Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Oceana Was Always At War With Eurasia" of the Day

From the front page of the June 19th New York Times:
When President Obama arrived at the Mandarin Oriental hotel for a fund-raising reception on Thursday night, the new White House rules of political purity were in order: no lobbyists allowed.

But at the same downtown hotel on Friday morning, registered lobbyists have not only been invited to attend an issues conference with Democratic leaders, but they have also been asked to come with a $5,000 check in hand if they want to stay in good favor with the party’s House and Senate re-election committees.

The practicality of Mr. Obama’s pledge to change the ways of Washington is colliding once more with the reality of how money, influence and governance interact here. He repeatedly declared while campaigning last year that he would "not take a dime" from lobbyists or political action committees.

So to follow through with that promise, Mr. Obama is simply leaving the room.
(via TigerHawk)


OBloodyHell said...

It's the Obama version of this

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Neoneocon links to an article at American Thinker that identifies Obama has similar to African colonial leaders. Provoking.