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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

2008 Elections: Oh, Looky

Oh, my. Digg buddy and detail-oriented researcher Jennifer posted this partial list of lobbyists associated with McStain's campaign today:
When cable news shows air footage of McCain railing against greedy execs and the lobbyists who rig the rules for the benefit of Wall Street dealmakers, there ought to be a crawl beneath him listing these lobbyists. (Talk about a fair and balanced presentation.) Short of that, here's the list of the McCain aides and bundlers who have worked for the high-finance greed-mongers McCain has pledged to take on. So far, it seems, none of them have been cast out of the campaign. If McCain were serious about his outrage, he might throw these money-changers out of his own temple:
  • Phil Anderson: American Council of Life Insurers, Aetna, AIG, New York Life, MassMutual, VISA

  • Rebecca Anderson: Aegon, American Council of Life Insurers, Cigna, Barclays, Credit Suisse First Boston, HSBC

  • Stanton Anderson: The Debt Exchange

  • David Beightol: Allstate, Amerigroup, Charles Schwab, HSBC

  • Rhonda Bentz: VISA

  • Wayne Berman: American Council of Life Insurers, AIG, Americhoice, Shinsei Bank, Blackstone, Carlyle Group, Broidy Capital Management, Credit Suisse Securities, Highstar Capital, VISA, Ameriquest Mortgage, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Fitch Ratings

  • Charlie Black: JP Morgan, Washington Mutual Bank, Freddie Mac, Mortgage Bankers Association of America, National Association of Mortgage Brokers

  • Judy Black: Colorado Credit Union League, Genworth Financial, Bay Harbour Management, Merrill Lynch

  • Kirk Blalock: Credit Union National Association, Financial Executives International, American Insurance Association, Mutual of Omaha, Zurich Financial Service Group, Fannie Mae, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

  • Carlos Bonilla: Financial Services Roundtable, Freddie Mac

  • Christine Burgeson: Citigroup

  • Mark Buse: Freddie Mac, Goldman Sachs, Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

  • Nicholas Calio: Citigroup, Managed Fund Association, Fannie Mae, Merrill Lynch, The Investment Company Institute, TIAA-CRE, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

  • Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Amscot Financial Corporation, Community Financial Services Association, Fidelity National Financial

  • Andrew Cantor: American Insurance Association, Merrill Lynch

  • Alberto Cardenas: Fannie Mae

  • James Courter: Goldman Sachs, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Investment Company Institute, Merrill Lynch

  • David Crane: Financial Services Roundtable, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Bank of America, Association of Corporate Credit Unions, Freddie Mac

  • Dan Crippen: Merrill Lynch, National Multi-Housing Council

  • Arthur Culvahouse: Fannie Mae

  • Bryan Cunningham: Arch Capital Group

  • Alfonse D'Amato: AIG, Freddie Mac

  • Doug Davenport: Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Goldman Sachs, VISA

  • Ashley Davis: Prudential Financial, American Financial Group, American Premier Underwriters, Great American Insurance Company

  • Mimi Dawson: MassMutual

  • Melissa Edwards: Freddie Mac, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Access to Capital Coalition

  • Chris Fidler: American Bankers Association, Milcom Venture Partners, National Association Real Estate Investment Trusts

  • Samuel Geduldig: American Bankers Association, American Institute of CPAs, America Gains, Berkshire Hathaway, Consumer Bankers Association, Ernst & Young, Financial Services Roundtable, Investment Company Institute, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Prudential Financial, Sovereign Investment Council, Fidelity Investments, FMR Corp.

  • Benjamin Ginsberg: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, AIG Technical Services

  • David Girard-Dicarlo: American Financial Group, American Premier Underwriters

  • Juleanna Glover Weiss: RJI Capital, American Institute of CPAs, BNP Paribas, Ernst & Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  • Slade Gorton: Allstate Insurance, Hannan Armstrong Capital

  • Phil Gramm: UBS Americas

  • John Green: Laredo National Bank, Alternative Investment Management Association, AIG, Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Citigroup, Credit Suisse Group, Fannie Mae, Icahn Associates, FMR Corp., AFLAC, VISA

  • Janet Grissom: American Institute of CPAs, NYSE, Merrill Lynch

  • Kristen Gullott: San Diego Credit Union

  • Kent Hance: Stanford Financial Group, Municipal Capital Markets Group, Inc.

  • Vicki Hart: American Financial Services Association, Citigroup, Investment Company Institute, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, New York Stock Exchange, VISA, Carlyle Group, Credit Suisse, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, Goldman Sachs, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, Stanford Group, Lloyd's of London, National City Corp.

