Maxine Waters’ Ethics Problems? Bush’s Fault


Rep. Maxine Waters is in hot water for ethics problems, which means it’s time to blame Bush again:

Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems — saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds — including one tied to her husband — because the Treasury Department wouldn’t schedule its own appointments.

The California Democrat said in a Capitol Hill news conference — an event rarely held during a congressional recess — that she reached out to then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson in late 2008 when his department failed to respond to the National Bank Association’s request for a meeting.

This prompted the Bush administration to cause Maxine Waters to secure millions of dollars in bailout money for a bank on which Waters’ husband served on the Board of Directors, thereby ensuring that the Bush administration caused Maxine Waters to use taxpayer funds to keep her family’s stock in the bank from becoming worthless.

That Bush is a crafty character — gotta keep an eye on that guy! But you’d at least think Maxine would thank the Bush administration for caring so much about the financial well-being of her family. What an ingrate!

Author: Doug Powers

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