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Emanuel Received $250K From Freddie Mac in Board Salary and Campaign Cash During Scandals
businessandmedia.org ^ | November 6, 2008 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 11/06/2008 10:57:54 AM PST by Rufus2007

He’s President-elect Barack Obama’s new chief of staff, according to various Nov. 6 media reports, but Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., also has some baggage pertaining to the financial crisis. Will anyone in the media take note?

Emanuel, who was a senior adviser for former President Bill Clinton throughout the 1990s, was appointed to the board of Freddie Mac upon his departure from the Clinton administration.

“Clinton’s going-away gift to Emanuel was a seat on the quasi-governmental Freddie Mac board, which paid him $231,655 in director’s fees in 2001 and $31,060 in 2000,” Lynn Sweet wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 3, 2002.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 110th; bankingcrisis; bho2008; corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; emanuel; freddiemac; insidejob; obama; obamatransitionfile; scandal
I wonder if anyone in the drive-bys will scrutinize this like they did Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin - or does Obama get yet another free pass..
1 posted on 11/06/2008 10:57:54 AM PST by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007; windcliff

Now, Now, we ALL know that the rules are different for democrats. Nothing to see here, move along.


2 posted on 11/06/2008 11:00:29 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Rufus2007

Freddie Mac was basically the democrat gravy train...


3 posted on 11/06/2008 11:03:36 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: All

Now that is change you can believe in!


4 posted on 11/06/2008 11:04:45 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Rufus2007

I wonder why this has not been ‘scrutinized’ by the FBI? never mind..we know why...(eye roll)


5 posted on 11/06/2008 11:06:31 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Rufus2007

After reports that Emanuel had agreed to be Obama’s chief of staff on Thursday, the top Republican in the House, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, questioned the president-elect’s pick. “This is an ironic choice for a president-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil and govern from the center,” Boehner said.


6 posted on 11/06/2008 11:06:50 AM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Swahili for "Aligator mouth, Jaybird ass."")
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To: Rufus2007
Oh this is wonderful such wonderful news //sarcasm.

RAHMBO was one of those infamous DNC apparatchiks who were lining their pockets as a Director (of all things) while that government funded and controlled entity was sowing the seeds of a meltdown of the US economic system?

Sounds good - next appointment will be Dr Kevorkian as Surgeon General? Or maybe some pacifist as Secretary of Defense (that is, in case Powell doesn't fill that role)?

7 posted on 11/06/2008 11:07:00 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Rufus2007

Obama and Rham - perfect together.


8 posted on 11/06/2008 11:07:51 AM PST by Carley (Vote McCain/Palin.....Change babies can live with.)
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To: Carley

Too bad the Republicans don’t have someone as tough as Rham. Not dirty, just tough as nails.


9 posted on 11/06/2008 11:09:50 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Rufus2007
Move along now, nothing to see here...

You'd best be on your way...

Phew it's getting late better leave...

Long day because you look tired...

Hey, let me handle this one, you go and take the lady out for a steak dinner...

10 posted on 11/06/2008 11:10:54 AM PST by Carling (After the post-election GOP attacks against Gov. Palin, I am sad to say I am leaving the party..)
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To: Rufus2007

But hey, our president is black....


11 posted on 11/06/2008 11:11:09 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Rufus2007

This is HUGH! This will be all over the news by this evening—oh, wait, this is not the Bush cabinet? Oh, well, never mind. /heavy, dripping sarcasm


12 posted on 11/06/2008 11:12:44 AM PST by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: Rufus2007

“I wonder if anyone in the drive-bys will scrutinize this like they did Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin - or does Obama get yet another free pass..”

Obama will get a free pass on everything he does. He could stand on a stage in front of televised studio audience, and bite the head of a baby and the audience and the press will cheer him. Get used to it. He is untouchable.


13 posted on 11/06/2008 11:12:54 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Rufus2007

another article:

Why doesn’t Rahm Emanuel pay property taxes?
According to the Cook County Assessor’s website, the Chicago home of four-term Democrat Congressman and likely new White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, doesn’t exist. While the address of 4228 North Hermitage is listed as Emanuel’s residence on the Illinois State Board of Elections’ website, there seems to be no public record of Emanuel ever paying property taxes on this home…..

Why wouldn’t 4228 North Hermitage property owners Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule pay property taxes?
One reason may be because Emanuel and Rule declared their 4228 North Hermitage home as the office location for their personal non-profit foundation called the “Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Foundation”. As the non-profit’s headquarters, their home could be exempt from paying property taxes.....

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/11/why-doesnt-rahm.html


14 posted on 11/06/2008 11:13:44 AM PST by Bulwinkle (2010 is only 2 years away!!!!)
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To: Rufus2007

$250,000 you say? That’s just change...


15 posted on 11/06/2008 11:15:20 AM PST by InsensitiveConservative
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To: R0CK3T
RAHMBO was one of those infamous DNC apparatchiks who were lining their pockets as a Director (of all things) while that government funded and controlled entity was sowing the seeds of a meltdown of the US economic system?

