She was uniquely qual­i­fied

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

It would seem there are some em­ploy­ees that can­not be re­placed by any­one. Let’s look at Michelle Obama for ex­am­ple. She was hired by the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago Med­i­cal Cen­ter to man­age their “Pro­grams for Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions, Neigh­bor­hood Out­reach, Vol­un­teer Re­cruit­ment, Staff Di­ver­sity, and Mi­nor­ity Con­tract­ing.”

I was a CEO for 37 years and never once came across such a high­fa­lutin’ ti­tle. In fact, I can’t re­call a sin­gle com­pany that had any­one em­ployed in such a ca­pac­ity ex­cept, per­haps, GM, Chrysler, Citibank and AIG, and we all know where they’re at.

Mrs. Obama was hired in 2005 with a salary of $120,000, which was in­creased to $317,000 the week her hus­band be­came a U.S. se­na­tor. This it ap­pears was di­rectly af­ter the good se­na­tor made an ear­mark (that’s pork for the rest of us) for $1 mil­lion for the U.C. Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

In­ter­est­ingly, now that the se­na­tor is pres­i­dent, U.C. Med­i­cal has de­cided that this po­si­tion is no longer nec­es­sary. Doesn’t Se­na­tor Richard Durbin, Illi­nois Demo­crat, have a wife that could han­dle this job?

Change you can count on. Adrian Krieg Braden­ton, Florida

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