Skip to comments.Rival blasts Barney Frank’s swanky free jet ride
Posted on 10/12/2010 10:00:30 PM PDT by george76
Barney Frank, immersed in one of the toughest political fights of his career, took a free private jet to the Virgin Islands courtesy of a Maine congresswomans billionaire ...whose company received a $200 million federal bailout, the Herald has learned.
Frank, whos facing feisty Republican challenger Sean Bielat, flew to the tropical paradise for a vacation in 2009 on a $25 million jet owned by Paloma Partners honcho S. Donald Sussman, the fianc...of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). Paloma Securities a subsidiary of Sussmans Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund received $200 million in 2009 as part of the $180 billion federal bailout of troubled insurance giant AIG, records show...
Frank, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, said his partner, Jim Ready, lives in Pingrees district and the couples are personal friends.
Republican National Committee spokesman Parish Braden said: Barney Franks acceptance of a lavish gift from a hedge fund manager, an industry he is responsible for regulating, is a troubling conflict of interest that raises serious questions about his judgment.
Sussman, a huge Democratic campaign donor with homes in Maine and Connecticut, lives in St. John, Virgin Islands
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Where do we go to get honor and integrity back in this country????
Time to take out the trash.
Nothing like a Hummer at 35K
Looks like devil’s horns coming out of Barney’s head.
Crooks like Barney Frank’s bribe giver, also donate huge amounts to the democrat party because the payout is far greater: in this case a $200 million payout.
Sussman’s hedge fund is Barney’s significant udder.
THIS IS SEAN BILEAT’S OCTOBER SURPRISE!!! Get this word out Sean. Folks how can we get this to Rush and FOX News?
When I was in fast food management, mgrs were not allowed to accept any gifts from suppliers. Bonny’s free ride, I hope, is coming to an end.
Could that be the problem?
I guess gay men don’t like belts. To much effort.
Pray for America
The other Dim Congressman in this scandal claims she is being followed, skulked and has doors knocked on by mysterious opponents.
Wonder if the Lamestream will jump on this like they did on O’Donnell claims.
There is a name for this behaviour; it’s called GRAFT. I thought it was illegal, but even if it’s not, it is morally wrong. Where has the sense of shame gone?
Don’t worry - Rush gets half his show prep here ... ;-)
Which one pitches and which one bites the pillow?
On DU you would have a thread of 5000 saying,
“I’d hit it.”
BWWWWARNY FAG GONA LOOSE! ! ! ! ! !
2500 pages of crap, no Fannie and Freddie reform and he is taking junkets.
Maybe if this gets enough airplay in his district he is finally political Toast....
BTW.... Read the “Comments” in the story over @ the Herald...
The thing is, these congresscriminals don’t see what the big deal is with these “free rides” because if we only knew what was “really going on” we would see how silly it is to worry over a “free ride”. So from their perspective the free ride is no big deal and they haven’t been caught (yet) for what is ACTUALLY taking place and more than likely it is covered by some “loophole” in case it ever does come to light. So, they all have the same look when the camera gets shoved in their face, “This is no big deal.” Next time they should be asked, “Then what IS the BIG DEAL.”
Virgin Islands, my a$$.
Virgin Islands, a$$.
Anything Butt !!!!
” Read the Comments ‘
I read 87 comments. There were two pro Frank comments. He’ll most likely still win though. Unfortunately.
Now that was good.
I’m getting a headache from laughing so hard this morning.
Freepers are on a roll this morning with the remarks.
And I’m lovin’ it.
From what I hear Barney's district has a high concentration of those with a Jewish heritage (tell me if my data is incorrect) The swing noted in the link, does not move in his direction. In my social circles (many of the Jewish faith) I am noticing the fissures, i.e one liberal in particular is getting more concerned and outspoken about a certain brand of terrorism from certain factions shall we say....
I’m getting a “Document does not exist” message at your link.
My way to try is to send a buck or two to Mr. Franks opponent. Scott Bailet is a Marine, 35 years old and well spoken. It doesn’t matter if he’s even a luke warm conservative, seeing Barney out the door would be so wonderful. Bailet has an easy way to make donations on his web site.