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NY Times: “White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In.” Like it’s some kind of accident.
Patrick J. Kennedy, the former representative from Rhode Island, who donated $35,800 to an Obama re-election fund last fall while seeking administration support for a nonprofit venture, said contributions were simply a part of “how this business works.”
“If you want to call it ‘quid pro quo,’ fine,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to make sure I do my part.”
The Washington Free Beacon has a better term: “Quid Pro Dough.”
War on who? Helen Smith at PJM Lifestyle:
Women now hold coverture over men in reproductive rights and it is extending to other areas as well. Coverture was a “legal doctrine whereby, upon marriage, a woman’s legal rights were subsumed by those of her husband.” Women now hold men’s legal rights in their hands–it is not a good turn of events. Many men, especially the white-knight types don’t realize that they are at the mercy of women today. … in doing interviews for my forthcoming book on this topic, I am amazed at how few men know much about their rights (or lack thereof) or have any clue how to fight back.
At Breitbart: “Janet Napolitano Signed ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law for Arizona in 2006″ (HT Instapundit, who also notes that former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm also signed on).
At Reuters: “Analysis: Obama’s ‘green jobs’ have been slow to sprout.” The headline vastly downplays the disgraces described.
Comic Relief at AP, where the first sentence at Gary Robertson’s story about the North Carolina Dem who resigned over sexual harassment allegations currently reads as follows: “The executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party has resigned amid concern among party activists about high turnover at the party headquarters and harassment allegations there.”
Yeah, if it weren’t for that turnover problem, Jay Parmley might still be at his post.