“is ready to take power and be ready to rule day one”
This is Valerie Jarret; The co-chair of The One’s Transition Team. Pay attention to this woman behind the scenes. As far as I have been able to keep track, this is the only woman that the President Elect’s Wife trusts around the President Elect. I will posting more about Jarret in the future; suffice it to say, she is from Chicago….
Update: A interesting article from Vogue about Valerie Jarret.
Senator Obama has one secret weapon in his wife, Michelle. The other is his chief confidante and valued adviser, Chicago businesswoman Valerie Jarrett. Just who is this hidden tower of strength? asks Jonathan Van Meter.
Photographed by Jonathan Becker.
One day in the summer of 1991, when Valerie Jarrett was Chicago mayor Richard Daley’s deputy chief of staff, the woman who worked in the office next door to Jarrett handed her the résumé of one Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. Robinson was a young lawyer at Sidley Austin, the fifth-largest law firm in the world, doing marketing and intellectual-property work in their headquarters nearby. The résumé highlighted the fact that the 27-year-old had grown up on the South Side of Chicago, had gone to Princeton and then to Harvard Law; what it did not point out was that her father, a city water-pump operator and Democratic precinct captain, had died of multiple sclerosis the year before, a shocking blow that led to a change of heart in the young lawyer about her choices in life. On the cover letter, someone at City Hall had written something like THIS WOMAN IS NO LONGER INTERESTED IN BEING AT HER LAW FIRM. SHE WANTS TO BE IN GOVERNMENT AND GIVE BACK. Susan Sher, the woman who worked in the office next to Jarrett, said, “She is made for you. This is exactly what you did.” Jarrett immediately picked up the phone and called the young lawyer in for an interview.
The Monster is no longer angry; The Monster is resolved.
After 8 years of President Bush’s crazed leadership, the country has now elected another loser, and upgraded the type of firearm being held to the country’s proverbial head. If every other American wants to close their eyes, put their hands in the air and believe that every gas tank is going to be full and every mortgage is going to be magically paid; go right ahead, this American born to immigrants, and a student of American History, is not going to be following the masses off that cliff.
I may be the voice in the wilderness, but I will not congratulate the President Elect on winning the election and the White House because I still believe in the American philosophy of “It is not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game”, and I believe that the corrupt Democratic Party has FINALLY beaten the corrupt Republican Party at it’s own “Rovian Game”, and taken the buying of an American Presidency to new levels. I refuse to be gracious under these circumstances, and I would be a hypocrite if I did so.
I admit I am a hard sell. In 1999, during the WTO Conference, I was working close to the hotel that the convention participants were staying at. I was questioned by a co-worker when I was not fawning over the idea of having President Clinton so close by. I was asked “Who would impress you?” My reply? “I would be impressed if Jesus Christ, Thomas Jefferson, or Ghandi walked through the door”. I liked President Clinton, and I feel he was a good president, but fawn over someone that has to put his pants on one leg at a time just like everybody else? Nope. Look at each of our presidents and there is usually some type of scandal associated with their presidencies. It is human nature to abuse power. Our presidents are riding a breakneck, bucking, wild stallion and just trying to hold on for dear life, usually against an opposing Congress. They are not creating anything like the above mentioned persons.
Once again, I will state what I have said numerous times:
America is a democratic, capitalist country and the barometer for its strength is not the size of it’s military, it is the condition of it’s economy; like it or not.
Our President is the most important CEO in the world, and looking back, I have yet to see one since the Founding Fathers who really understood that statement. President Clinton came closest, but he gave us NAFTA, and look what that has done to our economy and job growth…
As for the President Elect, I will not be blackmailed into helping this Chicago politician in hopes he and the Dean/Pelosi/Dodd/Reid/Frank gang do not screw up our country anymore than it already is. I will continue to support anyone that blocks his/their lunatic ideas to turn this country into a socialist one. I am taking that gun away from my head and I suggest you do so as well. I will not be blackmailed into supporting the “Progressive Socialist Party” that has taken control of the White House and the Congress.
If you are as resolved as I am and want to get involved, go here.
A few more tidbits to think about from one of the people who brought you the United States,
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.(I Hope Dodd and Frank read this one.)