Thursday, June 18, 2009

How the Obama System Works

If you thought politics in Chicago was slimy, this may be the slipperiest one ever that somehow escaped the media that cares so much about exposing corruption. “Replacing Michelle in Chicago”
At the top right hand corner of Page 17 of the New York Post of January 24th, 2009, was a short column entitled, "Replacing Michelle" in the National Review "The Week" column.
Here it is, word for word, as it appeared:

Some employees are simply irreplaceable. Take Michelle Obama: The University of Chicago Medical center hired her in 2002 to run "programs for community relations, neighborhood outreach, volunteer recruitment, staff diversity and minority contracting".
In 2005, the hospital raised her salary from $120,000 to $317, 000 nearly twice what her husband made as a Senator. Oh, did we mention that her husband had just become a US Senator? He sure had. And that he immediately requested a $1 million earmark for the UC Medical Center, in fact?... You betcha by golly.. He surely did.
Way to network Michelle!

But now that Mrs. Obama has resigned, the hospital says her position will remain unfilled. How can that possibly be??? Especially if the work she did was vital enough to be worth $317,000? Oh, by the way, let me add that Michelle's position was a part time, 20 hour week job at $317,000.00 per year !! .

And to think they were critical of Blagoyovich's wife for taking $100,000 in fuzzy real estate commission.
Question is: How did this bit of quid pro quo corruption escape the sharp reporters that dug through Sarah Palin's garbage and kindergarten files?

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