Gregory Craig arranged for lobbyist William Lynn pick?
Forward Observer is pretty blunt, here: In 1988, Gregory Craig and William Lynn worked together as legislative assistants for Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. Back then, Craig earned $37,375 a year and Lynn $23,734. This year, President Obama appointed Craig as his White House counsel, a job which paid $172,200 a year during the Bush administration. One of Craig’s first official acts as White House counsel | Read More »
The Media Turns on Obama, Part 1
The New York Times must still be mad that it didn’t get an interview with The One. It’s going after him today for his hypocrisy on lobbyists. Obama made a big show of banning lobbyists from working on issues in office that they dealt with out of office. Except he didn’t. The new president’s actions provided a burst of executive sunshine that Washington badly needs. | Read More »
Obama’s transition problems
Watching the news suggests that everyone’s legs are tingling. Everyone is praising Barack Obama’s smooth transition. That seems odd considering what a miserable ethical disaster it has been. Consider this list: Obama’s governor, Rod Blagojevich, was arrested for trying to sell his US Senate seat. He tried to involve the SEIU, one of Obama’s key supporters. Obama appointed a Secretary of Commerce, Bill Richardson, who | Read More »