Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dan Rooney to Cash in on Political Graft with Ambassadorship


No good deed, or in this case large donation, goes unrewarded.

Today (St. Patrick's Day), President Obama announced the nomination of the Pittsburgh Steelers owner to be the US ambassador to Ireland.

An Obama statement reads:

"I am honored and grateful that such a dedicated and accomplished individual has agreed to serve as the representative of the United States to the Irish people. Dan Rooney is an unwavering supporter of Irish peace, culture, and education, and I have every confidence that he and Secretary Clinton will ensure America’s continued close and unique partnership with Ireland in the years ahead."

A lifelong Republican, the opportunisitc Rooney, sensing the country shifting towards an ObamaNation, shoveled tons of money and public support to the now-President.

The ambassadorship is, no doubt, a heartfelt political thank you for Rooney's efforts to do his part in delivering the Western part of the swing state of PA.

There's the lesson kids: Make large public donations, get a large public post.

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4 comments:

Pro-Hat Party said...

Eat it. this blog is so Philly based though, I understand your jealousy.

Steelers have Six Rings and an ambassador. Whatta the Eagles got?

Pro-Hat Party said...

according to the FEC Mr Rooney did not make any monetary donations to Mr Obama.

This post is flat out disingenuous.

dublinstreams said...

http://www.newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Dan_Rooney.php

he gave an democrat obama PAC 30,000

Pro-Hat Party said...

that's the democratic party, not obama as the post says.

mr dublinstreams, please show me where he gave money to Mr Obama.


thank you.