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THE NOBLE POST-WHITE HOUSE CAREER PATH OF OBAMA’S CORE TEAM BY GLENN GREENWALD

It was announced today that former Obama White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has a new job:

That’s similar to the career path of other key members of the Obama team, such as his former Budget Chief Peter Orszag, who receives an annual $4 million salary for this:

Gibbs’ successor as press secretary, Jay Carney, also found quite a comfortable corporate position upon leaving:

Then there’s Obama’s 2008 campaign manager and White House adviser, David Plouffe, whose days are now occupied with this:

At least Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, stayed in politics — to do this:

Then there’s Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton and hisCommunications Director Anita Dunn, now plying their skills and contacts on behalf of the same “shadow lobbyist” giant:


So many Obama officials have “spun through the revolving door” that it’s almost impossible to count them all. In March, The Guardian described“a rash of senior White House staff jumping ship for well-paid lobbying jobs at some of America’s biggest and most controversial companies.” The article appeared under this headline:

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