Is she not the most evil looking wench ever?! Valerie Jarrett is President Obama’s closest adviser in the White House and also a veteran of Chicago’s machine politics. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Today Fox covered the headline story of CTA, but the real story is in Valerie Jarret. Jarrett was born in 1956 in Shiraz, Iran to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman. Her father, a pathologist and geneticist, ran a hospital for children in Shiraz in 1950.
Dr. James E. Bowman, a widely recognized expert in inherited blood diseases and population genetics, was the first tenured African-American professor in the University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division.
If you’ve seen ‘Dreams of My Real Father’, you know that Valerie and Michelle obama were tight and yes she got Michelle her gig at UIC. She married Dr. William Robert Jarrett, son of infamous Vernon Jarrett in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. JUST long enough to use her father-in-laws status & influence in Chicago politics.
Barbara Taylor Bowman, Val’s mother, born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Bowman received her B.A. in education from Sarah Lawrence College. You getting where I’m going with this? The Chicago ties/ and roots are deep. Get it from a liberal perspective: Obama’s Brain Trust Rolling Stone magazine offered a glimpse into Jarrett’s role in the campaign.
She is more his wife then Michelle. She is more the president then him:
Obama’s “Other Half”…
Listen to Katie Couric from 2008, talk about what a power broker in Chicago Jarrett is…
Covered in Dreams of my Real father, Trevor Loudon recently asked: ” What Are The Chances? Obama, Jarrett, and Axelrod, All Connected to Communist Frank Marshall Davis ?!” :
There is no doubt that Barack Obama was marked out for high office at an early age.
It is also undeniable that pro-Soviet communists worked to enable Obama at almost every step of his career.
Manchurian Candidate, anyone?
Which brings us to the ‘C”. The big Corruption in Chicago politics they are all part of. Yesterday’s Washington Examiner:
“We are continuing to investigate the web of facts that are beginning to emerge about when the Federal Transit Authority knew about this misreporting, and why there has yet to be any serious investigation,” said Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action.
“We will continue to use the Freedom of Information Act to bring transparency to how taxpayer dollars are being used, or in this case, misused, by the FTA and the Chicago Transit Authority,” he said.
But herein lies the key:
The Cause of Action report suggested that the FTA didn’t conduct a credible investigation of the situation because Robert Rivkin, who is general counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation had previously been general counsel at CTA between 2001 and 2004. The report also pointed out that Valerie Jarriett, considered by many to be President Obama’s closest advisor in the White House, had served as chairman of the CTA board between 1995 and 2003.
Federal and Chicago transit officials denied involvement in a mileage mis-counting scheme by Rivkin or Jarrett, saying the tabulation and reporting process is routinely handled by other employees.
But Epstein contends the mis-counting could have been in place as far back as 1982 and he called for investigations by FTA’s Inspector-General and by the Justice Department.
Sure, good luck with that being this entire administration not only laughs at the rule of law but defies it. They laugh in our collective faces and do what they damn well please.
See the Unredacted report on ‘ A Bus Tour of Chicago Style Fraud’, the full Cause of Action report.
In Fox’s article today they said it best:
Give ‘em an inch, and they’ll take a mile.
But unfortunately don’t give you the full skinny of Jarrett’s role in the CTA fraud. Nothing more then mentioned above. For sure not as much.
The most noted thing in the whole piece is: “The committee is looking into this issue to make sure that Chicago and all communities are playing by the same rules under this program,” said Justin Harclerode, spokesman for committee chairman and U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the committee.
Come on now, how naive is that?! Chicago politicians play by ‘any’ rules? Get real would you?
They are treating this like any other of the dozens of scandals common for this administration:
Obama’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has reportedly ignored information that the Chicago Transit Authority, which used to employ the president’s closest advisor, has defrauded taxpayers by as much as $150 million.
“As of April 2009, Jarrett was still receiving deferred compensation from the Chicago Transit Authority,” CoA noted.
I leave with with these remarks emphasizing the power of Jarrett from James Bosco, my fellow Chicagoan, who was born and raised on Chicago’s North-West side, as was I.:
It cited the clout of Valerie Jarrett, who is senior adviser to President Barack Obama and also a former chairwoman of the CTA (1995 to 2003), and Robert Rivkin, general counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation. From 2001 to 2004, Rivkin was general counsel at the CTA.
Surprise Surprise Surprise!!
The good citizens of Chicago are naturally shocked and appalled that Valerie Jarrett and other stooges of The Machine have engaged in taxpayer fraud. Shocked and appalled.
This sounds like a Qui Tam lawsuit in the making. Someone going to get on that?
It is after all the Chicago way
Me? I was educated beginning in 1959 to the ‘Machine’. I fought it all of my life until 2007. I knew what 0 bama was and I was part of Alan Keyes camPain against Obama’s senate run. I knew it would lead to the path we are seeing this day. My mother fought it before me. She was published by Mike Royko on ‘Boss Daley’. The only way Chicago can ever recover from this crooked birthright for decades is to have a major clean out. Good luck with that. ~ JP