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Last week, Mitt Romney’s top strategist Stuart Stevens,  told a reporter “I just don’t think it’s a time when people are looking to Washington to solve problems with Washington.” But two days later, Romney’s campaign held what the New York Times today called “an elaborate ‘policy round table’ fund-raiser at a Washington hotel, featuring panel discussions run by lobbyists and former cabinet officials or members of Congress.” Among them: former  Missouri senator Jim Talent,who now heads a DC lobbying firm called Mercury Public Affairs. Talent “represents one of the largest coal producers in the country, Peabody Energy. That connection is not disclosed in a commentary that Mr. Talent contributed to Mr. Romney’s energy platform, which calls for increasing production of coal and oil and amending the Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide from environmental regulation,” says the Times’  Nicholas Confessore.

4 Responses to “JIM TALENT – LOBBYIST”

  • buttinsky says:

    Supposedly, Jim is going to be Romney’s SECDEF (assuming Santorum doesn’t win in which case Jim better keep that Peabody gig).

  • RETIRED1 says:

    Money worshipping republicans don’t care about poisoning our environment as long as their greedy butts are making money at the expense of our children’s health!

  • buttinsky says:

    And money grubbing Democrats don’t care about wrecking the economy as long as their greedy butts are making money at the expense of anything that stands in their way. It’s your choice. A country run by lawyers or one run by businessmen. Either way, you’re screwed.

  • RETIRED1 says:

    buttinsky,were you in a coma during the 8 years of republican rule under George W. Bush when his GOP backed policies nearly caused a worldwide depression and put us in 2 wars?!

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