According to Marty Walsh, $90,000 Will Buy You a Job in the Biden Admin…
There may come a day when money doesnât have as much of a corrupt influence in the political realm, as we all know it does, but today is not that day. Nor will it be for the next four years should Joe Biden miraculously pull off serving his full term.
Bidenâs been dipping into the bribery well ever since his role as a do-nothing VP gave him just enough boost in power to do so. Prior to that, no one gave the guy a second thought. Joe who?
Old Joe just tapped his good buddy Boston mayor Marty Walsh to lead the charge at the Department of Labor. Heâs probably as unqualified as any Democrat would be, so okay. Butâ¦Some months back, Bostonâs outspoken mayor started dipping into his own campaign funds to make some fairly healthy donations to a particular D.C. consulting firm.
Why would he do such a thing? Hereâs your answer. Because the consulting firm Walsh has been using taxpayer money to help fund is the legitimate birthchild of Anita Dunn, Joe Bidenâs top advisor. Any further questions? Court adjourned.
SKDKnickerbocker, Dunnâs mammoth Democratic communications firm, accepted $18,000 from Walshâs campaign in September, earmarked as âconsultingâ fees. The very following day, Dunn signed on as one of four national co-chairs for the Biden transition team.
But Walsh must have been on the Biden/Dunn installment plan because over the following three months he kicked in another $72,000 under the same consulting fee guise, the latest of which was made in December.
Isnât it odd how only two weeks following what must have been Walshâs final payment, both he and Dunn got the jobs they were hoping for in the new administration?
SKDK seldom to never gets involved in anything having to do with Massachusetts politics, and up until Walshâs first payment to them, he had never contracted the firm. When confronted by the Boston HeraldÂ as to the purpose of hiring the firm, Walsh said to better âprepare for what is ahead for 2021â while he continues to âfully engaged in City Hall work.â
A spokesperson for SKDK said the consulting firm is âproud to have provided strategic consulting and communications support to Marty Walshâs reelection campaign for Mayor of Boston.â As if instructed to do so, the spokesperson tossed in how Dunn âwas on leave from the firm when Mayor Walsh hired SKDK and did not work on the campaign at any point.â
Biden and Dunn are no strangers to one another. The two became chummy enough for Biden to later select Dunn to run his campaign while she was working for Obama as White House communications director. Dunn pulled in a cool $2.2-million in Biden campaign funds over the course of the election cycle.
SKDK benefited further by earning bragging rights from Dunnâs selection as a senior White House advisor. They nauseatingly tweeted how âthereâs no one better to help restore the soul of our nation.â Bear in mind, the word restore is subject to interpretation.
So proud of Anita, our friend and partner. Thereâs no one better to help restore the soul of our nation. https://t.co/xLikfX8ZIM
â SKDK (@SKDK) January 15, 2021
The firmsâ web designer hasnât missed a beat either. A fullscreen graphic now greets clickers with a huge pat on the firmâs own back by graciously thanking âJoe Biden, Kamala Harris and all of our clients who fought for the soul of the nation.â
But SKDK has not been the only consulting firm to benefit from Walshâs generosity. His girlfriend of many years is in the same business. Though she claims no ownership in the firm she is employed with, nonetheless, the firm gleefully accepted $1.2 million of her âbaeâsâ campaign cash.
Once again, oddly enough. Walshâs installment payments to the firm began just prior to his girlfriend being hired in 2014, and continued through 2020, just prior to Biden taking office.
Money wins again. Qualifications count for little to nothing in the Biden administration, but whoâs surprised?