Thursday, July 02, 2009

The best staff money can buy?

So, the White House has released its salary dirt, and it's now known that among the folks making the top pay bracket is National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers. This is like hearing that a janitor who spills ashtrays all over the floor and empties his mop bucket in the desk drawers is earning the maximum dollars.

Meanwhile, dig the piccie of Rahm at that link. Is that not a guy who looks like he should be on your TeeWee at three in the morning, promising to get you all the compensation you deserve from your slip'n'fall at the Piggly Wiggly? He looks like a member of a subspecies of h. sap. that has evolved specifically to exploit the ecological niche found on the back of phone books.

14 comments:

Nathan Brindle said...

Yep, ol' Rahm looks like an ambulance chaser par excellence.

Anonymous said...

I always see him as the sinister mafia hit man picked up by the cops in a NYC hotel room where he was found with an high class escort.

Tam said...

Hey, you gotta admit that he looks like a member of a subspecies of h. sap. that has evolved specifically to exploit the ecological niche found on the back of phone books.

Brian J. said...

Forget Rahm. That 20-something speechwriter makes $172,000? At that age and with a similar degree from a lesser private university, I was making $11 an hour.

I am in the wrong party. I want to be a made man like that.

Turk Turon said...

Now that Billy Mays is dead, there's an opening for a hyper-aggressive, take-no-prisoners, scorched-earth TV pitch man.

the pawnbroker said...

"He looks like a member of a subspecies of h. sap."

like boss like flunkie...

"The best staff money can buy?"

i doubt it. most loyalty, maybe.

jtc

Anonymous said...

"That 20-something speechwriter makes $172,000? At that age and with a similar degree from a lesser private university"

A 31 year old is running the American automobile industry, which should mean that there will be better cars coming from Detroit, but I believe that they will all be pedal-powered.

Shootin' Buddy

theirritablearchitect said...

Shootin' Buddy,

Funny you should bring up the boy wonder of the automobile heist.

I wrote a bit piece about that travesty a few weeks ago.

Larry Summers sung his praises as someone who (I paraphrase) "learns quickly", but the boy wonder, Brian Deese, admitted that he knew NOTHING about the industry or cars, even, yet he was somehow "qualified", in Barry's circle anyway, to supposedly "fix" the problems associated with the domestic auto industry.

It was obvious from even a casual reading of the article that I linked that Deese had been assigned to his position as a political favor for being a good little useful idiot in the promoting of Barry's campaign.

Makes me sick to think about it.

staghounds said...

Looks as though all the people who hounded Mr. Summers from the Presidency of Harvard for his

AWFUL SEXIST PIG REMARKS !!!111!!!!!

have died, or maybe they are busy right now.

Anonymous said...

"It was obvious from even a casual reading of the article that I linked that Deese had been assigned to his position as a political favor for being a good little useful idiot in the promoting of Barry's campaign."

IA, yes, the joys of Socialism. To paraphrase Tam's Imaginary Boyfriend (or Imaginary Twin), P.J. O'Rourke, Socialism is taking the janitor at a business and putting him in charge and expecting everything to work out just fine.

Shootin' Buddy

Adam said...

Strange. I don't see Kal Penn on that list.

Rob K said...

"Hi, my name's Rahm Emanuel. Is your employer more concerned with actually producing a product than providing you with health insurance? Do you not even have a job? Call me, and I'll go to Washington and get you the health care you deserve! Don't let those callous people who actually work deprive you of your right to free stuff! Call now!"

Nathan Brindle said...

Rob K for the win.

DirtCrashr said...

Rahm's salary maxed-out? So he really can't pay any more in taxes then (not that they do to anyhow). It just means more work for the ward-heelers - the bagmen. A house in France, or a cottage in Ireland like Chris Dodd.