Monday, September 08, 2008

Sarah Palin Stumbles On Freddie/Fannie

Ah... now I see why the McCain campaign is keeping Sarah Palin away from the media. She doesn't have a freaking clue.

During a speech to voters in Colorado today, the Hockey Mom herself said that mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had "gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers." [Source]

Umm, slight problem with that statement - until this weekend's federal takeover, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were private companies and were not taxpayer-funded. So her statement reflects a complete misunderstanding of what Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are, and likely of the entire mortgage crisis in which our country is currently embroiled.

So, John McCain already admitted he didn't know much about the economy, and now it's clear that his VP pick knows even less.

Why are people seriously considering voting for these hacks?

3 Comments:

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Reed said...

I think this year, more than ever, has proven that Republicans do not care one iota about truth, hyprocisy, or reality. They only care about whether their team wins. It's a sickness, really.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I don't disagree, but the scarier fact is that people (voters, the media) don't seem to care. I don't get it. I know we all look past small issues that our candidate has because we agree with the bigger picture, but honesty simply is not a small issue.

And, when you're running as anti-pork "mavericks", lying about your prior positions on pork is simply unacceptable.

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Reed said...

I guess the question is two fold. 1) Has the internet finally come of age? 2) Will the "great awakening" seen over at MSNBC make any difference?

Fingers crossed.

 

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