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I love Andrew Klavan; but, in this case, I disagree with his terminology. I believe Obama’s term is “Pinstripe Patronage.” Rewarding big money donors if they ante up big bucks during the campaign, they get the contracts and loan guarantees when their guy’s in office. Think Solyndra and a dozen other flopped “Green Energy” deals. From Page 8 of Ryan Lizza’s excellent 2008 article “How Chicago Politics Shaped Barack Obama,” in The New Yorker: E. J. Dionne, Jr., of the Washington Post, wrote about this transition in a 1999 column after Daley was reëlected. Dionne wrote about a young Barack… Read more »
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