January 23, 2009

Obama Waives Ethics Rules He Just Put In Place For Pentagon Nominee

Jake Tapper not drinking the kool aid. Something's gonna have to be done about him.

Two days after introducing what he heralded as the most sweeping ethics rules in American history -- ones that would "close the revolving door that lets lobbyists come into government freely" -- President Barack Obama today waived those rules for his nominee for Deputy Secretary of Defense, William Lynn.

Until last fall, Lynn was a registered lobbyist for the defense contractor Raytheon.

Heh. "The New Era of Responsibility."

By Good Lt. at 06:22 PM | Comments |