Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Rove gets a raise.

It has been said before. So much for personal accountability...

Top White House staff, including Rove, get annual raises
John Byrne

The top pay for senior White House aides, including Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and Legislative Affairs Director Candida Wolff, mushroomed to $161,000 at the beginning of July, according to a list sent to Congress and obtained by National Journal, RAW STORY can reveal.

Democrats raised the issue on the Democratic Congressional Campaign website Wednesday morning. "Long live the era of personal responsibility!" they wrote. Rove and Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff Scooter Libby both got raises; each has been questioned by a grand jury about their role in the outing of a covert CIA operative.

"The top salary, paid to 19 aides, is up $4,000 from last year, barely matching the annual inflation rate," penned National Journal reporter Alexis Simendinger. "At the low end of the pecking order, some young staff assistants and correspondence aides earn $30,000 for the honor of sitting on the fringes of history."

2 Comments:

Anonymous wolfmoosepigchicken said...

I'd take $30,000 to sit on the fringes of history. I get less than to sit on the fringes of shit right now.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Zoffa said...

wait till rehnquist retires and, as doonesberry predicts, rove gets nominated for the USSC! lol

1:37 PM  

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