consultants are sandburs

Sunday, February 16, 2014

This is Laura Brod [too]. UPDATED - CORRECTING AN ERROR OF UNDERSTANDING.

This link.


The dirty "A" word.

ALEC.

 

If you get any campaign propaganda from this astroturf operation, realize, it is from ALEC. Pure ALEC. Simple ALEC. Weigh that fact, read the stuff, and have a good laugh at the pretenses.


UPDATE: WRONG - SORRY ABOUT THAT.

Brod is the one with ALEC in her closet. Not this organization. Further study of their site, advocating nationwide election by popular vote count and not by electoral college precedures as presently used, shows bipartisan support:

Editorial Support
New York Times
Chicago Sun-Times
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Los Angeles Times
Sacramento Bee
The Columbian
Wichita Falls Times
Anderson Herald Bulletin
Fayetteville Observer
Boston Globe
Hartford Courant
The Tennessean
Daily Astorian
Sarasota Herald Tribune
Miami Herald
Connecticut Post
Redding Searchlight
MetroWest Daily News
San Jose Mercury News
Philadelphia Inquirer
York Daily Record

Detail of the proposal, online here


Advisory Board
John Anderson (R-I–IL)
Birch Bayh (D–IN)
John Buchanan (R–AL)
Tom Campbell (R–CA)
Tom Downey (D–NY)
D. Durenberger (R–MN)
Jake Garn (R–UT)
Champions
Fred Thompson (R–TN)
Jim Edgar (R–IL)
Chet Culver (D–IA)

Endorsing Organizations
Common Cause
League of Women Voters
FairVote
Conservative Party of NY
more endorsements


Big time wrong! I have no problem admitting I am wrong, when clearly so, hence readers are encouraged to challenge things posted here. It helps winnow out troubling error. At first glance, I saw that Laura Brod blurb, mention of ALEC, and reached too hasty a conclusion from such off-putting evidence. Brod deserves credit for this tie, not the well-earned scorn attaching to her PAC ties to Norm (aka "Minnesota Action Network" which is egregious); and her embracing ALEC.

(We already all know how egregious ALEC is, Koch brothers, Mary Kiffmeyer, all that.)

I admit, I should know better than to judge an entire effort by one among the company they keep.

Error corrected.

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