So I’ve got the Obama administration’s first lie (at least that I’ve noticed) coming on November 9, five days after the election. USA Today reported that six of the 15 highest-ranking members of Obama’s transition team were also among Obama’s highest-dollar bundlers of campaign contributions.
Response from the Obama people:
Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said transition members “were chosen based on their skills, ability and expertise.”
In an interview, Peña said there is “no connection” between his fundraising and service on the transition team.
“The people who are in the transition process are people that (Obama) has great confidence in and who bring different talents and experiences to this effort,” he said. “If some of them happen to also be involved in fundraising, that’s simply a coincidence.”