Waivermania

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on February 2, 2009

President Barack Obama won plaudits from some government watchdog types for his new ethics rules that forbade people who had lobbied the government during the past two jobs from taking posts in his administration.

It turns out, Obama's rule isn't much of a "rule." In Obama's first 13 full days in office, he's issued 17 waivers to this rule. Of course, you need to be reading the English-language newspaper of India (not Indiana) to find this out.

The honeymoon continues.

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Reading through Donald McNeil's account of his ouster at the times and amused by his "God and Adolph" anecdote. I had a similar sort of experience at the SDUT.

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

@GlennKesslerWP Reading your whole thing, it so often feels if you're obfuscating rather than making things clear.

1) Obamacare mandated that LSOTP do something
2) LSOTP say "no", sue on religious grounds
3) Trump admin grants them waiver
4) CA AG says "no waivers!"

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