A few days ago, on August 9, John Micek over at Morning Call reported that the State Democratic Party:
... has launched a series on online advertisements attacking House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R- Allegheny, and other GOP lawmakers for billing the taxpayers for their membership in right-leaning legislative think-tank called The American Legislative Exchange CounciGood. Glad to hear it. Important story - transparency is all-important when the crafting of legislation is involved.
So what's the problem?
The ad itself, which looks like this:
Now try going to the site mentioned in the ad. As of 7:30 this morning 3 days after Micek's report, it's still showing a "page not found" message at padems.com.
Surely someone can slap together a press release to post there.
Hey, how about something like this?
GOP Used Taxpayer Dollars for Membership Dues, over $30,000 on Chicken Breasts and LollipopsI didn't write that, by the way, I found it at padems.com. Easy enough to link to that page. Why hasn't someone done it yet?
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn called on Republicans in the state legislature to reimburse taxpayers for the money they gave to an extreme right wing organization, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). As reported by Salon, many Republican lawmakers, including House Leader Mike Turzai, use taxpayer dollars to pay their membership dues and the Republican caucus spent $50,000 to cater a conference for ALEC in Philadelphia.
Will Rogers was right.