Yes, folks, Teddy himself has sold the rights to his "memoirs" for a whopping $8 million.
The memoirs of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the youngest and last surviving brother of the America's most famous political siblings and for decades an eminent liberal statesman and legislator, have been acquired by an imprint of the Hachette Book Group USA.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but a publishing official with knowledge of the negotiations said the agreement was comparable to the $8 million Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton received for "Living History" and the $9 million former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will reportedly get for his planned memoir.
The New York Times reported that Kennedy received an advance of more than $8 million.
"I've been fortunate in my life to grow up in an extraordinary family and to have a front row seat at many key events in our nation's history," Kennedy, 75, said in a statement. "I hope my reflections can contribute to a deeper understanding of many events in the history of this great country and to a more in-depth picture of an American family."
Yes, this will be fascinating. He can explain all about Mary Jo Kopechne and the "accident" at Chappaquiddick. He can tell us all about how he was expelled for cheating at Harvard. He can list his favorite liquors, so that we all can be a drunken buffoon like him.
Jeez, I can't wait. Sounds like a real page-turner, huh? This could be Teddy's version of OJ Simpson's "If I Did It", right?
Hat Tip: Liberty Pundit