Sen. Dick Lugar is still pocketing royalties from his 1988 book and — woo-boy! — are they burning a hole in his wallet.
According to his 2010 Congressional financial disclosure form, the Indiana Republican has raked in almost 300 pennies in residual royalties from his book “Letters to the Next President” (reprinted in 2004).
That is correct, class. Lugar reported earning $2.92 in book royalties, which makes him one of the most honest Members of Congress that it has been our privilege to gently rib.
So, because HOH is nothing if not helpful, we have found several items that the Senator can buy for three bucks: an “Indian Princess” gold coin, “Hot Tub Time Machine” on DVD, a glamorous sequined belt, 50 Zantac tablets (with a coupon), a cup of coffee or even none of these things!
Don’t worry, sir. We’ll spot you the eight cents that you’re short.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.