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Friday, June 5, 2009

Fed to Hire former Enron Lobbyist to "Buttress its Image"

This is just too f'in beautiful.

From Bloomberg:

The Federal Reserve intends to hire a veteran lobbyist as it seeks to counter skepticism in Congress about the central bank’s growing power over the U.S. financial system, people familiar with the matter said.

Linda Robertson ... headed the Washington lobbying office of Enron Corp., the energy trading company that collapsed in 2002 after an accounting scandal. She was also an adviser to all three of the Clinton administration’s Treasury secretaries.

Robertson would help the Fed manage relations with lawmakers seeking greater oversight of a central bank that has used emergency powers to prevent Wall Street’s demise. While she wasn’t tied to Enron’s fraud, her association with the firm may raise questions, analysts said.

With a pedigree liike that, how could there be any questions? We know this one is totally corrupt.

The FED joins AIG and Wall Street in total tone-deafness. Either that, or their confidence in Bankster ownership of the U.S. governement is so complete that they've stopped worrying about appearances. But then what was that part about "Buttress its Image"?

1 comment:

MaxedOutMama said...

I saw that yesterday and I have been laughing ever since.

It sounds like an SNL skit.

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I'm a 57 year old geek. I voted Democratic for 20 years, because I disliked the Republicans more. But now, nobody really speaks for me. I'm for Guns, for more correct government regulation of the financial world, against illegal immigration and amnesty. (in 2008 I ended up voting Republican - too many questions about Obama, and voting against anybody who voted for TARP 1.) In 2010 I voted a stright republican ticket because the Democrats have completely lost their minds.