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It’s That Black Thing Again

While at lunch, I saw a new McCain TV ad accusing Obama of being advised by the CEO of Fannie Mae.  I’m looking for the ad and will bring it to you shortly now.

What’s interesting:

It came out yesterday that McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, has been taking money from Freddie Mac. The campaign lied about Davis’s connection as well the fact that Davis was taking money as late as last month. Oops.

Here’s Rachel Maddow and Michael Isikoff of Newsweek on the Davis Connection:

Yeah, it’s that black thing: pot, kettle.

Oh, but wait, there’s more!

Michael Dobbs of the Washington Post’s FactChecker* reports that Franklin Raines, the former CEO of Fannie Mae–who is, coincidentally, a black man, which plays well to America’s racist underbelly–denies ever being an adviser to Sen. Obama. Bill Burton of the McCain campaign clarified the matter by saying the campaign hadn’t asked for or received any advice or information from Raines. The Obama campaign has consulted a veritable Who’s Who of intellectual overachievers: Robert Reich, Bill Galston, Austan Goolsbee, Jeff Liebman, David Cutler.

Any Raines? Nope, no Raines.

Hey, so maybe the McCain campaign was indulging in a little projection?


* Not to be confused with FactCheck.org, one of the sites on the McCain campaign’s S-list. For telling the truth, ironically.

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September 24, 2008 Posted by | 2008 presidential race, Economy, politics, race | , , | Leave a comment