Obama's Change = corruption is now being institutionalized?????
First we had Blago running around looking for all of these small fry donations from the likes of Jesse Jackson Jr. The Bum should have just put it up for bid on ebay ... or for sale on Craig's List.
Richardson's withdrawal is being call the first disruption (of many) of Obama's Cabinet process and the second (of many to come) "pay-to-play" investigation that has touched Obama's transition to the presidency (so far). The president-elect has (so far) remained above the fray in both the case of arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and with the grand jury is looking into possible "pay-to-play" dealings between CDR Financial Products and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary on announced that he was withdrawing his nomination amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract (reminds me of how the Clintons do things).
(Speaking of the Clintons.)
The Clinton team has finally released some of the donors and the amounts for the Clinton Library, cigar bar and Massage Parlor, and there over 205,000 donors on their website. The Clintons have ended ten years of resistance to identifying the sources of its money. Saudi Arabia is among the biggest donors to the Clinton Foundation. Blago has been called a piker for peddling influence. The Clinton's make him and Richardson look like a couple of street corner panhandling bums. The Clinton's have obviously been looking to peddle influence, they have gotten tens of millions of dollars from international players. And the the Messiah has named Billary Secretary of State so that the back scratching can continue. Whey else would She be so willing to take a pay cut from Senator to secretary of state????
She's going to go over to sec state, and she's going to be able to continue to scratch the backs of people who have donated to the Clintons' Foundation.
One would have hoped that the Clinton quid pro quo market would have fell apart when Obama won. But by the fool putting Hillary back in as secretary of state the Clintons are once again a good good stock option.
And I can see little ol' Blago in Illinois scratching his head saying, "How the frick did this happen to me? I'm a small fry compared to these guys. The Clintons are are loved and celebrated by the left who thinks they're the greatest politicians come down the pike. Everybody thinks I'm a thief?!"
The Clintons will make tens of millions of dollars from their foundation personally during Hillary's tenure as secretary of state. The money machine just got greased up again.
Speaking of greased up money machines. Caroline (Kennedy) Schlossberg will shore up the financial picture of her family. There's a lot of Kennedys dipping into the Kennedy fortune these days, a lot of Kennedys that don't work. So you need to do something here to make the Kennedys again something to invest in. Blago, if he would just get out of the way in Illinois, the crooks can get back to doing business the way they're used to doing it, and Biden will get his son in as his replacement as a Senator in Delaware, and the beat goes on. So it's politics as usual, it's members of the political class, the Washingtonians getting rich trading on their public service. Most of the people doing this are big-time liberal Democrats. Nobody smells anything odd about it, nobody says a peep about it except when Blago comes along and clumsily exposes how the whole Democrat party operates.
We now know, and we've known for a long time, why they want to get rid of Blago. Blago is an embarrassment. Democrats don't turn on Democrats unless they threaten to expose the whole game, and Blago, in his ineptitude here, you know, $600 grand, $500 grand, sell a Senate seat, working with Jesse Jackson, this is embarrassing, this is chump change to what the Clintons and the Kennedys have going on, and Blago has to go. So as soon as he gets out of the way, as soon as they figure out a way, whatever his price is, they're going to have to meet it 'cause he's in it for that, and then we can get back to the normal culture of corruption that goes on beneath the surface that nobody sees and everybody apparently seems to love because it's Democrats who care about people, who are engaging in it.
One thing, this isn't hope and or change. What this is is bolstering a culture of corruption and an insiders game that has nothing to do with putting the taxpayers of our country first.