Obama ultimately apologized for calling the California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, “good looking.” Conservatives were nonplussed about it, but liberals hit the ceiling and rebuked the president for his insensitivity.
The whole matter really isn’t important, except to highlight who this woman is.
From a just released ABA Journal report:
“SCOTUSblog does some prognosticating and says California Attorney General Kamala Harris could be the next nominee tapped for the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”
DW Ulsterman calls attention to this because he remembers the White House Insider giving a glimpse into all of this. He writes:
For those familiar with the White House Insider interviews, that name will certainly ring familiar.
For those who perhaps are not quite up to speed, read the following from a related report on Kamala Harris:
-The California Attorney General is Kamala Harris. Her brother-in-law is a gentleman by the name of Tony West who himself is an Assistant Attorney General working directly under Obama Attorney General Eric Holder. Insiders are already indicated West may in fact be among a short list of potential replacements should Holder resign his position.
Now Tony West was a big time campaign bundler for Barack Obama back in 2008 as was described by this San Francisco Chronicle report in 2009:
As co-chairman of Obama’s campaign, West was instrumental in helping the candidate raise an estimated $65 million in California and has been considered a rising star in both the legal and political circles of the nation’s most populous state. He is an attorney in the San Francisco offices of Morrison & Foerster.
$65 million dollars is a lot of campaign cash – even by Obama standards. And Mr. West also gained notoriety in 2007 as a member of the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh’s defense team. So we have a former Obama campaign bundler and defense attorney of a Taliban terrorist, who also happens to be the brother in law of the California Attorney General whose state just received a multi-billion dollar housing bailout – the same man who might soon find himself being placed in the position of being the next Attorney General of the United States.
Let that sink in folks. Really. Take a deep breath and let that sink in…
Ok – so take what you have just been learned about Tony West, Kamala Harris, and Barack Obama – and let us now add the possibility of some serious campaign donation fraud. We are talking tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars – all being funneled through California.
Here is an excerpt from a very much related Insider interview:
…and then in 2010 you got my friend going directly against the Obama administration – working against their candidate of choice. And you need to remember…California…Obama lost the primary out there. That plays a part in this…the president needed to lock up this position. That 2010 election was much more important to him than folks realize…and my friend…I’ll repeat it again…he was working against the Obama White House in 2010.
(Long Pause) …he would be dead within months of losing that election. Timing…timing is everything huh? Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not…
…and the Senator…they don’t get out of this unscathed either…their entire…my understanding is their entire campaign fund…gone. Taken. And THAT is going down around the same time my friend dies. Again…you wanna call that coincidence? How much coincidence can a fella take before they start to question what the f-ck is going on? That’s where I was at at that point…what the f-ck is going on?
…that theft…the individual involved…no way they should have been in that position. Who authorized that? They already had baggage, a poor reputation…and she’s the one in charge of the millions of dollars sitting in a United States Senator’s campaign fund? Bullsh-t! NO way. NO fu–ing way. She was placed there by somebody with the authority…with the muscle to make that happen. Not in a state this important. Not with…like I said…all the things on the line…the union legislation…the challenges coming against Obamacare…no way a woman like that is allowed in that position unless she was there to do something very specific.
UM: The theft?
Insider: That is part of it…but I think it goes deeper. You come across those donation allegations that sorta swirled around the Obama campaign back in ’08? All the fake names…how difficult it was to trace the source?
…What if you had certain groups…unions, foreign donations…whatever…they needed to get money – talking a sh-tload of money to Obama back when he was runnin’. I say this as somebody who experienced how much cash was floating around that campaign – it was unbelievable. Money was never an issue. NEVER. It was everywhere…and how…no way they raised all that money on the up and up. You just knew people were getting around the donation limits – had to be. There was…there was so much damn money in that campaign. Staggering.
What if the individual responsible for that theft…what if they were acting as some kind of laundering organization? And what if she represents a small fraction of the entire fu–ing operation that all ties back to the administration? Tens…hundreds of millions? Billions? Who the f-ck knows? The entire election system…the funding…what if it’s all corrupted? All of it?
…This is out there stuff…I know. Sh-t yeah…I know…but what if my friend…he figured it out? Maybe it was that…maybe I’m way the f-ck off the mark here. But…you know the Obama campaign…somethin’ like $300 million…maybe more…probably more…it’s not disclosing those donors? It hasn’t yet? They never will. A ton of donors…laundered in…hidden from view…and that kind of money…you can buy a senator…you can buy a judge…you can buy…
…You’re willing to kill for it.
UM: How’s that possible? $300 million? Undisclosed?
Insider: Yes it’s possible – it was DONE. This president – Obama…he did it. Is doing it…and he’ll do it again…his people…they will do it again. And maybe this time…maybe they’re up to a billion dollars…more? Nobody knows. Money from China? Pakistan? Iran? Libya? Nobody fu–ing knows. That’s what I’m trying to lay out here…and I know it’s a convoluted mish…mish-mashing mess…that’s how they get away with it all. Make it all so damn…messy. You can’t follow it all…it’s impossible.