Here’s another one. McCain in the Membrane.
For the past week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been railing against Wall Street “fat cats” and pledging to “stop multi-million dollar payouts to CEOs who have broken the public trust.”
This principled stance against excessive executive compensation, however, is undermined by the fact that McCain’s senior economic adviser and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina received $42 million dollars](http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/16/fiorina-severance-hp/) in compensation after being fired from HP. On NBC this morning, host Meredith Vieira noted that Fiorina “is an example of exactly the kind of person you say is at the root of the problem.” McCain replied, “I don’t think so”:
McCAIN: I don’t think so. … Because I think she did a good job as CEO in many respects.** I don’t know the details of her compensation package. **But she’s one of many advisers that I have.
Q: But she did get a $45 million dollar golden parachute after being fired while 20,000 of her employees were laid off.
McCAIN: I have many of the people, but I do not know the details of what happened.
“How can you not know the details of her past? I mean, that would be awfully important,” Vieira responded.
Watch it: McCain on Fiorina’s golden parachute
HA!! Looks like we have a ROTFLMAO! trilogy!
Oh, THAT Freddy Mac & THAT Carly Fiorina, well then… I don’t know. :mrgreen:
Voters express more confidence in Obama than McCain in handling the crisis
By a margin of nearly two-to-one, Americans surveyed say the federal government is doing the right thing in intervening in the financial market credit crunch, and by a double-digit margin most voters say that Democrat Barack Obama is better-suited than Republican John McCain to deal with the crisis at hand.
For more on public attitudes toward the bailout and Obama and McCain](http://people-press.org/reports/pdf/452.pdf), see the Pew Center poll.
Freddie Mac Paid McCain Campaign Manager’s Firm Through last Month**
Source: The Huffington Post
Two reports tonight, one from the New York Times, and the other from Newsweek, contradict John McCain’s earlier statement that his campaign manager Rick Davis had no involvement with mortgage giant Freddie Mac, one of the companies at the heart of the current financial crisis, for the last several years. The Times reports:
One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain’s campaign manager from the end of 2005 through last month, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement. The disclosure contradicts a statement Sunday night by Mr. McCain that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had no involvement with the company for the last several years. Mr. Davis’s firm received the payments from the company, Freddie Mac, until it was taken over by the government this month along with Fannie Mae, the other big mortgage lender whose deteriorating finances helped precipitate the cascading problems on Wall Street, the people said…
…On Sunday, in an interview with CNBC and The New York Times, Mr. McCain responded to a question about Mr. Davis’s role in the advocacy group through 2005 by saying that his campaign manager “has had nothing to do with it since, and I’ll be glad to have his record examined by anybody who wants to look at it.”
#2 Not bad for a freshman Senator;-)
Oops! NYT wrong again
Today the *New York Times* [launched its latest attack](http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/24/us/politics/w24davis.html?ex=1379908800&en=885e3f82f84d2b56&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink) on this campaign in its capacity as an Obama advocacy organization. Let us be clear about what this story alleges: The *New York Times* charges that McCain-Palin 2008 campaign manager Rick Davis was paid by Freddie Mac until last month, contrary to previous reporting, as well as statements by this campaign and by Mr. Davis himself. In fact, the allegation is demonstrably false. As has been previously reported, Mr. Davis separated from his consulting firm, Davis Manafort, in 2006. As has been previously reported, Mr. Davis has seen no income from Davis Manafort since 2006. Zero. Mr. Davis has received no salary or compensation since 2006. Mr. Davis has received no profit or partner distributions from that firm on any basis -- weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual -- since 2006. Again, zero. Neither has Mr. Davis received any equity in the firm based on profits derived since his financial separation from Davis Manafort in 2006.
Further, and missing from the Times’ reporting, Mr. Davis has never – never – been a lobbyist for either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Mr. Davis has not served as a registered lobbyist since 2005.
Though these facts are a matter of public record, the New York Times, in what can only be explained as a willful disregard of the truth, failed to research this story or present any semblance of a fairminded treatment of the facts closely at hand. The paper did manage to report one interesting but irrelevant fact: Mr. Davis did participate in a roundtable discussion on the political scene with…Paul Begala.
Again, let us be clear: The New York Times – in the absence of any supporting evidence – has insinuated some kind of impropriety on the part of Senator McCain and Rick Davis. But entirely missing from the story is any significant mention of Senator McCain’s long advocacy for, and co-sponsorship of legislation to enact, stricter oversight and regulation of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – dating back to 2006. Please see the attached floor statement on this issue by Senator McCain from 2006.
September 24, 2008
Gallup Poll Daily tracking samples do not support the hypothesis that John McCain has made significant gains among white women since he selected Sarah Palin as his running mate. Instead, Gallup finds changes in white women’s preferences to be little different from preferences among all voters.
Are you sure?
Looks like McCain was leading among white women before the Palin pick.
You may have to accept that her gender wasn’t the reason McCain chose her.:roll:
Selecting a conservative did manage to ignite the base though.:mrgreen:
Of course it might be useful to observe th other part of that poll data…
White Men More of a Problem for Obama Than White Women
From a more general perspective, Obama continues to do less well among white women than he does among women of other racial or ethnic backgrounds.
An aggregate of more than 23,000 interviews Gallup conducted with female registered voters between Aug. 1 and Sept. 21 shows McCain leading Obama by 47% to 42% among all white women, while McCain loses significantly among black, Hispanic, and Asian women.
Obama is #1 if you count only the last two years.
The other guy in the number one spot got his money
spread out over 10 years. Obama got massive
amounts from Freddie and Sally in the last two years
he has been in office.
No one got money like Obama did. Hmmm.
Obama got cash baby.
John cancels letterman because of “crisis”, only to be across the street being interviewed by Katie Couric.
That is HILARIOUS!!
Un frigging believable who would vote for him?
About half the country Brian.
Not corroborated by the latest polls, somewhere south of less than half.
You do understand the meaning of “about” , right?