Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Republicans Shame Even A Republican

It has been well-established that Missouri Senator Chris Koster is a legislative roundheels, willing to sell out even his view of human life for enough corporate dollars. What kind of rotten swill, then, must it take to make even Chris Koster gag while feeding at the corporate trough?

The insurance industry and other corporate interests have been staging "Fear Factor: the Legislative Edition" in Jefferson City, and their episode on Monday made Chris Koster break down so badly that he let slip the truth about the Republican agenda.

“There is a sense in this building that if an interest group brings four really bad ideas to the table, we are obligated to pass at least one of them because they are our friends,” Koster said.

In a nutshell, the Republicans were planning on specifically exempting insurance companies from having to provide documents that could be used to prove that they have been cheating Missourians.

Why in the world the Republicans would try to help insurance companies get away with hurting the Misssouri voters who elected them? I have no answer for this question - if you're interested, I'd suggest calling Senator Loudon, the sponsor of this sell-out, at (573) 751-9763 and asking him.

As for Chris Koster, it's nice to see that there may be a shred of dignity and conscience underneath all that shallow self-promotion and naked ambition. I'd hate to think that his sudden burst of courage comes from the fact that he recently went to work for a well-known trial attorney. He couldn't be that much of a prostitute, could he?


Blogger Tony said...

"Why in the world the Republicans would try to help insurance companies get away with hurting the Missouri voters who elected them?"

It's the voters who elect them but it's the insurance companies who pay them and contribute to campaigns.

By the way, amazing post! The page is looking great.

5/11/2005 4:01 PM  
Blogger Faith Works said...

I'm sure its a matter of conscience - just like when he turned tail and ran (or listened to his conscience) on the stem cell research issue.

5/12/2005 11:28 AM  
Anonymous dolphin said...

Tony's right.

With out the insurance companies, the GOPer wouldn't have the cash flow to convince the voters to vote for them.

5/12/2005 1:52 PM  
Blogger Mags said...

Nice meeting you tonight. I have your site bookmarked and look forward to reading more!!! :-)

5/12/2005 10:37 PM  

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