  • Richard Hohlt: Capmark Financial Group, Fannie Mae, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Student Loan Marketing Association, Washington Mutual, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Peachtree Settlement Funding, Dime Savings Bank of New York

  • Gaylord Hughey: Heartland Security Insurance Group

  • Kate Hull: Credit Union National Association, Fannie Mae, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Zurich Financial Services, American Insurance Association, Financial Executives International

  • James Hyland: American Insurance Association, Seattle Home Loan Bank, Self Help Credit Union, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Merrill Lynch, Mortgage Investors Corp., Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, Freddie Mac, New York Stock Exchange, Citigroup, VISA

  • Aleix Jarvis: Credit Union National Association, Fannie Mae, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Financial Executives International, Mutual of Omaha, American Insurance Association, Zurich Financial Services

  • Greg Jenner: American Council of Life Insurers, JG Wentworth, UBS, VISA, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  • Frank Keating: Former Gov. OK. Former Asst. AG, American Council of Life Insurers

  • Steven Kuykendall: California Bankers Association

  • William Lesher: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Commerce Ventures, Rabobank International

  • Thomas Loeffler: Citigroup, Fannie Mae, Investment Company Institute, World Savings and Loan Association, United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

  • Kelly Lugar: RJI Capital Strategies

  • Peter Madigan: Arthur Andersen, Bank of New York, Broadridge Securities Processing, Charles Schwab, Deloitte and Touche, Goldman Sachs, International Employee Stock Option Coalition, Mastercard, NYSE, Fannie Mae, Merrill Lynch, PNC Bank

  • Mary Mann: MassMutual

  • Paul Martino: Morgan Stanley, Baker Tilly

  • Jana McKeag: Venture Catalyst

  • Alison McSlarrow: Fannie Mae, Hartford

  • Mike Meece: Georgetown Partners

  • David Metzner: Ernst & Young, Harbinger Capital Investments, Prudential, Public Financial Management, Western Union

  • Susan Molinari: Freddie Mac, American Land Title Association, Association of Consumer Credit Unions, Beacon Capital Partners, College Loan Corp, Coventry First, E-Trade, Financial Services Roundtable, Rent-A-Center

  • John Moran: Cerberus Capital Management, American Council of Life Insurers, Accenture

  • John Napier: Freddie Mac

  • Susan Nelson: AIG, San Antonio Credit Union

  • Paul Otellini: Ernst & Young, Financial Services Forum

  • Steve Perry: Charles Schwab, Hoover Partners, HSBC, National Stock Exchange

  • Nancy Pfotenhauer: American Land Title Association, Mortgage Bankers Association

  • Elise Pickering-Finley: Credit Suisse, DE Shaw, Hartford Financial Services, Research In Motion, Retail Industry Lenders Association, URL Mutual

  • James Pitts: Advanced Association for Life Underwriting, AETNA, American Council of Life Insurers, AIG, Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Debt Advisory International, Financial Services Coordinating Council, GE Financial Assurance, Hartford Life, Jefferson Pilot Financial, Kenwood Investments, MassMutual, Mutual of Omaha, New York Life, UNUM Provident, VISA, PMI Group

  • Tim Powers: AP Capital, Genworth Financial, Retail Industry Lenders Association, E-LOAN, General Electric Mortgage Insurance

  • Walter Price: Wachovia

  • Sloan Rappoport: Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (FBR), Trafelet Delta Funds

  • Hans Rickhoff: Capital One, Investment Company Institute, United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

  • Kathleen Shanahan: New York Stock Exchange

  • Andrew Shore: Accenture, Retail Industry Lenders Association, Barclays, Bond Market Association, Credit Suisse, TPG Capital

  • Katie Stahl: Alliance for Investment Transparency, Ares Management, Fairfax Financial Holdings, Uhlmann Financial Group

  • Milly Stanges: TIAA-CREF

  • Aquiles Suarez: Fannie Mae

  • Don Sundquist: Freddie Mac, The Hartford

  • Peter Terpeluk: JP Morgan Chase, Ernst & Young, Prudential

  • Fred Thompson: Equitas

  • Jeri Thompson: American Insurance Association

  • John Timmons: National Association of Federal Credit Unions

  • William Timmons Sr.: American Council of Life Insurers, Citigroup, Dun & Bradstreet, Freddie Mac, Vanguard Group

  • Vin Weber: Agstar Financial Services, AKT Investment Corp., American Institute of CPAs, Ernst & Young, Freddie Mac, Louis Dreyfus Corp, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  • Jeffery Weiss: JP Morgan

  • Tony Williams: Russell Investment Group, American Life Inc., Northwestern Mutual
Quite a list, eh? And look at the huge number of banks and insurance companies that are represented here. Worse yet, count the number of lobbyists representing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

John McCain. Bringing change to Washington. Whatever change is left in your pockets after he and his lobbyist pals shake you down.

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At 10:07 PM, Blogger Chuck Butcher said...

Country First

If that's the name of an investment bank...

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Chuck Butcher said...

Linked you, BTW

At 6:10 AM, Blogger deuddersun said...

Holy shit! Yeah, he's a man of the "people" allright...


At 1:40 PM, Blogger One Fly said...

The Dims will not call him out on this. They want to lose. To expect anything from the media is stupid at best. What kind of list can be put together against BO I wonder.

At 4:44 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Thanks, Chuck! tpc, teh zonked.


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