Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The campaigns' involvement in the subprime crisis

So Politico has a story on Jim Johnson’s questionable contacts with Countrywide. It's interesting how the story reports on the McCain campaign's questions about Obama’s connection with someone so closely connected to the subprime mortgage crisis, but then doesn't see fit to mention Phil Gramm's role in McCain's campaign, a story Politico has already covered but not since the real general election campaign has started?

Interesting. Compare and contrast: Johnson is an ad hoc adviser for Obama's Vice-Presidential selection committee, while Gramm is McCain's chief economic advisor. Think there's any significant difference between their roles?

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