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A ‘pay to play’ transition

The Nonprofiteer looks at foundation funding for Rahm Emanuel’s transition – costs traditionally covered by a candidate’s campaign fund.

She calls it “inappropriate pick-pocketing,” and “doesn’t blame the foundations for ponying up, though she wishes they hadn’t….But the Emanuel administration-in-waiting should never have asked for that sort of tribute.”

There’s nothing new about “pay to play” around here, of course, but this is a notable innovation in charging for access, and it’s a less than auspicious start for a guy who likes to talk about “reform” so much.

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