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Forum endorsement of Pomeroy not right

Bismarck It's a bad move that The Forum endorses Congressman Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D. The Forum has a lot of readers, and they need to know that during this time of economic crisis, Pomeroy is the wrong guy to have in Washington. So, sorry, Forum edi...

Bismarck

It's a bad move that The Forum endorses Congressman Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D. The Forum has a lot of readers, and they need to know that during this time of economic crisis, Pomeroy is the wrong guy to have in Washington. So, sorry, Forum editorial board, but your decision is wrong, and you need to re-evaluate. Let me remind you that Pomeroy takes financial contributions from the likes of AIG, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, while people are being turned out of their homes.

Even after the bailout, there's still going to be foreclosures on people's homes because of mismanaged loan packages that Wall Street fat cats are responsible for. Pomeroy is not the right person to have oversight of these financial institutions because he has already had an improper relationship with them. Pomeroy will not fight for North Dakotans; he'll fight for the bloated loan package profits for the big guys because they in turn will give him more money. And more home values will be misrepresented, and more money will go into the wrong bank accounts.

Duane Sand understands that these corporations of money men, financiers and Wall Street traders are responsible for the loss of value of these mismanaged loan bundles. These men gambled with our money, with the intent to make money, on accounts that we Americans have not even paid off yet. And these rich financiers are being bailed out by us taxpayers to the tune "let's pay 'em off twice." This is something Sand did not want to do, and now we need Sand to make sure they don't take the money from us and lose it again into their profits, ahem, excuse me, pockets.

Pomeroy is not the one to do this because he has already shared in this money. They already bought him off. He already works for the wrong guy. Let's not make the mistake of electing Pomeroy again,because all of his pals are bankrupt. That's not right for North Dakota.

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