Almost $6 million in federal stimulus funds were given to two firms run by Hillary Clinton’s former presidential campaign strategist, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday.
Mark Penn, who worked as Clinton’s pollster during her 2008 presidential run, reportedly received $5.97 million from the $787 billion stimulus package so he could preserve three jobs at his public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller.
Republicans have blasted the use of federal stimulus dollars, claiming the money has gone to many projects that have little or nothing to do with job creation.
I wouldn’t say it has nothing to do with job creation. The money created three really, really, really good jobs for firms owned by a crony of the Secretary of State.
Move along, nothing to see here.
Update: This stimulus layout to Penn doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that Hillary still owes him millions and may have pulled a few strings to throw some taxpayer money at Penn’s firms as a way of saying “here’s something to help you look the other way at my being so late in paying this off,” does it? Nah, come on! It’s Washington, DC and these are the Clintons — I’m sure everything’s on the up-and-up.
Sheriff Roscoe P. Biden, where are you?