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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-28-04 08:41 AM
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Business group funds Goodhair's interns
A group of Texas business leaders is raising money from lobbyists to pay for 20 interns for Gov. Rick Perry during the coming year.

Government watchdog groups say the practice raises questions about what influence might come with the contributions.

"It reeks of a shakedown," said Suzy Woodford, executive director of Common Cause of Texas, echoing the sentiments of some lobbyists. "Those who pay will be on the good list, and the ones who don't won't be able to get a phone call returned."

Kathy Walt, Perry's press secretary, denied that the fund-raising poses any conflict.

"These are not contributions to the governor; they are contributions to the governor's office," she said. "This is an independent group who sees the value in providing internships."

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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-28-04 08:46 AM
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1. They have no shame
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-28-04 08:54 AM
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2. The scoundrels in Texas hide in plain sight.
I knock myself out defending my native state but this is why we are justifiably the butt of jokes and the target of disdain.

Democrats in Texas are struggling to return Texas to The People, but The (somnambulant) People need to wake their stupid asses up to the ongoing sell out of the government to the business elite and run the money changers out of the Capital.

Who would Jesus accept graft from?
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