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Monday, June 30 

Apparently Hypocrisy Is A Junior Senator From Illinois

Obama is attempting to woo all those female supporter of Hillary Clinton by touting his record of supporting women's rights, including equal pay for women. Apparently he means equal pay for everyone but his employees.
On average, women working in Obama's Senate office were paid at least $6,000 below the average man working for the Illinois senator. That's according to data calculated from the Report of the Secretary of the Senate, which covered the six-month period ending Sept. 30, 2007. Of the five people in Obama's Senate office who were paid $100,000 or more on an annual basis, only one -- Obama's administrative manager -- was a woman.

The average pay for the 33 men on Obama's staff (who earned more than $23,000, the lowest annual salary paid for non-intern employees) was $59,207. The average pay for the 31 women on Obama's staff who earned more than $23,000 per year was $48,729.91. (The average pay for all 36 male employees on Obama's staff was $55,962; and the average pay for all 31 female employees was $48,729. The report indicated that Obama had only one paid intern during the period, who was a male.)
"You know what? I respect women! I love women! I respect them so much that I completely stay away from them!"*

The hypocrisy is strong in this one. Just one more example of "Do as I say, not as I do" from the Obamessiah.

However, McCain, who Obama is trying to portray as the grumpy old guy who hates women, has a different standard for his staff.
McCain, an Arizona senator, employed a total of 69 people during the reporting period ending in the fall of 2007, but 23 of them were interns. Of his non-intern employees, 30 were women and 16 were men. After excluding interns, the average pay for the 30 women on McCain's staff was $59,104.51. The 16 non-intern males in McCain's office, by comparison, were paid an average of $56,628.83.
You have got to love that. McCain employees nearly twice as many women as men, and pays them, on average, more than he pays the men.

What do you think the chances are of seeing that little fact pop up on any of the nightly news broadcasts on the big three?

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