“Stand Up Straight” Author Robert Creamer Invited To White House

December 8th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
stand-upDec.08, (THAINDIAN NEWS) While the recent White House Dinner gate crashing event drew plenty of media attention to a couple, people failed to notice that there was an unusual guest at the venue. He was Robert Creamer, a convicted felon and the author of “Stand Up Straight“. He was involved with Citizen Action Illinois, a left inclined group. Robert is the spouse of an Illinois based Democratic congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky. He got into controversy related to tax evasion and bank fraud and when the FBI stepped in, he was compelled to step down from the group.

Three years back he was arrested and spent more than a year under house arrest and served term in the federal prison. When he was in prison, Robert composed a book named “Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win.” His presence in the state dinner and the invitation that preceded it, is likely to create a buzz in the political circle.

Glenn Beck came upon Creamer recently in Foxnews.com post. However, some of his statements seem a little out of place. While the gate crashing of the Salahi couple is something the White House security needs to think about, dubbing it as an eyewash to shield Creamer’s presence at the dinner is perhaps stretching the thing too much. Creamer did issue checks on ban accounts that had insufficient funds but it was not meant for personal gains. He wanted to keep the non profit entity alive. That explains why the judges acted softly in his case and he got less stringent sentence than what the prosecutors had wanted from the court.

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