Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Legislator as Mule
Editorial: Legislators little more than mules for special interest groups. (Oshkosh Northwestern, 6/14/2011)
Excerpt: Such a phenomenon isn't limited to Republicans. Last session, former Democratic state Sen. Jeff Plale [look where he is now] introduced telecommunications reform legislation that was written by AT&;T. Though it didn't pass, it did clear this session under Republicans because campaign contributions and lobbying are a universal language that transcends political parties.