Thursday, August 21, 2008

Obama Shouldn't Throw Rocks at Glass Houses

Barack Obama saw an opening when John McCain told he didn't know how many homes he owned.

Obama said, "If you're like me, and you've got one house, or you are like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so they don't lose their home, you might have different perspective."

The McCain campaign responded by stating that Obama lives "in a frickin' mansion." If that wasn't enough they added, "You have a mansion you bought in shady deal with a convicted felon."

Hello, convicted felon Tony Rezko.

In 2005, Obama bought a home in Chicago for $300,000 less than the asking price the same day Rezko's wife bought the adjoining property. Coincidence? Perhaps. But the following year Obama bought 10 feet of the the adjoining property from Rezko's wife for $60,000 above the assessed value.

It might be absent minded for McCain not to know how many houses he and his wife own. But it doesn't appear McCain ever entered into a business deal with a convicted felon to buy those properties. Obama might only own one home but doing business with Tony Rezko doesn't demonstrate sound judgment.

I'm afraid Obama is throwing rocks at glass houses.

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