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    •  Thanks. (0+ / 0-)

      "The best way to predict the future is to help design it." - Peter Drucker -

      by citizen31 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 10:24:04 AM PDT

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      •  And more news from a Letter to the Editor (0+ / 0-)

        of the New York Times:

        The former executive's letter, not yet published, was provided to Politico:

        To The Editor:

        Yesterday, Senator John McCain released a television commercial attacking Barack Obama for allegedly receiving advice on the economy from former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines. From the stump, he has recently tried tying Senator Obama to Fannie Mae, as if there is some guilt in the association with Fannie Mae's former executives.

        It is an interesting card for Senator McCain to play, given that his campaign manager, Rick Davis, was paid by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac several hundred thousand dollars early in this decade to head up an organization to lobby in their behalf called The Homeownership Alliance. ...

        I worked in government relations for Fannie Mae for more than 20 years, leading the group for most of those years. When I see photographs of Sen. McCain's staff, it looks to me like the team of lobbyists who used to report to me. Senator McCain's attack on Senator Obama is a cheap shot, and hypocritical.


        William Maloni
        Fannie Mae Senior Vice President for Government and Industry Relations (1983-2004)

        Fannie Mae vet protests McCain ad

        The Economy: The Republicans have privatized the profits, but socialized the losses.

        by hungrycoyote on Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 03:29:59 PM PDT

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    •  Nice job of providing appropriate Links ... (0+ / 0-)

      Usually one kind of expects the Diary's poster to half-way monitor the Comments, so your providing the Links listed in the PolitiFact site originally provided was most helpful.  (And I think your CNN one was new.)

      I know I've been guilty of posting a Diary and shortly thereafter had to leave, and it's always nice when a fellow Kossak steps in and helps out.

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