Apparently the Bush administration loves corporate lobbyists so much that they’ve started letting them sell meetings with the president.
From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 – The lobbyist Jack Abramoff asked for $9 million in 2003 from the president of a West African nation to arrange a meeting with President Bush and directed his fees to a Maryland company now under federal scrutiny, according to newly disclosed documents.
We’ve always known that Bush values the interest of multinational corporations above all else, but come on Mr. President, isn’t this a bit much? Allowing your corporate buddies to sell meetings with you for a whopping 9 million dollars! Hopefully you are at least living up to your record of corruption and demanding a cut.
I’ll ignore the bitter shiver of disenfranchised Americanism I just got, and move on to laugh (or is it cry) at the thought of what happens when someone calls the White House to try to get a meeting with W…
White House: Hello, White House.
Caller: Hi, I would like to meet with the President.
White House: Oh… We’ll have to direct you to his Enron office for that.
Caller: Enron office?
White House: That’s right, Enron is handling the President’s schedule now. In collaboration with members of the carlyl group of course.
White House: Bye now.
I know I should stop being amazed at how demonic and corrupt this administration is, but every time they sink to a new low it still makes me sick.