Quote of the Day: Obama’s problematic nominee for key administration post (Video)

Press releases from the White House Office of the Press Secretary are fairly commonplace. Most of them are not worth the time it takes to read them. But one issued yesterday, anouncing “another key administration post” is worthy of a second look. I am certainly hoping that the president made sure that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid received a copy of the memo.

The item notes his nomination of Victoria Hughes for membership on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Here are Hughes’s credentials, according to the release:

Victoria Hughes currently serves as Director of Development at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, a position she has held since 2013. Ms. Hughes was Vice President for Development at the Reason Foundation and Executive Vice President of A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates from 2010 to 2012.  She was Founding President and Senior Advisor at the Bill of Rights Institute from 1999 to 2010. From 1994 to 1999, she was Vice President for Grants at the Charles G. Koch, Claude R. Lambe, Fred and Mary Koch Foundations and Director of Corporate Philanthropy at Koch Industries, Inc. Ms. Hughes was Vice President for Development at Citizens for a Sound Economy from 1993 to 1994. In 1993, she was a Development Consultant for the Law and Economics Center at the George Mason University School of Law. Ms. Hughes was Director of the Office of Program Coordination and Development at the United States Information Agency from 1989 to 1990. From 1985 to 1989, she was Director of Development at the Heritage Foundation. She began her career as a classroom teacher in Cincinnati, Boston, and Washington, D.C. and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.  Ms. Hughes received a B.S. from the University of Dayton. [Emphasis added]

Hughes was in league with the Koch brothers — the two evil men with whom Reid is so obsessed that he has railed out at them from the Senate floor no less than 134 times:

How toxic are these philanthropic siblings? So much so that AFSCME, one of the nation’s largest public-sector unions severed ties with the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted donations from the Kochs. So despicable are these brothers that Reid himself violated Congressional protocol by using a taxpayer-funded public venue, the Capitol Visitor Center, to screen a documentary attacking the Kochs.

(h/t Sister Toldjah)

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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