Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Obama Investments

Here's a story published in the Chicago Tribune about some of Obama's investments. It details that, through a blind trust, he ended up owning stocks in two speculative companies. The companies were owned or run by donors to his campaign. In at least one case he championed legislation that benefited the company. Through a spokesman, Obama says he moved to sell the stock in the two companies as soon as he learned of the connection.

This jumped out at me:
Among those donors was Jared Abbruzzese, a New York businessman now at the center of an FBI inquiry into public corruption in Albany, N.Y. Abbruzzese had also contributed to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that had sought to undermine Sen. John Kerry's Democratic presidential campaign in 2004.

Why is a supporter of GOP dirty tricks contributing to Obama? Was this some kind of setup? I don't know but the Swift Boat connections makes me suspicious.

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