Actually, Sen. McCain, He DOES Know About Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

An NBC reporter wanted to talk to the audience member at Tuesday night’s presidential debate who was told by McCain that he “probably had never heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac” before now. Well, the guy’s name is Oliver Clark, and as it turns out, a lot of other people wanted to find out how he felt about McCain’s assumption, too. Here is the answer he posted on his Facebook page:

How did I feel about Sen. McCain stating “You probably never heard of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac before this.”

Well Senator, I actually did. I like to think of myself as a fairly intelligent person. I have a bachelor degree in Political Science from Tennessee State, so I try to keep myself up to date with current affairs. I have a Master degree in Legal Studies from Southern Illinois University, a few years in law school, and I am currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration from the University of Memphis. In defense of the Senator from Arizona I would say he is an older guy, and may have made an underestimation of my age. Honest mistake. However, it could be because I am a young African-American male. Whatever the case may be it was somewhat condescending regardless of my age to make an assumption regarding whether I was knowledgeable about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

This was only one of several questions Clark was asked about his views on the debate; you can read the rest of them here.

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