Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Choke on Change: Obama Appoints Another Political Hack

ABC News reports that President Barack Obama is set to appoint former Goldman Sachs lobbyist Mark Patterson as chief of staff to incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. According to the piece:

Despite President Barack Obama's pledge to limit the influence of lobbyists in his administration, a recent lobbyist for investment banking giant Goldman Sachs is in line to serve as chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Patterson is one of over a dozen recent lobbyists in line for important posts in the Obama administration, despite a presidential order severely restricting the role of lobbyists in his administration, the magazine reported.
And don't forget, Geithner's a dissimulating tax cheat who should have never been confirmed at Treasury in the first place.

What happened to all those Democratic "
most ethical" pronouncements anyway? Maybe Bob Woodward's right that "the nanny or household tax problems" are just the tip of the iceberg for this administration.

Pat Houseworth notes:

He called for change, so what does he do? ... he appoints a Treasury Secretary that is a tax cheat to run the IRS ... nice move Barry! He plans to close down GITMO in Cuba ... of course "The Ebony Messiah" has no clue what to do with the terrorists housed there ... lots of luck with that one Barry. He appoints a hired gun, anti gun stooge, Eric Holder, as Attorney General ... this is the guy who ordered his Jack Booted ATF agents to break into a young Cuba refugees home at gun point to kidnap him and return him to Castro's Cuba, against his dead mother's wishes ...

Barry Barack Obama = Out of his league/out of his mind! And for those that voted for this lightweight, choke on your change!


AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Philippe!

Average American said...

"The Ebony Messiah", I loved that name.

I feel like I just got done eating a humungus dinner----stuffed, only it wasn't food, it was "change"! I hope I don't see any more for quite a while.

JBW said...

Can I be The Ivory Messiah? Sounds like a sweet Robert Ludlum novel.

shoprat said...

So he's just another politician. Why is anyone surprised except that he will probably turn out to be more corrupt than most.