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  •  This is no "Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington" story. (3+ / 0-)
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    Julie Boonstra is the wife of Mark Boonstra, a long-time Republican activist who recently chaired the Washtenaw County Republican Party.  Professionally, he was a partner at the prestigious Miller Canfield law firm, and was recently appointed to the powerful but obscure Michigan Court of Appeals by Governor Rick Snyder.  Keep in mind that Miller Canfield has an extensive "health care law" clientele, and the Court of Appeals deals with many cases involving pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, hospitals, etc.  

    Congressman Walberg brought Julie Boonstra as his guest to the State of the Union speech, and her ACA  "grievance" was thus showcased.  The whole thing smacks of political contrivance, to put it politely.  It might also raise ethical questions about proper behavior for an appellate judge, and the proper behavior for a member of the House.  Do you really think this is some kind of spontaneous constituent reaction to the ACA?  Of course not.  I smell a dozen rats here.  We need some responsible journalists to sniff this out.

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