Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rahm Won't (Can't?) Stay Bought

There are some "windfall profits" with which Lord Obama has no problem. A few millski from writing books about himself? No problem. A six figure income for a made-up job in Chitown for the wifey? No problem. $8 Million/ year (give or take) to Rahm for doing pretty much nothing but use his rolodex while he was out of public service? Cool wit dat.

To wit:

"Perella Weinberg's founder, Joseph Perella, made Rahm Emanuel rich. In his two-and-a-half years between the Clinton White House and Congress, Emanuel made $16.2 million working at Wasserstein and Perella."

So what? Who or what is Perella Weinberg? A hedge fund that has been threatened by Lord Obama. Welcome to Chicago, Venezuela. Formerly known as the United States.

From the increasingly indispensable DC Examiner.