Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Michelle Obama's $300K "Job" at Hospital Obama Got Earmarks for Eliminated
You might remember this one...
After Barack Obama became an Illinois state legislator, his wife moved up as well, scoring a job as 'vice president of community relations' at the University Of Chicago Hospital for a very generous salary of $121,910. When Obama became a senator in 2005, her 'salary' leapfrogged to $$316,962 for the same job...and one of Senator Obama's first acts in office was to see to it that the hospital received over a million dollars of your tax dollars as an earmark.
Well, Michelle has moved on,and guess what...that vital job of hers,worth a salary of over $300 K has been quietly eliminated.
It's the Chicago Way, cushy no-show jobs in exchange for political patronage...fist bump.
Of course, she had to work twice as hard to get half as far. She said so, so it must be true.
But I wonder, is this so very different that what Rod Blagojevich was popped for? Except that Blagojevich got caught and embarrassed everybody?