Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cool in New England but Political Races Heating up

          Power is a strange thing....once you have it, it is difficult to give up.  Finally, after all these years, that decision could be made for Mr. Frank this year. 

Boston Herald
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, immersed in one of the toughest political fights of his career, took a free private jet to the Virgin Islands courtesy of a Maine congresswoman’s billionaire fiance — whose company received a $200 million federal bailout, the Herald has learned.
Frank, who’s facing feisty Republican challenger Sean Bielat, flew to the tropical paradise for a vacation in 2009 on a $25 million jet owned by Paloma Partners honcho S. Donald Sussman, the fiance of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). Paloma Securities — a subsidiary of Sussman’s Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund — received $200 million in 2009 as part of the $180 billion federal bailout of troubled insurance giant AIG, records show.

1 comment:

  1. Barney won't get many free airplane rides or many free vacations once he's voted from office.

    The perception of Mr. Frank will be one of an aging queen with a speech impediment and an opinion nobody cares to hear. Does he deserve this fate? Yes.


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