Tuesday, June 29, 2010

*YAWN* It's not corruption when WE do it.

Here's another denizen of the Obama inner circle who got caught "forgetting" certain matters the IRS considers important...
WASHINGTON -- A former top official for a huge New York union who is now the White House political director failed to disclose more than $37,000 in income from the union last year, it was reported yesterday.

As the former public-affairs executive for Service Employees International Union Local 1199, Patrick Gaspard earned $37,191 in carried-over pay while on the White House payroll.

He failed to disclose the income on financial-disclosure forms, Politico reported. Where arrangements for payment by a former employer must be listed on the form, he checked a box indicating he had nothing to report.
I can't even think of any good snark. Man bites dog, I guess.

When the president (or his minions) does it, that means it's not illegal. Maybe that's the spin, or perhaps the old reliable "Mistakes were made." Either way, no way Obama's critics are going to let go of the obvious Obama/SEIU linkage:
Gaspard is a key player in the Obama White House, which maintains deep ties to labor unions, especially the service-industries' union. He worked for nearly a decade for SEIU 1199 before joining Obama's campaign.

H/T to Tam.


Pat H. said...

Do you suppose he's the guy who's coordinating the SEIU thug activities against the Tea Party'ers?

Joel said...

Don't know about that, but it would certainly be useless in future to deny that there's SEIU influence in the White House.