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September 18, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

BLIND TRUST....When he became governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour promised that he would sever all ties with Barbour Griffith & Rogers, his "little lobbyin' firm up in Washington, D.C." But did he? In the New Republic this week Noam Scheiber and Bradford Plumer raise some questions.

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But did he?
Is he a Republican?

Posted by: Nemo on September 18, 2007 at 4:41 PM | PERMALINK

it's a shame Blind Trust only put out the one album. Winwood and Clapton were good together.

Posted by: cleek on September 18, 2007 at 4:50 PM | PERMALINK

Cleek! How the hell have you been? Your Greasemonkey script has been getting a workout on my screen, and I am thankful every day for your public service.

Oh - and LOL on the Clapton/Winwood joke!

Posted by: Blue Girl, Red State (aka G.C.) on September 18, 2007 at 4:54 PM | PERMALINK

Noam Scheiber still has credibility? The latest TNR cover is quite appropriate.

Posted by: harry on September 18, 2007 at 5:00 PM | PERMALINK

That's nothing, Kevin.

On Fresh Air today, Ali G admitted that he didn't have his assets in a blind trust during his years as Fed Chair. He explained that the law did not require him to.

Gawd, I hate Republicans.

Posted by: Disputo on September 18, 2007 at 5:12 PM | PERMALINK

TNR?

No thanks.

Posted by: luci on September 18, 2007 at 5:12 PM | PERMALINK

That was a pretty long read, I notice also hes not required by law to place assets in a blind trust.

The fact is that lobbyists are much like the stock market. Boeing [2004] spent $8.5 million on lobbying. That works out to $54 in earmark revenues [456 million or so] alone for every lobbying dollar spent.

Lobbying, both sides, clearly has gotten out of control.

Posted by: Ya Know... on September 18, 2007 at 5:27 PM | PERMALINK

Nemo: "Is [Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour] a Republican?"

A Republican who thinks he's above the law? Who knew?

Posted by: Donald from Hawaii on September 18, 2007 at 6:20 PM | PERMALINK

BGRS - all good.

don't stop in much any more - the pie factory here is so busy it makes me hungry.

Posted by: cleek on September 18, 2007 at 6:45 PM | PERMALINK

When I'm feeling down, nothing picks me up like PIE!

Posted by: absent observer on September 18, 2007 at 6:56 PM | PERMALINK

I know! I love pie! It's virtues are many!

Posted by: Blue Girl, Red State (aka G.C.) on September 18, 2007 at 8:36 PM | PERMALINK

Frist had a really nice blind trust, too, as I recall. Made him some good money--with hospital stock he was supposed to have previously divested--while he was off senatorin' an' majority leadin' an' diagnosin' from videos in Washington.

Posted by: Helena Montana on September 18, 2007 at 8:43 PM | PERMALINK

It was Blind Faith, and they were not great together, actually very waek, that was why there was only one album and it never gets played. I was there.

Posted by: notthere on September 18, 2007 at 11:23 PM | PERMALINK

All, the local media has given some good coverage to this whole story. To read the series of articles on the topic and learn more, visit the following...
-YD

http://yallerdog.blogspot.com/2007/09/haley-barbour-to-white-house-or-big.html

Posted by: yallerdog on September 19, 2007 at 12:54 AM | PERMALINK

Couldn't really understand what Haley said - Must have been all of that mush in his mouth.

Posted by: thethirdPaul on September 19, 2007 at 12:00 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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