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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by lonyaeger, Jan 27, 2010.
Okay, shush.....the President is talking.
Uh, Uh...Uh, Uh...Ah, Uh! Etcetera, etcetera!!
Nancy looks fetching in her lavender suit.
I especially like the fresh botox treatment.
You mean Nancy's botox or Biden's crowns?
Did he just pass the buck to Bush again?
Oh, several times already.
Biden's hair plugs.
Did that duplicitous bastard just say do away with lobbyists and have open government???
* snot bubble *
The Unmitigated Gall of O-Dacity!
Well at least a lot of them are sitting on their hands!
Am I missing the most important speech of my young life. Damn work keeps making me miss stuff like this
We turned it on to see if it was over. Obama’s lie was so gross, I don’t understand why the Republicans are nor rolling in the isles in laughter.
I hate it that Fort Hood heroine Kim Munley has to sit next to Michele.
Where's Joe Wilson?
I had no expectations and yet I was still disappointed...
LOL. He's the one on the left with a gag in his mouth. LIAR! (that one's for Joe).
Do as I say...not as I do.
Washington lobbyist Christine Varney is poised to take her third pass through the revolving door of lobbying and government with her nomination by President Barack Obama to be his administration’s top antitrust enforcer.
Also, on Thursday, Obama nominated Derek Douglas, a former lobbyist for the O’Melveny & Myers law firm and Center for American Progress, as special assistant on urban affairs.
As with most of the at least 14 former lobbyists nominated or hired by Obama, Varney and Douglas appear to be not covered by his executive order restricting the official activities of former lobbyists.
Obama’s first executive order forbade appointees who had served as registered lobbyists to “participate in any particular matter on which [they] lobbied within the two years before the date of my appointment” or “participate in the specific issue area in which that particular matter falls.”
Varney is not covered by the executive order, it appears, because she last appears on federal lobbying filings in 2006. Varney joined the firm Hogan & Hartson out of law school, where she worked on Netscape’s behalf, asking the Clinton administration to prosecute Microsoft for antitrust violations.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Obama-administration-lobbyist-count-increases-39885097.html#ixzz0dsCjSwOe
Awww, an 8 yr old just sent BHO his allowance for Haiti....
WTF does that have to do with the State of our Union?!?!
BREAKING NEWS: Obama Lies About LobbyistsTonight,
Barack Obama said, "To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve.
"That's what I came to Washington to do. That's why - for the first time in history - my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that's why we've excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."
Maybe this explains why his national security policies are so weak. He put William Lynn in the Pentagon as Deputy Defense Secretary. Mr. Lynn was a lobbyist for Defense Contractor Ratheon. I guess the Deputy Defense Secretary is not a policy-making job.
But it is not just Lynn.
• Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm [now confirmed].
• Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.
• William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.
• William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.
• David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
• Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.
• Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
• Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.
• Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
• Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.
• Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
• Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president's assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.