Posted by: Lipstick Piggy | September 25, 2008

Who is the Real Barack Obama | Follow the Money Challenge

Today on another blog there was a challenge to follow the money.  So today I have started doing that with some of Barack Obama’s more notable associates.  You make your own inference.  It is shocking when you see the linkages…. more will come as I work on this “family” tree.  If you have associates or items you would like placed in the brain I am working on, please send your contributions to    I will be adding Oprah into this mix but wanted to give you a chance to give your input as well.

I challenge you to follow the money.



  1. FEC Reports: Top Donors
    This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.


    Goldman Sachs $653,030
    University of California $576,839
    JPMorgan Chase & Co $414,760
    Citigroup Inc $408,299
    Harvard University $407,219
    Google Inc $404,191
    UBS AG $389,294
    Lehman Brothers $361,482
    National Amusements Inc $360,703 $347,463
    Sidley Austin LLP $329,776
    Microsoft Corp $326,847
    Skadden, Arps et al $320,550
    Morgan Stanley $307,221
    Time Warner $305,538
    WilmerHale $275,132
    Jones Day $272,755
    Latham & Watkins $270,595
    University of Chicago $268,285
    Stanford University $258,388

  2. Do you notice a pattern? Investment banks, attorneys, universities and our largest software/search/news organizations. (and a token theater corp — makes you wonder why they raised those popcorn prices, eh?)

  3. HOT TIP: If you ever want to get to a politician, you find the lawyers that are supporting them. You pay the lawyer for the introduction or action and poof doors magically open.

    Not that you really want to know that stuff but looking inside is sometimes ugleeeeeeee. good grief. I should sleep.

  4. It’s okay to let yourself go, just as long as you let yourself back.MickJaggerMick Jagger

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