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    Who could ever have believed that the guy who was going to change the way business was done would be the biggest enabler of Wall St?
    from Ken Silverstein's November 2006 piece in Harpers:
    On condition of anonymity, one Washington lobbyist I spoke with was willing to point out the obvious: that big donors would not be helping out Obama if they didn’t see him as a “player.” The lobbyist added: “What’s the dollar value of a starry-eyed idealist?”
    the anticedents of our head shaking the last five years can be found in Mr Silverstein's most excellent post
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    •  The dollar value reminds me of (5+ / 0-)

      that old joke about the whore, that we have established that you are, but now have to determine the price....

      that big donors would not be helping out Obama if they didn’t see him as a “player.” The lobbyist added: “What’s the dollar value of a starry-eyed idealist?”

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:31:00 AM PDT

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