Monday, April 26, 2010

Does The Sleazy Politics EVER end?

This is reprinted from Sound Politics...

Lobbyist Ron Dotzauer has been claiming for weeks that he too is about to file a "liquor privatization" initiative.

So far, only bluster. Nothing filed yet. But it's apparently not genuine privatization, but a cynical maneuver designed to confuse voters and hamper Modernize Washington, a legitimate privatization initiative.
Dotzauer is apparently working for the liquor store employee union and a few middlemen who supply booze to the state monopoly. Their objective would be to maintain the current (lucrative for insiders) system, while offering some sham symbolic "reform" to answer public demands to get the state out of the liquor business.

Dotzauer's colleague Charla Neuman slipped a hint to a blog tied to government employee unions, saying their initiative would "privatize state liquor sales, or at least reform them."

Don't be fooled.

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