Wednesday, August 19, 2009

University of Chicago Medical Center

This bit of patronage payback didn't miss my eye. I blogged on this sad indictment of our patronage system, always present in both parties but especially in Obama's Democrat led mess we have in Washington, D.C.

I received this reminder from my daughter Nancy Ann Cripe from Waterloo, Illinois.

Thanks, Nancy


Replacing Michelle
This is Too Interesting Not to Forward

At the top right hand corner of Page 17 of the New York Post of January 24th, 2009 , was a short column entitled "Replacing Michelle" in the National Review "The Week" column.

I found this interesting, so here it is, word for word, as it appeared in the POST:

Some employees are simply irreplaceable. Take Michelle Obama:

The University of Chicago Medical center hired her in 2002 to run "programs for community relations, neighborhood outreach, volunteer recruitment, staff diversity and minority contracting" .

In 2005 the hospital raised her salary from $120,000 to $317,000 - nearly twice what her husband made as a Senator.

Oh did we mention that her husband had just become a US Senator? He sure had. Requested a $1 million earmark for the UC Medical Center, in fact. Way
to network Michelle!

But now that Mrs. Obama has resigned, the hospital says her position will remain unfilled.. How can that be, if the work she did was vital enough to be worth $317,000?

Let me add that Michelle's position was a part time, 20 hour a week job. And to think they were critical of Blagoyovich' s wife for taking $100,000 in "fuzzy real estate commission."

My thoughts: How did this bit of quid pro quo corruption escape the sharp reporters that dug through Sarah Palin's garbage and kindergarten files?



Anonymous said...

Excellent find Merle. Sounds like another example of the "Chicago way"

Jon said...

Want a more complete story? Check out

Certainly not how it's portrayed here...