Glass Houses

Art definitely imitates life:

(h/t O-Dub)

It’s interesting how the skit above hits so close to home. After spending an entire week flailing about in regards to the economic crisis that we face, McCain has tried everything, including a huge and massive helping of guilt by association attacks.

But there’s a saying out there… what is it? Oh, right, those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Or, if we were to correctly adjust the saying to McCain, those in seven glass houses with thirteen foreign made cars shouldn’t throw stones.

This because the very last thing John McCain should want to do right now is bring attention to associations, such as the association he has with Rick Davis, his campaign manager and a lobbyist who was paid thirty grand a month on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac:

“The value that he brought to the relationship was the closeness to Senator McCain and the possibility that Senator McCain was going to run for president again,” said Robert McCarson, a former spokesman for Fannie Mae, who said that while he worked there from 2000 to 2002, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac together paid Mr. Davis’s firm $35,000 a month. Mr. Davis “didn’t really do anything,” Mr. McCarson, a Democrat, said.

Mr. Davis’s role with the group has bubbled up as an issue in the campaign, but the extent of his compensation and the details of his role have not been reported previously.

And of course there was the recently muzzled Carly Fiorina, the one time HP head whose severance from the company came with one gigantic golden parachute.

And of course this is only the tip of the ice berg. Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that now is most definitely not the time McCain wants to bring up associations worthy of guilt; given the publics unease regarding Wall Street right now, they would be none too pleased to know just how many lobbyists and deregulators are currently batting for Team McCain.

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