Thursday, October 29, 2009


"More than 40% of President Obama's top-level fundraisers have secured posts in his administration, from key executive branch jobs to diplomatic postings in countries such as France, Spain and the Bahamas . . . Twenty of the 47 fundraisers that Obama's campaign identified as collecting more than $500,000 have been named to government positions . . . Overall, about 600 individuals and couples raised money from their friends, family members and business associates to help fund Obama's presidential campaign . . . 54 have been named to government positions, ranging from Cabinet and White House posts to advisory roles . . . Nearly a year after he was elected on a pledge to change business-as-usual in Washington, Obama also has taken a cue from his predecessors and appointed fundraisers to coveted ambassadorships, drawing protests from groups representing career diplomats."

Another campaign promise gone and forgotten.

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