View Full Version : McCain Decries Same Lobbyists 4 Him & Freddie & Fa

Gayle in MD
09-10-2008, 03:31 PM
Fannie Mac....Working in his campaign!!!

McCain's Fannie and Freddie Connections John McCain railed against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on the campaign trail today, saying that the CEOs that led the lenders to ruin "deserve nothing" and should have to pay back their severance packages. In an Wall Street Journal op-ed co-bylined by his vice presidential pick, Sarah Palin, McCain suggested bold reforms for Fannie and Freddie that would "terminate future lobbying, which was one of the primary contributors to this great debacle."

If that's the case, McCain should look first to his campaign staffers as the cause of that debacle. One of them was Fannie Mae's head of lobbying, and spread tens of millions of dollars around Washington in the form of lobbying contracts. A number of McCain staffers were on the receiving end of those contracts, collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars each from the lenders to rep their interests. And McCain's campaign manager served as president of a lobbying association that fought to protect Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from the sort of regulation that McCain is now proposing.

In McCain's op-ed in the Journal, he and Palin wrote:


09-10-2008, 04:04 PM
McCain just keeps digging bigger holes for himself...a campaign built on half-truths and empty promises.
Thank for the Mother Jones link...I had forgotten about that site.
Getting off track from the thread....
I see they have an article on Joan Baez, which I'd like to read.Joan has aged well by the way...while Mary...from Peter, Paul, and Mary, has put on so much weight, it could be called tonnage.