And to think, up to one week ago Obama was vehemently opposed to super PACs.
Via The Hill:
Four Obama administration cabinet members suggested an openness to appearing at pro-Obama super-PAC events.
iWatch News at the Center for Public Integrity reports that spokesmen for Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Energy Secretary Steven Chu suggested that their bosses would be willing to raise money for the super-PACs.
A week earlier, after previously criticizing the legal ability of super-PACs to raise unlimited amounts money for their candidates, President Obama signed off on some of his wealthiest supporters donating to the pro-Obama super-PAC, Priorities USA.
The spokesmen for the cabinet secretaries all said their participation would not violate any campaign finance laws. It is illegal for cabinet members to raise money for candidates. It is not illegal, however, for cabinet members to simply appear at events.