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The New Team: Jamie Gorelick
NY Slimes ^ | November 9, 2008 | ERIC LICHTBLAU

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. Obama’s 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. “ ‘Ma’am’ is what you call your mom.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; bho2008; clintonistas; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; fanniemae; freddymac; gorelick; jamiegorelick; obamanation; stupidvoters
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Hopefully, the Republicans would fight this nomination for US AG. She's as corrupt as they get.
1 posted on 11/09/2008 6:29:16 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: Comparative Advantage

Jamie Gorelick? Are they kidding?

Oh my.


2 posted on 11/09/2008 6:30:43 PM PST by Shelayne (The Obamanation that causes desolation starting soon....)
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To: Comparative Advantage

This cannot be right! This woman has done more, single-handedly, to harm to this country than anybody. Attorney Genreal???? Sh!t.


3 posted on 11/09/2008 6:30:59 PM PST by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Bleh. Like a bad penny.


4 posted on 11/09/2008 6:31:20 PM PST by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Jamie Gorelick helped get a lot of people slaughtered on September 11, 2001.


5 posted on 11/09/2008 6:31:21 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: truthluva

Her name sure sounds familiar.......


6 posted on 11/09/2008 6:31:55 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Obaminomics=bankrupt coal industry-make energy prices skyrocket-spread WHAT wealth around?)
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


7 posted on 11/09/2008 6:32:01 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired from wondering whether we wake up in the newest socialist country tomorrow.)
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To: Comparative Advantage

His motto is “Change”, but I keep seeing more of the same names..


8 posted on 11/09/2008 6:32:09 PM PST by pnz1
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


9 posted on 11/09/2008 6:32:16 PM PST by JMS
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To: Comparative Advantage

Why not....there will be no justice in the land under this administration....


10 posted on 11/09/2008 6:32:19 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


11 posted on 11/09/2008 6:32:25 PM PST by prairiebreeze ( Our troops DESERVE BETTER than Barack Hussein Obama!!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

So much for reaching across the aisle


12 posted on 11/09/2008 6:32:36 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Comparative Advantage

Now, .... THIS is the Hope and CHANGE I expect from DEMOCRATS!!


13 posted on 11/09/2008 6:32:37 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (HITLER offered Hope and Change!!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Lovely. Gore-lick as AG.

How many more Clintonistas will be in government until they die?


14 posted on 11/09/2008 6:32:42 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: Comparative Advantage

This is change? But for Zero himself, so far it’s all Clinton retreads. Nice.


15 posted on 11/09/2008 6:33:42 PM PST by GatorGirl (Don't Blame Me, I Voted McCain!)
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To: snarks_when_bored

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.


16 posted on 11/09/2008 6:33:48 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


17 posted on 11/09/2008 6:33:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Comparative Advantage

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 ;-)


18 posted on 11/09/2008 6:34:03 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Comparative Advantage

she sure gets around...

dildo for janet reno,

9.11 commission,

fanny mae or was it freddy mac?

lawyer for duke university against the young men accused of rape....


19 posted on 11/09/2008 6:34:05 PM PST by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Makes sense. She knows where all the bodies are buried. She helped bury them...and got paid 25million + from Fannie Mae.


20 posted on 11/09/2008 6:34:07 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


21 posted on 11/09/2008 6:34:22 PM PST by qwertypie
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To: Comparative Advantage
She contributed $10,000 to Mr. Obama’s presidential political action committee in August, after his nomination was all but assured.

Just read this. How courageous of her...

22 posted on 11/09/2008 6:34:32 PM PST by prairiebreeze ( Our troops DESERVE BETTER than Barack Hussein Obama!!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

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

stunning

this is truly a nation gone mad


23 posted on 11/09/2008 6:34:44 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Comparative Advantage
The Honeymoon is over President A-Hole!
24 posted on 11/09/2008 6:34:52 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: pnz1
It's called rearranging the Deck Chairs aboard the S.S. Democrat.
25 posted on 11/09/2008 6:35:03 PM PST by T Lady (Palin-Jindal 2012)
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To: ladyjane

She must have stolen the 900 FBI from Hillary’s office.


