Monday, May 25, 2009

Some employees are simply irreplaceable. ...Oh?

Replacing Michelle Obama...

Courtesy of Ernie Wass

At the top right-hand corner of Page 17 of the New York Post’s January 24th, 2009 edition, was a short column entitled Replacing Michelle" in the National Review’s "The Week" column. This is very interesting, so here it is, word-for-word, as it appeared:

Some employees are simply irreplaceable. Take Michelle Obama... the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) hired her in 2002 to run "programs for community relations, neighborhood outreach, volunteer recruitment, staff diversity and minority


In 2005, the hospital raised her salary from $120,000 to $317,000 – nearly twice what her

husband made as a U.S. Senator. Oh, did we mention that her husband had just become a U.S. Senator? He sure did. Indeed, he requested a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Way to network Michelle!

But now that Mrs. Obama has resigned, the hospital says her position will remain unfilled. How can that be? If the work she did was vital enough to be worth $317,000? We can think of only one explanation... Senator Roland Burris' wife wasn't interested in the job. Let me add that Michelle's position was a part-time, 20-hour-a-week-job.

Our thoughts: How did this bit of quid-pro-quo corruption escape the sharp reporters that dug through Sarah Palin’s garbage and Kindergarten records...


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