Letter: Sinecure you can believe in
Under President Obama, it is “do as I say not as I do.” He has awarded more career politicians and campaign contributors ambassadorships than any past president. His promise of “Change you can believe in” is true. The 99 percent continue to get whatever crumbs fall off the White House table while the 1 percent benefit from special favors.
These Obama treats include regulatory relief, tax code deductions, exemptions from Obamacare, contracts and political patronage jobs including plum assignments as ambassadors. The appointment of Carolyn Kennedy as ambassador to Japan is a quid pro quo for political support of the Kennedy family.
During the 2008 Democratic Party Presidential Primary, at a critical moment, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s and other family members’ endorsement moved momentum away from former Sen. Hillary Clinton to Obama. President Obama’s nose is longer than Pinocchio’s!
Larry Penner, via email