Just fuck everything. Just fuck it all to Hell.
Seriously: there is only one lesson that students of modern history need to learn: the bigger the fuckup, the bigger the reward. James Comey helped make Donald Trump president. Whatever he does to try to make up for that historical blunder will not make up for it. Probably. I don't doubt his sincerity; I appreciate the difficulty of the position he was in leading up to the election; I sort of respect that he sort of stood up to Trump, but do we need a book about leadership from a guy whose idea of leadership was to sit on all the information his organization was collecting on the Trump campaign and turn around a make and big show two weeks before the election about how the FBI was half-assedly reviving its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails? If that wasn't an attempt to sway the election, then it's simple incompetence. If he didn't send his letter to Congress knowing the fuckers would leak it to the press immediately, then sending it was, again, simple incompetence. Call me old-fashioned, call me unrealistic, but I've never regarded either duplicity or incompetence (whichever one drove him to make his dumbass announcement) as the qualities of a good leader.
I don't know how much the book deal is worth, but here's the lede from Politico: "Former FBI Director James Comey has reached a MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR BOOK DEAL with Flatiron Books to pen an as-of-yet unnamed book on leadership." (Italics, bold type, and ALL CAPS mine.) The book will be published by Flatiron Books, in case anyone wants another publisher to hate.
©Alan Good 2017