As I have mentioned before, Michelle Obama is employed by the University of Chicago Medical Center, which gave her a promotion and a $200K raise right after her husband was elected to the Senate.
Well, it would appear that Mrs. Obama wasted no time in using her new position to line the pockets of her husband’s political cronies. The Washington Post reports the following:
In 2005, the center expanded its bidding process and invited African American businessman Robert Blackwell Sr. to join a competition to upgrade the center’s intranet, the in-house equivalent of a Web site. His company, Blackwell Consulting, won contracts totaling nearly $650,000.
They opened up the bidding process specifically for the purpose of inviting Mr. Blackwell’s company to submit a proposal and (surprise!) it won the contracts. OK, Why should we care?
Blackwell and his family, records show, have been longtime donors to the political campaigns of Michelle Obama’s husband, Barack. Robert Blackwell Jr., a former partner in the firm, is a major fundraiser for Barack Obama.
So, tell me again about how these people are going to usher in a new era of ethical politics. What was that about “change”? Maybe they mean they don’t accept “change.” They only want bills, preferably large denominations.