Saturday, January 24, 2009

Liar, liar, pants on fire...

"They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House..."

That'd be funny if it weren't such unmitigated BS.

I'm delighted that the members of the Main Stream Media that forced the part-time Senator from Illinois down everyone's throat are so quickly shown how foolish they have been. I'm sure it won't be the last time he makes it clear that he doesn't give a damn about ethics.

Poor little Campbell Brown
- she's been betrayed by her President.

CNN reports:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama, who campaigned on lessening lobbyist influence in government, has chosen a defense expert who is currently a vice president and lobbyist for one of the country's biggest defense contractors to be his deputy secretary of defense.
Remember - the part-time Senator from Illinois claimed that "no political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years."

But then the nominee for Deputy Secretary of Defense, William Lynn, has been a lobbyist for the defense contractor Raytheon, and his nominee for Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, William V. Corr, lobbied for stricter tobacco regulations as an official with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Further information:

Wonder how long this reporter will last.

Lynn "won't be forced to step back from decisions related to his former employer."

Lynn is Raytheon's senior vice president for government operations and strategy.

According to the Associated Press, in the first three months of 2008, Lynn and his lobbying team spent $1.15 million [on behalf of Raytheon] in an effort to influence buying decisions on missiles, sensors, radars and other technology and intelligence programs.

The White House said Friday its tough new ethics rules won't apply to its nominee for deputy defense secretary, William Lynn.

Well, of course they won't - not in any case where the part-time Senator from Illinois wants what he wants when he wants it.

Don't get me wrong - I believe Lynn would make a good choice for the job, but that doesn't change for one minute that the POTUS is a big, fat Fibber.

And childish, to boot. For those of you who have not read about this bit of foolishness, in a meeting supposedly designed to promote bipartisanship in the economic stimulus plan, and in response to being challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the part-time Senator from Illinois replied: “I won.”

One thing you can count on with Democrats - the more things change, the more they stay the same.