Steve Gilbert is not resting on his laurels (CPAC Blogger of the Year). He points us to a NY Daily News report on yet another corrupt Obama appiontee:
The man who is President Obama’s newly minted urban czar pocketed thousands of dollars in campaign cash from city developers whose projects he approved or funded with taxpayers’ money, a Daily News probe found.
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion often received contributions just before or after he sponsored money for projects or approved important zoning changes, records show.
Most donations were organized and well-timed.
In one case, a developer became a Carrion fund-raiser two months before the borough president signed off on his project, raising more than $6,000 in campaign cash.
In another, eight Boricua College officials came up with $8,000 on the same day for Carrion three weeks before the school filed plans to build a new tower. Carrion ultimately approved the project and sponsored millions in taxpayer funds for it.
Carrion resigned as borough president effective Sunday and begins his new job as director of the White House Office on Urban Policy Monday.
Saturday Carrion declined to answer written questions about his receipt of timely campaign contributions.
And I thought nominating a tax chiseler for Secretary of the Treasury took chutzpah. I take it the new administration's urban policy is spreading the already incredible level of urban political corruption even further.