Wednesday, July 8, 2009
You CAN Buy Your Way Into Power -- Under Obama That Might Be The Only Way To Get Any
Here's a quote from Hot Air.com: “’By my calculation, nearly half of the top level of Obama campaign bundlers have been rewarded with some sort of role within the government‘.
“None of this should come as a surprise to anyone who knows about Chicago politics and its own patronage system. Obama grew up, politically speaking, in a system that routinely handed out cushy sinecures to contributors. He never once lifted a finger to reform the Daley Machine or even oppose it; instead, Obama embraced Daley and the political power Daley lent Obama.
“Morgen wonders when the national media will start taking a closer look at Chicago-on-the-Potomac. I’d be pleasantly surprised if they did, but that won’t stop us from highlighting it for as long as it takes.”
Obama did not give each and every American a promise in writing that he would not bring record levels of corruption to DC, so he probably sees all of this as within the limits of his mandate. But really, why would you expect a Chicago politician to behave like anything but a Chicago politician?