It Pays to Be an Obama Fundraiser


Many of President Obama’s biggest fundraisers from 2008 have gone on to enjoy sweet assignments in his administration. It pays to be an Obama crony. What a surprise!

The Washington Post has the scoop.

Obama campaigned on what he called “the most sweeping ethics reform in history” and has frequently criticized the role of money in politics. That hasn’t stopped him from offering government jobs to some of his biggest bundlers, volunteer fundraisers who gather political contributions from other rich donors.

More than half of Obama’s 47 biggest fundraisers, those who collected at least $500,000 for his campaign, have been given administration jobs. Nine more have been appointed to presidential boards and committees.

Read the whole thing. While this may not be unique to Obama, he seems to have taken it up a notch or two.

Via Instapundit