Friday, October 10, 2008

Sorry Senator, I Actually DID Know What Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Were

photo from Bloomberg

Questioner answers about his knowledge of the economic crisis. Sounds to me like he knows more than Sen. McCain.

From NBC's Michael Levine
I tried to get in touch via Facebook with Oliver Clark, the man who McCain said probably didn't know what Fannie Mae was before the financial crisis (at Tuesday's debate). Apparently others have done the same. He just posted the following on his Facebook page:

How did I feel about Sen. McCain stating “You probably never heard of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac before this.”

Well Senator, I actually did. I like to think of myself as a fairly intelligent person. I have a bachelors degree in Political Science from Tennessee State, so I try to keep myself up to date with current affairs. I have a Masters degree in Legal Studies from Southern Illinois University, a few years in law school, and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Memphis. In defense of the Senator from Arizona I would say he is an older guy, and may have made an underestimation of my age. Honest mistake. However, it could be because I am a young African-American male. Whatever the case may be it was somewhat condescending regardless of my age to make an assumption regarding whether I was knowledgeable about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From MSNBC
Crossposted from Fighting Liberals