“Move over, David Beckham: Another Brit is heading our way to cash in, just like the soccer star did,” Paul Bedard writes in the Washington Whispers column of U.S. News & World Report.
“Retiring British Prime Minister Tony Blair plans to hit the lecture tour in the United States before or after he sets up a foundation to fund humanitarian work in Africa. He should do well: Yanks love him,” Mr. Bedard said.
“ ‘He’s probably more popular in the U.S., and there’s more money there, too,’ says Peter Riddell, a Blair biographer. It’s a path that Blair’s buddy, former President Bill Clinton, blazed overseas. Blair is also considering a Bubba-like memoir. And we hear that if the embattled World Bank boss leaves, both could become candidates for the job.”
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