” Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that donating $500,000 to the group Organizing for Action will get one quarterly meetings with President Barack Obama. “Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House,” reported the Times.
Today, Jay Carney was unable to defend this arrangement at the White House press briefing, implausibly stating that the Obama group is somehow not related to Obama:
- Jay Carney: Yes, the Sequester Idea Was Put Forward by the President’s Team (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- Bret Baier Faces Off With White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Over Sequestration (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Obama called top Republicans to discuss looming cuts: White House (reuters.com)
- Obama to governors: “We’ve got more work to do” (cbsnews.com)