Mario Burgos

Clear thinking and straight talk from the top of a mountain.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Who Pays the Bill?

The beauty of the blogosphere is that you can read a myriad of opinions on any number of topics. The problem is that not everyone is upfront about where their allegiances lie. For example, take New Mexico's self-proclaimed "home of Campaign 06', featuring exclusive coverage and New Mexico's most experienced political analysts." This is a site whose owner claims to be nothing more than an unbiased analyst. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Don't believe me. Well, let's take look together at the most recent "unbiased analysis:"
Asked why she went ahead and voted to authorize the war when she was skeptical of the intelligence, [Heather Wilson] said because "CIA Director Tenet did assure us he had a "high degree of confidence" that Iraq was developing biological weapons."

That sounds like a co-ordinated Republican response, as Vice-President Cheney also recently pointed the finger at the now long-gone CIA director.
Hold the presses. Does that last sentence sound like an unbiased political analysis to you? It sure as heck DOESN'T sound like one to me. No, it sounds more like the type of response I'd expect from someone firmly planted in Madrid's camp. See an unbiased analysis would not have tried to tie Wilson's response to the administration - a campaign tactic of the Madrid campaign. If Mr. Monahan didn't have an ulterior motive, he might have placed Congresswoman Wilson's response in the context of the general feeling - even among the most liberal Democrats - at the time regarding Iraq WMD capabilities.

To make matters worse, Mr. Monahan tries to position the Congresswoman's straight answer to a straight question as political maneuvering in response to the polls. All of this leaves one to wonder, what is Joe Monahan's hidden agenda? What motivates him?

Well, the answer is simple. Money.

Mr. Monahan has long been employed by Stan Fulton. Stan Fulton is Patricia Madrid's largest individual donor - not surprising as Madrid has already proven to be a sound investment for him. It is a widely accepted fact that Mr. Fulton is known to expect performance for his significant investments. So, I guess it's no surprise that the "home of Campaign 06" is only to happy to oblige again and again.
 
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