Skip to comments.The New Team: Jamie Gorelick
Posted on 11/09/2008 6:29:16 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of a new Obama administration. Following is part of a series of profiles of potential members of the administration.
The New Team A series of profiles of potential members of the Obama administration.
Name: Jamie Gorelick
Being considered for: Attorney general
Would bring to the job: A wide-ranging Washington résumé that spans corporate, legal and national security affairs. Ms. Gorelick (pronounced Guh-REH-lick) was the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in the Clinton administration, from 1994 to 1997, and if chosen would be the second woman to be named attorney general, following her former boss, Janet Reno. Ms. Gorelick would also bring corporate experience to an Obama administration at a time of financial crisis.
Is linked to Mr. Obama by: Deep contacts in Democratic circles and a background in civil rights. But Ms. Gorelick backed Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries and contributed early on to her campaign, which could work against her as a contender. She contributed $10,000 to Mr. Obamas presidential political action committee in August, after his nomination was all but assured.
In her own words: You know someone respected you if they called you sir, Ms. Gorelick said, alluding to the glass ceiling at the Pentagon, where she worked as general counsel in the 1990s. Maam is what you call your mom.
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Jamie Gorelick? Are they kidding?
This cannot be right! This woman has done more, single-handedly, to harm to this country than anybody. Attorney Genreal???? Sh!t.
Bleh. Like a bad penny.
Jamie Gorelick helped get a lot of people slaughtered on September 11, 2001.
Her name sure sounds familiar.......
Jamie will be working on the third or fourth $ trillion worth of damage she has done to this country, and I think we can be relieved she’ll be getting another shot.
His motto is “Change”, but I keep seeing more of the same names..
Never has an apparatchik caused so much harm in American history as Jamie Gorelick. She was up to her eyebrows in the financial meltdown and was responsible for the wall of separation leading to 9-11. She should be the poster child for opposition to the Obama interregnum.
Why not....there will be no justice in the land under this administration....
The republicans didn’t fight her presence on the 9-11 Commission Circus.
How many MONTHS was it that the democraps held up many Bush appointments especially Ashcroft and Rumsfeld?
The Pubs won’t oppose many...if any...of Ding Dong’s nominations. IMO.
So much for reaching across the aisle
Now, .... THIS is the Hope and CHANGE I expect from DEMOCRATS!!
Lovely. Gore-lick as AG.
How many more Clintonistas will be in government until they die?
This is change? But for Zero himself, so far it’s all Clinton retreads. Nice.
Gorelick helped lay the groudwork for the intelligence failure that allowed 9/11 to happen. Gorelick was also one of the looters who helped destroy Fannie Mae (or was it Freddie Mac, I don’t recall which one she was mixed up in) laying the groundwork for the current financial debacle. “Change” indeed.
The real surprise is how many of these slimeball clintonoids are coming back for a second bite of the apple.
It’s the really sharp and nasty ones that Obama seems to have settled on.
Hillary must be seething.
Not to defocus from this bee-yatch, but...
I wonder if the fix is in with the Clintons, BHO brings on a bunch of their old cronies and in turn they sit back and be quiet for a while. I just have the abiding doubt about the Clintons keeping their fingers out of this pie somehow.
If Chelsea turns up as an Ambassador to someplace, I’ll have my proof ;-)
she sure gets around...
dildo for janet reno,
fanny mae or was it freddy mac?
lawyer for duke university against the young men accused of rape....
Makes sense. She knows where all the bodies are buried. She helped bury them...and got paid 25million + from Fannie Mae.
Gorelick is doing legal work for Duke, defending it against the civil claims made by the remaining lacrosse players that were so shabbily treated during the fake rape case. Her legal filings so far have been inept.
Just read this. How courageous of her...
And Jamie Gorelick walked away from her job at FNMA with $26 million
after looking the other way while the books were cooked to facilitate fat bonus checks for herself
this is truly a nation gone mad
She must have stolen the 900 FBI from Hillary’s office.
The GOP has to play this as smart as possible.
The moment BO takes office we get to see their emails.
All the White House emails.
that’s it. Gotta check out for the next four or more. This is like a nightmare that won’t end. Gorelick had her corrupted finger prints on everything bad that happened.
al qaeda must be lovin it. She helped them before and prob do so again.
