The Baldfaced Lies are Staggering, Mr. Keating Five Member

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Here's some hilarity for ya:
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...
McCain and his aides have vehemently objected to suggestions that Davis has ties to Freddie Mac—an 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 story—nor the McCain campaign—revealed that Davis's lobbying firm, Davis Manafort, based in Washington, D.C., continued to receive $15,000 a month from Freddie Mac until last month— long after the Homeownership Alliance had been terminated. The two sources, who requested anonymity discussing sensitive information, told NEWSWEEK that Davis himself approached Freddie Mac in 2006 and asked for a new consulting arrangement that would allow his firm to continue to be paid. The arrangement was approved by Hollis McLoughlin, Freddie Mac's senior vice president for external relations, because "he [Davis] was John McCain's campaign manager and it was felt you couldn't say no," said one of the sources...
Huh.
D'ohBoy
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D'ohBoy wrote:

Good point, however you forgot to mention that Obama was also on the receiving end of a little over $500K from Freddie and Fannie. They are after all just politician, what do we expect of them? I vote for "None of the above".
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D'ohBoy wrote:

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The above has been shown to be propaganda --Rick Davis was a paid consultant, not a lobbiest, this was simply the NYT running a campaign ad for the Obama campaign under the guise of front page news. Consultants are paid for their expertise that they provide as a service. What the NYT seems to have forgotten to mention (and that is not propaganda) is the fact that Obama received $109,000 in less than two years in the Senate as campaign donations (i.e. payoff in expectation of a service from a Senator). It took Chris Dodd 9 years to accumulate $120,000 in campaign donations from them. So how come you're not all over that?
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