IT'S OUR DEMOCRACY
WE BOUGHT IT,
WE PAID FOR IT,
and WE'RE GOING TO KEEP IT !
So goes the slogan of the latest person to announce for Congress, Murray Hill Corporation.
Sorry I can't get embed to work but here are Murray Hill's
WEBSITE (Where donations can be made & T-Shirts Bought:
and First Media Interview:
"As much as corporate interests gave to politicians, we could never be absolutely sure they would do our bidding. But thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, now we can eliminate the middle-man and run for office ourselves."Murray Hill Campaign Ad
William Klein, a "hired gun" who has been enlisted as Murray Hill's campaign manager, said the firm appears to be the first "corporate person" to run for office and is promising a spirited campaign that "puts people second, or even third."
A Murray Hill tool kit available for other corporate aspirants includes a model news release, talking points and templates for other campaign materials.
but the Corporation's problem is that it's just 5 years old:
It seems the corporation does not meet the "minimum requirements" for voter registration, which include being a U.S. citizen and at least 18, according to Kevin Karpinski, a lawyer for the county elections board.
Just another case of The Man sticking it to Corporate America!!
From the new Texas-Approved History Book:
(disclaimer- I picked part of the story from WaPo, which may not be too reliable and seems to have fired their last sober proofreader. This morning they also have a FP headline saying the EU wants less financial regulation than the US, while the story is how the EU wants more). http://www.washingtonpost.com/