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  1. #1 News Flash: Michelle is irreplaceable. 
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    I haven't seen anything about this here but I found it interesting and thought I'd share. This is from The Editors of National Review, writing in the Magazine's Feb 9 issue.

    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?

    We can think of only one explanation: Senator Roland Burris's wife wasn't interested.* :eek:
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    The normal reaction someone should have to a story like this is "UNBELIEVABLE".

    But, knowing what scum the Obamas are makes it quite believable. In fact, the more you dig, the more scum floats to the top.

    From http://www.suntimes.com/news/politic...hosp23.article :

    Sen. Barack Obama's wife and three close advisers have been involved with a program at the University of Chicago Medical Center that steers patients who don't have private insurance -- primarily poor, black people -- to other health care facilities.
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    Obama's top political strategist, David Axelrod, co-owns the firm, ASK Public Strategies, that was hired by the hospital last year to sell the program -- called the Urban Health Initiative -- to the community as a better alternative for poor patients. Obama's wife and Valerie Jarrett, an Obama friend and adviser who chairs the medical center's board, backed the Axelrod firm's hiring, hospital officials said.
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    Another Obama adviser and close friend, Dr. Eric Whitaker, took over the Urban Health Initiative when he was hired at U. of C. in October 2007. Whitaker previously had been director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for the state job, giving his name to Tony Rezko
    I've got a gut feeling we won't be hearing these little news tidbits brought up at the DUmp!
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