Monday, November 17, 2008

Obama says "Yes" to Lobbyists

Remember the advertisement and constant pounding in the media that the Obamessiah is against lobbyists being part of his campaign (despite the fact that he had several on staff) and that John McCain had seven running his campaign?

Well, apparently the lies continue, as the Obamessiah has hired several to take pretty prominent places in the 'transition' team. Not only are the ones that he had as part of his campaign still hanging around, but he's hired more than a dozen people who either are still licensed lobbyists or who VERY recently were.

Mark Gitenstein - lobbied for U.S. Chamber of Commerce and promoted legislation for Boeing and General Dynamics. He also has lobbied for KPMG (Good luck getting a simplified tax code when the accountants have any say), Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, and AT&T.

Ron Klain - lobbied for Fannie Mae (gee...shocker there), and represented a company that was facing asbestos exposure claims against them(so much for looking out for the working man), U.S. Airways, and IMClone

Patrick Gaspard - lobbied for the SEIU on behalf of health care issues. Nope, no worries there that union bosses won't take away the right to have confidential votes for unionization.

And of course, let us not forget John Podesta, who heads up the entire transition team. Not only has this retread from the Clinton Administration been a lobbyist for the last eight years, but when Bill Clinton put into place a five year ban on people leaving the employment of the federal government and joining lobbying firms, as soon as George W. Bush won the 2000 election, John Podesta helped Clinton write an order rescinding that ban to allow soon-to-be displaced Dimwitocrat staffers to find jobs.....

Go figure. If you want to read more, go to Hotair as they've done a pretty good job of researching it as well.

The more things CHANGE, the more they stay the same.

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