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For Colin Powell and the other escapees from Stalag Bush, life after office is proving rather comfortable. Plus the Dems are gearing up for 2008… sort of

By Tumbler   March 2005

The speaking fees pecking order Forget the Oscars. As far as Washington is concerned, the real competition is for the speaking fees for the escapees from Stalag Bush. And the winner is… Colin Powell. Yes, if you want the former secretary of state to speak at your event, it will cost you $100,000, plus first-class expenses. The only other figure asking that kind of sum is former NBC-TV news anchor Tom Brokaw, who wants $60,000 for a New York event and $100,000 for travel beyond the Boston-New York-Washington corridor. Prices may fall when Dan Rather, outgoing anchor for CBS, starts…

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