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Obama Team Sheds Light on New Administration (DOS, DOD, Treasury)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-12-08 | Laura Meckler, Jonathan Weisman

Posted on 11/12/2008 10:52:31 PM PST by STARWISE

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The Obama transition team released the names of 13 people on Wednesday who will direct a top-to-bottom review of federal agencies and another six who will lead teams that will review Treasury, State and Defense department policy, budget and personnel issues.

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It includes four former lobbyists, three top campaign fund-raisers and two former employees of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, with some overlap among them. Four people in the group have ties to the consultant McKinsey & Co. and two have experience leading high-tech start-ups.

Mr. Obama's transition advisers include Tom Donilon, a top lobbyist for Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored mortgage giant that helped precipitate the current financial crisis. Mr. Donilon will co-lead a team reviewing the State Department.

Co-leading the State Department audit will be Wendy Sherman, a principal of Albright Group, a firm founded by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Ms Sherman headed Fannie Mae's charitable foundation between 1996 and 1997. She also serves on the new congressional commission on curtailing the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Both Mr. Donilon and Ms. Sherman worked for the State Department during the Clinton administration.

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The Treasury review will be led by Josh Gotbaum, a Clinton administration veteran and long-time investment banker at Lazard Freres, and by Michael Warren, the chief operating officer of Stonebridge International LLC, a Washington lobbying and consulting firm.

There is some connection between Stonebridge's work, which includes advising multinational companies looking to work in the U.S., and Treasury, which is the lead agency in reviewing the multinational acquisitions of U.S. companies for potential national-security issues.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
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Obama Transition Names First Agency Review Teams

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Trying hard not to explode or throw something heavy.

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Team

Samuel R. Berger - Co-Chairman

Samuel R. Berger is Co-Chairman and co-founder of Stonebridge International, LLC. He is involved across nearly all the firm's engagements and regions, with a particularly strong focus on Asia, Russia and Central Asia and the Middle East.

Mr. Berger has had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. As former National Security Advisor, Mr. Berger was pivotal in shaping America's role in the post-Cold War era.

Through his efforts to build relations with China, managing financial crises in Asia and Latin America, driving critical peace negotiations in the Balkans and the Middle East, and expanding foreign trade, he worked closely with leaders around the world.

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Transition Team’s Ties to K Street

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Michael Warren is the COO of Stonebridge International, a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington. Warren isn’t registered to lobby, but his firm represents corporate clients such as Airbus, Gulfsands Petroleum and, until recently, ConocoPhillips. The Obama transition office says Warren is on “partial leave” from Stonebridge International.

1 posted on 11/12/2008 10:52:31 PM PST by STARWISE
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2 posted on 11/12/2008 10:56:35 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

O said lobbyists would not find a job in his administration. But he didn’t say anything about a career......


3 posted on 11/12/2008 10:57:01 PM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: STARWISE

Lobbyists, Fannie Mae, Sandy Burglar’s COO (that’s a close connection to that criminal scumbag)..... oh, yeah, Obambi has put together a stellar team to create the “most ethical and transparent administration in history” ..... yeah, sure.


4 posted on 11/12/2008 11:02:34 PM PST by Enchante (Make Fox News come clean on the hoax attacks on Governor Sarah Palin!!!)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the ping STARWISE.

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OPINION:

History repeats itself and our enemies...


5 posted on 11/12/2008 11:06:02 PM PST by Cindy
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To: STARWISE

Change-you-can-believe-in bump!


6 posted on 11/12/2008 11:10:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: STARWISE

Wait a minute. Sandy Berger has a position with Obama already? SANDY BERGER!


7 posted on 11/12/2008 11:31:15 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: STARWISE
"It includes four former lobbyists"

Can't help but to think of the hell Hussein gave McCain for having former lobbyists working for his campaign. I'm sure the Washington Post will have a front page story tomorrow highlighting the hypocrisy.

8 posted on 11/12/2008 11:33:17 PM PST by KoRn
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To: STARWISE

DOS? They’re going to fix Microsoft Windoze?


9 posted on 11/13/2008 12:07:47 AM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: Red Badger
O said lobbyists would not find a job in his administration.

He also said he didn't begin his political career in Ayers' living room, and he would accept public financing for his campaign, and that he was too inexperienced to run for president--

Hey, does this post count as a hate crime?

10 posted on 11/13/2008 12:59:48 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (1-22-13)
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To: STARWISE

Nothing..and I mean nothing, except good news about Obama’s actions and appointments will surprise...


11 posted on 11/13/2008 1:27:52 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

this presidency looks like it is destine to last a year


12 posted on 11/13/2008 2:27:59 AM PST by 09Patriot (I am a MILITANT Conservative, compassionate conservativism got us NOWHERE)
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To: STARWISE

Reads like a Who’s Who of DC crooks and liars. Heaven help us!


13 posted on 11/13/2008 4:18:13 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: STARWISE
four former lobbyists, three top campaign fund-raisers and two former employees of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae

... and a partridge in a pear tree!

14 posted on 11/13/2008 5:07:54 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: STARWISE

Hillary and Bubba got to be in a state of depression seeing their people flocking to Obama


15 posted on 11/13/2008 5:30:13 AM PST by uncbob
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To: STARWISE; jimrob
Obama Team Sheds Light on New Administration (DOS, DOD, Treasury)

Yes, we know that he's had his DoS team working hard since the day of the election.
16 posted on 11/13/2008 7:26:32 AM PST by Brown Deer
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To: Brown Deer

Yeah, they were really busting ass and giving 110% last weekend.

SOBs!


17 posted on 11/13/2008 7:48:21 AM PST by upchuck (Law of Logical Argument: Anything's possible if you don't know what you're talking about. => nObama))
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To: Enchante

Samuel Berger is our Sandy Burglar? Seriously?


18 posted on 11/13/2008 10:13:04 AM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: STARWISE

Is this the Sandy Berger? who filled his pockets with Clinton notes to protect the former President during 9/11 hearings?


19 posted on 11/13/2008 11:48:15 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: KoRn

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


20 posted on 11/13/2008 11:51:07 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: Kackikat

21 posted on 11/13/2008 4:56:00 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Well I loved the Lone Ranger, and I can honestly say “Obama is no Lone Ranger”..lol

Propaganda by the truckloads, huh? Oh well check out How Comm;unism Works..

http://history.howstuffworks.com/cold-war/communism.htm


22 posted on 11/13/2008 5:23:53 PM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: STARWISE

Who is that?


23 posted on 11/13/2008 5:24:42 PM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: Kackikat

Sandy Berger: What Did He Take and Why Did He Take It?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/01/sandy_berger_what_did_he_take.html

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24 posted on 11/13/2008 5:48:48 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Hey check out this link on Hitler, it has Ernst Rohm the leader of the Brownshirts in it...do you think Rohm Emmanuel was named after him?

http://www.flowofhistory.com/units/etc/20/FC134


25 posted on 11/14/2008 2:51:25 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: 6SJ7

“and a partridge in a pear tree”

More like a titmouse in a fardelberry bush!


26 posted on 11/15/2008 10:12:10 AM PST by LastDayz (Tar & Feather the Lot of Them)
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