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Bloomberg Huddles With Senate Democrats

Has the Senate Democratic Policy Committee taken over the vice presidential vetting process for the Obama campaign? Or at least, the vetting of VP candidates with ambiguous party loyalties?

Last week, it was retired Marine Gen. James Jones who came to the Hill to address the DPC's weekly luncheon. And today, the guest at the Senate Democratic gathering was none other than New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), the former Republican who has played footsie with Democrats and even mulled an independent run for president.

Bloomberg's name has been bandied about as a possible Obama VP pick, particularly by the New York press, though the mayor himself seems uninterested in the position.

Of course, there was another New Yorker at the DPC luncheon today who might be a bit more eager to win the No. 2 slot -- Hillary Clinton. Eagle-eyed Capitol Briefing alumnus Paul Kane spotted Clinton escorting Bloomberg into the lunch a little while ago. Before entering the room, they stopped to greet former Montana GOP Senator-turned-lobbyist Conrad Burns, and a couple of his clients. Then they all posed for a picture.

Burns, of course, lost reelection at least partly because of his ties to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. If Bloomberg or Clinton really want to be vice president, they should be more careful about with whom they pose for a picture, right?

By Ben Pershing  |  July 17, 2008; 5:00 PM ET
Categories:  2008 Campaign , Senate  
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Even though the Democrats dont pass legislation or even suggest it like the Repubs do that harms consumers left and right, and provides avenues of corruption to the highest degree mixed in with massive citizen exploitation by unregulated corporate predatory practices.... everytime you see Dems do stuff like the other post article showing a bunch of them taking trips with GOP'rs to foreign nations in total luxury on the Tax-payer dime durin their "Recesses" when they say they are supposed to be doing state and local district work, or like in this article Posing for pictures with disgraced, corrupt Republicans and their Lobbyists.... it just goes to show again that Obama's message of change from the way washington does business has to occur or we'll never get out of the vicious cycle of money based legislators.... or greedy pigs...
If the Dems didnt care about the vast money being tossed at them, and were there only to help the consumers, especially the hardest hit, most vulnerable ones, they wouldnt even let these criminal lobbyists in the door.
No, some of them havent committed crimes per the laws in place now, or the "Blurry Laws" in place now, but many have, and if you just look at all the donations sent, help in campaigning, big money tossed about, gifts, freebies, and of course Exceedingly High paid jobs Post government, you could easily say, they are clearly being bribed by those with the most money so those can make More money... all of course off the consumer.

Which would then make you think, well it would be to their benefit to keep the consumers flush with cash, so they keep spending and are happily paying debts, and energy waste, however, it appears they are so greedy, that they are willing to send 100 million americans into financial disarray and near homelessness, joblessness, desperation just to make the quick buck now.... of which they then hide from the government in Lichtenstein and with UBS.

Posted by: FormerRepub | July 18, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

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