Archive for the ‘Nepotism’ Category

The spirit of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley lives on…

October 19, 2020

Biden channels the political philosophy of Boss Daley.
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If the story were simply about a cokehead son who frequented “professional” ladies, it wouldn’t deserve much attention.

But, far from being debunked, the hard evidence seems to be piling up that Joe Biden’s son Hunter made millions by trading on his family name and access to his V.P. father … and that Joe granted the necessary access, took actions as V.P. that supported his sons problematic activities … and profited handsomely himself by compromising his oath of office, the public trust …  and, perhaps, national security.

Of course, Biden isn’t the first politician to get caught doing so.

The Biden revelations brought back memories of my days living in Chicago, circa. 1973…

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Remembering Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley…

February 13, 2017

Kellyanne’s gaffe brought back memories of Boss Daley.

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Big bruhaha last week when Kellyanne Conway — the first woman to ever run a successful Presidential campaign – was asked in an interview:

“So, what do you think of Nordstrom dropping Ivanka’s Trump’s line of fashions?”

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would say,” Ms. Conway said in an interview with Fox News, speaking from the White House briefing room.

“I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody; you can find it online.”

Oops.

Double oops in this time of political correctness and diminished senses-of-humor.

According to the NY Times: “Legal experts said Ms. Conway might have violated a federal ethics rule against endorsing products or promoting an associate’s financial interests.”

Certainly an ill-advised comment, but strikes me as a molehill being elevated to mountain status.

 

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The ruckus brought back memories of my days living in Chicago…

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