Sunday, October 23, 2016

Brad DeLong Ends Up in the Podesta Emails Dump

Emails from Berkeley economist Brad Delong have turned up in the Wikileaks Podesta emails dump. He using his connections to be a good father.
From:brad.delong@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
 Date: 2015-09-06 17:05 Subject: 
 
 Re: this is to present Michael DeLong Dear John-- 
This is to present my 25-year-old son Michael DeLong. After graduating from Reed College, working for Ceasefire Oregon for two years, and running the successful campaign of Lianne Thompson for the Clatsop County Commission, he has decided that it is time to move to Washington. He has just landed in DC and is looking for a public service/NGO job--ideally in public safety and gun violence prevention. I would greatly appreciate it if you would talk to him, and point him in productive directions... Michael DeLong: 925 708 1135. michaeldelong94@gmail.com Yours,
Brad DeLong  —
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 From:brad.delong@gmail.com
To: ntanden@americanprogress.org
 Date: 2015-07-31 15:42
Subject: So my 25-year-old Michael DeLong has applied for a Firearms Safety Policy job at CAP...
   
 Dear Neera (and John)—  
So my 25-year-old Michael DeLong has applied for a Firearms Safety Policy job at CAP…  I think he is a very, very strong candidate on the merits, given what he has been doing in Portland at Ceasefire Oregon in the three years since he graduated from Reed College, and how effective he has been there. But I find myself somewhat anxious the somebody already in Washington and with better connections might crowd him out…
 May I beg you to reassure me?  
 Yours,  
Brad DeLong