Skip to comments.Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Big Utility
Posted on 08/24/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT by jaydubya2
WASHINGTON Early in the Obama administration, a lobbyist for the Illinois-based energy producer Exelon Corporation proudly called it the presidents utility. And it was not just because it delivers power to Barack Obamas Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago.
David Axelrod, Mr. Obamas longtime political strategist, once worked as an Exelon consultant, and Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayor and Mr. Obamas former chief of staff, helped create the company through a corporate merger in 2000 while working as an investment banker.
With energy an increasingly pivotal issue for the Obama White House, a review of Exelons relationship with the administration shows how familiarity has helped foster access at the upper reaches of government and how, in some cases, the outcome has been favorable for Exelon.
Exelons employees have contributed at least $395,000 to Mr. Obamas federal campaigns. By far the strongest link is with Mr. Rogers, the Exelon board member and family friend. A college classmate of Michelle Obamas brother, he was co-chairman of Mr. Obamas inauguration committee and still occasionally plays basketball with Mr. Obama.
He is one of Mr. Obamas biggest campaign donation bundlers, having raised more than $500,000, ....
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They learned from the "best": Thomas G. Ayers, the chairman of Commonwealth Edison in Chicago, father to Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, married to Bernadine Dohrn, who worked at the Sidley Austin Law Firm, as did Michelle Robinson Obama, who is married to Barack Chicago "Minibar" Obama.
It all makes for one big happy Marxist, anti-American "family".
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