money to be made in both ebooks and print books.

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