Thursday, September 25, 2008

Former Bush Cabinet Member Exposes McCain Dissembling

Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill blasted George Bush in an ABC News interview tonight. In fact, he was critical of both political parties and their presidential nominees, but the final part of the interview interested me:
O'Neill has been asked by the Obama campaign "on several occasions" to take part in conversations with the candidate on the economy with the understanding that his participation doesn't represent an endorsement. He said he would be willing to offer the same help to McCain but hasn't been asked.

Last Friday, he was on the telephone with an Obama meeting that involved the candidate, his running mate Sen. Joseph Biden, investor Warren Buffet, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, former treasury secretaries Larry Summers and Robert Rubin, and the former chairwoman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, Laura Tyson.

"I'm happy to be part of that kind of opportunity to talk about serious issues and bring the knowledge I have to bear on what people are thinking," O'Neill said. "I'm happy to do that, and I'd do it for either party."

Think about that when you hear McCain refer to Franklin Raines as an "Obama advisor."

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