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Maxine Waters: Bush made me do it!


I agree with Tom Elia that Maxine Waters has the best "it's Bush's fault" excuse so far:

Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems -- saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds -- including one tied to her husband -- because the Treasury Department wouldn't schedule its own appointments.

The California Democrat said in a Capitol Hill news conference -- an event rarely held during a congressional recess -- that she reached out to then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson in late 2008 when his department failed to respond to the National Bank Association's request for a meeting.

"The question at this point should not be why I called Secretary Paulson, but why I had to," she said. "The question at this point should be why a trade association representing over 100 minority banks could not get a meeting at the height of the crisis."

But the House ethics committee, which is investigating Waters for allegedly improperly using her position for personal gain, says in its report of charges that when the meeting was held, the officers of only one bank came -- OneUnited.

Poor, Maxine. She had to violate those pesky ethics rules. George W. Bush made her do it!


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Bush made her one ugly scag... (Below threshold)

Bush made her one ugly scag too!

Bush Derangement Syndrome a... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Bush Derangement Syndrome apparently is a chronic disease.

So she played the race card... (Below threshold)

So she played the race card, and the Bush card. Wonder if there is a 'truth' card in her deck?

Does anyone else notice the... (Below threshold)

Does anyone else notice the resemblance to an emaciated potatoe?

I much more liked her excus... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

I much more liked her excuse before this one -- I didn't do anything wrong, because I was ineffective.

That one hinged on Bush too, the reasoning went like this -- Maxine was just out there advocating for minorities the way she always has. But the Bushies were in charge, and she didn't have any drag with them. So she was ineffective. She couldn't get anyone anything they didn't deserve because she didn't have any favors she could call in from "those" people, or the ability to bend anyone's arm.

Poor Maxine, just another innocent victim of circumstance.

"The question at this point... (Below threshold)

"The question at this point should not be why I called Secretary Paulson, but why I had to,"

So Maxine now wants to determine what questions will be asked?

I suppose that RACIST! pig Barney Frank is in on it as well. Seeing as he told her NOT to get involved.

"The question at this point... (Below threshold)

"The question at this point should be why a trade association representing over 100 minority banks could not get a meeting at the height of the crisis."

Geez Maxine, maybe they didn't want to meet with un-ethical racist's. Got it!!

"Wonder if there is a 't... (Below threshold)

"Wonder if there is a 'truth' card in her deck?"

You seem to be making the assumption she's playing with a full deck in the first place.

Put Barry's ears, Sharpton... (Below threshold)

Put Barry's ears, Sharptons lips and Mike Tyson's nose on that mug and you'd have one hell of a bad ass Ms. potatoe head.

About a week ago Barbara Le... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

About a week ago Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucas, blamed the media for Maxine's woes -- they overhyped the issue.

Gee, they can't even get their blame game story straight ... heaven knows what will come out during the hearing.

"You can put lipstick on a ... (Below threshold)

"You can put lipstick on a pigg"

Please.....in the next post... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Please.....in the next post on Maxine..

If I were her, Id be blamin... (Below threshold)

If I were her, Id be blaming Bush for that wig too.

Maxine is playing with a fu... (Below threshold)
Keith Richard Radford Jr:

Maxine is playing with a full deck and will win. She did nothing wrong. The evidence is in the rest of the story and will come clear. She has served since 1991 and the only thing was she did not speak up sooner but she had to look after her minority interests 1st. The labor condition in LA is appalling and the union/banks/mutual/lending institutions/BBB and others her husband used are what she is pointing at for your investigation and consideration. Her health is not the best and she is still strong. Bless your heart Max.

