Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chicago Politics ... Round Two

Yesterday, I pointed out some facts of note about Chicago Politics and the incestuous relationship of the players involved. Today this little puzzle piece popped up..

Blagojevich and Holder appeared together at a March 24, 2004, news conference to announce Holder's role as "special investigator to the Illinois Gaming Board" -- a post that was to pay Holder and his Washington, D.C. law firm up to $300,000.

Holder is Eric Holder, The O-Man's nominee for Attorney General. You know, the one that prosecuted olde Rosty in the House Banking scandal. Well it seems Mr. Holder forgot to mention his dealings with Blago on his questionnaire for the confirmation committee. Prolly just an "oversight", I mean he only made $300K on the deal.

but.....the O-Man knows nothing....

Okay. Now that we are having fun, here's another piece.

Recall, Rahm Emanuel was touting a name as the O-Man's pick to fill his seat. her name is Valerie Jarret. Who is she Rumbear? Well she is the gal that suddenly "withdrew" her name from consideration for the Senate seat after the now famous two hour teleconference with Blago and "undisclosed" individuals alleged to be on the O-man's team. She ran for the hills. She is currently the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Yeah, so what? Well let me axe you a question. For whom did Michelle Obama work prior to the O-Man's presidential run? Yup, University of Chicago Hospitals. Hired after the O-Man became a Senator back in 2006. Nice job, earned a salary of $273,618. Quid pro quo? I dunno, you tell me.

and Valerie...well, don't weep for her not getting the Senate gig. Luck be a lady, she found work in these trying times.

On November 14, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama selected Jarrett as White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison.[15] Jarrett will manage the White House Office of Public Liaison and work with state and local governments.

but.....the O-Man knows nothing....

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