Skip to comments.The Franking Privelege
Posted on 04/23/2009 11:59:38 AM PDT by bs9021
The Franking Privilege by: Bethany Stotts, April 23, 2009
Frankly scandalized: thats how some American University seniors felt when they learned that their 2009 commencement speaker would be none other than Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). Congressman Frank is scheduled to speak to the graduating class of AUs School of Public Service.
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., has a record as a key player in our current economic crisis, which is almost as offensive as his endless refusal to accept responsibility for it--hardly the marks of a public servant, wrote four AU students in an April 16 op-ed to the AU Eagle. From insisting that desires for further oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were overblown and that Wall Street would get over it if the banks collapsed, we wonder if those helpful tips will be passed on by Congressman Frank to all of our fellow graduates who cant find jobs, wrote Sarah Destefano, Will Haun, Jackie Lemaire, and David Tise.
Many of us may not be able to find work, but we can find Congressman Franks record with ease.
As of this writing, the Facebook group opposing Rep. Franks speech had 155 members, many but not all of whom are AU students.
As for the Universitys staff, they seem more concerned with Rep. Franks record on lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LGBT) issues than his Congressional actions. Dubbed one of the most powerful members of Congress by the New York Times, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will address graduates from the School of Public Affairs, states the official announcement (emphasis original). A fierce proponent of civil rights issues, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, Frank also serves as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.....
(Excerpt) Read more at campusreportonline.net ...
harsh words for the banking queen. rofl
If ever there was a headline that screamed “Eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww”, there it is.
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