Need a job? An Associated Press review found that one-third of President Bush’s top 2000 fund-raisers or their spouses were appointed to positions in his first administration, ranging from ambassadorships in Europe to seats on policy-setting boards. Perks are included.
The perks for 246 “pioneers” who raised at least $100,000 also included overnight stays at the White House and Camp David, parties at the White House and Bush’s Texas ranch, state dinners with world leaders and overseas travel with U.S. delegations to the Olympics and other events, the review found.
(I seem to remember that there was a huge stink about Clinton letting some people stay at the White House?)
Noble predicts competition among Bush’s top 2004 fundraisers for plum administration jobs will be tougher than in 2000, both because there are fewer positions open and because Bush now has twice as many $100,000-and-up fundraisers as he did in his first campaign.
Nice, really nice. (Link found at Air America)