From ThinkProgress: A top Bank of America executive was caught on camera yesterday whispering to Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), “Bank of America. We’ll help you out,” as the GOP presidential candidate attended New Hampshire’s Politics and Eggs breakfast. The executive has been identified by the financial website Zero Hedge as James Mahoney, Director of Public Policy for the bank.
Over the years Gov. Perry has benefited greatly from Bank of America’s financial support, and it appears that support will continue as he seeks the presidency on a platform of — coincidentally enough — bank deregulation. His gubernatorial campaigns have received $125,900 from Bank of America’s PAC and executives since 2003.
I guess it’s not all that damning except, if you watch the video, the very sly kind of quick comment Mahoney makes, then quickly moves on. It’s clearly not a “Hi, how are you? Thanks for coming” kind of comment. The physicality of the comment says more than the content.
What do you think?