Skip to comments.Barney Frank flew free in bailout billionaire’s jet
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 didnt 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 billionaires tropical mansion, his aide said.
Theyre friends. Are you not supposed to have friends if theyre wealthy? Frank spokesman Harry Gural said of the Newton Democrats relationship with S. Donald Sussman.
Thats an interesting way of framing it. I think the answer is that youre 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 Sussmans 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.
His partner, Jim Ready. Nice.
“I joined the Mile High Club! And it didn’t cost me a dime!”
Is that his real name, or his nickname, as in, "I'm READY, Jim!"
Well, you’re not supposed to have your ho’ boyfriend running a brothel out of your residence.
Sean Bielat, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Is the finance Chellie Pingree male of female? With that bunch you never know.
The Unambiguously Gay Duo, Barney and Ready.
“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.
Barney Frank flew free in bailout billionaires jet
Silly headline editors. They misspelled the word ‘blew’.
Only the Republicans are not allowed to have rich friends.
She is a two-bagger US Representative from Maine.
I didn’t know you could take a jet on the Hershey Highway?
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.....
Make citizens arrest and present him to the authorities for arraignment on information.
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, Baileys Irish Crème, Makers Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.”
"They're friends. Are you not supposed to have friends if they're wealthy?" Frank spokesman Harry Gural saidThat's one of the slimiest non-answers seen since Hitlery's "stay home and bake cookies" bullsh-.
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