Thursday, January 27, 2011

Koch Brothers Trot Out Ed Meese to Defend Them

Yes, the same Ed Meese who resigned in disgrace as U.S.Attorney General due to his role in the Wedtech scandal.

Politico reports:
A packet distributed to participants at the last [Koch conference for select power players], held in June in Aspen, Colo., warned attendees not to talk to the press about the meetings, to wear their nametags at all times, and stressed that the meetings are “confidential” and “invitation-only.”...[But]this year, the Kochs have been asking select participants to talk publicly about the conference to counter any effort to frame it as a secretive cabal...[as] the Kochs are becoming targets for the left in the same way the billionaire financier George Soros, a founding Democracy Alliance donor, has long been vilified by conservatives....

Former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, who has attended almost every Koch conference and sits on the board of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, which the Kochs helped create and fund, rejected the Soros comparison. Conservative attacks on Soros, he said, “have been scrupulous in being careful with the truth and presenting only facts, whereas on the left, you have a lot of false and misleading rhetoric about the Kochs.”
This years conference will be held January 30-31 in Rancho Mirage, California (near Palm Springs.)

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