McCain is also running a TV ad now blaming Obama for the mortgage crisis. Apparently Obama and the Democrats actually have been running the country the past 8 years. Who knew?
During an appearance on Hannity and Colmes on Wednesday, Rove outlined what he thought would be the best counterattack for McCain to launch the opposition’s way: mainly, tie the current financial and housing market crisis to the Democrats and play guilt by association with Obama.
“I do think that McCain and Palin ought to identify that the source of this contagion, the thing that started these dominos going down was the misbehavior of Fannie and Freddie, who I would remind you are the biggest part of the bailouts,” he said. Earlier in the program, he had specifically brought up Raines’ name in this context.
Apparently Bush and his economic team have spent the past two terms reading My Pet Goat to each other.
LOL, I was probably literally within hours of getting fired this week. My firm looked like it was going to collapse imminently Thursday and probably would not have not survived the weekend without this turn we’ve seen. And if I had been fired, that would have pretty much been it for me. There are no jobs to be had in my industry at this point. It’s probably a similar situation in finance right now to people working at internet startups or telecom companies who lost their jobs in 2001 in that you’re basically either retiring if you saved enough in the good times or you’re changing industrries. Then the tide turned Thursday afternoon, and my company and me got at least a temporary reprieve. It’s been an emotionally exhausting week to say the least. I have strangely mixed feelings in that I was basically fully prepared to be unemployed imminently and had emotionally prepared myself for it, and now suddenly it’s put off and I’m trying to adjust my state of mind but still knowing the end could come at any time.