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May 4, 2011
Obama Blows Our Money on Teleprompter Coach
Posted by Dave Blount at May 4, 2011 9:30 AM
You would think that if there's one thing our Affirmative Action president really does well, it's read a teleprompter. But it turns out he needs help even here:
The White House is spending tens of thousands of dollars on a public relations firm headed by Democratic image maker Michael Sheehan - once dubbed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as an "extraordinary media coach" who helped her master the teleprompter.
Mr. Sheehan's firm, Sheehan Associates, could receive more than $100,000 under a current contract and has been providing occasional speech and consulting services to the White House since 2009, federal purchasing records show. …
Spending records show that the company was hired under three contracts since late 2009 and has received a total of $60,000. The records variously describe the company as providing "speech preparation training," "speech writing services" and "speech coaching services."
This isn't the only way your tax dollar finances the Moonbat Messiah's tedious speeches.
According to a 2010 payroll report, the White House employs seven speechwriters earning a combined $624,200. The team is led by Jonathan E. Favreau, the director of speechwriting, who earns $172,200, according to the report, which was released by the White House. Two other senior presidential speechwriters are paid $100,000 each. A pair of presidential speechwriters are paid $75,000 each, and a speechwriter and speechwriting assistant earn $60,000 and $42,000, respectively.
It's not clear whether unrepentant communist terrorist and suspected Dreams From My Father author Bill Ayers is one of the speechwriters.
On a tip from Conan.