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White House Visits (Thanksgiving news dump)

Remember my post on the Barack Obama Official Friday Afternoon News Dump (BOOFAND)? It’s Thanksgiving, so consider that schedule moved up a bit.

The November White House visitor statement has just been released.

From TPM:

Help TPM Dig Through The White House Visitor Log Friday Doc Dump
Justin Elliott | October 30, 2009, 4:58PM
In the great tradition of Friday afternoon document dumps, the Obama Administration has released the first batch of White House visitor logs.

TPMDC has the details on the new policy and the politics of the release. Full coverage is here.

But we want your help sifting through the records, which are in full here.

See anything interesting?

Remember when the last White House visitor log was released and it showed that SEIU’s Andy Stern basically lived in the place?

Reconsider this Barack Obama statement made during the debates in 2008, about the solid individuals Obama turns to most:

OBAMA: Let me tell you who I associate with. On economic policy, I associate with Warren Buffett and former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. If I’m interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate, Joe Biden, or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO. Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me in the White House.

WARREN BUFFET WHITE HOUSE VISITS–0
PAUL VOLCKER WHITE HOUSE VISITS–0
JIM JONES WHITE HOUSE VISITS–0
DICK LUGAR WHITE HOUSE VISITS–0

“Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me in the White House.”

Actually, the people who seem to be surrounding Obama in the White House are lobbyists. You have to look at the list carefully–it’s in alphabetical order, but there’s another list right after “Z” where most of the Andy Stern visits are hidden.

24 visits–Andy Stern, SEIU
24 visits–John Podesta, Center for American Progress (George Soros lackey)
15 visits–Kim Gandy, NOW (surely discussing how abortions won’t be federally funded)
12 visits–Karol Mason, GA attorney (big campaign donor)
11 visits–Michael Moore (the fat filmmaker?)
10 visits–Dennis Rivera, SEIU
10 visits–Thomas Daschle (thrown under the bus, huh?)
9 visits–John Rogers, Ariel Investments-a Chicago mutual fund (old Chicago hand)
8 visits–Nancy Keenan, NARAL Pro-Choice America
7 visits–David Murphy, Saugatuck Energy (big campaign donor from Chris Dodd country)
6 visits–Richard Trumpka, AFL-CIO
6 visits–Edward Kennedy (MA senator who died August 25th?)
6 visits–Jesse Jackson, the good reverend
6 visits–Jonathan Sallet, Glover Park Group (big campaign donor)
5 visits–Jeffrey Immelt, GE (owner of several Obama news networks)
5 visits–Doug Lowenstein, Private Equity Council (lobbyist)
5 visits–Forrest Claypool, Cook County Board of Commissioners (Chicago crony)
5 visits–Steve Elmendorf, DC lobbyist
4 visits–George Soros, financier
4 visits–Al Gore, global warming huckster
4 visits–Michael Bloomberg, NYC mayor (probably discussing the pathetic terror trials decision)
4 visits–John Edwards (the disgraced one?)
3 visits–Wolf Blitzer, CNN
3 visits–Hilary Rosen, CNN & Huffington Post
2 visits–Oprah Winfrey, television show host
2 visits–Richard Daley, Chicago mayor
2 visits–Carolyn Luckensmeyer, AmericaSpeaks (community organizer)
2 visits–William Ayers (as cited last month, probably not the terrorist one)
2 visits–Angela Davis (the communist?)
2 visits–Al Sharpton, the good reverend
1 visit–Jeremiah Wright (the good reverend?)
1 visit–George Clooney, actor
1 visit–Paul Krugman, New York Times
0 visits–Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader
0 visits–John Boehner, House Minority Leader
0 visits–John McCain, U.S. Senator
0 visits–Sean Hannity, radio-tv commentator (once invited for a beer)

What are we to make of this?

Republican (Boehner and McConnell) are simply not invited in the White House.

George Soros and SEIU own the White House.

Happy Thanksgiving!