Corruption, Chicago Style
When Hamid Karzai pays off Afghan warlords to keep the peace and political stability, we call him "corrupt."
Whe Iraqi politicians make pay-offs to sheiks and tribes for their political support and votes, we cry "corruption!"
But when the Democrats make pay-offs, that's called a "job stimulus" even when it's only one job and rank nepotism is the alleged motive.
According to an unnamed source, Oregon State University Athletic
Director Bob DeCarolis was considering firing their basketball
coach, Craig Robinson, after an 8-11 start (2-5 in the Pac 10
conference). This was admittedly a poorer record than the year before, and certainly universities have fired coaches for disappointing the alumni in other venues.
Corvallis received stimulus money for the university from the federal government. The source now says that Craig Robinson's job is safe for this year due to this influx of funds. This was confirmed by the university's athletic director, who which stated that Robinson's six-year coaching contract with OSU was recently extended through 2016 (an additional two years), but insisted it had nothing to do with federal stimulus grants.
Coach Robinson just happens to be Michelle Obama's brother.
The University denies that there is any connection between their coach, his job and the $26,434,969 as its portion of stimulus money from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the Oregon University System.
The interesting thing to me is not whether or not this is a whistle-blower exposing corruption or an internet rumor gone viral, but the media take on this.....if this rumor were about Cheney, the Fourth Estate would be slobbering over their word processors, spewing out reams of unsubstantiated text and demanding that a Special Prosecutor open an investigation.
But apparently the current administration is exempt from that level of journalistic indignation, invention or legal inquiry. There are a lot of indignant denials; trite put-downs of "internet stories" but there is no Woodward and Bernstein out there looking to see if maybe there is a connection or proving there isn't a connecton between the money and the brother-in-law's job. The very lack of investigation speaks volumes about the Obama Machine's ability to squelch inquiry.
Now THAT's what is corrupt: the Mainstream Media blatantly prostituting itself. No wonder no one watches them, reads them, or trusts them any more--they've become the propaganda corps of the Obama Machine.