First Ladybot Laura Bush sold her memoirs yesterday, and the speculation was that she'd get more than Hillary Clinton's $8 million advance, because of...inflation? But apparently she got way less.

Keith Kelly reports today that Laura got $1.6 million, which is not only a mere one-fifth of what Hillary got, it's even less than Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush got. And they were way back in the day, remember!

We attribute this to the fact that everyone knows this book will suck big balls and the only people you can expect to read it all the way through are fundamentalist Christian Republican Texas knitting circle members. Among normal people, now is when they desperately start revealing the dirty laundry of every marginally famous person they know in an attempt to land a few seconds of airtime on ET or something, so Laura, hey, it's never too late for that. [NYP]