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Quote of the Day: Claire McCaskill: “It’s Not That I Don’t Trust Barack Obama or His Administration”

January 14th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

Although she’s Obama’s biggest Kool-Aid drinker, we applaud Claire for looking out for the taxpayers!

TPM: Dem Senators Trust Obama … Depending on the Meaning of Trust

“It’s not that I don’t trust Barack Obama or his administration. It’s that we have to be careful in our urgency to fix a crisis, that we don’t get sloppy. We [got sloppy] on the first $350 billion. … You can’t just say ‘trust me’ …That goes for President-elect Obama.” –Sen. McCaskill


Huffington Post:

“Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a top Obama surrogate during the campaign, said that Obama repeatedly stressed the urgency of getting access to the TARP funds quickly and spent the bulk of the meeting on the subject. “The single message that was most consistent was that time is of the essence. There’s a sense of urgency,” she said.

Because of that urgency, McCaskill said, Obama told the group that he understood that the Senate may not have the time it needs to develop a proper oversight package. He asked his former colleagues not to let that slow down the release of the funds, promising to conduct the oversight they expect and operate with transparency.” Read more…



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