Barack Obama met at the White House Wednesday with five progressive bloggers for a group interview. One of the bloggers, Joe Sudbay, was a 2008 Obama presidential campaign donor and fundraiser who did secret "dirty work" for the Obama campaign. Also invited for the session was John Amato of Crooks & Liars, Oliver Willis of OliverWillis.com, Barbara Morrill of DailyKos, and Duncan Black (aka Atrios) of Eschaton.
Photo by JAKE TAPPER, ABC NEWS (VIA AMERICABLOG and LGBTQ Nation);Screengrab by Gateway Pundit.
Bloggers (left to right) Joe Sudbay, Barbara Morrill, John Amato, Oliver Willis, and Duncan Black.
Sudbay, of the homosexual-oriented Americablog, is recorded by the FEC as having donated $1400 to Obama for America in 2008. His partner at Americablog, John Aravosis, wrote that he and Sudbay raised "nearly $43,000 for Obama.
As was first reported on Free Republic back in August, Aravosis had an online tantrum at Obama on Americablog after White House spokesman Robert Gibbs attacked inside the beltway progressive critics of Obama.
Aravosis let slip that he and Sudbay had been asked by the Obama campaign to perform unspecified surreptitious "dirty work." And that they had done so "gladly."
Joe and I are upset with Obama, and we, for example, raised nearly $43,000 for the man, According to the White House, our money now doesn’t count. Great, would they like to give it back? I for one, would love the $1000 back that I personally donated to the Obama campaign. Joe gave even more. I suspect a lot of our readers wouldn’t mind their contributions back too, since apparently they’re not appreciated.
Then there’s all that work we did for the campaign, all the dirty work they asked us to do – and we did it, gladly, and quietly – none of that counted either, apparently.
--Americablog, August 10, 2010.
The White House transcript of the session with the bloggers shows Sudbay obsessed with 'gay' issues. Neither he nor Obama bring up the "dirty work" he performed for the campaign.
Will the White House press corps demand the Obama administration come clean on the president's relationship with Sudbay and Aravosis and what was the "dirty work" the duo performed for Obama?
We know what the answer would be if the president was George W. Bush.
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Obama Meets With "Dirty Work" Blogger/Donor At White House
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