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McCaskill Conflict of Interest on Bailout

September 25th, 2008 by jjjameson · No Comments

By J. Jonah Jameson

NEWSFLASH: Word out of Washington is that Claire McCaskill’s husband Joseph Shepard is banging on doors all over town seeking support of the proposed financial bailout being hammered out in Washington, and that raises some very intriguing questions.

You see, as the 14th wealthiest member of Congress, McCaskill may be in deep trouble if the bailout fails and Joe’s financial portfolio goes with it. People have even mentioned the word bankruptcy.

So, here’s the problem.

Since McCaskill has made it clear that Joe’s money is her money, does it constitute a conflict of interest for McCaskill to vote on the bailout because she is actually voting to save the family fortune?

Methinks it just might be. Maybe some inquiring media minds would want to know.

Til Next Time,

JJ

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  • 1 L. Lane // Sep 25, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    That’s funny because just yesterday there were reports that Cindy McCain was wandering all over Washington looking for votes on this bailout to save the $100 million fortune she has invested in Goldman Sachs. But that wasn’t anything new after the lobbying she did a few months ago in favor of the Anheuser-Busch buyout. Maybe this is the real reason that John McCain came rushing back to Capitol Hill.

  • 2 Jim Byrne // Sep 25, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Gee Lois,

    Would you care to provide us with a link that supports your claim of Cindy looking for votes to bailout Goldman-Sachs?

    I sure don’t have a problem with any stockholder that supported the sale of A-B. -That’s what stockholders do. -They invest in a company so that they can sell when the offer is high.

  • 3 Randall F. // Sep 26, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    McCaskill is such a fraud. First she slams Gov. Blunt over the non-existent e-mail issue – something she ADMITTED to doing herself, and now this. How two-faced. She’s an embarrassment to our state.

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