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Barney Frank Admits Getting His Former-Lover A Fannie Position
Economic Policy Journal ^ | 5-26-2011 | Robert Wenzel

Posted on 05/26/2011 2:56:01 PM PDT by blam

Barney Frank Admits Getting His Former-Lover A Fannie Position

Robert Wenzel
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.”

Frank’s 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 WBUR’s “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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; corruption; headlineoftheweek; politics; queers

1 posted on 05/26/2011 2:56:11 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I’m sure they enjoyed putting together that headline


2 posted on 05/26/2011 2:57:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: blam

Gee, do the jokes just write themselves here or what?


3 posted on 05/26/2011 2:57:57 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired of being seen as idiots, the American people went to the polls in 2008 and removed all doubt.)
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To: blam

Who proof reads these headlines....?????? LOL?


4 posted on 05/26/2011 2:58:03 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: blam

And this year’s award for “Best Unintentional Double-Entendre Wording In a Headline” goes to....


5 posted on 05/26/2011 2:59:04 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: ColdOne
Who proof reads these headlines....?????? LOL?

It looks like someone poof read it.

6 posted on 05/26/2011 2:59:57 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: blam

The jokes just write themselves.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 3:00:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam

So wrong.

So, so very wrong.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 3:00:33 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: blam

“an entry level fannie position”?


9 posted on 05/26/2011 3:00:33 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Tough enough to have survived the end of the world)
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To: ColdOne

Who proof reads these headlines....?????? LOL?

The poof proofer?


10 posted on 05/26/2011 3:00:43 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: blam

The headline is TRUE in more than one sense :)


11 posted on 05/26/2011 3:01:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: blam



12 posted on 05/26/2011 3:01:55 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: ColdOne

You know...if this was only for a “entry-level” situation...where Barney had to talk to some other guy to grease up the situation and ensure a proper introduction....I don’t see a problem.

Alot of guys up in these major metropolitan areas need “entry-level” situations, and it helps if you can meet folks at the right bar or club to make things happen. I’m sure Barny was ethical, honest and straight about the situation.


13 posted on 05/26/2011 3:01:59 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: blam

Barney Frank is so twisted he would blow an Oscar Meyer weiner.

And people think that gays are OK in our military? Oh my! The promotions!

I also do not believe that any fudge packer should hold elective orifice either.Openly gay sexuality and politics just do not mix. Back in the closet with the lot of them!


14 posted on 05/26/2011 3:02:47 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: F15Eagle
Best headline since this one: Skywalkers in Korea Cross Han Solo
15 posted on 05/26/2011 3:03:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam

It was an anal-yst position.


16 posted on 05/26/2011 3:05:11 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: blam

That headline is just not right:) Didn’t even read the article before posting the headline was all I needed.


17 posted on 05/26/2011 3:06:06 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: blam

Herb Moses was “Fannie’s assistant director for product initiatives,” to quote Fox news. If that’s an entry level job, I’d love to have one just like it.


18 posted on 05/26/2011 3:06:09 PM PDT by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: Uncle Ike
And this year’s award for “Best Unintentional Double-Entendre Wording In a Headline” goes to....

I seriously doubt that it was unintentional.

19 posted on 05/26/2011 3:06:11 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: F15Eagle
Yep, it's approaching the ‘Headless Body In Topless Bar’ territory.
20 posted on 05/26/2011 3:07:08 PM PDT by JPG (Bibi 1, O'Hamas 0.)
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To: F15Eagle

[I’m sure they enjoyed putting together that headline]

It writes itself, doesn’t it? I still laughed though.


21 posted on 05/26/2011 3:09:43 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Indeed. Takes all the fun away.


22 posted on 05/26/2011 3:10:43 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: Terabitten

“Entry level?” I promise I wouldn’t make it through the application process.


23 posted on 05/26/2011 3:11:12 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: pepsionice
...grease up the situation...

THAT's nearly as good as the headline!
24 posted on 05/26/2011 3:12:12 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: JPG

Or the classic “Fertile woman dies in Climax.” (Two Minnesota cities and a car accident)


25 posted on 05/26/2011 3:12:24 PM PDT by reaganbooster (The democrat party symbol should be the grim reaper instead of the donkey.)
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To: blam

Lol, that headline! It wouldn’t be half as funny if he’d gotten him a job at Freddie.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 3:12:37 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: blam

No undue influence. He helped his boyfriend get appointed because he was so familiar with his qualifications.


27 posted on 05/26/2011 3:17:41 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: blam

Barney did this so both he and Herb could do to the country what they did to each other.


28 posted on 05/26/2011 3:17:41 PM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!!!" [BOOM!] "And the rodents' red glare...gerbils bursting in air...")
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To: F15Eagle

Yep, I knew this thread would give me many laughs!


29 posted on 05/26/2011 3:22:33 PM PDT by derllak
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To: reaganbooster

But WHAT A WAY to GO!!!!!


30 posted on 05/26/2011 3:26:43 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: blam

Oh, that was unfortunate.

You can’t even make this stuff up.


31 posted on 05/26/2011 3:27:19 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: blam

Is he doing the job pro boner


32 posted on 05/26/2011 3:28:13 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: blam

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.”

Just sayin....


33 posted on 05/26/2011 3:49:33 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: blam

Best headline of the week!


34 posted on 05/26/2011 3:50:14 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: blam

Greased a few palms, did he?


35 posted on 05/26/2011 4:00:19 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: blam

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 i’ll go
and become the new missus kerry”


36 posted on 05/26/2011 4:00:29 PM PDT by badgerlandjim
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