“Post Partisan” just means “we don’t give a crap what anybody else thinks”
this will be an interesting confirmation hearing. It will be an early indication of who in the Republican party has the ‘nads to oppose the preznit.
The fact that Gorelick is not radioactive for any Democrat admin. shows the grotesque failures of the Republicans (and the Media, of course) — they have failed utterly to investigate, expose, and crush some of the worst people of the past 15 years.
Gorelick has been a toxic force throughout the US national security agencies, throughout the DOJ, and throughout the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and the sub-prime meltdown.
That she can even be considered for appointment to any position of public trust is an indictment of the Mediascum andd also the Republicans, who have allowed her to get away with so much malfeasance.
Fifty, Fifty, Fifty Four Months to go....
I wanna be sedated!
We are in a bad Star Wars sequel, "2008 - The Rise of the Assclowns."
Well, no! They're NOT!!!
Then ya couple that with THIS!!! AND LOOKOUT!!! Here comes Barak Odrama!!!
Janet Reno and 8 years later Jamie Gorelick, the architect of the “Wall” that enabled 9-11? I’m at a loss for words.
GORE-Lick, Can this shiite keep getting worse?
I just came from the in-laws, it was an orgy of obama-idiots. It felt like they were on the Titanic and cheering for the iceberg.
What is it with this woman....she’s just everywhere with her hands in everything! We can’t let this happen.
Why the fark not? After all, the architects of the subprime mortgage debacle are sitting pretty in Congress. It’s going to be like a reunion. Change. HA! All the old names, not a single new one. /CompleteAndUtterDisgust
Put her in another government job and Obama will give the complete lie to his "Change" mantra.
BTW, gang, all the unsold houses in this neighborhood just sold this weekend. They are all fullup ~ just like a bunch of out of state Obamista staffers arrived.
We had more than our fair share of Clintonistas in an earlier time. Even ol' Charlie Trei bought a nearby restaurant which he named the "Fool'Inn" just like the one in Arkansas.
Two of the Clintonistas still fleeing subpoenas for their arrest lived here a long time ~ knew Gilbert Colon quite well in fact. Al Qaida people used to help work on taxicabs in front of his house in fact. One of the better known visitors in that block included the notorious Mir Aimal Kasi who jumped the gun and shot up a bunch of folks trying to go to work at the CIA up the way.
Anyway, the transition team guy with the "good neighborhoods you can afford" is on the job and they're coming here.
I'll find out the prices they paid in a few weeks and publish them in FR. No doubt the Obamistas are surprised and chagrined ~ although the prices dropped they're still higher than those people are used to. I do hope they push them up even higher ~
Jamie Gorelick- mistress of disaster
But she went on to have a successful career after government service at Fannie Mae earning over 23 million helping them make loans to people who couldn't afford housing.
That's right, she and the Dems set up and managed the looting of Fannie Mae. But apparently no one noticed.
“Jamie Gorelick helped get a lot of people slaughtered on September 11, 2001.”
Then gets herself injected into the ‘9/11 commission’ to tell us what everyone else did wrong.
She was a Fannie Mae director as well.
THIS is not good.
Of ALL the people in Washington, this is the ONE PERSON that should NEVER be allowed to ever darken the halls of government again...
-She is DIRECTLY responsible for allowing 9/11 to happen (THE WALL)
-She is DIRECTLY responsible for covering up and minimalizing Clinton’s security failures leadung up to 9/11. (9/11 Commission)
-She pocketed a cool $25 MILLION DOLLARS as a Fannie Mae executive Board member, (being appointed with ZERO experience or background in finance!) while it’s financial losses were being covered up, and is in part responsible for damn near BANKRUPTING THE ENTIRE PLANET....
And as ATTORNEY GENERAL, Obama is putting here ina position to cover up and ignore all of the Democrats FUTURE CRIMES! (Voter Fraud, Raping public enterprises, etc,etc)
Gorelick is a zombie, the walking dead.....
No way should she ever be anywhere near a position of public trust ever again.
Hey, all, this may be a case for the blogosphere — if they actually do nominate Gorelick that would be a great 1st case to draw a line, say NO NO NO.
I doubt that spineless Republican Senators would actually filibuster, but it would be worth attacking Gorelick b/c (1) her record is so despicable, and (2) it would enable us to raise all of her malfeasance associated with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, the 9/11 Commission, “the wall” that helped to bring about 9/11, her role in DOJ and DOD in the 1990s, etc.