Some people are getting their knickers in a twist over the $60M number. Remember that President Obama wrote a series of amazing and best selling books and was very well compensated for them. Also he did work before starting his years of public service and would have had investments that were put in a blind trust during his presidency. The stock market did quite well during his administraion.
To quote a comedian (whose name I don’t remember — so sorry), ‘why was how much money people were paid to give speeches not an issue until the black guy and white woman showed up’. Damn, at one convention, Paris Hilton got paid mega bucks to just be there and no one is beating on her.
Give the Obama’s a break and let them move on.