August 25, 2008

I Ain't No Senator's Son!

Too bad it ain't me -- it doesn't seem like a bad gig:

During the years that Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. was helping the credit card industry win passage of a law making it harder for consumers to file for bankruptcy protection, his son had a consulting agreement that lasted five years with one of the largest companies pushing for the changes, aides to Senator Barack Obamaís presidential campaign acknowledged Sunday.

Mr. Bidenís son, Hunter, received consulting fees from the MBNA Corporation from 2001 to 2005 for work on online banking issues. Aides to Mr. Obama, who chose Mr. Biden as his vice-presidential running mate on Saturday, would not say how much the younger Mr. Biden, who works as both a lawyer and lobbyist in Washington, had received, though a company official had once described him as having a $100,000 a year retainer. But Obama aides said he had never lobbied for MBNA and that there was nothing improper about the payments.

And there probably is nothing wrong here. But Ed Morrissey asks "Remember when Barack Obama wanted to change the manner business got conducted in Washington? If that seems a long time ago, it retreated further in the distance when Team Obama admitted yesterday that running mate Joe Biden had a son consulting MBNA, a credit company who had a lot to lose if a bankruptcy bill Obama opposed became law."
Hat-tip: Instapundit

Dem2008 Primary Posted by John Kranz at August 25, 2008 4:39 PM

I have linked to your post, and a number of other posts from Biden Blogscan

Posted by: Wayne at August 25, 2008 10:14 PM | What do you think? [1]