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Going After Cindy?

The one thing that could really come back to bite Senator Obama is that it’s Cindy who owns the houses that John McCain can’t remember. Going after the wives, I thought, was off limits.

If the wives are now “in play,” as they say, that makes this article on payments by Michelle Obama’s employer to a Barack Obama donor in today’s Washington Post all the more important. An excerpt:

Two years ago, the office of Michelle Obama, the vice president for community relations at the University of Chicago Medical Center, published a glossy report detailing the improvements her office had made in the lives of local residents, in part by increasing ties to minority contractors.
Center administrators declined to disclose which businesses benefited; the report lists one — Blackwell Consulting Services.
In 2005, the center expanded its bidding process and invited African American businessman Robert Blackwell Sr. to join a competition to upgrade the center’s intranet, the in-house equivalent of a Web site. His company, Blackwell Consulting, won contracts totaling nearly $650,000.

Maybe the Washington Post can next detail how many ”local residents” were actually used in the implementation of the $650,000 contract.


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