Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One can dream...

With the current economic crisis many people are looking to allocate the responsibility for this sad state of affairs. And, as is usual when the populace is angry and looking to place blame, our Judas goat senators attempt to place as much of the onus as they can elsewhere. In this case, while they do point a finger of blame at one another in an attempt to gain an advantage in time for the elections, they are mostly offering up various unnamed "CEOs and fat cats..." to bear the brunt of the blame.

So, Senator Obama highlights that "... Senator McCain's campaign manager was paid more than $30,000 a month for five years as president of an advocacy group set up by the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to defend them against stricter regulations..." In return Senator McCain's camp point out that the executives paying these lobbyists (Fannie Mae CEOs Franklin Raines, and Daniel Mudd, and chairman Jim Johnson) are Obama advisors and supporters.... and point out the role that Obama campaign's finance chair Penny Pritzker played in the origins of sub-prime loans....

One is tempted to say 'a pox on both your houses," and dream of a politician who will have the intestinal fortitude to stand up, admit to some fault, and do a mea culpa! This blogger would then immediately write a check to that politician's campaign, and vote for that politician...

Loan Titans Paid McCain Adviser Nearly $2 Million
Fannie Mae CEO calling Obama and the Dems the "Family" and "Conscience" of Fannie Mae
Fannie, Freddie, and Obama
Obama's Sub-Prime Conflict

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