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June 10, 2010

Obama Interview with Matt Lauer


Comedian Jon Stewart lampooned on Tuesday night President Barack Obama interview with Matt Lauer, in which Obama said he was talking to experts to find out “whose ass to kick” for the the Gulf Coast oil disaster. President Barack Obama did back Bud Selig on not overturning Jim Joyce’s blown call, but said on the issue of expanded instant replay: “I think that baseball is going to have to take a look at what football and basketball have already decided, which is replay may, in some cases, be appropriate,”

Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times wrote on June 7th that British Petroleum “and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama’s 2007-08 campaign.”

Andrew Malcolm wrote:“In case you were tempted to buy the faux Washington outrage at BP and its gulf oil spill in recent days, here’s a story that reveals a little-known corporate political connection and the quiet way the inner political circles intersect, protect and care for one another in the nation’s capital. And Chicago.”

“Follow these standard Washington links if you can: Shortly after Obama’s happy inaugural, eyebrows rose slightly upon word that, as a House member, Rahm Emanuel had lived the last five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment of Democratic colleague Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and husband, Stanley Greenberg,” whose consulting firm “was a prime architect of BP’s recent rebranding drive as a green petroleum company, down to green signs and the slogan ‘Beyond Petroleum.’”

Stanley Greenberg’s consulting firm is closely tied to GCS — whose name is based upon the last initials of Stanley Greenberg, Clinton advisor James Carville, and John Kerry’s 2004 campaign manager, Bob Shrum — a sister Democratic outfit which “according to published reports, GCS received hundreds of thousands of dollars in political polling contracts in recent years from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.”

“Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer,” Andrew Malcolm wrote, “…. you’ll never guess who was the chairman of that Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dispensing those huge polling contracts to his kindly rent-free landlord.

“For an ordinary American, that (five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment) would likely raise some obvious tax liability questions. But like Emanuel, the guy overseeing the Internal Revenue Service now is another Obama insider, Tim Geithner, who had his own outstanding tax problems but skated through confirmation anyway by the Democratic-controlled Congress.”

“Remember this was all before the letters BP stood for Huge Mess. Even before the Obama administration gave BP a safety award,”Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times wrote. While comedian Jon Stewart Stewart lampooned on Tuesday night President Barack Obama interview with Matt Lauer, in which Obama said he was talking to experts to find out “whose ass to kick” for the the Gulf Coast oil disaster, and he did back Bud Selig on not overturning Jim Joyce’s blown call.

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