Used to work as: Vice chairwoman at Fannie Mae, the giant mortgage lender, where she was paid a reported $25.6 million in salary and other compensation from 1998 to 2003. She went on to join the Washington law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr as a partner, where she has represented a range of clients, including Duke University in defending claims brought against it by some of its lacrosse players in a highly publicized rape investigation. She was a Democratic appointee on the 10-member commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks.Sounds like a tri-fecta winner. But since this is blogland let's have some fun. Here's something else:
Only Zelikow and Gorelick reportedly are allowed to read classified intelligence reports — known as the presidential daily briefs — in their entirety.It would be interesting to know why those two were the only 9/11 Commission panel members allowed to read PDBs in their entirety. Security clearance, luck of the draw, or something else?
For an into the weeds answer there's always this but conspiracies aside, Obama sold America he would bring change to DC...
Jamie Gorelick is not change. She is Washington.