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Should Barney Frank get the job?

L.A. Times 2013/01/04 18:00:00
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Financial executives and Capitol Hill colleagues who thought they had seen the last of sharp-tongued Rep. Barney Frank holding court from atop a congressional dais might face him again soon -- if only for a short while.

The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat, whose 16 terms in the House officially ended this week, said Friday he wanted to be the interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry.

Kerry (D-Mass.) has been nominated by President Obama to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. If Kerry is confirmed, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, would appoint someone to hold the seat until a special election could be held a few months later. With Congress set to make major decisions on government spending cuts and raising the nation's debt ceiling this winter, Frank said he'd like to rejoin the fray.

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  • Don 2013/01/04 20:08:29
    No
    Don
    +32
    He should go to jail for being the root cause of the mortgage meltdown and should have to repay all the money his boyfriend at Fannie Mae embezelled.
    He should GTFO!

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  • pamela 2013/01/13 04:53:52
    No
    pamela
    He left it, he;s gone, and don't think he should come back at all. if he should be anywhere it should be here brank frank in a jail cell behind bars.
  • Red 2013/01/11 21:30:36
  • wcake 2013/01/10 03:11:21
    No
    wcake
    He ought to stay home and knit the yarn... Stay away from Political office... He had the Fannie Mae meltdown while he led Americans into believing everything was fine... Enough with him...
  • Mike56 2013/01/09 08:13:59 (edited)
    No
    Mike56
    As many SH already stated, he deserves only one job: sweeping the jail yard as a convict.
  • Dan 2013/01/08 18:55:52 (edited)
    Yes
    Dan
    Bwarny Fwank's "spouse" as he calls him. Gives him a job every so often. Eeeeeewwwwwwwww I can't even imagine that.
  • HypothesizeIt 2013/01/08 18:20:19
    No
    HypothesizeIt
    +1
    One of the few men who can be positively identified as contributing to our nation's economic troubles.
  • Boudicea 2013/01/08 17:32:02
    No
    Boudicea
    +1
    He effed up enough things in the million years he already served
  • firelooker 2013/01/08 17:03:06 (edited)
    No
    firelooker
    Bwaney Fwank would be too busy trying to seduce young boys to get anything done.
  • Petrifi... firelooker 2013/01/08 18:29:40
    PetrifiedElephantPoop
    Dumb
  • firelooker Petrifi... 2013/01/08 18:40:34
    firelooker
    +1
    I don't think so, he was almost thrown out of office for screwing male pages in his office. His boyfriend was running a gay escort service out of that office too.
  • squire 2013/01/08 14:46:15
    Yes
    squire
    HE'S GOOD, AND LEFT TO SOON.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2013/01/08 14:31:28
  • firelooker whitewu... 2013/01/08 17:09:50
    firelooker
    +1
    Oh that's good!!
  • joseph digristina 2013/01/08 07:07:23
  • ramified96 2013/01/08 07:07:06
  • Chi~Cat 2013/01/08 06:26:07
    Yes
    Chi~Cat
    +2
    Why not. Under Oblunder nazis, the Frankenstein will be a scapegoat and Barry bots will have ample time to stone the jag under Holder's order.
  • Glen McLeod 2013/01/08 03:34:56
    Yes
    Glen McLeod
    you guys should read this article on slate called "Barney Frank, No Longer Anti-Hagel" guys read article slate barney frank anti-hagel
  • Edie 2013/01/08 02:01:59
    No
    Edie
    +1
    Thank goodness he is gone please let him stay gone. What he relates is garbage in garbage out is his motto.
  • Susan 2013/01/08 01:45:31
    No
    Susan
    +1
    Get rid of this pathetic puke, wouldja?
  • william keegan 2013/01/08 00:48:10
    No
    william keegan
    It's too bad for Barney, that he doesn't ltve in Illinois, he could just go ahead and buy the seat.

    He has already tried to destroy the nation's economy with "Dodd - Frank", what else does he want to do?
  • Turboski 2013/01/08 00:41:27
    No
    Turboski
    He should never have any job after the messes he has caused.
  • Catch224u 2013/01/08 00:23:16
    No
    Catch224u
    PLEASE be finished with this Poll. I'm SICK of looking at his picture.
  • judge 2013/01/08 00:11:43 (edited)
    No
    judge
    +1
    He's trying to sneak in the back door again.
  • 1philb judge 2013/01/08 05:12:34
    1philb
    +1
    Love the "innuendo"!!!
  • judge 1philb 2013/01/08 05:50:46
    judge
    He's a back door kind of guy.
  • firelooker judge 2013/01/08 17:11:15
    firelooker
    +1
    That he is!
  • firelooker 1philb 2013/01/08 17:10:57
  • scbluesman13 2013/01/07 19:37:35
    Yes
    scbluesman13
    +2
    He'd be a lot better choice than Scott Brown, that's for darn sure.
  • Susan scblues... 2013/01/08 01:48:06
    Susan
    So I guess you are good with his roll in causing the downfall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Of which he claimed were sound just 3 months before the crash!
  • Kenneth... Susan 2013/01/08 04:11:53
    Kenneth Huang
    +1
    What exactly was his role? Please enlighten us. With sources, preferably.
  • Hypothe... Kenneth... 2013/01/08 19:09:25
    HypothesizeIt
    He was living (sexually involved) with the Fannie Mae executive in charge of new mortgage products while being the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee that was in charge of overseeing Fannie Mae. (some oversight!)

    Previous to the housing bubble bursting, when innumerable economist were predicting the bubble's end, he kept saying "everything is fine", "everything is fine!" He continued to support Fannie in giving out thousands of loans to people who wouldn't have a payer of repaying them. All the while loudly fighting against the Bush administration's desire to move Fannie's oversight to the Treasury.
  • Kenneth... Hypothe... 2013/01/09 17:27:39
    Kenneth Huang
    So all that was what caused Fannie and Freddie to go under? Really?
  • Hypothe... Kenneth... 2013/01/11 17:15:01
    HypothesizeIt
    No. All that contributed to the housing bubble and therefore to our current financial crisis.

    1. Economists saw the Housing crisis coming and saw that what Fannie Mae was making it worse. They advised the administration to slow down.

    2. Frank (whose job it was to oversea Fannie) said the economist were wrong and that everything would be fine... repeatedly.

    It was his call. He blew it.
  • none 2013/01/07 19:20:41
    No
    none
    Butt Hole Barney should never have a job where he's supposed to be working for the American people.
  • rknothead 2013/01/07 19:01:05
    No
    rknothead
    Only if we need another banking/housing failure, then I'd vote yes. What a real piece of Sxxt.
  • Trust Noone 2013/01/07 18:41:45
    Yes
    Trust Noone
    He screwed up enough.
  • vince551953 2013/01/07 18:38:59
    Yes
    vince551953
    Barney knows dollars and our economy. He would be a good temporary Senator to assist with the Republican manufactured budget dbate on the debt ceiling.
  • Susan vince55... 2013/01/08 01:51:32
    Susan
    You are about to see just how "manufactured" this budget debate and the economy are and it will be here sooner rather than later. Sadly only when it hits you personally will you understand.
  • Matt 2013/01/07 17:52:15
    No
    Matt
    +1
    I'm leaning more toward Blagojevich.
    leaning blagojevich
  • firelooker Matt 2013/01/08 17:12:30
    firelooker
    +1
    Amazing the number of Illinois governors that are in prison.
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