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Yes, Virginia…

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The University of Virginia has spent a lot of taxpayer money trying to avoid having to turn over certain records,  in particular those pertaining to Michael Mann,  who worked in its environmental science department when he produced the now infamous  “hockey stick”  graph used to confirm the theory of man-made global warming.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the others demanding FOIA rules be followed are  to be congratulated for their persistence in the face of UVA’s ever-changing rationale for refusing to obey the law and provide the requested documents.

Written by timeforthorns

January 8, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Chicago at the White House…

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You can take Obama out of Chicago,  but you’ll never take Chicago out of Obama.

Former Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel left the White House to run for mayor of Chicago after current Mayor Richard Daley made a surprise announcement that he wouldn’t run for re-election.

Bill Daley,  the outgoing mayor’s brother,  has now been announced as the new chief of staff,  while the interim guy most thought would be COS is being given a new title.

This seems sleazy to me,  but then I’m not a fan of the Chicago Way.

John Tabin goes a step further.    The  Left hates the pick because Daley has actually had some business experience  (on Wall Street) and isn’t  an automatic for-the-union guy,  but people he’s from Chicago!  The L.A. Times  views Daley as  a great pick.  and the Wall Street Journal believes Daley will  be a pragmatist in an ideological White House.

Daley’s  past criticisms of  the Obama Administration as being too liberal fails to impress me.   Daley’s  part of the Chicago machine, just as His Oneness is,  and as Michelle Malkin  reports,  Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction is also bringing in another piece of the machine.   This is nothing more than Obama’s attempt to make voters believe that he’s moderating and will sincerely engage with business.   What’s that old saw about fool me once……