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Crist hopes Jeb wasn't "used" on SBA

From this story: "I believe I read that Lehman had decided in December of '06 that they wanted to reduce their own firm's exposure to these types of investments,'' Alex Sink said. "It just makes you wonder if they're going to reduce their exposure, then they have to sell off their investments to some other purchasers.''

"(Crist) said he understands that the Wall Street firms tried unsuccessfully to sell some of the "investments that went south'' to other states. So why did the SBA buy them? he asked. Crist also said that Bush was an honorable person and that he couldn't believe he would ever be "involved in anything nefarious.'' But he suggested that Lehman Brothers may have hired Bush to try to gain influence with the SBA.

"I hope that he wasn't sort of used,'' Crist said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:20am]


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