It’s not easy being a U.S. senator. People trick you into taking special favors you didn’t even know existed. Shame on these unscrupulous people!
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd and North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, both Democrats, fell victim to the machinations of Countrywide Financial, which gave them breaks on mortgages as part of the “Friends of Angelo” program; the “Angelo” in question is Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo.
Of course they are just innocent bystanders in this whole thing, and totally clueless about any additional benefit they would be receiving. Right.
Michael Graham mocks Mr. Hope and Change.
But I, for one, am hopeful that Obama will at least go through the motions of an election before he seizes power and institutes a new regime of lower tides, healed souls and 53 percent federal marginal tax rates.
Heh. Whatever you may think of the Bush administration or the possibility of McCain continuing some of the Bush policies, it’s hard to believe that a President Obama could meet these staggeringly high expectations he and his campaign have set in front of the American people. This difficulty is entirely Obama’s own fault. He should start smaller and work up to the lower tides and healed souls. Just my opinion. It also might be a good idea to stop giving the right so many easy targets.