Skip to comments.Obama Chooses an Inner-Circle Man (Bob Bauer - Dunn's husband)
Posted on 11/15/2009 7:50:05 AM PST by khnyny
WASHINGTON In being named White House counsel less than a year into President Obamas tenure, Robert F. Bauer is reversing a longstanding trend.
Many presidents initially name a close friend and ally to the post, and then turn to a well-known Washington legal fixture when they run into legal or political trouble. In this case, Mr. Bauer, a trusted back-room counselor who was one of the first people Mr. Obama hired when he came to Washington five years ago, is taking the place of Gregory B. Craig, a legal powerhouse who was a relative latecomer to Mr. Obamas inner circle.
Ever since Mr. Obama arrived as a freshman senator from Illinois in early 2005, Mr. Bauer has been his personal lawyer and informal political adviser. Mr. Bauer, now 57, was the chief legal adviser to the Obama presidential campaign and one of the candidates most forceful advocates, once interrupting a conference call with reporters by the rival campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton to argue with Mrs. Clintons chief spokesman over a campaign attack.
Among other matters, he defended Mr. Obama against a lawsuit claiming the candidate was born outside the United States and thus ineligible to be president. The suit was dismissed as frivolous.
Mr. Bauers wife, Anita Dunn, was also a senior campaign aide and has served until now as the White House communications director. She is stepping down this month.
White House aides said the main functions of the counsels office would not change with the switch in leadership. The office is responsible for vetting candidates for administrative jobs and judicial posts, for handling ethics matters and for reviewing lawsuits involving the executive branch. It also handles many delicate foreign policy and intelligence issues.
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“Among other matters, he defended Mr. Obama against a lawsuit claiming the candidate was born outside the United States and thus ineligible to be president. The suit was dismissed as frivolous.”
This Robert Bauer is Anita Dunn’s husband. The Anita Dunn who praises Chairman Mao Tse Tung.
His wife Anita bragged about how the Dems CONTROLLED the media and of course adores Mao - a murdering Communist.
A lot of people quote Mao or use his name in reference to one thing or another. I’ve never heard anybody in this country say that he was, you know, one of their most admired political philosophers, never. It’s entirely different context there and that’s obscene.
Mao would have preferred to silence the opposition by putting a bullet to the back of the head. There are subtle ways to do it, and I think we’re seeing it right now.
Updated October 12, 2009
White House Escalates War of Words With Fox News
Anita Dunn, White House communications director, calls Fox News a “wing of the Republican Party,” after the White House began using its government blog to criticize “Fox lies.”
So, we KNOW what her husband will be like. It’s a shell game to Obama. When one is no longer useful, he gets rid of the person and moves another COMMUNIST into the chair.
“This Robert Bauer is Anita Dunns husband. The Anita Dunn who praises Chairman Mao Tse Tung.”
Live it again on youtube:
Obama Cabinet Member Anita Dunn: Mao Tse Tung “Favorite Philosopher”
Same old communists crap.
I think he wants the guy who is protecting him on the birth certificate issue closer to him and more available in the White House. The birth certificate thing may become a much bigger deal...
We have to examine the law firm Bauer was with - Perkins Coie.
Yes, he keeps ppeople like him CLOSE.
WHen they’re used up, he either abandons them (guy in Va.) or shifts them into something else behind the scenes.
Perkins Coie - a former employee of that law firm conveniently became a law clerk to the judge which presided over Obama’s birth certificate case. Can’t remember the name off the top of my head.
Siddharth Velamoor, that’s the law clerk’s name.
Narcissists always pick inferior people to work for them so then can feel superior. In Obama’s case it has been real difficult to find people that is dumber than him,
Maybe Bauer will try to get some kind of immunity from legal questions about his representation of Obumma in the Birth Certificate dispute.
Here is the story of the connection from Bauer to Obama to Osama. There is a link...
Yes. By their friends ye shall know them.