Marginal Footnotes


Reed, Sleazetastic
May 29, 2006, 1:50 pm
Filed under: Elections, Politics, Uncategorized

Just another reason the defeat Ralph Reed for the Lt. Gov. position in Georgia: according to the Post, Reed, the so-called 'right hand of God', in 1999 invoked the name of Jesus Christ himself to rally conservatives to oppose legislation that would have subjected the Northern Mariana Islands to federal wage and labor laws.  This despite the fact that

'A year earlier, the Department of the Interior — which oversees federal policy toward the U.S. territory — presented a very different picture of life for Chinese workers on the islands. An Interior report found that Chinese women were subject to forced abortions and that women and children were subject to forced prostitution in the local sex-tourism industry'.

Jack Abramoff, as you know, was the lobbyist for the Islands on this issue.  This is really about as sleazy as it gets, no?

–mpd

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