Obama Posse List (Leslie and Spencer Overton)

Spencer Overton

Spencer Overton

Leslie C. Overton

Leslie C. Overton

Here at OBABL we loves us a power couple, so today it is with great pleasure that we present The Overtons.  Spencer is a professor at the very pricey George Washington University Law School.  He specializes in voting rights and campaign finance.  Proving he knows the latter quite well, he and his wife helped raise $500,000 for PBO (you $50 a month contributors can now fall back).  The professor also has a book he’s pushing:  Stealing Democracy, The New Politics of Voter Suppression (W.W.Norton).  All of this is impressive, but it is Mrs. Overton who might play a starring role in the Obama administration.

The Legal Times is reporting that Leslie Overton, a partner at the behemoth, Jones Day, specializing in antitrust and government regulation has just been placed on Obama’s shortlist to Chair the Federal Trade Commission, a post that promises to be crucial during these turbulent economic times.

We’re not sure how these two met since it appears not to have been in school.  Spencer had the best of both worlds, attending HBCU, Hampton University before moving on up to Cambridge, Massachusetts and Harvard Law.  Leslie, curiously enough, attended the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan Law School around the same time as former U.S. Representative and current chair of the Democratic Leadership Council, Harold Ford Jr. (hmmm).

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