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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:32 AM
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ALEC has a YouTube channel, which includes a speech to ALEC by former member John Boehner
The channel, which has 220 videos, is at

http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanLegislative


Boehner's speech to ALEC in December 2009:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypFZk--yAmc

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYag0vjKZJY

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jPWQ3tFUcQ


I found Boehner's speech interesting for the way he clearly elevates ALEC's corporate private-sector members over the state legislators (:35 to 1:27 of Part 1):

"As was mentioned, I am a former ALEC member. I can remember my first ALEC meeting back in the mid-80s. Over the years, ALEC has been, I think, a wonderful organization. Not only does it bring like-minded legislators together, but the private sector engagement and partnership in ALEC is really what I think makes it the organization that it is. And so for all of you that are legislators that are here, thanks for being part of ALEC. But more importantly, to the private sector representatives that are here, who help make this organization what it is, thank you for your contributions, not only in resources, but your ideas from the real world, as I like to describe it, that I really think are very helpful to many legislators."


I haven't had much chance to look at the videos there, but they include speeches at ALEC events by Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Richard Vedder, and others.
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999998th word Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:37 AM
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1. Great find! thanks
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:33 AM
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