What might, f.e. an engine-driver grossing about 2.100 Euro think when reading this?
500.000 pound plus an offer to give Tony Blair a 2,4 million-villa for "talking Blairney"?!
As one who would not envy a Ronaldinho or any other "star", because being offered such sums I should not deny, I do just ask:
Why would people pay such astronomic sums for ... almost nothing?
Why would - to give just another example - the German power company ENBW while announcing the necessity of rising energy prices, offer Al Gore 180.000 Dollars to appear in front of a handpicked audience?
Why would Al Gore demand: No photos during the event, no quotes, no articles?
Did he tell something different to his handpicked audience?
If not: why did ENBW-chairman Utz Claassen not charter a cinema for his "friends" / clientele? Would have been a tiny bit cheaper, wouldn't it?
Thus: Cui bono?
Who does get what advantage / profit when paying a fortune for ... almost nothing?
Apropos Al Gore: A well deserved laudation on (of? - ah these prepositions!) the "Peace"-Nobel Prize Winner and on the Nobel Prize Committee you will find here.
As for the rest:
Well, it's said the devil would always relieve himself on the biggest heap.
The Peace of the Night!