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The Hope Industry

Posted on | April 15, 2013 | 4 Comments

What? You thought this was about philanthropic humanitarianism?

A boldfaced Obama name can rake in upward of $25,000 per month from a client just by dialing into a conference call and drafting a memo from time to time. Four clients means more than a million dollars a year with virtually no overhead. “You can run a business like that on an iPad and a cell phone,” says the former administration official. The godfather of this approach is ex-Clinton strategist Doug Sosnik, famous for conducting his business meetings in jeans from coffee shops and hotel lobbies.2 David Plouffe and Stephanie Cutter have both adopted the Sosnik model.

Has anybody found out whatever happened to Peggy Joseph?


4 Responses to “The Hope Industry”

  1. Mandy_G93
    April 15th, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM The Hope Industry #TCOT

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 15th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    They came to do good and did very well.

  3. Adjoran
    April 15th, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Der Blogfather has a remedy: an extra 50% tax on earnings of political appointees for four years after they leave office.

  4. M. Thompson
    April 15th, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    It’s not what you know under Obammunisim, it’s who you know.