Tuesday, June 3, 2008

From Joe.My.God:

[Scott] McClelland was reportedly paid $75,000 for his tome. A White House staffer referenced the Bible (*gasp*) in response by telling the media, "Ironically, in today's dollars that amount is worth exactly 30 pieces of silver."

According to Wiki and a Christian website, 30 pieces of silver was what a "common laborer" would have earned for working between 113 and 120 days.

Assuming this laborer pulls down a yearly salary of $50,000 today -- he lives in New York -- it's somewhere between $15,500 and $16,500.

So, memo to Bush's staffers: This is what happens when your mom dropped out of ninth grade and you were home-schooled.

1 comment:

Yet Another Steve said...

Ooooh, the snap heard 'round the world!

Or at least it deserves to be.