Administration Getting Weirder and Weirder

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    First president to get a part time job, but then again how busy can he be? Now selling speeches through syndication. Since when can't a person go to whitehouse.gov and select a date for speech, especially on the issue of the day, where the essay is to 'clarify.'

    Blogs » Blog Archive » President’s essay on health care up for sale. Does that seem right? :: Your Right To Know :: PostStar.com

     
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    Unbelievable. But I am sure our leftist buddies will be along to explain how Bush did it first so it is ok for Obama to do it now.
     
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    er......that's how most op eds are handled.
     
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    Okay, here's the question. The papers have to pay to publish the op-ed, if that's what it's supposed to be. Do the people have to pay to read it, or is it available for free on the Internet, as many op-ed pieces are?
     
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    The NYT is free to read online and I assume the HuffPo will pick it up and numerous other sources will link to it.
     
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    I'd be willing to pay Obama something to keep his mouth shut but I don't think I'd be willing to buy any of his speeches... He has never said anything that was worth the ink it took to print the speech.
     
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    Remember back in the campaign? Obama PROMISED this Administration would be different? Everything "out in the open". No Favors for Lobbyists, reigning in special interests, no pork, etcetera, etcetera, ad nauseum.

    I do notice he gave it to one of his Staunchist supporters. I also note that it was done with taxpayer dollars to write this, and whether Obama likes it or not? He is on ON the taxpayer DIME 24/7.

    He's just giving exclusives to his BUDS...and hopes no one notices.

    Once again? He's wrong in his omnipotent ASSumptions.
     
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    I wouldn't read it if it was free.
     
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    No wonder the guy is pushing for Universal Healthcare. He can barely afford to live in the White House.
     
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    I wouldn't read it with a bee.
     
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