But using the same line of "thinking" that angry liberals employed during the Bush administration to link any member of the president' cabinet with their former employer's bottom line, here is an interesting story from the White House of Hope and Change. Obama's "Karl Rove", David Axelrod, is in increasingly warmer water due to the fact that the marketing/advertising firm he used to own has recieved lucrative contracts to make television ads supporting Obama's "public option" plan.
Who knows if there is anything "fishy" going on here...but you can bet your bottom dollar this story would have been front-page fodder for the New York Times and Washington Post for months had it happened even just one year ago and a different administration was still in office.
Oh, but wait, White House Press Secretary, the prolific Robert Gibbs, reassured us yesterday when questioned about any possible link between Axelrod and the company he created now getting big bucks to help his new boss get his brand of health care reform through congress:
“That's ridiculous,” Gibbs said during a Tuesday afternoon briefing. “David has left his firm to join public service.”Phew! Good enough for me. Public servants never exploit their position for financial gain, so can someone please tell Dick Cheney he's forever off the hook? Thanks.