Every American needs to know this. If Obama really wants to make changes to Washington, by appointing someone as patently tainted as Emmanuel even before he's inaugurated, he's guaranteed from the get-go that his administration will be a failure.

16 posted on 11/06/2008 11:17:19 AM PST by E. Cartman (Will Bush, Bernanke or Paulson let Uncle Sam handle their personal wealth?)
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To: Rufus2007
Rahm Emanuel

Son of Irgun terrorist, architech of NAFTA, point man for Chinas sweet trade position, a man who served in Israelis military, not ours.

THATS Obama's first choice.
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jld3VILFDb...

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama's campaign has approached Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel about possibly serving as White House chief of staff, officials said Thursday as the marathon presidential race entered its final, frenzied stretch with a Democratic tilt."

Architect of NAFTA and the Dem side of the Trillion dollar Bailout
http://www.xanga.com/Saevyor3/677575644/item....
http://blog.progressivedem.com/2007/10/18/hou...
http://sacramentofordemocracy.org/...
http://firedoglake.com/2007/11/19/rahm-emanue...

Point Man on granting China Most Favored Nation trade designation
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20020401/nichols

Father was a member of the Irgun terrorist organization responsible for bombing of King David Hotel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahm_Emanuel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irgun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_Hotel...

Volunteered his services to the military. – NOT OUR MILITARY, Israel's Military.
http://news.muckety.com/2008/06/04/rahm-emanu...
http://www.voltairenet.org/article144314.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahm_Emanuel

A really nice guy
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/80...

17 posted on 11/06/2008 11:19:24 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: InsensitiveConservative

Haha yeah, but he was steering the ship that was about to go down like the Titanic.


18 posted on 11/06/2008 11:20:29 AM PST by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007
And how much did they pay mccains campaign manager?? Not to mention the ten are so other people on his staff that had made money off of the freddie/fannie.
19 posted on 11/06/2008 11:23:27 AM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Emmanuel served in Israel's military but not ours????

(Well, at least everyone now knows where his loyalties really lie.)

Obambi looks as if he's going to be as politically as inept as his predecessor

20 posted on 11/06/2008 11:23:43 AM PST by E. Cartman (Will Bush, Bernanke or Paulson let Uncle Sam handle their personal wealth?)
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To: dandiegirl

He’s a crook. No different than Rangel, only lots more money involved.

No thank you, I’d rather not have such a scumbag on our side.


21 posted on 11/06/2008 11:25:13 AM PST by Carley (Vote McCain/Palin.....Change babies can live with.)
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To: 2banana

It was an inside job. People are saying that Obama won because of the economy. He and his co-horts were on the inside of Freddie and Fannie and recipients of their contributions.

What makes you think that the fraud was “accidental”?

They controlled the investigation. Those who should have been on the receiving end ASKED the questions at the government inquiry.


22 posted on 11/06/2008 11:28:18 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: Rufus2007

bookmark


23 posted on 11/06/2008 11:31:38 AM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: Carley

I agree. I’m not saying I want a crook, I just want someone that’s not afraid of the media and not afraid of being called a racist. No crooks for me, there are honest people that can be tough as nails.


24 posted on 11/06/2008 11:33:32 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: E. Cartman

I am shocked; shocked and appalled that mixing dirty Washington Politicians with dirty Chicago politicians is not resulting in the creation of a new breed of reformer that will fix all the problems in government.


25 posted on 11/06/2008 11:46:55 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Rufus2007

There is no such thing as conflict of interest anymore ..

quasi-politics rules


26 posted on 11/06/2008 1:12:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: 6SJ7
I am shocked; shocked and appalled that mixing dirty Washington Politicians with dirty Chicago politicians is not resulting in the creation of a new breed of reformer that will fix all the problems in government.

Actions always speak louder than words.

27 posted on 11/06/2008 1:25:23 PM PST by E. Cartman (Will Bush, Bernanke or Paulson let Uncle Sam handle their personal wealth?)
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To: E. Cartman

And people are telling us to calm down, obama is THE president now, respect him. etc. If this was McCain and he pulled a stunt like this, THEY would be screaming.!!!! That was the problem and continues to be the problem.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 1:28:01 PM PST by Ceoman
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To: Ceoman
And people are telling us to calm down, obama is THE president now, respect him. etc. If this was McCain and he pulled a stunt like this, THEY would be screaming.!!!! That was the problem and continues to be the problem.

I had thought Obama would at least have been a little more subtle. You don't get much more brazen than appointing someone like Emmanuel...and the lefties said that Rove was a crook?

29 posted on 11/06/2008 1:37:13 PM PST by E. Cartman (Will Bush, Bernanke or Paulson let Uncle Sam handle their personal wealth?)
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To: Rufus2007

Keep this bumped.


30 posted on 11/06/2008 5:49:39 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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