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Michelle Obama’s college classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

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4:57 PM 10/25/2013

Patrick Howley


First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

Toni Townes ’85 is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kids was applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998

George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account. CGI was one of 16 companies qualified under the Bush administration to provide certain tech services to the federal government. A senior vice president for the company testified this week before The House Committee on Energy and Commerce that four companies submitted bids, but did not name those companies or explain why only CGI’s bid was considered.

On the government end, construction of the disastrous Healthcare.gov website was overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of longtime failed website-builder Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.

Update: The Daily Caller repeatedly contacted CGI Federal for comment. After publication of this article, the company responded that there would be “nothing coming out of CGI for the record or otherwise today.” The company did however insist that The Daily Caller include a reference to vice president Cheryl Campbell’s House testimony. This has been included as a courtesy to the company.

by on Oct. 25, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Oct. 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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 What are you blathering about?  Just so that we are both on the same page here, by the 'OP', are you talking about this article by Sally?

Once again, I didn't post an article. I posted statistics easily available by googling, and then I added two paragraphs taken from an article on the same topic as this, Sally's post.  The results of these two steps supported my statement 'that there is no way they didn't know each other'.  A totally common sense conclusion.

Go back to page 1, I think it was.  Your comment that her class probably had 1,000+ people in it, was your faulty reasoning for how they couldn't have known each other.  I then showed you how it wasn't such a small world after all.

 

Quoting autodidact:

your article didn't prove your point. what are YOU calling the OP, if not an article? 

Quoting grandmab125:

 When  one fails in their response, the logical thing is to say someting like "I can see your point now.  Yes that is certainly possible." when presented with the truth.

Do you now have an understading of things, Bozo?

whatever you say, Patrick

Quoting grandmab125:

 It's not an article.  I culled some statistics and presented them to show that there is no way they didn't know each other.  Then I added the other two paragaphs I copied from an article on this very same topic to support my conclusion that, once again, there is no way they didn't know each other.  They were members of the same very small groups at the very same time.

Quoting autodidact:

your article didn't prove your point. 

Quoting grandmab125:

 Wait.....don't you know I'm ignorant, don't know what I'm talking about, never prove my points, yada, yada, yada?  I have to be wrong.... LOL

 

Quoting Analeigh2012:

Wait - facts AND logic - you will confuse some people.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Oh dear, your weak response doesn't hold water.


Even using today's statistics of 1,931 students admitted to Princeton this year (which would in all likelyhood be all freshmen), only 8% are African American.  That would be about 123 black students.  Nearly 20 years ago, that number of AA students would have been even smaller.


Then they both belonged to the same groups during that time.



Michelle Obama from First Ladies Bios:



Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1981-1985, bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor degree in African-American Studies. She worked with both the Third World Center and belonged to the Organization of Black Unity, an African-American student group.


Toni Townes-Whitley from LinkedIn:



Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts, Economics & Public Policy
1981 – 1985


Frederick Douglas Award, Woodrow Wilson School Honors, Director “The Wiz”, Initiator – Swahili Foreign Language Course
Activities and Societies: Woodrow Wilson School, Third World Center, Princeton Gospel Ensemble, Alliance of Third World Women, Organization of Black Unity


There is no way they couldn't have known each other up close and personal.


Quoting autodidact:


and? so they both graduated in the same year in a class that was likely over a thousand people. doesn't mean or prove a thing.


 

 


 


 


 

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