Joe Biden's brother gets sweetheart government contract:
Joe Biden’s younger brother James stands to earn millions of dollars in post-war construction in Iraq, thanks to his long experience in the construction industry. No, wait, James Biden doesn’t have much experience in construction. All right, he stands to make millions due to his long experience in investing in South Korean construction firms and doing business in Iraq. No, wait, he doesn’t have any experience in either of those fields, either. How, then, did James Biden work his way into a partnership with a South Korean firm to build 100,000 homes in Iraq, a project that will be financed by the Iraqi government?Barack Obama's brother: living in a slum:
It really helps, as the president of the partnership managing the project involved told investors, to have “the brother of the Vice President as a partner”
The man sitting opposite me looks and sounds nothing like his elder half-brother. He did not arrive with a security detail; no journalists politely raise their hands to ask him questions. This is George Obama.It's not that I think that Obama's brother should get sweet, sweet crony-capitalist payola. It's that Obama keeps talking about how important it is to help the poor, and he doesn't lift a finger to help his own brother. Did he forget, or something? I mean, he makes like a million dollars a year. He'd never miss ten large, and it would change his brother's life.
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
- Francois de la Rouchefoucauld