Pay for play: Obama set to nominate another campaign fundraiser to Commerce Secretary

The Obama administration has a bad habit of offering cushy jobs to its campaign donors.  But silly things like ethics don’t get in the way of the “most transparent administration in history.”  No way!

from The Hill:

President Obama is close to nominating billionaire Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker as his next Commerce secretary, according to a Reuters report released late Wednesday.

The report noted that Obama has not yet made a final decision.

Pritzker, who made her fortune building Hyatt Hotels, was an Obama fundraiser in 2008. She’s viewed as a favorable choice among business leaders who have been critical of Obama for a lack of chief executives in the higher ranks of his administration.

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As of writing this, the Obama administration still hasn’t announced a formal decision, but we’ll keep you updated.  If you’re hoping the President decides on something a little more ethical than rewarding one of his campaign donors with a plum job, don’t hold your breath. 

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