Posted tagged ‘Freddie Mac’

Biden vs. Palin – Vice Presidential Debate

October 3, 2008

So the debate is over. Let’s start taking it apart peice by piece.

I have fact checks, and highlights.

Did Joe Biden have a gaffe? Surprisingly, no!

It seems that Sarah Palin was the attack dog tonight. She came out swinging when she pointed out that Joe Biden said Barack Obama was not ready to be commander in chief. Again quoting him saying he’d be willing to run with John McCain.

She attacked him when she stated Barack Obama voted against funding for our troops (without a time table) to which Joe counter punched by saying that John McCain himself had voted against funding for our troops. (with a time table) He went on to say John McCain was “dead wrong on the fundamental issues relating to the conduct of the war.”

When asked herself about Iraq she said she was from a team of “mavericks.” She said she along with John McCain were mavericks a lot. Last time I checked, she’s wasn’t a Maverick.

As for gaffes, well Sarah Palin twice referred to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan as General McClellan. His name is David McKiernan.
It seemed for every punch Sarah Palin threw at the more experienced Joe Biden there was a counter punch which was stronger. Palin said Obama voted to raise taxes 94 times Biden said by that ideology McCain voted “477 times to raise taxes.”

On energy Biden said that in the last 10 years McCain had voted “20 times against funding alternative energy sources and thinks, I guess, the only answer is drill, drill, drill.” (more…)

Advertisements

Do not pass Go, Do not collect 3.8 million dollars

July 15, 2008

Why 3.8 million dollars? 3.8 million dollars represents the record setting fine that Freddie Mac had to pay to the Federal Election Commission for hosting over 75 fund raising events for members of ONE house committee in an 18 month period.

This amount does not include the combined 3.5 million dollars spent by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in lobbying fees for the first THREE months of this year ALONE.
(more…)