Hopey Changey

From IWatchNews.org:

Telecom executive Donald H. Gips raised a big bundle of cash to help finance his friend Barack Obama’s run for the presidency.

Gips, a vice president of Colorado-based Level 3 Communications LLC, delivered more than $500,000 in contributions for the Obama war chest, while two fellow senior company executives collected at least $150,000 more.

After the election, Gips was put in charge of hiring in the Obama White House, helping to place loyalists and fundraisers in many key positions. Then in mid-2009, the new president named him ambassador to South Africa. Level 3 Communications, in which Gips retained stock, meanwhile received millions of dollars of government stimulus contracts for broadband projects in six states—though Gips said he was “completely unaware” of the stimulus money.

More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite White House meetings and social events, an investigation by iWatch News has found.

(via NPR)

8 Comments

  1. I am no fan of the work of BHO, he was not my choice for the Dem nod and he has not been the liberal I had hoped he might be. That said, there are a large number of crap jobs the President gives to friends & monied interests, 200 sounds pretty small.
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    He has not appointed dipshits from Regent U or lawyers from Liberty U so that makes him 10,000x better than Boy Blunder or Grandpa Walnuts. This looks like FUD spread by the wingnuts to try & discourage Dems from voting next year..

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