Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
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Hints that you may be a Republican party insider...

One of the people over at MetaFilter replied to my recent claims that Schwarzenegger's appointment of Donna Arduin didn't fit the bill of a "outside independent auditor, free of political influence..." The idea that she worked for three Republican governors in a row as a budget hack and came up with some very partisan, misleading budget figures apparently wasn't enough, so I was asked to provide more proof... so I did, appropriately enough, in Jeff Foxworthy format.

If you are a lobbyist whose mailing address is the Florida capital building... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you find yourself buying 14 autographed copies of Katherine Harris' book because "they make good Christmas presents"... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you are appointed by a Republican governor to personally represent George Pataki and vote on the Public Authorities board... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you are listed as the Chief Policy Advisor for the president's brother... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you tell committee members that "we need to consider the limitations on your authority", just before you raid their trust funds... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you're required by federal law to allow medicare patients to be prescribed viagra, but you're trying to find a way to prevent its use by gay males... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you devise questionable new accounting methods in order to make it look like the state government is smaller and more efficient than it really is... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you, the state legislature, and the Department of Revenue all create official budget estimates -- and yours are the rosiest... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you donate a thousand dollars to George, and another $800 to the Florida Republican Party... you may be a Republican party insider.

If you eat paella with Jeb Bush while wearing a knee-length mink coat -- one of several furs that you own... you may be a Republican party insider.

So, is she a partisan insider yet?
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