Monday, June 12, 2006

All in the family...

Did you know that in addition to having been paid for "fundraising" from his campaign donations, that Gayle Ford, wife of John Sweeney (R NY),

...also works for Powers & Co., the lobbying firm of former state GOP Chairman William Powers, Sweeney's longtime political ally and onetime boss.

-Times Union, May 8, 2005, Elizabeth Benjamin

I did not know that. Gee, Congressman Do Over's wife is a lobbyist. I wonder why his supporters never mention that when they attack Gillibrand's father? Maybe it is another one of those things - their candidate can be related to a lobbyist, but not someone else's.

Kirsten Gillibrand has a comprehensive ethics proposal that is in stark contrast to her opponent's behavior in this realm. All in the family means a lot to our not-so-Representative Sweeney, it means he'll attack his opponent's family because he can't go after her on the issues--she's got him beat there. And it means he's going to do everything he can to keep proceeds from his campaign and his political connections all in his own family.

For those who want to decide the election on the issues instead of on attacks against Gillibrand's family tree: you can read about her ethical plans here.

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