Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Chickens Come Home To Roost

Haley Barbour, Governor of MS was a Bush 2000 Pioneer and one hell of a lobbyist
Barbour’s firm had the highest lobby revenues in Washington in 2000 ($10.8 million), when Interpublic Group bought the firm for $20 million. (Interpublic triggered a Securities and Exchange Commission probe in 2002, when it restated its earning back to 1997, wiping out $181 million in paper revenue.)

And it seems perhaps some blowback from his lobbying efforts hit 'ol Miss......

Barbour helped convince the Bush administration in 2001 to break its campaign promise to support limits on carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. “We don’t represent issues that are inconsistent with what we believe in,” Barbour told the New York Times in 2001. Recent Barbour clients include dirty utility Southern Co. (see Dwight Evans), which benefits from the Bush Administration’s weakening of the Clean Air Act, and the Oxygenated Fuels Association, which lobbied a House-Senate Conference Committee in 2003 to grant legal immunity to producers of toxic gas additive MTBE.

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