Judicial Watch: No Honeymoon for President-Elect Obama

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    From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton:
    No Honeymoon for President-Elect Obama

    On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Of course, we wish President-elect Obama well as he prepares to assume the presidency, but as far as Judicial Watch is concerned, there will be no honeymoon for the new president. We wouldn't be doing our job as a watchdog if we snoozed over the next few months while the new president forms his government. Judicial Watch will aim to hold Obama accountable to the rule of law, just as we did with President Bush and former President Clinton.

    As Update readers can attest, over the last two years, Judicial Watch has worked hard to expose Barack Obama's corrupt record when the mainstream media refused to do so. And you can be sure Judicial Watch will continue to pursue all of its ongoing investigations into Obama corruption and will keep a close eye on the Obama administration. We have no intention of allowing Barack Obama to turn the White House into a Chicago-style political operation.

    As Barack Obama prepares to assume the presidency, he already brings to the White House a tremendous amount of ethical baggage.

    As a product of one of the most corrupt political cultures in America, it should come as no surprise that Obama's presidential campaign had some of the ethical trimmings of a Chicago ward election. It was marked with enormous corruption issues, ranging from its alliance with the sleazy ACORN operation's "voter registration" and "get out the vote" efforts to its acceptance of untraceable, and potentially, illegal online contributions. There are also Mr. Obama's questionable dealings with convicted felon Tony Rezko and unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, his below-market rate mortgage loans, his stock dealings and related "earmark" votes in the U.S. Senate, and his missing or non-existent official papers from his years in the Illinois State Senate.

    Barack Obama promised to bring "change" to Washington. To most Americans, Obama was talking about a new spirit of honesty, integrity, and openness. We can hope.

    But read on and I'll tell you a few reasons why Judicial Watch will be needed more than ever during the new Obama administration...

    Obama Selects Clinton Crony Rahm Emanuel to be his Chief of Staff

    Talk about getting off on the wrong foot! Barack Obama's first decision as President-Elect, as he tries to make good on his promise to bring "change" to Washington, was to select a veteran Chicago politician and corrupt Clinton attack dog to serve as his Chief of Staff.

    Born in Chicago, Congressman Rahm Emanuel served as President Clinton's chief money man in 1992, a campaign which was corrupted by foreign money. Emanuel then became a Clinton White House aide who misused his position to help cover for the Clinton fundraising and Lewinksy scandals. Emanuel defended the "worst of the worst" Clinton scandals. Indeed, it was his very public role in the Lewinsky scandal that cemented his reputation as Clinton's fiercest defender and apologist. Emanuel denied the Clinton-Lewinsky affair on national television and later, when there was nothing left to deny, he was put in charge of "managing the situation."

    In short, Emanuel attacked and obstructed federal criminal investigations for the despicable Bill Clinton.

    Nicknamed "Rahmbo" for his ferociously combative style, Emanual has been described as arrogant, profane and vindictive. According to one story repeated in the London Telegraph, "amid a discussion over a celebratory dinner about which political figures had earned [President Clinton's] enmity, Mr. Emanuel became so enraged that he grabbed a steak knife, stood up and began reciting a list of names, plunging the knife into the table and shouting 'Dead! Dead! Dead!' after each one." (Judicial Watch independently confirmed this story.)

    Emanuel turned for a time to investment banking after the Clinton administration, making a fortune for himself (reportedly $18 million in just 3 years). During that time he also served on the board of directors for Freddie Mac, just as the company was involved in fraudulent activity. In 2002, Emanuel returned to politics, but this time as a candidate. He won election to Congress in Illinois' 5th

    So, this is the man Obama has tapped to lead his national campaign for bipartisanship, unity and integrity? A scandal ridden Clinton apologist and former Freddie Mac board member who is best known for his violent and vindictive political style? This is a bad sign folks. The appointment is both scandalous and is likely to lead to more scandal.

    To make matters worse, Obama selected another Clinton crony, former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta (who also covered up and enabled Clinton corruption - from Travelgate to Monicagate), and the Rezko-connected, Chicago fixer Valerie Jarrett to lead his transition team.

    Neither Emanuel nor Podesta have the ethical judgement to be anywhere near the Oval Office.

    I thought Obama had beat back the corrupt Clinton machine. Now he seems to have embraced it.

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    Yet more unprovable garbage from the right. Hell, the guy hasn't even taken office yet...
     
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    yeah, but they're clinging to their anger. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    As obama holds the anchor!!!
     

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