Tuesday, September 23, 2008

McLiar, MacFreddie

Newsweek has the details.

Since 2006, the federally sponsored mortgage giant Freddie Mac has paid at least $345,000 to the lobbying and consulting firm of John McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis, according to two sources familiar with the arrangement.

Freddie Mac had previously paid an advocacy group run by Davis, called the Homeownership Alliance, $30,000 a month until the end 2005, when that group was dissolved. That relationship was the subject of a New York Times story Monday, which drew angry denunciations from the McCain campaign. McCain and his aides have vehemently objected to suggestions that Davis has ties to Freddie Macan especially sensitive issue given that the Republican presidential candidate has blamed "the lobbyists, politicians and bureaucrats" for the mortgage crisis that recently prompted the Bush administration to take over both Freddie Mac and its companion, Fannie Mae, and put them under federal conservatorship.

But neither the Times storynor the McCain campaignrevealed that Davis's lobbying firm, Davis Manafort, based in Washington, D.C., continued to receive $15,000 a month from Freddie Mac until last monthlong after the Homeownership Alliance had been terminated.

Whoops! And McBush the McLiar still wants to say that "Barack Obama is responsible for the Fannie-Freddie Meltdown" because he once spoke with a Fannie Mae executive three years ago for a whole of TEN MINUTES?! Again, is there any reason to believe McBush on ANYTHING??!!


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