McCain Mocks Obama's Streisand Fundraiser

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From CBS News' John Bentley:

(VIENNA, OHIO) – Sarah Palin not only energized the crowd at today's rally, but she seemed to get John McCain worked up, too. He ended his speech here with a shot at Obama that cast him as out of touch with the workers of America.

"Talk about siding with the people, siding with the people just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends," McCain said, referring to Obama's fundraiser tonight.

"Let me tell you, my friends, there's no place I'd rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio."

McCain also accused Obama of trying to take credit for the Congressional stimulus package and for taking money from failed mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

"Sen. Obama is not interested in the politics of hope, he's interested in his political future and that's why he's hurling insults, making up facts about his record. Today he claimed the Congressional stimulus package was his idea. That's news to those of us in Congress who supported it," McCain said, alleging Obama didn't even vote on the package.

"He talks a tough game on the financial crisis, but the facts tell a different story. Sen. Obama took more money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than anyone but the chairman of the committee they answer to, and he put Fannie Mae's CEO, who helped create this problem, in charge of finding his vice-president. That's not change, that's what's broken in Washington."

What McCain didn't mention is that he has also received contributions from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and that his own vice-presidential vetter, Arthur Culvahouse, is a former lobbyist for Fannie Mae.
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