Re: McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street
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Re: McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street         

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

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:32:32 -0500, Jim Higgins> wrote:
>Bought and paid for-Party of No treasurer(s)
>McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street
>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

Hey, I like your pie chart, Jim! How about a pie chart showing which
parts of your health care bill were pay offs to unions, trial lawyers,
the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry, Nebraska,
Louisiana, Vermont, Connecticut, etc. Who underwrote that mess?
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