This Will Not Help Saxby Chambliss in the GA Run-Off

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chambliss.jpg In an interview with WGAU Athens this morning, incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss, currently locked in a run-off with Democrat Jim Martin, said that we can “trust” the “folks in the financial community” with the $700 billion being spent on the bailout. Chambliss added:

“If the smart people in the financial community think this is the best way to go, I think we have to respect that.”

Could a statement be more tone-deaf? The smart people in the financial community? You mean the ones who managed to sink the global economy? Those smart people? Chambliss voted for the bailout — his opponent is calling it “disastrous” — and it’s one of the main reasons why Chambliss is vulnerable in deep red Georgia. I suspect we’ll see and hear Saxby’s comments in an attack ad, oh, tomorrow morning.

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