Monday, June 18, 2012

Axelrod's Conflicted World: Firm's Role With Citibank and Chicago Cubs Raises Questions

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
David Axelrod — the top campaign adviser to President Barack Obama — sold his ownership stake in ASGK Public Strategies in 2009, when he became a senior White House adviser.

But Axelrod didn’t cut his ties to the Chicago public relations firm completely. He still has an office there. His name is on the door. His old partners are still paying him the five annual $200,000 payments they agreed to when they bought him out.

Now, two of the firm’s clients — Citibank and the Chicago Cubs — have a lot riding on decisions to be made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Axelrod friend and former White House colleague who ran on a pledge to reform a City Hall he described as riddled with influence-peddling.
Remember when the liberal media fumed about Dick Cheney's ties to Haliburton? Anyway, this is snapshot of the way Axelrod-Obama-Emanuel want to run the economy. Where would Citibank be without looting taxpayers while Axelrod and gang get their cut?