Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What McCain needs to do right now

Introducing Secretary of the Treasury:

Governor Mitt Romney, proven turnaround specialist.

Get to steppin' John. Name him.

Then contrast him with Obama's economic advisers: Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson, the crack Fannie Mae management team that left in a cloud of accounting scandals, subprime rot and undeserved bonuses.

Update: Linked by Vanity Fair's James ("Extra Lipitor with those Nachos") Wolcott -- renowned "misogynist and antisemite" who calls the idea "desperate and dumbass." Though not nearly as desperate and dumbass as naming disgraced Fannie Mae executives your economic advisers.

Update II: Wolcott's apologists are still hysterically claiming that Franklin Raines never advised Obama. For the 162nd time:
  • The Washington Post, 7/16/08: “In the four years since he stepped down as Fannie Mae’s chief executive under the shadow of a $6.3 billion accounting scandal, Franklin D. Raines has been quietly constructing a new life for himself. He has shaved eight points off his golf handicap, taken a corner office in Steve Case’s D.C. conglomeration of finance, entertainment and health-care companies and more recently, taken calls from Barack Obama’s presidential campaign seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters.”
  • The Washington Post, 8/28/08: “In the current crisis, their biggest backers have been Democrats such as Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (Mass.). Two members of Mr. Obama’s political circle, James A. Johnson and Franklin D. Raines, are former chief executives of Fannie Mae.
Remember: these weren't lobbyists, they were running the show at Fannie Mae.

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Of course, real Obama backers may need to report this post to the Missouri Truth Squad.

I've got some board games to play while I wait for the authorities to show up.

Linked by: American Digest. Thanks!

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