Saturday, September 12, 2009
After promising that no lobbyists would ever find work within his administration, Dear Leader has once again proven that he is exactly what Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) said he is: a liar.
Judicialwatch.org has reported that BHO has issued 10 more ethics waivers in order to hire lobbyists to work within his administration. The total of waivers issued now stands at 16.
Upon taking office, Dear Liar signed an executive order banning lobbyists from finding a job in the most transparent and ethical administration in the history of the world. Boy, what an ethical and righteous guy this BHO character is....NOT! He makes the Clinton administration look like Reagan.
Waivers have been issued to those who BHO has deemed as serving a public interest because they have unequaled qualifications to do the job. Among the people who have been "waivered" in are lobbyists such as Attorney General Eric Holder (former telecommunications lobbyist), deputy defense secretary William Lynn (former defense lobbyist), and Cecilia Munoz (advocate and lobbyist for La Raza). But there's no conflict of interest here, right?
Among the president’s new ethics waivers is an undersecretary of defense for technology and logistics who was recently a strategic consultant for a major defense contractor, an associate deputy secretary of labor who served as director of state government affairs for the nation’s largest labor union and a top NASA administrator who will work closely with two companies that recently employed him.
While lobbyists have had close ties to many administrations in past years, there's just something that stinks about this whole pile of dung. Having lobbyists serving in one's administration serves no purpose other than to cater to those who are looking for political favor. And for any trolls who may be reading this, I do NOT condone lobbyists being a part of ANY administration, Republican or Democrat.
This latest batch of waivers is just another shining example of the hypocrisy that seems to permeate every level of this particular administration. While the MSM has been quick to bash the Bush administration for supposedly serving special interests, they have been amazingly, although not suprisingly, silent on railing against this behind-the-curtain dirty dealing.
I guess ethics are only important when it's someone other than BHO being questioned.