Thursday, February 5, 2009

Leon Panetta Took Money From Bailout Banks And From National Security Agencies; Will Head Intelligence And (Again) Violate Obama Ethics Reform

More change you can throw out the window. CRAAP you can believe in.

CIA Chief Nominee Leon Panetta has taken money from Bailed-out Banks (violates Obama's bogus salary cap mandate) AND taken cash from national security interests (violates Obama's BS ethics executive order)

This is transparency? This is change? Why do these Obama nominee's skeletons conveniently only come to light on the eve of their hearings? (Because the PrObama media allowed it to be so.)

Why was the Congressional Radical Anti-American Pork (CRAAP) "Stimulus" Act casually tucked under the rug and casually attempted to sneak past responsible Americans? (Pelosi and Obama thought that Americans were dumb enough to simply "accept" their CRAAP without preconditions.)

Why is Obama, who promised the most transparent and ethical administration in history continuously breaking his own policies and promises? (Because he is a liar and a power-hungry sack of CRAAP like every other politician you thought you were voting against; hope and change, hopenchangeyoucanbelievein.)

Maybe it's because he is a Radical Marxist Socialist bent on destroying America through power-hungry totalitarianism and buying of votes? (And he is.)

All this on top of the fact that Leon Panetta, like his boss, is naively unqualified to protect national security.

Another nail in the coffin from the NY Times Obama warning machine.

WASHINGTON — Leon E. Panetta, the White House nominee to take over the Central Intelligence Agency, earned more than $1 million last year serving on corporate boards, consulting and delivering speeches, including some given to imploding banks at the height of the financial crisis.

Merrill Lynch gave Mr. Panetta $56,000 for two speeches in 2008, and Wachovia paid his standard fee of $28,000 for an appearance last October, according to financial disclosure forms Mr. Panetta submitted to the Office of Government Ethics.

Both financial institutions are now owned by other banks. Mr. Panetta, who will appear Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee for his confirmation hearing, also received a $28,000 speaking fee last September from the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm that owns a number of companies doing business with the Pentagon and other national security agencies.

The finances of President Obama’s aides are under particular scrutiny after two White House nominees had to withdraw this week amid revelations that they had failed to pay income tax.

Tommy Vietor, a White House spokesman, said Mr. Panetta had no similar tax problems and had not had to pay any back taxes since being tapped by the White House to lead the C.I.A.

“We anticipate that tomorrow’s hearing will focus on the substance of Mr. Panetta’s views about how to strengthen our intelligence gathering and keep our nation safe, as all of Mr. Panetta’s income and investments have been thoroughly reviewed by the Office of Government Ethics,” Mr. Vietor said.

Washington Post has more on the BS CRAAP CHANGE.

This truly has become a circus.

We, at the ConservativeXpress, are no longer holding back. This is an outrage.

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