President Obama’s longtime Chicagoland gal pal Valerie Jarrett threw a temper tantrum when the angry little people of flyover country demanded she give up a $30,000 speaking fee from a cash-strapped government-run institution of higher learning.* (Okay, I made up the temper tantrum but for all we know it could have happened.)
According to Politico, the scheming Iranian-born fixer from the land of Al Capone and Saul Alinsky, “has ended up in the middle of a politicized budget storm in Illinois — unwittingly, she says — following news that she was scheduled to take a $30,000 speaking fee from a cash-strapped university.”
The article continues:
The longtime adviser to former President Barack Obama is scheduled to give this year’s commencement speech at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago — at the same time that the university shut down operations over its spring break and announced additional furlough days. It’s the latest financial fallout from a partisan budget stalemate that’s stretched nearly two years.
After the Sun-Times revealed details of Jarrett’s contract — and the fact that a private donor was to cover the fee once the university board balked — Jarrett’s camp said today that she would give the speech at no charge.
It’s not like Jarrett, a mobbed-up Red diaper baby, really needs the money, especially now that she’s shacked up with Barry on Embassy Row, eating sashimi and sucking down bubbly on the taxpayer dime while trying to overthrow the United States government.
(*It’s fun to write using tabloid style!)