I was doing a little research into the Michelle Obama / Bernadine Dohrn connection (she’s William Ayer’s wife, and also a Weatherman Underground terrorist). You see Michelle Obama and Dohrn were working at the same law firm during the 1980s, and they now also work for the University of Chicago. Michelle Obama has also hosted several seminars where her husband (that would be the Nazarine), William Ayers, and Bernadine Dohrn have met and spoken about several issues.
But that is an aside to what I discovered.
Right now Michelle Obama – the woman who thinks that America is a downright mean country – works for the University of Illinois, Chicago Hospitals.
I came across this in a USA Today blog entry, which referred to a Chicago Tribune story in 2006:
Officials at the University of Chicago Hospitals say a promotion and large pay increase given to Sen. Barack Obama’s wife shortly after the Democrat was elected to Congress were well-deserved boosts for an executive who is “worth her weight in gold.” The Chicago Tribune has the story.
“She’s terrific,” added Michael Riordan, who was president of the hospital in March 2005, when Michelle Obama was promoted to vice president for external affairs and had her annual salary increased from $121,910 to $316,962.
Hospitals spokesman John Easton told the Tribune that Michelle Obama’s salary is in line with those of the 16 other vice presidents at the not-for-profit medical center.
Riordan told the Tribune that the promotion and salary increase had nothing to do with Obama’s husband becoming a U.S. senator. “She was hired before Barack was Barack,” Riordan said.
Yes. Her salary MORE THAN DOUBLES in the blink of an eye.
One minute she’s making a paltry $121,910.00 a year, and POW!…she’s making more than twice what she made before, and with a promotion.
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that this happened around the time her husband was being sent to the US Senate. Nothing to see here. This happens all the time to ordinary people. Why, just last week my employer offered to triple my salary, and send me on an all-expenses-paid vacation to sunny Hawaii. Yep. This kind of thing happens all the time!
Of course, if you try and look this up on the Chicago Tribune website, no such story exists. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
Obviously, this is “change” we can believe in.