Gruber, of course, is the now-famous MIT professor and White House health-care consultant who got caught on a video implying that Obamacare passed because of the “stupidity” of the American people. The video has sent Democrats scrambling to distance themselves from Gruber.
Gruber got $103,500 from the State Dept. have any State Dept reporters bothered to ask why? who approved?— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 18, 2014
Well, we don’t cover the State Department any more, but here’s what they say:
The State Department retained Gruber in 2008 “to provide an expert opinion and expert testimony in the NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement] Chapter 11 investment claim (Grand River Enterprises v. United States of America).”
In 2008? So, he was hired by President George W. Bush’s secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice? Gruber finished up his assignment in 2010, State says.
Well, as the late, great Gilda Radner, “Saturday Night Live’s” Emily Litella used to say: “Never mind.”