Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Status quo Sue...
Though Blunt is technically a different person than DeLay, he represents many of the things that were the most problematic (to say the least) about the indicted congressman from Texas. Indeed, most articles, including this one in the Washington Post, describe Blunt as a DeLay protege. Blunt's close ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is at the center of a massive Republican scandal, and to the Alexander Strategies Group, a lobbying firm formed by former DeLay staffers, are equally troubling. For a more detailed list of Blunt's "credentials", check out this research, courtesy of candidate John Hall.
The bottom line is that while Republicans like Kelly like to talk about reforming the way things work in DC, Sue's decision to support Blunt speaks loud and clear: when it comes to accepting big money from corporate lobbyists, Sue supports the status quo.