Ted Cruz Is Writing a Book

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16:  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a news conference May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) held a news conference with Tea Party leaders and congressional members to discuss the IRS scandal of targeting the Tea Party.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Tea party Texas Senator Ted Cruz is getting around $1.5 million to write a book for HarperCollins, the Washington Examiner first reported. (Cruz’s literary agent, Keith Urbahn, confirmed the deal to the Associated Press, though he declined to confirm exactly how much his client is being paid.) According to the Examiner, “The book, still untitled and unwritten, will be part memoir and part Cruz’s view of how to get Washington to work again as well as his vision of the future for the country.” Of course, writing a book is a standard step for people planning to launch a presidential campaign, but it’s possible that Cruz just wants to see if he can top Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham.