ABC News spotted senior Citigroup executive Louis Susman entering an elite party at the swanky Park at Fourteenth restaurant and club in downtown Washington on Sunday night January 20th for top fundraisers (Susman's massive contributions for 'o8 here) to Obama's inauguration fund and Obama officials, including incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Citigroup lost $8 billion last quarter, and has taken $45 billion in taxpayer bailout funds. Susman raised $300,000 for Obama's inaugural committee.
"We're talking about an industry that's right in the middle of a bailout program," said Craig Holman of the Washington, D.C. watchdog group Public Citizen. "They want a seat at the table with the Obama administration."
Mr Susman's has been collecting cash for Democratic presidential politics goes back to finding funds for Senator Kennedy's challenge to Jimmy Carter for the party's Presidential nomination. So successful did he become he was called "the vacuum cleaner" when he raised more than US$240million for John Kerry's White House bid in 2004.
Well it looks like he will be peddling his Presidential proteges policies in Downing Street as a reward for his loyalty to fellow Chicagoan O'Bomber as US Ambassador to the Court of St. James. The ultimate "pay and play" in Presidential politics which O'Bomber promised to put nehind him.
Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy was widely boosted for the London postin. A kack handed attempt on Shrillary's Senate seat blew up and now as a prominent Roman Catholic is slated for the US Ambassador to the Vatica.