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  •  So he lobbied for three government agencies: (7+ / 0-)

    Fannie
    Freddie, and

    the EPA?

    Oops.

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 10:56:03 PM PST

    •  It gets better (1+ / 0-)
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      Geekesque

      Bagman Newt demanded that Dems return money from Freddie Mac

      Newt Gingrich may have been relatively quiet about the impending subprime mortgage crisis during his eight years working for Freddie Mac, but he sure started speaking up once it finally arrived. In 2008 he publicly demanded President Obama return all his donations from the mortgage giant.

      http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/...

      Here is the killer

      “I think Senator McCain should have turned and said, ‘Senator Obama, are you prepared to give back all the money that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae gave to you? Are you prepared to fire your housing adviser, who was paid $90 million over six years while helping ruin Fannie Mae? Are you prepared to fire your adviser, who is the former head of Fannie Mae, Mr. Johnson? Are you prepared to dissociate yourself from Chris Dodd, who was the highest recipient of money from Fannie Mae?’ And who, by the way, as you know, was also getting a below-market loan from Countrywide before they went broke.”

      Are you prepared to end your campaign Newt? Or are you going to give the money back?

      Some people have short memories

      by lenzy1000 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 09:48:11 AM PST

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