The derangment syndrome of ... (Below threshold)

The derangment syndrome of deranged liberal demacrats completly out of their minds and getting worse each day

I remember living behind a ... (Below threshold)
Keith Richard Radford Jr:

I remember living behind a church were Brian Lamb, and a bunch of these CNN guys used too have a wood shop. At that place of residence someone thought I needed an exorcist, after playing in the mud the way very young children will sometimes with my uncle who mixed a glass of this red clay in water and told me it was chocolate milk. After doing so I broke out with ring worm all over my body and my mom told me it was writing that could not be understood so she had a priest come in from the church. I had a fever of well over a hundred and I was a bloody mess with the infection. The priest came in with outer guys and one had a camera. One priest would throw me across the room well the other snapped a picture. I would fall on furniture and the floor and they would tell me get on the bed, don't get off the bed very loud and when I would crawl back on the bed they would pick me up and throw me over and over again well the other priest would snap another picture and this went on till one guy said we have enough picture and they left me in the blood, mud, and bedding, then my aunt came in with some save that was for ring worm. She spread the save and kidded me about dying when the rings got to my heart. After getting well I went back to the wood shop and the guys had made me a special shield and gave me my sword which were both made of wood and I had to fight one of the guys in my shorts because I did not want to remove them and the other guy was naked. I was still not up too speed and lost the battle. They then called me the bad guy and this group was supposed to be my gate keeper or something like that appointed by the priests. My Dad did not like them much also but that did not matter much because someone at the church was going to be my new dad till he said no, my mom cried allot, my dad was gone and I healed up, but I still have a case that will take these garbage bags out.

My family, military.
As a child I fell from a tree in Washington State during a visit to grand ma and pa and out of my shoulder came a device, that looked much like today's rfid glass chip.
The military and prisons have always been used to make men according to themselves because that is what they are taught to believe. Well they made Saddam Hussein and killed him, in their way so what does
anyone have to look forward too when the supposed outcome has nothing to offer after time heals unsound conflict misdirected at ourselves serving no one but harming us all for no better reason than sex.
The making of villains and hero's are as fabricated by this process as much as Hollywood would have us all believe that when looking for information on Noriega IE:Manuel Antonio we would find a rapper. IE:wrapper used to cover up the involvement of this complex deception.
They also have twisted the idea that religion is the good guys and non religious people are the bad guys when fact is the use of leaders in any nation is based on their ability to control by what ever means not how much they love the unseen but how effective they are in controlling the seen, people by what ever means be it the gun or the nun without clear guide or depth of law designed without test?
Set up a marriage force a person to except the will of others through outside manipulation of events sounds like a chapter from Matchmaker but it is as true as the people doing it and if they cant get their way they just keep it up till they get what they want and that spells death, money, power, control, over life itself taking free will?
There is no justification in a process when we are used by murderous people lead to believe that justice has validity when its not just at
Michelle Obama was not always Obama.
She gave bible studies to my sister who would come in throw her legs up and say do it or I will tell running the house with the enabling of the fact my mother had to have something to do with this and every other minor detail of our lives.
Even the administration tried to get the right to set people up and lost that in court but that is still done daily at our neighborhood WalMart ambush center full of those with little to do. This was part of an ongoing scam put into place quite likely before we were even born to make a sex offender registry when Fox news and their new star Oprah came to the school with the cast of the new media and drugged me with the help of my sisters drugs used by school officials in an effort to start their campaign of building a sex offender registry. Little did they care in the frenzy to find fault did they take time to look beyond the water works or listen any more to what could have helped them then to better understand the wrongs they were planning.
I was under age at the time so they needed the fall guy to make legal the most wasteful and worthless way of money laundering on the planet, taking and wasting lives over sex and selling their livelihood for personal gain.
People were there like Mrs. Norton who I told then I would have to play this thing out to know. Michelle Obama/Greenage/Robinson in a discussion on the couch in her apartment told me that she asks that her mother at least be able to sleep in the Whitehouse before I said anything. She also tole me I better answer her call or she would kill me herself, well shes not the 1st or the last telling me they are going to kill me. I have gotten death threats all my life, having been setup to find answers with nothing but the shirt on my back. I try to make these short but it's allot and to continue would be to ignore my life when the setup was before I was born, now who is sick?






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