26 posted on 11/09/2008 6:36:17 PM PST by nufsed
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


27 posted on 11/09/2008 6:36:22 PM PST by IreneE (Live for nothing or die for something.)
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To: Comparative Advantage

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”


28 posted on 11/09/2008 6:36:29 PM PST by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


29 posted on 11/09/2008 6:36:41 PM PST by grandpa jones (L.O.M.A. (loyal opposition my a**))
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


30 posted on 11/09/2008 6:36:41 PM PST by Enchante (Sarah Palin is Worth Infinitely More to Us than Any Vicious RINO Anonymous Staffers)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Fifty, Fifty, Fifty Four Months to go....
I wanna be sedated!


31 posted on 11/09/2008 6:36:57 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: silverleaf
this is truly a nation gone mad

We are in a bad Star Wars sequel, "2008 - The Rise of the Assclowns."

32 posted on 11/09/2008 6:37:08 PM PST by qwertypie
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To: Shelayne; Grampa Dave; calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; NormsRevenge; ..
"Jamie Gorelick? Are they kidding?"

Well, no! They're NOT!!!

Then ya couple that with THIS!!! AND LOOKOUT!!! Here comes Barak Odrama!!!

33 posted on 11/09/2008 6:37:19 PM PST by SierraWasp (Welcome to the USSA on it's way to join the third whirled in mutual misery with Barak Odrama!!!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Gorelick bump


34 posted on 11/09/2008 6:37:48 PM PST by indthkr
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To: IreneE

WHOSE emails?


35 posted on 11/09/2008 6:38:00 PM PST by goodnesswins (CONSERVATIVES....saving America's A** whether you like it or not!)
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To: Old Sarge
what is sad is that the Senate Repubs will not even ask one pointed probing question in hearings to be “bipartisan” Bunch of spineless amoral jagdorks.\\
36 posted on 11/09/2008 6:38:00 PM PST by slapshot (""USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away)
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To: IreneE

WHOSE emails?


37 posted on 11/09/2008 6:38:06 PM PST by goodnesswins (CONSERVATIVES....saving America's A** whether you like it or not!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Janet Reno and 8 years later Jamie Gorelick, the architect of the “Wall” that enabled 9-11? I’m at a loss for words.


38 posted on 11/09/2008 6:38:21 PM PST by line drive to right
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To: Comparative Advantage; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; Liz

GORE-Lick, Can this shiite keep getting worse?


39 posted on 11/09/2008 6:38:28 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: T Lady

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.


40 posted on 11/09/2008 6:38:28 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Comparative Advantage

No. NOOOO!!!

What is it with this woman....she’s just everywhere with her hands in everything! We can’t let this happen.


41 posted on 11/09/2008 6:39:01 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: Shelayne
Jamie Gorelick? Are they kidding?

Oh my.


I'm with you. Is she the vampire (figuratively, of course) that just won't die or what? How about just ONE little tidbit from her current past "experience",

From Wikipedia, ....Even though she had no previous training nor experience in finance, Gorelick was appointed Vice Chairman of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) from 1997 to 2003. She served alongside former Clinton Administration official Franklin Raines.[1] During that period, Fannie Mae developed a $10 billion accounting scandal.

Basically, the books were being cooked for bonusses was my understanding.
42 posted on 11/09/2008 6:39:22 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Comparative Advantage

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


43 posted on 11/09/2008 6:40:06 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Jimmah Carter cubed. Obama, the only man in America who can make Hillary Clinton look good.)
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To: Comparative Advantage
Jamie Gorelick was directly responsible for the 9/11 attack AND the mortgage meltdown mess.

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 ~

44 posted on 11/09/2008 6:40:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Comparative Advantage

Jamie Gorelick- mistress of disaster

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/09/jamie-gorelick-mistress-of-disaster.html


45 posted on 11/09/2008 6:41:02 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Comparative Advantage
Now, for all of the post so far all I see is cynicism. Maybe she did accidentally set the conditions that allowed 9/11 by protecting the president and the DNC from corruption charges (concerning selling all our military secrets to China in exchange for campaign contributions.)

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.

46 posted on 11/09/2008 6:41:04 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: snarks_when_bored

“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.


47 posted on 11/09/2008 6:41:05 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: Comparative Advantage

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)


48 posted on 11/09/2008 6:42:18 PM PST by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: AuntB; All

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.


49 posted on 11/09/2008 6:43:07 PM PST by Enchante (Sarah Palin is Worth Infinitely More to Us than Any Vicious RINO Anonymous Staffers)
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To: Comparative Advantage
Of course, she will NOT be the only “EMPTY SUIT” in the new White house:-)))))
50 posted on 11/09/2008 6:43:23 PM PST by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer says its HUSSEIN & the MSM fault for 4 years:-))
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