Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sure, we believe you

Representative Barney Franks, Democrat of the Volksrepublik of Massachusetts, has denied using his position and power to get a job at Fannie Mae for his significant other in the 1990's.  All he did was "casually recommend" him for the job.  You know, like Don Corleone casually recommended that his godson be put in as the lead in a film.

I can see it now:  "Hey, nice mortgage company you've got here.  Be a shame if something were to happen to it.  Oh and by the way, my boyfriend needs a job.  You guys got anything for him?"

I'm sure that everything was on the up and up here.  I can't imagine the recommendation of a Congresman to a company he helps to oversee and regulate would have tipped the scales one way or another.  I mean, come on.  Don't all of us get our jobs because our spouse or significant other put in the good word for us?

Apparently the quasi-governmental company was more than happy to hire the young man, and it's only a coincidence that he left his position with them soon after breaking up with the good Congressman.

Congressman Franks needs to remember that we're not as stupid as he seems to think we are.


bluesun said...

The flipside of that is, he IS a stupid as we think he is.

DaddyBear said...

Fool Massachusetts once, shame on you. Fool Massachusetts 15 times, shame on them.

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