Someone here mentioned the contemptible Robert Gibbs and I realized I haven't heard
much about him lately. It looks like he's still working in Oak Brook but I came across a
new name, someone who was hired by McDonald's Corp. in February, one Genevieve
For the past seven years, she's been working in government affairs for the American
Beverage Association. That would seem to make her a good fit for a McDonald's job.
But wait, prior to the ABA she spent ten years working directly for Jennifer Granholm,
then Democrat Governor of Michigan (2003-2010).
If you're not familiar with Jennifer Granholm you need to understand she was the
Elizabeth Warren of that decade. If you don't follow politics just do a search for
Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Granholm was a Hilary Clinton supporter but with her movie star looks and being 12
years younger, Granholm could have easily stolen the 2016 Democrat nomination from
Clinton. Trouble is, Granholm was born in Canada.
The contemptible Robert Gibbs would have run into Genna Gent while he was working
his way up the liberal ladder. It appears a large part of the Obama administration has
occupied the government relations offices in Oak Brook.
Which brings me back to a question I often ask - why are Operators contributing to the McDonald's national PAC?
McDonald's operators can't do anything about Oak Brook liberals hiring liberals but
they can sure close their checkbooks when those liberals ask for political contributions.
Going back ten years the PAC gave 90% to Republicans and 10% to Democrats. Today
that split is 60/40. Forty percent of Operator contributions are going to people largely supported by organized labor.
McDonald's Operators are contributing to these Democrats to enhance the career paths
of liberals working in Oak Brook. That "seat at the table" is an electric chair.
You are the best judge as to how to spend your political money at a state and local level,
but for the national PAC? Shut it down. You're sleeping with the enemy and paying for it.