Thursday, February 5, 2009

What were you thinking?

Hey Michelle, where did you get that dress?

Oh, I see. I guess we should probably replace the whole set.

Typical Chicago politics

Chart: Michelle Obama's Salary
Below you'll find a helpful chart and timeline explaining Michelle Obama's ultra-critical position at the University of Chicago Hospital (UCH), a position coincidentally created just after her husband's election to the Senate... and dissolved just minutes after she resigned to move into the White House.

Sandwiched, of course, by Sen. Obama's $1M earmark to UCH.

In March of 2005, Michelle Obama was promoted to "Vice President for Community and External Affairs" and her salary bumped nearly $200,000 (from $121,910 to $316,962 ). This position was " newly created" for Mrs. Obama.

Excellent question. Some roguish wags might speculate that a quid pro quo arrangement was in effect; pay-to-play as it were.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back. Will Rogers