Well, well, well. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed looks to be the latest Democrat to have to walk back an attack on Bain Capital. Not only did Reed hire two Bain execs — and like it! — it turns out that both Bain execs are donors to the Georgia Democratic Party.
Add to that, the matter of timing: Peter Aman’s largest donation, $5,000, came just weeks before Reed announced that he had hired him to help manage Atlanta. Aman made that donation on 10/26/09. News broke that Reed intended to hire Aman on 12/04/09. Question the timing?
Aman, by the way, was only originally appointed to a one-year stint with the city. But Mayor Reed kept him on for a second year, again touting Aman’s time at none other than Bain Capital.
Miscellaneous fact turned up during the course of investigating all this: Guess who else has a former Bain employee on staff? Look up Nikhil Joshi, here.