Thursday, June 16, 2011

If You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours

It’s the rule of reciprocity. If someone helps you, you help them. It's basic, it's simple, it's human nature. I get that. And it’s Obama’s Administration, he can hire and fire as he chooses, I get that too.
More than two years after Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite White House meetings and social events, an investigation by iWatch News has found.
But don’t mislead the public during your campaign with all this “post-partisan” nonsense when in fact, you have no intention of being remotely post partisan, especially in your hiring practices.
Overall, 184 of 556, or about one-third of Obama bundlers or their spouses joined the administration in some role. But the percentages are much higher for the big-dollar bundlers. Nearly 80 percent of those who collected more than $500,000 for Obama took “key administration posts,” as defined by the White House. More than half the 24 ambassador nominees who were bundlers raised $500,000.

The big bundlers had broad access to the White House for meetings with top administration officials and glitzy social events. In all, campaign bundlers and their family members account for more than 3,000 White House meetings and visits. Half of them raised $200,000 or more.
Why can’t he just say, “Ya, I hired a lot of people who fundraised for me”?

Own it B, own it.

(Am I the only person that thinks these government jobs must not be too difficult to perform since the only prerequisite is the ability to fundraise? Anyone? Anyone?)

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