Marilyn M. Barnewall — General Jones, Donilon, and other Boondoggles
Donilon was also a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis. He broke his losing streak when he assisted Bill Clinton with debate preparation, then served as an adviser for Clinton’s 1992 transition team. He helped prepare President Obama for his debate with Senator John McCain.
Oh, yes. He was Executive Vice President at Fannie Mae. He lobbied against increased regulation of Fannie Mae… and made millions of dollars while doing it. And now the President has appointed him America’s National Security Advisor.
According to journalist Michael O’Brien, “Rep. Cliff Stearns R-Fla. pressured Donilon, the current deputy national security adviser, to decline the new job due to his work in the past as a lobbyist for mortgage giant Fannie Mae and his lack of previous military experience
article, The Hill, 15 Oct 10.HIGH-SPEED RAIL BOONDOGGLE UPDATE
Speaking of boondoggles…