The Valerie Jarrett Incident You Have Probably Never Heard About

Charles C. Johnson
The Blaze

…While serving as the Department of Planning and Development Commissioner, Jarrett once harassed a white business owner for not paying sufficient deference in print to the memory of the city’s first black mayor in the mid-90s. As Ellie Monty, one of two white owners of the small firm targeted by Jarrett saw it, it was a contrived racial incident. And while she maintains there was “never intended to be a political agenda,” Jarrett saw otherwise.

Jarrett told The Chicago Defender, a local black newspaper, that she was “completely outraged” and was “thinking of seeking legal redress” against the company for failing to mention Mayor Harold Washington in an ad book for the city.

“They printed this ad book that included the city logo, giving the impression that it was done with our consent when we did not,” Jarrett told The Defender’s Chinta Strausberg, who described Jarrett as “irate.” “What they have done is offensive and tantamount to fraud.” (Chinta Strausberg, “City Outraged Over ‘Bogus’ Ad Book,” The Chicago Defender, November 3, 1994.)

“The book mentioned that in 1979 Jane M. Byrne was listed as the first female elected mayor but neither listed the late Mayor Harold Washington as the city’s first Black elected mayor, nor the fact that Haitain-born[sic] Jean Baptiste Pointe du Stable founded the city,” wrote Strausberg.

But Ellie Monty, president of the small firm, told Strausberg then and me in 2012 that there was nothing political about the ad book. “It had no agenda,” she told me.

“It was never intended to be a political agenda. The only reason [we] mentioned Jane Byrne was in 1979 it was pretty unusual for a woman to be mayor,” Monty told Strausberg…

The entire article is at The Blaze.

Related: Valerie Jarret – “After We Win This Election, It’s Our Turn. Payback Time.” (WSI)

Openly declared as “Obama’s Brain”, and the figure whose second story West Wing office has been described by political insiders as the true Oval Office of the Obama White House, Valerie Jarrett is letting it be known that if Barack Obama secures election victory next week, there may be, quite literally, hell to pay for those who opposed him.

This update was forwarded to me by Wall Street Insider who indicated they received it this morning via a direct source associated with Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago…



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