The ties that Bind. Remember Rahm Emanuel's rent-free D.C. apartment? The owner: A BP adviser

By Andrew Malcolm, LA Times

 Emanuel lives rent free in a BP advisers house

In case you were tempted to buy the faux Washington outrage at BP and its gulf oil spill in recent days, here’s a story that reveals a little-known corporate political connection and the quiet way the inner political circles intersect, protect and care for one another in the nation’s capital. And Chicago.

We already knew that BP and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama’s 2007-08 campaign.

Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer.

Shortly after Obama’s happy inaugural,  eyebrows rose slightly upon word that, as a House member, Emanuel had lived the last five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment of Democratic colleague Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and her husband, Stanley Greenberg.

For an ordinary American, that would likely raise some obvious tax liability questions. But like Emanuel, the guy overseeing the Internal Revenue Service now is another Obama insider, Tim Geithner, who had his own outstanding tax problems but skated through confirmation anyway by the Democratic-controlled Congress.

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5 comments to The ties that Bind. Remember Rahm Emanuel's rent-free D.C. apartment? The owner: A BP adviser

  • frank

    More proof that the democrats are the party of the rich. They have discovered that it is easier to "get" a living than to "earn" one.

  • thomas

    Emanuel, Gibbs, Holder, Barney Frank and Chris Dodds, OH yes Chucy Shumer: What a set of jackasses we have along with Obama, Pelosi and Reed.
    We must get them OUT!!

    • Jakob the truthsayer

      Uh, it's Dodd, not Dodds, and he ain't running for reelection so you don't have to exert any energy on getting him "OUT!!" Oh, and what the hell is Chucy?

      • thomas

        Thanks for the spelling help and from one who is the enemy from within !!!! DODD quit because he can't take the heat. If the rest won't quit then we will kick the out or impeach when possible !!

  • IMPEACH OBAMA NOW, before he destroys America!