Tom Leppert is running for Senate in Texas. Who is Tom Leppert? He is a strange tool who wants to collect email addresses for his Senate campaign fundraising spam lists by starting a delusional petition site to “End the Occupation” because, he says, “the Occupy Wall Street crowd represents the same flawed values that got our country into this economic mess.” Hm. What else do we know about Tom Leppert? Tom Leppert believes no one has ever heard of “Google search,” because he was also the chairman of Washington Mutual’s audit committee right before the bank torched $63 billion of its investors’ money and became the most failed bank in American history. Tom Leppert, in other words, basically INVENTED “flawed values,” so, uh, he would know?
Here’s the entire text of his incredibly lazy web site attempt to trick idiots into giving him their email addresses:
The Occupy Wall Street crowd represents the same flawed values that got our country into this economic mess. They possess a false sense of entitlement and think they should be receiving government handouts and run up the debt on an imaginary credit card by making hard-working Americans and future generations pay for the bill.
Please help us reach our goal of 5,000 petition signatures by October 31! We will be sending the petition to President Obama, calling on him to denounce the angry Occupy mob.
And now TOM LEPPERT, ladies and gentlemen, from RawStory:
Before it went down, WaMu was cited as one of the worst offenders in offering the junk loans that inflated the housing bubble. When that bubble popped, WaMu was seized by government regulators, then sold to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9 billion. Chase shortly thereafter received a $25 billion bailout financed by U.S. taxpayers, which it has since paid back.
Luckily for Leppert, he didn’t have to manage that morass, finding himself in a new job just before the crisis hit: Mayor of Dallas, an office he held from 2007-2011.
As a candidate for U.S. Senate, some of Leppert’s largest campaign contributors are in the finance, insurance and real estate sectors. They include the financial services and advisory firm Ernst & Young, which was sued in 2010, and again in 2011, for allegedly helping Lehman Bros. cover up its failing finances ahead of their complete collapse, which was one of main triggers that launched the global financial crisis. Ernest & Young gave Leppert $23,000, according to OpenSecrets.org.
Oh, someone go OCCUPYTOMLEPPERT or something, he seems very annoying. [RawStory]