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  •  Well Obama's disclosure forms were a bit odd too (9+ / 0-)

    The Chicago Tribune that was always looking for some wrong doing and kept a close eye on his over the years. They summarized by saying his disclosure forms were unusually frank
    What kind of Chicago pol is that?

    btw freepers did freak when looking back at his disclosure from 2005 or 2006. Michelle had gotten a large raise from the Chicago hospital she worked at and Obama requested million dollar earmark for that hosrital.
    Aha! Busted. This was in 2008 that it became a big deal.
    It was big enough that the University hospital (likely tired of calls) cooperated with Chicago papers stories all about Michelle's work there, her moving to a full time position that year that was also a promotion. Then they talked about her history there,  her evaluations and what her job was, how she was paid exactly the same as others at her level, that she'd had a one year jimb because going into that level some pension thing (or something) had to be paid off to her per requirements. The paper even talked to others who worked with her in community that talked about how great she was.

    Oh and Obama had requested an earmark for 6 hospitals, that one was smaller than the others and had not been granted.

    Of course that didn't matter to freepers. It was Obama being corrupt. Can't blame them, many say Obama came from nowhere, we know nothing about him. Clearly Chicago is a very foreign and distant kind of place and the media that followed him there for a decade, well they speak an unknown language.

    That all has to be worse than what Thomas did. Right?

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