Barack Obama, elected president last month promising to curb the influence of corporate lobbyists and special interests and to change the way Washington works, continues to fill his administration with politicians steeped in the world of special favors and corporate welfare.
By naming New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as Secretary of Commerce this week, Obama signaled that his Commerce Department will be an ally for any big businesses willing to go along with the administration’s aims....
Friday, December 5, 2008
Obama taps corporate welfare maven for Commerce Secretary
My December 5, 2008 Washington Examiner column: