Appointments for Sale
Malkin, Michelle, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Welcome to another installment of No Obama Bundler Left Behind. This chapter stars an elite Hollywood fundraiser who scored a plum diplomatic appointment, slacked off on the job and left her public office in disgrace, and then rebounded from failure as a new ObamaCare promoter.
This failed celebr-ambassador is Nicole Avant. Her father, Clarence Avant, is a prominent Democrat activist and music executive. Her husband, Ted Sarandos, is the chief content officer at Netflix. Her godfather is music legend Quincy Jones. Last week, Avant turned up at an Obama administration confab with pop stars (Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo), comedy stars (Amy Poehler, Kal Penn, Aisha Tyler) and other assorted Beautiful People (public relations teams for Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys). The liberal glam squad members all have agreed to spread ObamaCare propaganda to the masses.
Avant, billed as an "Obama administration veteran" by The Hollywood Reporter, represented "industry" at the Ministry of Health Care Misinformation meeting. But what exactly has this "veteran" accomplished? What are her qualifications? And what exactly is her "industry"?
By all appearances, the industry of Nicole Avant is Nicole Avant. The Beverly Hills socialite and "power player" has appeared in highbrow magazines like Uptown with glossy photo spreads of her 1- percenter mansion. Avant's personal website describes her as a "businesswoman," but her biography mentions no actual business.
As a member of Obama's 2008 Los Angeles fundraising team, Avant used her family connections to help drum up some $21 million in campaign cash. She and her husband drummed up at least $500,000 for the Obama campaign during the last election cycle. First lady Michelle Obama recently gushed that Avant was a "dear friend" and "pretty phenomenal woman."
In the fall of 2009, Avant was appointed ambassador …
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Publication information: Article title: Appointments for Sale. Contributors: Malkin, Michelle - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: July 31, 2013. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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