Thursday, July 16, 2009

Flacking for Rep. Cole on Health Care Reform

Just down the busy Turner Turnpike from Tulsa, Oklahoma City political blogger Mike McCarville is compromising whatever political standing he has by running what appears to be a press release from Rep. Tom Cole.

Even if we agreed with Cole's position on health care (we don't), AT is not going to turn over its website to a politician to say whatever he or she wants to say. That's mere stenography, hardly the role of an independent or thoughtful political blogger.

Question: Don't we, the taxpayers, already pay for congressional flacks to do this job? Sure we do. At AltTulsa, we're not in the political PR business.

Why bother to write a political blog at all if you're giving Rep. Cole (or any other politician) a free ride?


Tulsan said...

Mike's main concern appears to be keeping his warm, live fingers clamped onto his guns.

Vigilante said...

Guns don't kill people. People with guns kill people.

Tulsan said...

People with guns are much more likely to kill people than people without guns.

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