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McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street         


Author: Jim Higgins
Date: Jan 28, 2010 23:32

Bought and paid for-Party of No treasurer(s)

McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/28/mcdonnell-rebuttal-heavil_n_440566.html

This morning, not a whole lot is being said about Virginia Governor
Robert McDonnell's GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union
address. Given the great fun everyone had after Louisiana Governor Bobby
Jindal's February 2009 attempt, that's probably as good a sign as any
that McDonnell's effort, which he executed with new-look stagecraft and
a multi-platform promotion, was a success.

Look for this style of SOTU rebuttal to become standard: here's former
Bob Dole press secretary Douglas MacKinnon making the eminently sensible
case for this in the pages of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

But, as Lee Fang points out over at ThinkProgress, one lost point is the
extent to which all that new-look stagecraft was underwritten by Wall
Street. He points out that the rebuttal pageantry, as well as the
accompanying online media materials, were funded by McDonnell's
Opportunity Virginia PAC. Financial disclosures subsequently reveal
significant financial industry support:

See graphic breakdown of PAC $ at the link above
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Re: McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street         


Author: Jean Smith
Date: Jan 29, 2010 06:06

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Re: McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street         


Author: El Castor
Date: Jan 29, 2010 08:12

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:32:32 -0500, Jim Higgins
hotmail.com> wrote:
>Bought and paid for-Party of No treasurer(s)
>
>McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street
>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/28/mcdonnell-rebuttal-heavil_n_440566.html
>
>This morning...
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