Posted by: Puma1 | January 29, 2009

CNN: Hypocrite Obama Breaking Own Anti-Lobbyist Ethics Rules (Again)

From CNN.com

(CNN) — Unfortunately, we are again asking the president to explain why exactly he announced, with great fanfare, new ethics rules if he had no intention of abiding by them.

The Obama administration is yet again asking for a waiver to its very own rules about hiring lobbyists.

This time, it is the new treasury secretary, Tim Geithner. He wants a former lobbyist for Goldman Sachs to be his top aide at the Treasury Department.

My view is simple: Mr. President, if you want to hire former lobbyists because you think they are the best people to do the job, then hire former lobbyists. Just don’t hold a big news conference first to tell us how your administration is going to be so different from previous administrations in that you won’t be hiring lobbyists.

Don’t make your disdain for lobbyists and your pledges that they won’t wield influence in your administration a centerpiece of your campaign.

It’s the hypocrisy and the double-talk that makes so many of us so cynical. Do what you think is best for the country. Just be straight with us about how you’re going to do it.

One wonders where Ms. Brown was this time last year when we were already calling Obama out on his lies about taking money from the oil lobby. But better late than never. We’re glad to see some in the newsmedia are finally getting their heads out of their collective butt and seeing Obama for what he is: a self-serving hypocritical politician whose actions rarely if ever match his rhetoric.

This is the second time this week Obama has surprised Ms. Campbell by breaking his own ethics rules:

You were who we thought you were, Mr. Obama.

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Responses

  1. This is not surprising. Obama always like sto play by his own rules.

  2. On one hand “Obama” says one thing, on another
    says something else entirely. A sudden case of
    Foot & Mouth is of no supprise!…

  3. Obama a narcissist? Read this scary article.

    http://www.globalpolitician.com/25109-barack-obama-elections


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