Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I've seen some suggestion that Miss Sarah first gaffe as a candidate for national office came in her first public appearance, when she claimed to have opposed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. But that's not really a gaffe, so much as it's a big lie. Speaking before voters in Colorado Springs, Miss Sarah claimed that lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had "gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers. Hey! Sarah they aren't taxpayer funded but operates as private companies. Miss Sarah after the takeover it may result in a taxpayer bailout during reorganization. Miss Sarah you know who every gets in office next most likely this will be one of the key economic issues they are likely to face. Miss Sarah you don't know who Freddie and Fannie is? These are huge institutions and they are central to our country's mortgage, and Miss Sarah did't have a clue. Miss. Sarah how could it be "too expensive to tax payers" when it was privately own before the take over? Miss Sarah you have not been briefed enough. I am a voter who's questioning your readiness for national office, screwing up on housing policy in the midst of a foreclosure crisis is scary.