Michael Tomasky writes:
‘The lobbying firm of Rick Davis, the manager, was being paid $15,000 a month by Freddie Mac until last month. That fact is a direct contradiction of words McCain had spoken Sunday night. At that time, responding to a Times story being prepared for Monday’s paper revealing that Davis had been the head of a lobbying consortium led by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae until 2005, McCain said Davis had done no further work for either mortgage giant. Someone’s lying – either Davis to McCain, or McCain to the public. I trust you see the problem here.’
What I cannot understand about the Obama campaign is that when I turn on the television I see McCain blaming Obama for the real estate melt down (which is of course ridiculous) but I have to read a British newspaper to see this item put bluntly. I mean, it is not as if it is an unfair smear or something. There are two big issues: 1) big money going to a McCain aide to lobby for firms now under FBI investigation, which helped destroy the US economy and 2) lying about it. Where’s the Obama ad making these points?
I don’t get it.