How Many Political Appointees?
Director of White House Office of Priority Placement Rebecca Cokley (Hiring Czar) announced that the Obama Administration has brought on 2,700 political appointees. In 8 years, they’re looking to double or triple that number “at least” according to the Director.
It’s hard to tell whether Mrs. Cokley had an eye problem, or if she just couldn’t contain her excitement over this emerging colony being created for the White House’s personal use. Mrs. Cokley gleefully listed an abundance of p0litical appointee opportunities available, noting the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in soon need of a fresh legion of political appointees.
“We need the right people in the right places at the right time! How many of you have submitted your resume on Whitehouse.gov? We use whitehouse.gov on a daily basis. It’s our first stop. It currently has 275,000 resumes on it and we hire people, we cold call people from the White House on a daily basis, based on folks who have submitted their resumes on Whitehouse.gov. We’re building a bench here”
“For the First time in history Presidential Personnel is actually getting out of the White House. We’ve been given a travel budget. In the last year we were at NAACP’s annual meeting, the National council of La-Raza annual meeting. We’re going throughout the country to find the best people.”
Basically, this group is compiling a list of new minions to add to President Obama’s paid rolodex of troublemakers. They’re traveling the country plucking their favorite tools, stacking the shed. Any time there’s a problem in any corner of the country, their hand picked convoy of community organizers will be deployed to rectify the situation.
‘Emerging Political Leaders’ was the title of the event at the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation where White House Personnel Director Cokley made these remarks. To view Mrs. Cokley’s entire speech on C-Span click here, or for the entire event click here.