Friday, January 9, 2009

Blackburn runs afoul of finances again; home foreclosure notice, however, is a mistake

While being a crusader against government spending, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has run afoul of problems in her personal finances.

The latest one, now apparently a false alarm, would have been a doozy -- foreclosure on her Brentwood home, reports my future journalistic home, the Williamson Herald.

Legally, Blackburn had a foreclosure notice published against her property by a bank tied to the notorious Countrywide Financial. Her office says that was a mistake, and came up with a statement from a bank stating as much.

Still, the validity of the notice would not have been surprising. She has had trouble obeying federal campaign finance laws in reporting contributions. She also had her image damaged when it was disclosed that she gave business to her daughter's firm with campaign donations. Blackburn also had financial difficulties in the State Film Office, which she once headed.

The congresswoman is much loved in her congressional district and by FOXNEWS in Washington. She probably will run for governor and win. She may even try and give Sarah Palin a run for her money in GOP Prez Sweepstakes of 2012.

A home foreclosure would have besmirched her image. But it probably would not have stopped her career, for better or worse for her constituents.

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