Curiouser and curiouser.
Liar, liar, pants on fire. Apparently no one taught JOhn McCain that when you lie, it will eventually catch up to you and the truth always comes out sooner or later.
With Wall Street in turmoil and the economy in shambles, whichever presidential candidate convinces a swath of persuadable voters that he gets it — and can be trusted to lead the country back to fiscal stability — could well win the White House.
Almost up until the time it was taken over by the government in the nation’s financial crisis, one of two housing giants paid $15,000 a month to the lobbying firm of John McCain’s campaign manager, a person familiar with the financial arrangement says.
The money from Freddie Mac to the firm of Rick Davis is on top of more than $30,000 a month that went directly to Davis for five years starting in 2000.
It was a true September Surprise. A calamitous financial crisis that not only toppled Wall Street’s corporate icons and sent global markets plummeting but may have given Barack Obama’s seemingly mired campaign the one thing he may never have secured on his own: Victory.
The rollout of the proposed $700 billion bailout package was accompanied by all of the least attractive characteristics of the Bush administration in action.
The package was sprung on Congress and the public suddenly and over a weekend and with a bare minimum of details. The initial proposal, vesting immense powers in Treasury secretary Henry Paulson, was only three pages.