Thursday, May 12, 2011
During the 2008 campaign, this guy vowed to "close the revolving door" and "clean up both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue" with "the most sweeping ethics reform in history." He must have just meant that as a rhetorical flourish, rather than an active policy making effort.
Need one more instance, one more reminder of just how fixed the game is Washington, D.C.?
One of the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) members, who mere weeks ago voted to approved the controversial merger of the Comcast cable monopoly and NBC television network, is leaving the FCC to become a senior vice president for the merged firm.
Can you say conflict of interest? Can you say bribery? Can you say, boy, the political environment sure has changed under President Obama?
Allegedly, yes, yes, no.
The media watchdog organization, Free Press, called the move, "just the latest, though perhaps most blatant, example of a so-called public servant cashing in at a company she is supposed to be regulating."