Hey, Senator Obama! I got a couple more candidates for that party trick you do.
You know? The "___ was not the man I knew" game that everybody loves?
By Moe Lane Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama | Chris Dodd | Corrupt Democrat Watch | Countrywide Financial | Kent Conrad — Comments (14) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Looks like you have a couple more volunteers lined up. Courtesy of Conde Nast, who put something together for the weekend just for you:
Countrywide's Many 'Friends'
by Daniel Golden Jun 12 2008
Two U.S. senators, two former Cabinet members, and a former ambassador to the United Nations received loans from Countrywide Financial through a little-known program that waived points, lender fees, and company borrowing rules for prominent people.
Senators Christopher Dodd, Democrat from Connecticut and chairman of the Banking Committee, and Kent Conrad, Democrat from North Dakota[*], chairman of the Budget Committee and a member of the Finance Committee, refinanced properties through Countrywide’s “V.I.P.” program in 2003 and 2004, according to company documents and emails and a former employee familiar with the loans.
Really, I wouldn't even bring this up if you hadn't so
obligingly dumped reluctantly accepted the resignation of James Johnson when it came out that he did the very same thing as two of your very prominent super-delegates. You see, I figure that there has to be a point where even you won't duck and cover whenever another one of your infamous judgment calls goes pear-shaped; two sitting Senators should fit the bill. Even if Chris Dodd is precisely the sort of juiced-in corporate fatcat that you're supposedly against.
Yes, yes, not the Chris Dodd that you knew. It's funny, Senator Obama: all those times that I get told about how Bush was "intellectually incurious" by the very people who are now your most avid supporters, and not once did I twig to the fact that they actually meant it as a compliment.
PS: Free advice, to all you Bright Young Things hoping to get a job in a hypothetical Obama administration: do yourself a favor. Get every directive in writing. Accept no verbal instructions. Ever. Even if it means your job.
Trust me on this.
*The other three mentioned were "former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, and former UN ambassador and assistant secretary of state Richard Holbrooke." Now, Jackson's GOP and Shalala is Clinton's, so I figure that you won't be taking them on anyway - but if you could see your way clear to snapping up Holbrooke, prior of course to your cutting him loose, that would be helpful.
Why? Oh, just for sheer sadism's sake.