Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In the Pocket

You know, those Evil Republicans are all "in the pocket" of those Evil Banks, right?

Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie MacCampaign Contributions, 1989-2008

  1. Christopher Dodd, D-CT, Senate, $133,900
  2. John Kerry, D-MA, Senate, $111,000
  3. Barack Obama, D-IL, Senate, $105,849
  4. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, Senate, $75,550
  5. Paul Kanjorski, D-PA, House, $65,500
Out of the top 10, 7 are Democrats.

Now I'm not saying the Democrats are "in the pocket". But you can be darned sure if the numbers were reversed you'd be hearing that the Republicans are. Well, you're hearing that anyway.

What's really insteresting here is that these are career totals. Dodd and Kerry are senate veterans. Obama's a one-term senator (from a cow-town in Illinios ... buddump bump). He's certainly done well in his short tenure.

I'll tell you what, I'm really liking this OpenSecrets.Org site. Where's lobby money being spent, and who is getting it? Check it.

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