March 01, 2007

McInnis In, Attacks Commence

The paperwork has been filed.

The attacks, having already commenced, have been renewed:
Scott McInnis, the former U.S. representative from western Colorado, drew fire for his work for an energy company just as he filed papers declaring his potential interest in the U.S. Senate.

McInnis, a six-term representative, on Monday filed papers for his exploratory committee for the Senate seat being left vacant in 2008 by fellow Republican Wayne Allard.

Front Range-based ProgressNowAction on Tuesday attacked him as “McLobbyist” and derided his actions as a lawyer for EnCana, one of the two biggest drilling companies operating in the Piceance Basin.

The assault was similar to one launched six years ago by Allard supporters against Democrat Tom Strickland as a “lawyer-lobbyist.”

Strickland recruited McInnis to the Denver law firm of Hogan and Hartson when McInnis decided to retire from the House of Representatives.
Nothing confirms the efficacy of campaign tactics like the recycling of old slogans by your opposition. "Lawyer-lobbyist" has been tranformed into "McLobbyist"--proving once again that imitation is the highest form of flattery.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how an entire life of public service can somehow be overshadowed by working two years as a lawyer.

McInnis was a policeman, and volunteer firefighter. He worked his way through college and law school, and served in the State Legislature before serving several terms in the U.S. House.

These attacks are pathetic and part of what turn people off to the political process.

Fri Mar 02, 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Darth VAda said...

This just in: Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer! And he was the go-to guy for the Haliburton-like Illinois Central.

Good thing they got wise to this McInnis guy early!

Sun Mar 04, 09:24:00 AM  

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