[Ed. – Since his entire cabinet is comprised pretty much of recycled Obama appointees it’s not surprising that Biden is running into some of the same ethical issues.]
Say, it’s certainly interesting timing for this observation, too, and in more ways than one. The New York Times did a deep dive on Joe Biden’s advisers and their corporate ties on Saturday, three weeks after the election and on the slowest news day of the week. Their motto may as well be All the News That’s Fit to Print … Long After You Need It.
It’s not anything we haven’t seen for decades in “the swamp,” but that’s part of the problem, especially for Biden:
…. [T]he consulting firm, WestExec Advisors, and the investment fund, Pine Island Capital Partners … have featured an overlapping roster of politically connected officials — including some of the most prominent names on President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s team and others under consideration. …
Now the Biden team’s links to these entities are presenting the incoming administration with its first test of transparency and ethics.