Skip to comments.Barney Frank Admits Getting His Former-Lover A Fannie Position
Posted on 05/26/2011 2:56:01 PM PDT by blam
Barney Frank Admits Getting His Former-Lover A Fannie Position
May 26, 2011
Rep. Barney Frank has admitted that he helped his ex-lover, Herb Moses, land a lucrative post with Fannie Mae in the early 1990s. Frank was, and still is, on a committee that regulated Fannie but he called questions of a potential ethical conflict nonsense, reports the Boston Herald.
If it is [a conflict of interest], then much of Washington is involved [in conflicts], Frank told the Herald last night. It is a common thing in Washington for members of Congress to have spouses work for the federal government. There is no rule against it at all.
According to Frank, Moses "was hired to an entry-level position.
Franks assistance in helping Moses land the Fannie position was first reported in a new book, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by NyTi reporter Gretchen Morgensen.
In an interview Tuesday on WBURs Fresh Air, Morgensen said Frank was very aggressive and really tough on those who were testifying in Congress about reining in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during hearings after Moses was hired. She said Fannie Mae rolled out the red carpet for Moses as part of a strategy to curry favor with Frank and other members of the Financial Services Committee, according to the Herald.
[Im sure they enjoyed putting together that headline]
It writes itself, doesn’t it? I still laughed though.
Indeed. Takes all the fun away.
“Entry level?” I promise I wouldn’t make it through the application process.
Or the classic “Fertile woman dies in Climax.” (Two Minnesota cities and a car accident)
Lol, that headline! It wouldn’t be half as funny if he’d gotten him a job at Freddie.
No undue influence. He helped his boyfriend get appointed because he was so familiar with his qualifications.
Barney did this so both he and Herb could do to the country what they did to each other.
Yep, I knew this thread would give me many laughs!
But WHAT A WAY to GO!!!!!
Oh, that was unfortunate.
You can’t even make this stuff up.
Is he doing the job pro boner
I think when Barney ran his gay brothel in DC, his clients would indicate a preference for dominant or submissive by using the code words “fannie mae” or “freddie mac.”
Best headline of the week!
Greased a few palms, did he?
there once was a dem president named barry
whose bank balance got almighty scary
so he said what the hell
to his missus michelle
let us consult with barney the fairy
but the missus said no
to the senate ill go
and become the new missus kerry