An object lesson in the corruption of big money, involving an amusing example of "pay-to-play" by the American Conservative Union, headed by one David Keene, who has never been shy about strutting his "traditional moral values" along with his "commitment to a market economy." Turns out his moral values are highly sensitive to whatever the market will bear.
Keene tried to extort $2-$3 million from FedEx to support its side with "op-eds and articles written by ACU's Chairman David Keene and/or other members of the ACU's board of directors" in a legislative battle with UPS, FedEx's bitter rival in the package delivery business. When FedEx refused to play (ahem, pay), David Keene began writing those op-eds and articles in support of UPS.
The ACU is denying that it took any money from UPS. Somehow, we doubt that denial.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Those Pure Conservative Values
Posted by J.W. Williamson at 7/17/2009 12:32:00 PM
Labels: American Conservative Union, David Keene
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