der5er

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This is why I usually don’t pay attention to politics

Written By: der5er - Aug• 09•06

Abortion Foe Allen Faulted for Stock in Morning-After Pill Maker — WashingtonPost.com
Ok, so he’s a conservative Republican “who opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother,” but he owns stock in Barr Laboratories, Inc., the makers of Plan B (the morning after pill). I’m not going to voice my views on abortion here, I just think this is an interesting irony.
Keep in mind that Allen is currently running for the Senate against Democrat James Webb, who just happens to think that Allen should also give back campaign contributions from oil companies…while he (Webb) owns stock in Chevron, and Exxon-Mobil.
I haven’t seen the polls and I haven’t followed the race at all. I know who I’m voting for based on other issues.
This all just struck me as funny. Webb is worried about Allen owning $1000 to $15000 worth of a company that, as of today’s prices, has made him $0 (if the purchase date in the article is correct). The article doesn’t say how much Chevron and Exxon-Mobil Webb owns or how much he’s made from it, but I’m betting he’s doing better than $0 with recent oil company profits. Heck, depending on how much he owns, he might have even made more than the campaign contributions that he wanted Allen to give back!

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One Comment

  1. David Hunt says:

    He’s also a racist. His opponent sent a guy to video one of his speeches, and this resulted in some racial comments. The video in the link is near the end of that day’s posting. Noting his mother’s mix of ethnicity, he would have definitely known what “Macaca” meant.

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