Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The "SubPrime Six"

1. Senator Chris Dodd-(D-Conn.)
2. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)
3. Alphonso Jackson (R-HUD Secretary) (corrected)
4. Donna Shalala-(D-HHS Secretary)
5. Richard Holbrooke (D-ASecretary of State)(and future Sec. State?)
6. James Johnson (D-Obama Veep Selection).

Mainly Democrats. All "Friends of Angelo" All powerful folks who got below market loans form Country Wide which has been lambasted by no less a light than Obama for contributing to the subprime market collapse and foreclosures.

I hereby dub them "The Subprime Six." When will the clean government people react? Oh right. They are (mostly) Democrats. Nothing to see her move along.

UPDATE: Professor Reynolds links and points out that Alphonso Jackson is a Republican. So the press is free to report that one. Welcome Instaviewers. And thanks Mr. Pundit.


Anonymous said...

Alphonso Jackson is an R - he's Bush II's HUD sec. Let's not be as sloppy as lib blogs

Anonymous said...

Alphonso is not cleary a republican. He's been active in both D and R circles for a long time, and he's certainly not a hard core or bona fide republican.

But he isn't clearly a democrat either, and he was made famous for his work as HUD for Bush.

rc said...

Just for the sake of accuracy, Kent Conrad represents ND, not SD.

Dave S. said...

Wow, if Country Wide only provided loans to six people no wonder they're in such a mess.

I second the anonymous call to not be as sloppy as lib blogs. Why, if one of those sloppy lib blogs of sloppiness showed up on the otherwise fastidiously groomed blogrolls here I'd...

Also, JJV, you may want to send out the Spellcheck Zamboni for a spin.

Lietzy said...

Nice shot across the bow, JJV. Gee, I wonder where you got the idea for naming a group of politicians involved in a major financial scandal with a clever numerical name? By the by, has McCain ever paid back that $112,000 that he got from Keating?

Darth Turd Blossom is proud of you, padwan.

Lou Minatti said...

Dems should be careful about using the Keating scandal as a weapon against McCain. McCain's involvement minimal. 4 of the 5 were Dems, and our first Black President named one of them to head up Freddie Mac.

Dems and corruption are like toast and butter.

W.C. Varones said...

And right now Congress is considering a massive bailout of Countrywide and the rest of the mortgage industry!

Mozilo should be carted off in chains, and Dodd and Conrad should be thrown out of the Senate at a minimum.

Lietzy said...

McCain's involvement with Keating was minimal? Is that why in his own memoirs he laments the unusual appearance of attending not one, but two meetings with federal regulators, asking them to ease up on the Lincoln investigation? Or why McCain further writes that he now has to repress the memory of it all, because "its recollection still provokes a vague but real feeling that I had lost something very important."

I'm sure McCain was just referring to misplacing his bifocals. Happens a lot to the elderly and slightly confused.