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Posted on 10/13/2010 2:30:12 PM PDT by Libloather
GOP foe raps Rep. Frank's Virgin Islands jet trip
By Andrew Miga
Associated Press Writer / October 13, 2010
WASHINGTON - Rep. Barney Frank's Republican opponent says the Massachusetts congressman's private jet ride to the U.S. Virgin Islands, courtesy of a hedge fund manager, shows Frank is too cozy with the financial interests he oversees.
Bielat, a Marine Corps reservist making his first run for office, said that while the trip may have been legal, it was wrong.
"Frank has pushed bailouts for his corporate friends and operates on a different set of rules from the rest of us," Bielat said Wednesday. "After 30 years of it and an economy that doesn't work for ordinary people, voters are saying enough is enough."
The Boston Herald reported Wednesday that the jet was provided by S. Donald Sussman, founder and chairman of Paloma Partners. The investment firm in Greenwich, Conn., manages more than $1.7 billion in funds. Sussman, a Democratic donor, is the fiance of Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine.
Frank told the Herald that he's backed legislation to crack down on hedge funds.
Frank and his partner, Jim Ready of Maine, traveled with Sussman and Pingree on a 2009 vacation trip from Portland, Maine, to the Virgin Islands, where Sussman owns property. Frank spokesman Harry Gural said the two couples have known each other socially for some time and that Frank cleared his trip beforehand with House ethics officials.
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Where’s barney’s right hand?
Jim’s Ready to recieve Frank.....
Jim Ready. Virgin airlines. There’s a really funny joke somewhere in there.
Barney Fag’s VIRGIN Island Trip......you can’t make this stuff up.
Barney has granted franking priviledges to Mr. Ready...
Barney Frank and ‘crack down’ should not be used in the same sentence!
Probably holding the short guy's left hand behind Clinton.
Where’s Mr. Moses, the one-time Plugger-in-Chief that Bwany made rich with my tax dollars?
This maggot needs to go. Now.