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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:48 AM

Retiring Blue Dog Democrat Heath Shuler Breaks His Pledge To Not Become A Lobbyist

Make sure you go to the link to watch the video. What a guy.

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Earlier this year, journalist Lee Fang and I talked to Rep. Health Shuler (D-NC), a leading pro-corporate, Blue Dog Democrat, about his plans following his retirement from Congress this year.

We explicitly asked him if he would consider becoming a lobbyist or some other kind of influence peddler. He told us no. Then he insulted us by telling us he’d get a better job than we had:

FANG: you’re already negotiating for a lobby job…

SHULER: (laughs) No. I’m going home with my wife.

FANG: You’re not negotiating with the Majority Group or any of these other lobbying firms on K Street?

SHULER: No, you read it wrong buddy.
FANG: Are you planning on becoming a lobbyist?

SHULER: No!

JILANI: What do you plan to do after you retire?

SHULER: Have a better job than you have, that’s for sure.

Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/retiring-blue-dog-democrat-heath-shuler-breaks-his-pledge-to-not-become-a-lobbyist/

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:52 AM

1. He's an asshole.

Just think, this idiot tried to take Pelosi's spot as Democratic leader in 2010.

He voted against health care reform, and has been a big Republican tool since then.

Good riddance.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:00 AM

2. He'll still be around capitol hill as a lobbyist

Hopefully people listen to him less then.

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