The American Conservative Union asked FedEx for a check for $2 million to $3 million in return for the group’s endorsement in a bitter legislative dispute, then flipped and sided with UPS after FedEx refused to pay.
For the $2 million plus, ACU offered a range of services that included: “Producing op-eds and articles written by ACU’s Chairman David Keene and/or other members of the ACU’s board of directors. (Note that Mr. Keene writes a weekly column that appears in The Hill.)”
The conservative group’s remarkable demand — black-and-white proof of the longtime Washington practice known as “pay for play” — was contained in a private letter to FedEx , which was provided to POLITICO.
The letter exposes the practice by some political interest groups of taking stands not for reasons of pure principle, as their members and supporters might assume, but also in part because a sponsor is paying big money.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:29 AM on Jul. 17, 2009
how do you know what your party actually believes in these days?
I don't belong to "a" party.
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Answer by waldorfmom at 6:56 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
am a fiscal Conservative, a social liberal, and a registered Libertarian. This gives me the right to complain about both the Dems & Reps, and claim none. LOL
I have been told by a few women who actually know me, I should look into registering Libertarian. My only problem is not being part of one of the two major parties leaves me out of THEIR primaries....but I should check it out
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:03 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
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