A gushing story in The Washington Post today confirms what I suspected – the Indian pair to whom President “Desi” Obama has handed unprecedented influence over Federal Government Technology spending – are long-time cronies.
Aneesh Chopra and Vivek Kundra met nearly a decade ago as entrepreneurs in Northern Virginia's Indian American business community. They worked together in Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's administration.
Before joining Kaine's cabinet, Chopra …served as president of TiE-DC, an organization of entrepreneurs of Indian heritage. Kundra had started two technology firms before Chopra recommended him for Virginia's assistant secretary of commerce and trade, and later as the assistant secretary of technology. (VDARE.com emphasis)
Local Tech-Savvy Duo Steps Onto Federal Stage
By Kim Hart Monday April 27 2009
“Nearly a decade ago”
…Hmmm. About the time Kundra was convicted of shoplifting – (he was 22 when he did this, not 12).
If in fact these young men have brought traditional Indian attitudes with them will not be known for some years – never, if the sycophantic MSM has anything to do with it. But one thing is clear: by appointing two allies from a culture reeking with amoral familism, and saturated with ethnocentric discrimination, Obama has probably achieved his real objective: no founding-stock white men need apply here.
Chopra, whose snugly connection with Virginia Democrats turns out - surprise! - to be financial rather than technological (He's No Technologist, But Moves in Tech Circles By Ellen McCarthy The Washington Post Thursday December 29 2005) has to be confirmed by the Senate.
Will any GOP Senator have the courage to get commitments out of him on Outsourcing and H-1B abuse?