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Barney Frank flew free in bailout billionaire’s jet
The Washington Examiner ^ | October 14, 2010 | David Freddoso

Posted on 10/14/2010 12:14:01 PM PDT by FTJM

Not good publicity for the chairman, whose race has become much more interesting in recent weeks:

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank didn’t get just a free luxury jet ride to the Virgin Islands with a financier who got a $200 million federal bailout, he also stayed at the billionaire’s tropical mansion, his aide said.

“They’re friends. Are you not supposed to have friends if they’re wealthy?” Frank spokesman Harry Gural said of the Newton Democrat’s relationship with S. Donald Sussman.

That’s an interesting way of framing it. I think the answer is that you’re not supposed to bail out your wealthy friends.

But the story gets better:

Frank, who has become the face of the unpopular federal bailouts, told the Herald the trip was “personal,” saying he and his partner, Jim Ready, are friends of Sussman and his fiancee, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). Gural said all four stayed at Sussman’s St. Thomas manse.

Frank reported the cost of the flight from Maine to the Virgin Islands at $1,500, but reported no other expenses. Aviation experts pegged the total cost of such a flight at as much as $30,000 each way.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: democratcorruption; democrats; elections; frank; fwank

1 posted on 10/14/2010 12:14:04 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

His partner, Jim Ready. Nice.


2 posted on 10/14/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: FTJM

“I joined the Mile High Club! And it didn’t cost me a dime!”


3 posted on 10/14/2010 12:16:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: FTJM
Frank ....saying he and his partner, Jim Ready

Is that his real name, or his nickname, as in, "I'm READY, Jim!"

4 posted on 10/14/2010 12:17:42 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: FTJM

Well, you’re not supposed to have your ho’ boyfriend running a brothel out of your residence.


5 posted on 10/14/2010 12:18:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: FTJM

fwanktwain


6 posted on 10/14/2010 12:20:57 PM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: FTJM

Sean Bielat, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


7 posted on 10/14/2010 12:24:59 PM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: FTJM

Is the finance Chellie Pingree male of female? With that bunch you never know.


8 posted on 10/14/2010 12:30:28 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: RexBeach

The Unambiguously Gay Duo, Barney and Ready.


9 posted on 10/14/2010 12:31:49 PM PDT by Argus
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To: RexBeach

“His partner, Jim Ready.”

Ready’s willing and able.

Q: When will a Republican win MA’s 4th district?

A: Shortly after the pig flies.


10 posted on 10/14/2010 12:32:40 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: FTJM

Barney Frank flew free in bailout billionaire’s jet

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Silly headline editors. They misspelled the word ‘blew’.


11 posted on 10/14/2010 12:38:28 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: FrankR; Willie Green
Maybe there are some benefits to HS rail in Massachusetts. ;-)


12 posted on 10/14/2010 12:44:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: FTJM

Only the Republicans are not allowed to have rich friends.


13 posted on 10/14/2010 12:53:45 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: forgotten man
"Is the finance Chellie Pingree male of female?"

She is a two-bagger US Representative from Maine.

14 posted on 10/14/2010 12:55:24 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: FTJM

I didn’t know you could take a jet on the Hershey Highway?


15 posted on 10/14/2010 1:11:40 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: PGR88

As a straight man myself, I cannot even think a gay man would want such a pig like him. It would be like me and Helen Thomas. Too gross to picture her on her knees in front of me....eyyuuuuuuuuuuu, I’m gonna gag.....


16 posted on 10/14/2010 1:35:24 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: forgotten man

http://pingree.house.gov/


17 posted on 10/14/2010 1:46:52 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: savedbygrace

Make citizens arrest and present him to the authorities for arraignment on information.


18 posted on 10/14/2010 5:32:58 PM PDT by Benchim
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To: Benchim

Meanwhile, Pelosi screwed the taxpayer, as noted in another thread, with her flights on military aircraft.

“Previous documents received by the non-profit watchdog group revealed that Pelosi’s travel “cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol,” according to Judicial Watch.

“For example, purchases for one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008 included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.”


19 posted on 10/14/2010 5:47:06 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks FTJM.
"They're friends. Are you not supposed to have friends if they're wealthy?" Frank spokesman Harry Gural said
That's one of the slimiest non-answers seen since Hitlery's "stay home and bake cookies" bullsh-.
20 posted on 10/14/2010 6:58:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: IM2MAD

It is time for citizens arrest and turning over Pelosi to the authorities for theft and corruption. After November 2 !!


21 posted on 10/14/2010 7:40:20 PM PDT by Benchim
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To: Cyman

You have to foam it with whipped cream


22 posted on 10/14/2010 7:44:51 PM PDT by Phinanceguy
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To: FTJM

When I read this article, all I can think about is Dire Straits and “I want my MTV”.


23 posted on 10/14/2010 11:00:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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